Download the official Buckeye Class D Dry Chemical Fire Agent MSDS spec sheet:
Buckeye Fire manufactures a line of Class D Dry Chemical fire extinguishers that are designed to fight Class D fires (Burning metals such as, sodium, potassium, uranium, lithium, plutonium and calcium) using a Sodium Chloride based agent. Class D Dry Chemical fire extinguishers are designed to extinguish the fire without reacting physically or chemically with the combustible metal materials.
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 simply lists what the product is called along with the contact information such as, telephone number, website, email address, and mailing address for Buckeye Fire.
Section 2: Hazard Identification and Emergency Overview
This section explains the various classifications as well as the hazard and precautionary statements of the Class D Fire extinguisher.
The Hazard Statements explain that the agent may be harmful if swallowed, inhaled or if it comes in contact with the skin or eyes.
The Precautionary Statement explains the need to keep the fire extinguisher or agent out of reach to children, properly stored in a well vented place with the proper labels on the extinguisher at all times.
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.
Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients
This section lists chemical composition and specific weight percentages of the various ingredients of the Buckeye/Amerex Class D 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 Class D dry chemical.
Section 5: Firefighting Measures
This section reviews the firefighting capability and potential reactions to fire for the Buckeye Class D Dry Chemical agent.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
This section describes what to do in a situation where the Class D 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.
This section also lists the various chemicals and their classifications for both OSHA and ACGIH.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
This section identifies the physical and chemical properties of the Class D dry chemical agent. Including that the agent is a “Off-white powder that is odorless”.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
This section lists the degree of stability, the byproducts of decomposition, and any hazardous reactions.
Note: Agents used for Class D fire Extinguishers are Stable and have not 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 Class D fire extinguishing 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.
Note: the Class D Fire extinguishing agent is not a “RCRA characteristically hazardous or listed hazardous waste”.
Section 14: Transportation Information
This section identifies that the Class D 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.