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.
Below is a summary of the information included in the Ansul MSDS MET-L-X Dry Powder Extinguishing Agent
Section 1: Identification
This section identifies the product name and product description, recommended use and restrictions, and company identification and contact information for Tyco Fire Protection Products.
Section 2: Hazards Identification
This section identifies the product’s Hazard Classification, Label Symbol and Signal Word(s), applicable Hazard and Precautionary Statements – Prevention and Disposal, and “Other” applicable information.
Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients
This section lists the ingredient’s chemical names of those ingredients considered hazardous under applicable OSHA guidelines, their respective CAS number and concentration/weight percentages.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
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 to be aware of if exposure occurs, and when immediate medical attention or special treatment is needed.
Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
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 precautions for firefighters.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
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.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
This section presents special precautions for safe handling of the product and appropriate storage conditions including any incompatibles for the product.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
This section identifies the control parameters – exposure guidelines, appropriate engineering controls, and individual protection measures for the face/eye, skin, body, and respiratory tract, and general hygiene considerations.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
This section identifies the basic physical and chemical properties of the agent and/or expellant, including appearance, odor, flammable, solubility, decomposition characteristics, viscosity, and density.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
This section presents the product’s chemical stability, reactivity potential, the possibility of hazardous reactions, specific conditions to avoid, incompatible materials, and known hazardous byproducts of decomposition.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
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.
Section 12: Ecological Information
This section identifies any effects the agent has on ecosystem toxicity – algae/aquatic plants, fish, and crustacea, persistence/degradability, bioaccumulation, and other known adverse effects.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
This section identifies recommended waste treatment methods as well as contaminated packaging, including reference to applicable local and national regulations.
Section 14: Transport Information
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.
Section 15: Regulatory Information
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.
Section 16: Other Information
This section declares NFPA Ratings for Health, Flammability, Reactivity, and Special Hazards, NMIS Ratings for Health, Flammability, Physical Hazard, and Personal Protection.