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Buckeye Fire Material Safety Data Sheet: Purple K Fire Extinguishant

Download the official Buckeye Purple K Dry Chemical Fire Agent MSDS spec sheet:

Buckeye Fire manufactures a line of Purple K Dry Chemical fire extinguishers that are designed to fight class B, and C fires using a Potassium Bicarbonate-based agent. Purple K Dry Chemical fire extinguishant is 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.

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 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 Purple K Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishant and provides key biological hazard statements regarding contact with skin, eyes, and respiratory tract.

In addition, multiple precautionary statements pertaining to product storage, use, contact or consumption of the Purple K agent, the agent container, immediate first aid interventions if consumed, inhaled, exposed to skin or eyes, and when to seek medical attention.

Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients

This section lists chemical composition and specific weight percentages of the various ingredients of the Buckeye Purple K 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 Purple K dry chemical 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 Purple K Dry Chemical agent’s decomposition in fire.

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

This section describes what to do in a situation where the Purple K Dry Chemical agent has been released accidentally, how to clean it up, and includes a warning for use of PPE in dealing with the clean up and protecting nearby water sources from contamination.

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 Purple K 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 purple K dry chemical 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 Purple K agent.

Section 11: Toxicological Information

This section presents the known exposure effects of Purple K dry chemical 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, its environmental degradability, bioaccumulation, and potential of soil mobility for contact with groundwater.

Section 13: Disposal Considerations

This section identifies Purple K agent disposal considerations and the potential differences between federal regulations and state or local regulations.

Section 14: Transportation Information

This section identifies that the Purple K 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 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 Purple K 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.