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«Section 1. Identification Ammonia, Anhydrous Product Name: Synonyms: Ammonia CAS REGISTRY NO: 7664-41-7 Supplier: Tanner Industries, Inc. 735 ...»

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Section 1. Identification

Ammonia, Anhydrous

Product Name:

Synonyms: Ammonia

CAS REGISTRY NO: 7664-41-7

Supplier: Tanner Industries, Inc.

735 Davisville Road, Third Floor

Southampton, PA 18966

Website: www.tannerind.com Telephone (General): 215-322-1238 Corporate Emergency Telephone Number: 800-643-6226 Emergency Telephone Number: Chemtrec: 800-424-9300 Recommended Use: Various Industrial / Agricultural Section 2. Hazard(s) Identification Hazard: Acute Toxicity, Corrosive, Gases Under Pressure, Flammable Gas, Acute Aquatic Toxicity Classification: Acute Toxicity, Inhalation (Category 4) Note: (1 - Most Severe / 4 - Least Severe) Skin Corrosion / Irritation (Category 1B) Serious Eye Damage / Irritation (Category 1) Gases Under Pressure (Liquefied gas) Flammable Gases (Category 2) Acute Aquatic Toxicity (Category 1)

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Hazard statements: Harmful if inhaled.

Causes severe skin burns and serious eye damage.

Flammable gas.

Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated.

Very toxic to aquatic life.

Precautionary statements: Avoid breathing gas/vapors.

Use only outdoors or in well-ventilated area.

Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection, face protection.

Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.

Revision: May 1, 2015 Anhydrous Ammonia Page 1 of 8 Precautionary statements (continued):

IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. Call a doctor/physician and seek medical attention for severe exposure or if symptoms persist. Specific treatment, see supplemental first aid instructions in Section 4 (First Aid Measures).

IF ON SKIN: Rinse immediately with plenty of water before removing clothes. Contaminated clothing could possibly be frozen to skin. Rinse skin with water or shower (minimum

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Section 3. Composition / Information on Ingredients CHEMICAL NAME: Ammonia, Anhydrous CAS REGISTRY NO: 7664-41-7 SYNONYMS: Ammonia CHEMICAL FAMILY: Inorganic nitrogen compounds COMPOSITION: 99+% Ammonia Section 4.

First Aid Measures IF INHALED: Immediately remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. In case of severe exposure or if irritation persists, breathing difficulties or respiratory symptoms arise, seek medical attention. If not breathing, administer artificial respiration.

If trained to do so, administer supplemental oxygen, if required.

IF ON SKIN: Immediately rinse skin and contaminated clothing with plenty of water before removing clothes. Clothing that has been contacted by liquid ammonia may freeze to the skin. Thaw frozen clothing from skin before removing. Flush skin with copious amounts of tepid water for a minimum of 20 minutes. Do not rub or apply topical, occlusive compounds, such as ointments, certain creams, etc., on affected area. For liquid ammonia contact, seek immediate medical attention. For severe vapor contact or if irritation persists, seek medical attention.

IF IN EYES: Immediately rinse continuously with copious amounts of tepid water for a minimum of 20 minutes. Eyelids should be held apart and away from eyeball for thorough rinsing. Do not rub or apply topical, occlusive compounds, such as ointments, certain creams, etc., on affected area. Seek medical attention.

IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do not induce vomiting. If conscious, give large amounts of water to drink. May drink orange juice, citrus juice or diluted vinegar (1:4) to counteract ammonia. If unconscious, do not give anything by mouth. Seek medical attention.

NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: Respiratory injury may appear as a delayed phenomenon. Pulmonary edema may follow chemical bronchitis. Supportive treatment with necessary ventilation actions, including oxygen, may warrant consideration.

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EXTINGUISHING MEDIA:

Water Spray, Water Fog, Dry Chemical, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) or foam.

SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES:

Must wear protective clothing and a positive pressure SCBA.

Stop flow of gas or liquid if possible.

Approach fire upwind and evacuate area downwind if needed.

Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool and control vapors.

If a portable container (such as a cylinder or trailer) can be moved from the fire area without risk to the individual, do so to prevent the pressure relief valve of the trailer or portable container from discharging or the cylinder from rupturing. If relief valves are inoperative, heat exposed storage containers may become explosion hazards due to over pressurization.

