BUCKEYE FIRE MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET: HIGH EXPANSION FOAM FIRE EXTINGUISHANT

Download the official Buckeye High Expansion Foam fire agent MSDS spec sheet:

Buckeye Fire manufactures High Expansion Foam fire extinguishers that are designed to fight class A and Class C fires, and liquified natural gas fires by dispensing large quantities of foam that overwhelm the fire through suffocation while suppressing escaping vapors through encapsulation of particulate.

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 High Expansion Foam Fire Extinguishant.

In addition, this document explains potential adverse health effects and symptoms. High Expansion Form agent can cause eye irritation, and other precautionary statements are included in this section.

Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients
This section lists chemical composition and specific weight percentages of the various ingredients of the Buckeye High Expansion Form agent, along with the CAS number for each ingredient. Note: this foam does not degrade into nor does it contain PFOS.

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 high-expansion foam agent.

Section 5: Firefighting Measures
This section states that the high-expansion foam is and extinguishing agent that is nonflammable and noncombustible.

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
This section describes what to do in a situation where large amounts of high-expansion foam agent has been released accidentally, the protective clothing to wear, and the recommended process in how to clean it up.

Section 7: Handling and Storage
This section describes handling the fire extinguisher to limit or prevent exposure, recommended storage parameters, and what to do in case of exposure.

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 high-expansion foam 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 via routes of entry into the body (eyes, skin, inhalation, and ingestion), 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, and its degradability.

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 high-expansion foam agent is not defined as a hazardous material in the US or Canada.

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.