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Buckeye Fire manufactures a line of portable and wheeled fire extinguishers, one of which is the Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers that are designed to fight class B, and C fires using Carbon Dioxide as the extinguishing agent. Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishant are commonly found where electrical or flammable fires may occur such as in gas stations, auto repair shops, bars, industrial kitchens, warehouses, powerplants, aircraft service areas, etc.
The unique thing about the carbon dioxide fire extinguisher is that it is a clean agent extinguisher – this means that it can be used on fires involving sensitive electrical equipment. The Carbon Dioxide will not corrode, clog up or otherwise damage the electrical equipment.
Buckeye’s MSDS for this extinguishing agent is included for download above and below.
Here is a summary of the information included in the Buckeye MSDS PDF.
Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Overview
This section lists the product’s name, identifies Buckeye’s contact information, and provides a phone number to call in case of an emergency.
Section 2: Hazard Identification and Emergency Overview
This section explains how to identify the Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishant and provides key biological hazard statements regarding its use, including the main warning “liquefied gas under pressure”.
In addition, multiple precautionary statements pertaining to product storage, use, contact or consumption of the Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishant agent, the agent container, immediate first aid interventions if consumed, inhaled or exposed to skin.
The Liquidfied gas (Carbon Dioxide) is considered hazardous by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200.
Carbon Dioxide fire extinguisher needs to be stored away from direct sunlight and in a well-ventilated area.
Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients
This section lists chemical composition and specific weight percentages of the various ingredients of the Buckeye Carbon Dioxide, along with the CAS number for each ingredient.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
This section explains how to treat an individual who has fallen or passed out due to the carbon dioxide from the fire extinguisher.
MSDS Note: Rescuers should not attempt to retrieve a victim of exposure to this product without adequate personal protective equipment. At a minimum, self-contained breathing apparatus should be worn
Rescuers who find a victim who has fallen or passed out due to excessive inhaling of the carbon dioxide should remove the victim from the area and to fresh air as quickly as possible. Trained first responders should administer supplemental oxygen or preform CPR as needed.
It also identifies the medical condition, frost bite, that is aggravated by exposure to the Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishant as well as the consequence of chronic overexposure to the agent.
Section 5: Firefighting Measures
This section reviews the firefighting capability and potential chemical reactions to the Buckeye Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishant agent’s decomposition in fire as well as explosion hazards when the fire extinguisher is exposed directly to the fire.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
This section describes what to do in a situation where the Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishant agent has been released accidentally, how to clean it up, and includes a warning for use of PPE in dealing with the clean up until the oxygen level in the immediate area is at least 19.5%.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
This section identifies the need for use of personal protective equipment when handling the fire extinguisher to limit exposure while it’s not in use, proper storage of chemical, and general inspection for integrity of container.
Section 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
This section presents the regulatory exposure guidelines, explains the respiratory hazards of exhaust gases and incomplete combustion that exist during the use of the Carbon Dioxide extinguisher, and the recommended respiratory, eye, and skin protective measures and equipment to limit exposure.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
This section identifies the physical and chemical properties of the Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishant agent including appearance and odor.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
This section lists the degree of stability, the byproducts of decomposition, and any hazardous reactions of Carbon Dioxide agent including the Ecotoxicity and Dissipation of the carbon dioxide.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
This section presents the known exposure effects of Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishant to humans as a direct result of inhalation, ranging from 1%-100% carbon dioxide.
This section also describes other hazards that may occur if the carbon dioxide from the fire extinguisher comes in contact with the skin, indigestion, eye contact, general exposure and repeated over exposure.
Section 12: Ecological Information
This section identifies any effects that agent has on ecosystem toxicity, its environmental degradability, bioaccumulation, and potential of soil mobility for contact with groundwater.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
This section identifies Carbon Dioxide agent disposal considerations and the potential differences between federal regulations and state or local regulations.
Section 14: Transportation Information
This section identifies that the Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishant agent IS idefined 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 with shipping requirements listed including shipping name, and identification number.
Section 15: Regulatory Information
This section identifies the ingredient’s international inventory status by country and agency, and the federal and specific state regulatory information of the Carbon Dioxide 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 for other countries as well as any qualifying statements.
Buckeye’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Carbon Dioxide fire extinguishers.