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BETZ LABORATORIES INC -- HARDNESS BUFFER 291 -- 6850-00F012843
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:HARDNESS BUFFER 291
MSDS Date:02/16/1991
FSC:6850
NIIN:00F012843
MSDS Number: BJGPT
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:BETZ LABORATORIES INC
Address:4636 SOMERTON RD
City:TREVOSE
State:PA
ZIP:19047-6742
Country:US
Info Phone Num:800-877-1940 OR 215-355-3300
Emergency Phone Num:215-355-3300 OR 800-877-1940
Preparer's Name:HAROLD M. HERSH
CAGE:24774
=== Contractor Identification ===
Company Name:BETZDEARBORN INC.
Address:4636 SOMERTON ROAD
Box:City:TREVOSE
State:PA
ZIP:19053
Country:US
Phone:215-355-3300
CAGE:24774

=============  Composition/Information on Ingredients  =============

Ingred Name:BORIC ACID, DISODIUM SALT, PENTAHYDRATE
CAS:12179-04-3
ACGIH TLV:1 MG/CUM

Ingred Name:POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
CAS:1310-58-3
RTECS #:TT2100000
Other REC Limits:2 MG/CUM (CEILING)
OSHA PEL:2 MG/CUM (CEILING)
ACGIH TLV:2 MG/CUM (CEILING)
EPA Rpt Qty:1000 LBS
DOT Rpt Qty:1000 LBS

Ingred Name:SODIUM SULFIDE, NONAHYDRATE
CAS:1313-84-4
RTECS #:WE1925000

=====================  Hazards Identification  =====================

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:NO  Ingestion:YES
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:SKIN: IRRITATION, BURNS, CORROSIVE.
    EYES: CORROSIVE. INGESTION: TOXIC. INHALATION: IRRITATION & BURNS
    TO UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT.
Explanation of Carcinogenicity:NONE

=======================  First Aid Measures  =======================

First Aid:SKIN: WASH W/LARGE AMOUNTS OF SOAP SOLUTION OR WATER FOR 15
    MINS. EYES: IMMEDIATELY FLUSH W/WATER FOR 15 MINS. INHALATION:
    REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. APPLY APPROPRIATE FIRST AID TREATMENT AS
    NECESSARY. INGE STION: DON'T FEED ANYTHING BY MOUTH TO AN
    UNCONSCIOUS OR CONVULSIVE VICTIM. DON'T INDUCE VOMITING. DILUTE
    CONTENTS OF STOMACH USING 3-4 GLASSES MILK OR WATER. OBTAIN MEDICAL
    ATTENTION IN ALL CASES.

=====================  Fire Fighting Measures  =====================

Extinguishing Media:DRY CHEMICAL, CO2, FOAM, OR WATER
Fire Fighting Procedures:FIREFIGHTERS SHOULD WEAR POSITIVE PRESSURE
    SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS/FULL FACE-PIECE TYPE.

==================  Accidental Release Measures  ==================

Spill Release Procedures:VENTILATE AREA, USE SPECIFIED PROTECTIVE
    EQUIPMENT. SWEEP UP & PLACE IN WASTE DISPOSAL CONTAINER. FLUSH AREA
    W/WATER, WET AREA MAY BE SLIPPERY. IF SO, SPREAD SAND OR GRIT.

======================	Handling and Storage  ======================

Handling and Storage Precautions:KEEP CONTAINER CLOSED WHEN NOT IN USE.
    KEEP DRY. AVOID CONTACT W/SKIN & EYES.

=============  Exposure Controls/Personal Protection  =============

Respiratory Protection:USE RESPIRATORS WITHIN USE LIMITATIONS OR ELSE
    USE SUPPLIED AIR RESPIRATORS. IF VENTILATION IS INADEQUATE OR
    SIGNIFICANT REAGENT EXPOSURE IS LIKELY, USE RESPIRATOR W/DUST/MIST
    FILTERS.
Ventilation:ADEQUATE VENTILATION TO MAINTAIN AIR CONTAMINANTS BELOW
    TLV.
Protective Gloves:GAUNTLET-TYPE RUBBER
Eye Protection:AIRTIGHT CHEMICAL GOGGLES
Other Protective Equipment:CHEMICAL RESISTANT APRON
Work Hygienic Practices:WASH OFF AFTER EACH USE. REPLACE AS NECESSARY.
    REMOVE/LAUNDER CONTAMINATED CLOTHING BEFORE REUSE.
Supplemental Safety and Health

==================  Physical/Chemical Properties  ==================

Solubility in Water:100%
Appearance and Odor:WHITE POWDER, ODORLESS.

=================  Stability and Reactivity Data  =================

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
Hazardous Decomposition Products:ELEMENTAL OXIDES

====================  Disposal Considerations  ====================

Waste Disposal Methods:WATER CONTAMINATED W/THIS PRODUCT MAY BE SENT TO
    A SANITARY SEWER, IN ACCORDNACE W/ANY LOCAL AGREEMENT, A TREATMENT
    FACILITY OR DISCHARGED UNDER A NPDES PERMIT. INCINERATE OR BURY IN
    APPROVED LANDFILL .

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