Material Safety Data Sheet Helium Gas
1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Product name : Helium
Chemical formula : He
Synonyms : Helium, Helium gas, Gaseous helium, Balloon gas
Product Use Description : General Industrial
Company : TIEN PHAT INDUSTRIAL GASCO. LTD
Address : 322/17 Huynh Van Luy Street, Phu Loi Ward,Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam
Telephone : +84 650 381 9801
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Concentration is nominal. For the exact product composition, please refer to Cryotech Vietnam technical specification.
Material Safety Data Sheet Helium
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
High pressure gas.
Can cause rapid suffocation.
Self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) may be required.
Potential Health Effects
Inhalation: In high concentrations may cause asphyxiation. Asphyxiation may bring about
unconsciousness without warning and so rapidly that victim may be unable to protect
Eye contact: No adverse effect.
Skin contact: No adverse effect.
Ingestion: Ingestion is not considered a potential route of exposure.
Chronic Health Hazard: Not applicable.
Primary Routes of Entry: Inhalation
Target Organs: None known.
Symptoms: Exposure to oxygen deficient atmosphere may cause the following symptoms: Dizziness. Salivation. Nausea. Vomiting. Loss of mobility/consciousness.
Aggravated Medical Condition: None.
Environmental Effects: Not harmful.
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
General advice : Remove victim to uncontaminated area wearing self contained breathing apparatus. Keep victim warm and rested. Call a doctor. Apply artificial respiration if breathing stopped.
Eye contact : Not applicable.
Skin contact: Not applicable.
Ingestion : Ingestion is not considered a potential route of exposure.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If breathing has stopped or is labored, give assisted respirations. Supplemental oxygen may be indicated. If the heart has stopped, trained personnel should begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation immediately. In case of shortness of breath, give oxygen.
5. FIRE- FIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable extinguishing media: All known extinguishing media can be used.
Specific hazards : Upon exposure to intense heat or flame, cylinder will vent rapidly and or rupture violently. Product is nonflammable and does not support combustion. Move away from container and cool with water from a protected position. Keep containers and surroundings cool with water spray.
Special protective equipment: Wear self contained breathing apparatus for fire fighting if necessary.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions: Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Wear self-contained breathing
apparatus when entering area unless atmosphere is proved to be safe. Monitor oxygen level.
Ventilate the area.
Environmental precautions: Do not discharge into any place where its accumulation could be
dangerous. Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
Methods for cleaning up: Ventilate the area.
Additional advice: If possible, stop flow of product. Increase ventilation to the release area and monitor oxygen level. If leak is from cylinder or cylinder valve, call the Cryotech Vietnam emergency telephone number. If the leak is in the user's system, close the cylinder valve, safely vent the pressure, and purge with an inert gas before attempting repairs.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Protect cylinders from physical damage; do not drag, roll, slide or drop. Do not allow storage area temperature to exceed 50°C (122°F). Only experienced and properly instructed persons should handle compressed gases. Before using the product, determine its identity by reading the label. Know and understand the properties and hazards of the product before use. When doubt exists as to the correct handling procedure for a particular gas, contact the supplier. Do not remove or deface labels provided by the supplier for the identification of the cylinder contents. When moving cylinders, even for short distances, use a cart (trolley, hand truck, etc.) designed to transport cylinders. Leave valve protection caps in place until the container has been secured against either a wall or bench or placed in a container stand and is ready for use. Use an adjustable strap wrench to remove over-tight or rusted caps. Before connecting the container, check the complete gas system for suitability, particularly for pressure rating and materials. Before connecting the container for use, ensure that back feed from the system into the container is prevented. Ensure the complete gas system is compatible for pressure rating and materials of construction. Ensure the complete gas system has been checked for leaks before use. Employ suitable pressure regulating devices on all containers when the gas is being emitted to systems with lower pressure rating than that of the container. Never insert an object (e.g. wrench, screwdriver, pry bar, etc.) into valve cap openings. Doing so may damage valve, causing a leak to occur. Open valve slowly. If user experiences any difficulty operating cylinder valve discontinue use and contact supplier. Close container valve after each use and when empty, even if still connected to equipment. Never attempt to repair or modify container valves or safety relief devices. Damaged valves should be reported immediately to the supplier. Close valve after each use and when empty. Replace outlet caps or plugs and container caps as soon as container is disconnected from equipment. Do not subject containers to abnormal mechanical shocks which may cause damage to their valve or safety devices. Never attempt to lift a cylinder by its valve protection cap or guard. Do not use containers as rollers or supports or for any other purpose than to contain the gas as supplied. Never strike an arc on a compressed gas cylinder or make a cylinder a part of an electrical circuit. Do not smoke while handling product or cylinders. Never re-compress a gas or a gas mixture without first consulting the supplier. Never attempt to transfer gases from one cylinder/container to another. Always use backflow protective device in piping. When returning cylinder install valve outlet cap or plug leak tight. Never use direct flame or electrical heating devices to raise the pressure of a container. Containers should not be subjected to temperatures above 50°C (122°F). Prolonged periods of cold temperature below -30°C (-20°F) should be avoided.
