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Buckeye Fire Material Safety Data Sheet: ABC Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishant

Download the official Buckeye ABC Dry Chemical Fire Agent MSDS spec sheet:

Buckeye Fire manufactures a line of ABC Dry Chemical fire extinguishers that are designed to fight class A, B, and C fires using a monoamonium phosphate-based agent. The ABC Dry Chemical fire extinguishant used in these extinguishers is also called “Multi-purpose Dry Chemical”.

Buckeye’s MSDS for this extinguishing agent is included for download below.

Here is a summary of the information included in the Buckeye MSDS PDF.

Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Overview

This section simply lists what the product is called along with the contact information for Buckeye Fire.

Section 2: Hazard Identification and Emergency Overview

This section explains how to identify the ABC Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishant, including pointing out that it is a “light, fine solid powder” that has no detectable odor

In addition, this document explains the adverse health effects and symptoms. ABC Dry Chemical can affect the eyes, skin, and respiratory system. Symptoms of external exposure and adverse reactions include difficulty breathing, coughing, eye, lung and skin irritation. When ingested, the chemical can cause gastric irritation, nausea, and diarrhea.

This section also lists the various chemicals and their classifications for both OSHA and ACGIH.

Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients

This section lists chemical composition and specific weight percentages of the various ingredients of the Buckeye ABC Dry Chemical, along with the CAS number for each ingredient

Section 4: First Aid Measures

This section explains how to treat chemical exposure to the eyes and skin as well as how to treat someone who has inhaled or ingested the chemical. It also identifies existing medical conditions that can be aggravated by exposure to the ABC dry chemical.

Section 5: Firefighting Measures

This section reviews the firefighting capability and potential reactions to fire for the Buckeye ABC Dry Chemical agent.

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

This section describes what to do in a situation where the ABC Dry Chemical agent has been released accidentally, including how to clean it up.

Section 7: Handling and Storage

This section describes handling the fire extinguisher to limit exposure while it’s not in use, including preserving the extinguisher to prevent loss of integrity prior to being used.

Section 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection

This section explains the respiratory hazards of exhaust gases and incomplete combustion that exist during the use of the extinguisher and the recommended respiratory, eye, and skin protective measures to limit exposure.

Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties

This section identifies the physical and chemical properties of the ABC dry chemical agent.

Section 10: Stability and Reactivity

This section lists the degree of stability, the byproducts of decomposition, and any hazardous reactions.

Section 11: Toxicology Information

This section presents the known exposure effects to human target organs and tissues due to “acute toxicity”, “chronic toxicity”, and any “reproductive toxicity”.

Section 12: Ecological Information

This section identifies any effects that agent has on ecosystem toxicity, its degradability, bioaccumulation, and soil mobility with groundwater.

Section 13: Considerations for Disposal

This section identifies agent disposal considerations and the potential differences between federal regulations and state or local regulations.

Section 14: Transportation Information

This section identifies that the ABC dry chemical agent is not defined as a hazardous material in the US or Canada, but that when transported in a stored pressure fire extinguisher the extinguisher itself is considered a hazardous material and shipping requirements are listed.

Section 15: Regulatory Information

This section identifies the ingredient’s international inventory status by country and agency, and the federal and state regulatory information of the agent.

Section 16: Other Information

This section declares “other information” that may be pertinent related to the specific product including but not limited to regulatory information from for other countries as well as any qualifying statements.