Download the official Buckeye Halotron I Fire Agent MSDS spec sheet:
Buckeye Fire manufactures a line of Halotron I fire extinguishers capable of extinguishing class A, B, and C fires using a clean, residue-free agent. Because of its nonconductive and non-corrosion properties, it is primarily used when extinguishing fires involving sensitive electronic equipment. 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
This section explains how to identify the Halotron I Fire Extinguishant and includes hazard and precautionary statements pertaining to one’s health from exposure.
In addition, this document explains the adverse central nervous system effects and symptoms related to inhalation.
Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients
This section lists chemical composition and specific weight percentages of the various ingredients of the Buckeye Halotron I agent, 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 the most important symptoms and or effects from exposure and contains a important “note” to an attending physician.
Section 5: Firefighting Measures
This section reviews the firefighting capability including reference to flammable or combustible elements, special firefighting instructions, and other potential hazards.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
This section describes what to do in a situation where the Halotron I agent has been released accidentally in large quantities, including how to clean it up.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
This section describes handling the fire extinguisher to limit exposure, post application guidelines, and how to properly store the agent/containers to maintain canister integrity.
Section 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
This section explains the respiratory hazards of extended exposure, including protection for respiratory, eye, and skin protection.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
This section identifies the physical and chemical properties of the Halotron I agent.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
This section presents the reactivity, stability, incompatibles, hazardous decomposition products.
Section 11: Toxicology Information
This section presents the known toxicological effects from exposure including data from animal studies.
Section 12: Ecological Information
This section presents information on aquatic toxicity and the environment, including a statement to prevent mixture with ground or drinking water.
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 Halotron I agent is defined as a hazardous material in the US and a dangerous good in Canada, and includes proper shipping information.
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 HMIS Ratings and WHMIS material identification.