Stay upwind when containers are threatened.

UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS:

Outdoors, ammonia is not generally a fire hazard. Indoors, in confined areas, ammonia may be a fire hazard, especially if oil or other combustible materials are present.

Combustion may form toxic nitrogen oxides (NOx).

Section 6. Accidental Release Measures

GENERAL:





Only properly trained and equipped persons should respond to an ammonia release.

Wear eye, hand and respiratory protection and protective clothing; see Section 8, Exposure Controls / Personal Protection.

Stop source of leak if possible, provided it can be done in a safe manner.

Leave the area of a spill by moving laterally and upwind.

Isolate the affected area. Non-responders should evacuate the area, or shelter in place.

SPECIFIC STEPS TO BE TAKEN:

For a hazardous material release response, Level A and/or Level B ensemble including positive-pressure SCBA should be used. A positive pressure SCBA is required for entry into ammonia atmospheres at or above 300 ppm (IDLH).

Stay upwind and use water spray downwind of container to absorb the evolved gas.

Do not apply water directly to container, unless there is heat impingement, as ammonia boils at -28 oF (direct water will heat container), and more vapors will be released.

Caution: Adding water directly to liquid spills will increase volatilization of ammonia, thus increasing the possibility of exposure.

Contain spill and runoff from entering drains, sewers, streams, lakes and water systems by utilizing methods such as diking, containment, and absorption.

Section 7. Handling and Storage

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:

Only trained persons should handle anhydrous ammonia. Store in well-ventilated areas, with containers tightly closed. Protect from temperatures exceeding 120 oF (48.8 oC). Protect containers from physical damage. Keep away from ignition sources, especially in indoor spaces. Do not use plastic. Do not use any non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass, bronze, tin, zinc or galvanized metals. Use only stainless steel, carbon steel or black iron for anhydrous ammonia containers or piping.

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.111 prescribes handling and storage requirements for anhydrous ammonia.

Refer to Compressed Gas Association (CGA) G-2.1 for the recommendations for the storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia.

VENTILATION:

Local exhaust should be sufficient to keep ammonia vapor below applicable exposure standards.

WORKPLACE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:

Protective equipment should be stored near, but outside of anhydrous ammonia area. Water for first aid, such as an eyewash station and safety shower, should be kept available in the immediate vicinity. See 29 CFR 1910.111 for workplace requirements.

DISPOSAL:

See Section 13, Disposal Considerations. Classified as Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Hazardous Waste due to corrosivity with designation D002, if disposed of in original form.

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PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:

EYE/FACE PROTECTION: Chemical splash goggles should be worn when handling anhydrous ammonia. A face shield can be worn over chemical splash goggles as additional protection. Do not wear contact lenses when handling anhydrous ammonia. Refer to 29 CFR 1910.133 for OSHA eye protection requirements.

SKIN PROTECTION: Ammonia impervious gloves and clothing (such as neoprene, butyl and Teflon) should be worn to prevent contact during normal operations, such as loading/unloading and transfers.

Chemical boots can be worn as additional protection.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Respiratory protection approved by NIOSH for ammonia must be used when applicable safety and health exposure limits are exceeded. For escape in emergencies, NIOSH approved respiratory protection should be used, such as a full-face gas mask and canisters/cartridges approved for ammonia or SCBA. A positive pressure SCBA is required for entry into ammonia atmospheres at or above 300 ppm (IDLH).

Refer to 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI: Z88.2 for OSHA respiratory protection requirements.

Also refer to 29 CFR 1910.111 for respiratory protection requirements at bulk installations.

VENTILATION: Local exhaust should be sufficient to keep ammonia vapor below applicable exposure standards.

FOR A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL RELEASE RESPONSE: Level A and/or Level B ensemble including positive-pressure SCBA should be used. A positive pressure SCBA is required for entry into ammonia atmospheres at or above 300 ppm (IDLH).

