Buckeye Fire manufactures Platinum Plus C6 3% Aqueous Film Forming Foam Concentrate designed to fight Class A and some B fires using water-based agents that do not leave a powder residue.
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 C6 3% Aqueous Film Forming Foam fire extinguishant and provides various hazard and precautionary statements pertaining to health, such as exposure to various body tissues.
Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients
This section lists chemical composition and specific weight percentages of the various ingredients of the Buckeye Platinum Plus C6 3% AFFF, 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 may be aggravated by exposure to the Aqueous Film Forming Foam.
Section 5: Firefighting Measures
This section identifies the product as an extinguishing agent and if it is flammable and combustible. It also indicates if the agent may decompose in fire and release oxides of sulfur and nitrogen.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
This section describes what to do in a situation where the C6 3% Aqueous Film Forming Foam agent has been released accidentally, including how to clean it up, and the process to decontaminate.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
This section instructs to avoid eye, respiratory, and skin exposure to the agent, the use of personal protective equipment when handling to limit exposure, and that the product should be stored in its original container or extinguisher.
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 C6 3% Aqueous Film Forming Foam agent.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
This section lists the degree of stability, the incompatibles, and the byproducts of decomposition, and any known hazardous reactions.
Section 11: Toxicology Information
This section presents the known exposure effects from routes of entry through eye or skin contact, or inhalation and ingestion issues due to “chronic toxicity”, and any known “reproductive toxicity”.
Section 12: Ecological Information
This section identifies any effects that agent has on ecosystem toxicity and aquatic life.
Section 13: Considerations for Disposal
This section identifies agent disposal considerations and the potential differences that may exist between federal regulations and state or local regulations.
Section 14: Transportation Information
This section identifies if the product is considered a hazardous material and how that can affect transportation of the agent in the US or Canada. This particular product is not considered hazardous.
Section 15: Regulatory Information
This section identifies the ingredient’s international inventory status by country and agency, and the U.S. 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, HMIS Ratings regulatory information from other countries as well as any qualifying statements.