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BETZ LABORATORIES, INC. -- HARDNESS BUFFER,291 A -- 6850-01-390-4335
=====================  Product Identification  =====================

Product ID:HARDNESS BUFFER,291 A
MSDS Date:08/29/1995
FSC:6850
NIIN:01-390-4335
MSDS Number: BTTDV
=== Responsible Party ===
Company Name:BETZ LABORATORIES, INC.
Address:4636 SOMERTON ROAD
City:TREVOSE
State:PA
ZIP:19053
Country:US
Info Phone Num:215-355-3300
Emergency Phone Num:215-355-3300
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
Company Name:BETZDEARBORN INC.
Address:4636 SOMERTON ROAD
City:TREVOSE,
State:PA
ZIP:19053
Country:US
Phone:215-942-3355
CAGE:57394

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

Ingred Name:BORIC ACID, DISODIUM SALT, PENTAHYDRATE
CAS:12179-04-3
RTECS #:VZ2540000
Fraction by Wt: UNK
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED
OSHA PEL:10 MG/M3
ACGIH TLV:1 MG/M3; 9394

Ingred Name:POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE  (SARA III)
CAS:1310-58-3
RTECS #:TT2100000
Fraction by Wt: UNK
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED
OSHA PEL:C 2 MG/M3
ACGIH TLV:C 2 MG/M3; 9394
EPA Rpt Qty:1000 LBS
DOT Rpt Qty:1000 LBS

Ingred Name:SODIUM SULFIDE, ANHYDROUS
CAS:1313-82-2
RTECS #:WE1905000
Fraction by Wt: UNK
Other REC Limits:NONE RECOMMENDED

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

Routes of Entry: Inhalation:YES  Skin:YES  Ingestion:NO
Reports of Carcinogenicity:NTP:NO    IARC:NO	OSHA:NO
Health Hazards Acute and Chronic:ACUTE: SKIN-MAY CAUSE MODERATE
    IRRITATION TO THE SKIN. EYE-SEVERE IRRITANT TO THE EYES, POSSIBLY
    CORROSIVE. RESPIRATORY-MIST/AEROSOLS MAY CAUSE IRRITATION TO UPPER
    RESPIRATORY TRACT. INGESTION-MAY CAU SE GASTROINTESTINAL IRRITATION
    WITH POSSIBLE NAUSEA, VOMITING, ABDOMINAL DISCOMFORT AND DIARRHEA.
Effects of Overexposure:CAUSES IRRITATION OF THE SKIN, EYES, AND/OR
    RESPIRATORY SYSTEM.
Medical Cond Aggravated by Exposure:NOT KNOWN.

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

First Aid:SKIN-REMOVE CONTAMINATED CLOTHING. WASH EXPOSED AREA WITH A
    LARGE QUANTITY OF SOAP SOLUTION OR WATER FOR 15 MIN.
    EYE-IMMEDIATELY FLUSH EYES WITH WATER FOR 15 MIN. IMMEDIATELY
    CONTACT A PHYSICIAN FOR T REATMENT. INHALATION-REMOVE VICTIM
    FROMCONTAMINATED AREA TO FRESH AIR. APPLY FIRST AID TREATMENT AS
    NECESSARY. INGESTION-DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. IMMEDIATELY CONTACT
    PHYSICIAN. DILUTE WITH MILK/WATER.

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

Flash Point Method:PMCC
Flash Point:>200F,>93C
Extinguishing Media:DRY CHEMICAL, CARBON DIOXIDE, FOAM OR WATER.
Fire Fighting Procedures:FIREFIGHTEWRS SHOULD WEAR POSITIVE PRESSURE
    SELF-CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS (FULL FACE-PIECE TYPE).
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazard:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

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

Spill Release Procedures:VENTILATE AREA, USE SPECIFIED PROTECTIVE
    EQUIPMT. SWEEP UP & PLACE IN WASTE DISPOSAL CONTAINER. FLUSH AREA
    W/WATER. WET AREA MAY BE SLIPPERY. SPREAD SAND/GRIT.
Neutralizing Agent:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

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

Handling and Storage Precautions:KEEP CONTAINERS CLOSED WHEN NOT IN
    USE. KEEP DRY. NORMAL CHEMICAL HANDLING.
Other Precautions:NONE SPECIFIED BY MANUFACTURER.

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

Respiratory Protection:USE RESPIRATORS WITHIN USE LIMITATIONS OR ELSE
    USE SUPPLIED AIR RESPIRATORS. IF VENTILATION IS INADEQUATE OR
    SIGNIFICANT PRODUCT EXPOSURE IS LIKELY, USE A RESPIRATOR W/
    DUST/MIST FILTERS.
Ventilation:ADEQUATE VENTILATION TO MAINTAIN AIR CONTAMINANTS BELOW
    EXPOSURE LIMITS.
Protective Gloves:NEOPRENE GLOVES.
Eye Protection:AIRTIGHT CHEMICAL GOGGLES.
Other Protective Equipment:WASH OFF NEOPRENE GLOVES AFTER EACH USE.
    REPLACE AS NECESSARY.
Work Hygienic Practices:WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING. LAUNDRY CONTAMINATED
    CLOTHING PRIOR TO REUSE.
Supplemental Safety and Health

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

HCC:B3
Spec Gravity:0.730 LBS/FT3
pH:10.0
Evaporation Rate & Reference:<1 (ETHER=1)
Solubility in Water:COMPLETE (100%).
Appearance and Odor:WHITE POWDER, SLIGHT SULFUR ODOR.

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

Stability Indicator/Materials to Avoid:YES
MAY REACT WITH STRONG OXIDIZERS.
Stability Condition to Avoid:DO NOT CONTAMINATE. BETZ TANK CLEAN-OUT
    CATERGORY "B".
Hazardous Decomposition Products:THERMAL DECOMPOSITION (DESTRUCTIVE
    FIRES) YIELDS ELEMENTAL OXIDES.

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

Waste Disposal Methods:WATER CONTAMINATED W/PRODUCT MAY BE SENT TO
    SANITARY SEWER TREATMNET FACILITY IAW ANY LOCAL AGREEMENT, A
    PERMITTED WASTE TREATMNET FACILITY OR DISCHARGED UNDER A NPDES
    PERMIT. FOR PRODUCT AS IS, INCIN ERATE OR BURY IN APPROVED
    LANDFILL.

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