Download the official Ansul ANSUL 3% (AFP3B) Fire Extinguishing Agent MSDS Spec Sheet
Ansul manufactures and markets a full line of hand portable and wheeled fire extinguishers and extinguishing and expellant agents, both “compliant” (code required) and “specialty” types for use in combating the various classification of fires.
This section identifies the product name and product description, recommended use and restrictions, and company identification and contact information for Tyco Fire Protection Products including their emergency telephone number for immediate contact.
This section identifies the product’s Hazard Classification according to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200), Label Symbol and Signal Word(s), applicable Hazard and Precautionary Statements – Prevention and Disposal, and “Other” applicable information.
This section lists the ingredient’s chemical names, their respective CAS number and concentration/weight percentages.
This section describes the appropriate first aid interventions for exposure of the product to a person’s skin and eyes, and how to treat someone who has ingested or inhaled the agent. It also lists the most important acute and delayed symptoms and effects to be aware of if exposure occurs, and when immediate medical attention or special treatment is needed – a note to physicians.
This section identifies an appropriate extinguishing media (if applicable) for the product and unsuitable extinguishing media, identifies specific hazards that could arise from the chemical including combustion and explosion data, and recommended protective equipment and special precautions for firefighters.
This section lists personal precautions, Personal Protective Equipment, emergency procedures, environmental precautions, and methods for containment and cleanup in case the product is released into the environment.
This section presents special precautions that should be used when handling the product and appropriate storage conditions including any incompatibles to the product.
This section identifies the control parameters – exposure guidelines (ACGIH TLV, OSHA PEL, NIOSH IDLH and Mexico OEL), appropriate engineering controls, individual protection measures for the face/eye, skin, body, and respiratory tract, and general hygiene considerations.
This section identifies the basic physical and chemical properties of the agent and/or expellant, including appearance, odor, melting, boiling, and flash points, flammability, vapor specs, solubility, decomposition characteristics, viscosity and density.
This section presents the product’s chemical stability, reactivity potential, possibility of hazardous reactions, specific conditions to avoid, incompatible materials, and known hazardous byproducts of decomposition.
This section presents information related to likely routes of exposure through inhalation, eye or skin contact, and ingestion. Specific information on toxicological effects including immediate and delayed effects from short and long-term exposure – skin corrosion/irritation, eye damage/irritation, sensitization,
germ cell mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, and numerical measures of toxicity.
This section identifies any effects the agent has on ecosystem toxicity – algae/aquatic plants, fish, and crustacea, persistence/degradability, bioaccumulative potential, and other known adverse effects.
This section identifies recommended waste treatment methods as well as contaminated packaging, including reference to applicable local and national regulations.
This section identifies special precautions for shipping the material and any transport hazardous classification. Specific data is provided for DOT, TDG, MEX, ICAO, IATA, and IMDG regulations.
This section identifies International Inventories for TSCA, DSL/NDSL, ENCS, IECSC, KECL, PICCS, and AICS. Lists reporting requirements for SARA Title III – 311/312/313. Identifies if the product contains substances regulated by the Clean Water Act, CERCLA and specific state regulations.
This section declares NFPA Ratings for Health, Flammability, Reactivity, and Special Hazards, NMIS Ratings for Health, Flammability, Physical Hazard, and Personal Protection.