Section 9. Physical and Chemical Properties

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REACTIVITY:

Anhydrous ammonia has potentially explosive reactions with strong oxidizers. Anhydrous ammonia forms explosive mixtures in air with hydrocarbons, chlorine, fluorine and silver nitrate. Anhydrous ammonia reacts to form explosive products, mixtures or compounds with mercury, gold, silver, iodine, bromine, silver oxide and silver chloride.

CHEMICAL STABILITY:

Stable under normal ambient conditions of temperature and pressure. Heating a closed container causes vapor pressure to increase.

Will not polymerize.

POSSIBILITY OF HAZARDOUS REACTIONS:

Will react exothermically with acids and water.

CONDITIONS TO AVOID:

Avoid anhydrous ammonia contact with chlorine, which forms a chloramine gas, which is a primary skin irritant and sensitizer.

Avoid contact with galvanized surfaces, copper, brass, bronze, mercury, gold and silver. A corrosive reaction will occur.

INCOMPATIBLE MATERIALS:

Anhydrous ammonia is incompatible with acetaldehyde, acrolein, boron, chloric acid, chlorine monoxide, chlorites, nitrogen tetroxide, perchlorate, sulfur, tin and strong acids.

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS:

Anhydrous ammonia decomposes to hydrogen and nitrogen gases above 450 oC (842 oF). Decomposition temperatures may be lowered by contact with certain metals, such as iron, nickel and zinc and by catalytic surfaces such as porcelain and pumice.

Section 11. Toxicological Information

Potential health effects: Ammonia is an irritant and corrosive to the skin, eyes, respiratory tract and mucous membranes. Exposure to liquid or rapidly expanding gases may cause severe chemical burns and frostbite to the eyes, lungs and skin. Skin and respiratory related diseases could be aggravated by exposure. The extent of injury produced by exposure to ammonia depends on the duration of the exposure, the concentration of the liquid, gas or vapor and the depth of inhalation.

Exposure Routes:

Inhalation (vapors, gas), skin and/or eye contact (vapors, liquid, gas).

Symptoms of acute exposure:

Inhalation: Exposure may result in severe irritation and/or burns of the nose, throat and respiratory tract. May cause dyspnea (breathing difficulty), wheezing, chest pain, bronchospasm, pink frothy sputum, pulmonary edema or respiratory arrest.

Extreme exposure may result in death from spasm, inflammation or edema. Respiratory injury may appear as a delayed phenomenon. Pulmonary edema may follow chemical bronchitis. Brief inhalation exposure to 5,000 ppm may be fatal.

Skin: Irritation, corrosive burns, blister formation (vesiculation) may result. Contact with liquid may produce freeze burns (frostbite) and caustic burns.

Eyes: Vapors may cause severe irritation. Tearing, eye burns, permanent eye damage or blindness may occur. Effects of direct contact may range from irritation and lacrimation to severe injury and blindness.

Ingestion: Ingestion is unlikely since the material is a gas under normal atmospheric conditions. If ingested, it may cause burns and corrosion, severe pain of the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach or may be fatal

Chronic Exposure:

Repeated exposure to ammonia may cause chronic irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract.

Toxicity:

LC50 - 5131 mg/m3 (7338 ppm) to 11,592 mg/m3 (16,600 ppm), 60 minute exposure, Rat.

LD50 - 350 mg / kg (Oral / Rat).

Not listed in the National Toxicology Program (NTP).

Not recognized by OSHA as a carcinogen.

Not listed as a carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC monograph).

Germ cell mutagenicity information is not available. Reproductive toxicity information is not available.

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Ammonia is harmful to aquatic life at very low concentrations. Notify local health and wildlife officials and operators of any nearby water intakes upon contamination of surface water.

Toxicity:

Terrestrial plants: LOEC = 3-250 ppm NH3.

Aquatic plants: LOEC = 0.5-500 mg NH3-N/L.

Acute toxicity to invertebrates: 48 h LC50 = 2.94 mg un-ionized NH3-N/L.

Chronic toxicity to invertebrates: NOEC = 0.163- 0.42 mg un-ionized NH3/L.

Acute toxicity to fish: 96-h: LC50 = 0.09 – 3.51 mg un-ionized NH3/L.

Chronic toxicity to fish: NOEC = 0.025-1.2 mg un-ionized NH3/L.



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