Download the official Buckeye ABC Dry Chemical Fire Agent MSDS spec sheet:
Buckeye Fire manufactures a line of Standard Dry Chemical fire extinguishers that are designed to fight class B, and C fires using a sodium bicarbonate-based agent. The Standard Dry Chemical fire extinguisher is a popular fire extinguisher for many businesses where flammable liquids or energized electrical equipment fires may occur.
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 (Standard Dry Chemical Fire extinguishant) along with the contact information for Buckeye Fire.
Section 2: Hazard Identification and Emergency Overview
This section explains how to identify the adverse health effects and symptoms of Standard Dry Chemical Fire Extinguishant. Buckeye’s Standard 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.
This section also lists the various chemicals and their classifications.
Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients
This section lists chemical composition and specific weight percentages of the various ingredients of the Buckeye Standard 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 Standard dry chemical extinguishing agent.
Section 5: Firefighting Measures
This section reviews the firefighting capability and potential reactions to fire for the Buckeye Standard Dry Chemical agent.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
This section describes what to do in a situation where the Standard Dry Chemical agent has been released accidentally and how to safely clean it up and dispose of the extinguishing agent (sodium bicarbonate-based agent)
Section 7: Handling and Storage
This section describes handling the fire extinguisher and the agent to limit exposure while it’s not in use, including preserving the extinguisher to prevent loss of integrity prior to being used in the event of a fire.
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. Including OSHA’s PEL and ACGIH TLV guidelines.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
This section identifies the physical and chemical properties of buckeyes Standard Dry Chemical Agent. Including is appearance as a “white fine powder that is odorless”.
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 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, “sodium bicarbonate-based” has on the 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.
Section 14: Transportation Information
This section identifies that the Standard dry chemical agent is not defined as a hazardous material in the US (DOT) or Canada (TC), 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.