Full containers should be stored so that oldest stock is used first. Containers should be stored in a purpose build compound which should be well ventilated, preferably in the open air. Stored containers should be periodically checked for general condition and leakage. Observe all regulations and local requirements regarding storage of containers. Protect containers stored in the open against rusting and extremes of weather. Containers should not be stored in conditions likely to encourage corrosion. Containers should be stored in the vertical position and properly secured to prevent toppling. The container valves should be tightly closed and where appropriate valve outlets should be capped or plugged. Container valve guards or caps should be in place. Keep containers tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place. Store containers in location free from fire risk and away from sources of heat and ignition. Full and empty cylinders should be segregated. Do not allow storage temperature to exceed 50°C (122°F). Return empty containers in a timely manner.
Containers should be segregated in the storage area according to the various categories (e.g. flammable, toxic, etc.) and in accordance with local regulations. Keep away from combustible material.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Provide natural or mechanical ventilation to prevent oxygen deficient atmospheres below 19.5% oxygen.
Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection : Self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) or positive pressure airline with mask are to be used in oxygen-deficient atmosphere. Air purifying respirators will not provide protection. Users of breathing apparatus must be trained.
Hand protection: Sturdy work gloves are recommended for handling cylinders.The breakthrough time of the selected glove(s) must be greater than theintended use period.
Eye protection: Safety glasses recommended when handling cylinders.
Skin and body protection: Safety shoes are recommended when handling cylinders.
Special instructions for : Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.
Remarks: Simple asphyxiant.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Form : Compressed gas.
Color : Colorless gas
Odor : No odor warning properties.
Molecular Weight : 4 g/mol
Relative vapor density : 0.138 (air = 1)
Density : 0.012 lb/ft3 (0.0002 g/cm3) at 70 °F (21 °C)
Specific Volume : 96.68 ft3/lb (6.0349 m3/kg) at 70 °F (21 °C)
Critical temperature : -450 °F (-267.9 °C)
Water solubility : 0.0015 g/l
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stability : Stable under normal conditions.
Hazardous decompositionproducts : None.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute Health Hazard
Ingestion : No data is available on the product itself.
Inhalation : No data is available on the product itself.
Skin. : No data is available on the product itself.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Aquatic toxicity : No data is available on the product itself.
Toxicity to other organisms: No data available.
Persistence and degradability
Mobility : No data available.
Bioaccumulation : No data is available on the product itself.
This product has no known eco-toxicological effects.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Waste from residues / unused: Contact supplier if guidance is required. Return unused product in orginal products cylinder to supplier.
Contaminated packaging: Return cylinder to supplier.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Proper shipping name : Helium, compressed
Class : 2.2
UN/ID No.: UN1046
Proper shipping name : Helium, compressed
Class : 2.2
UN/ID No. : UN1046
Avoid transport on vehicles where the load space is not separated from the driver's compartment. Ensure vehicle driver is aware of the potential hazards of the load and knows what to do in the event of an accident or an emergency.
Material Safety Data Sheet Helium
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