Kidde manufactures and markets a full line of hand portable and wheeled fire extinguishers and extinguishing and expellant agents, both “compliant” (code required) and “specialty” types for use in combating the various classification of fires.
Below is a summary of the information included in the Kidde MSDS Loaded Stream (Anti-Freeze) AC-40 Dry Charge Extinguishing Agent
Section 1: Identification
This section identifies the product name and description, recommended use and restrictions, company identification and contact information for Kidde United Technologies, and the MSDS issue or revised date.
Section 2: Hazards Identification
This section identifies the product’s Hazard Classification, GHS Classification, Label Symbol and Signal Word(s), applicable Hazard and Precautionary Phrases, “Other” Hazards, and Specific Concentration Limits of ingredients of unknown toxicity.
Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients
This section lists ingredient synonyms, and presents the composition of ingredients in the product, with their respective CAS number and concentration/weight percentages. An additional “note” presents the expellant of a pressurized product, when applicable.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
This section describes the appropriate first aid interventions for exposure of the product to a person’s skin and eyes, and how to treat someone who has ingested or inhaled the agent. It also lists the most important acute and delayed symptoms to be aware of if exposure occurs, and when immediate medical attention is required with applicable notes to attending physicians.
Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
This section identifies an appropriate extinguishing media (if applicable) for the product and identifies specific hazards that could arise from the chemical and its container and recommended protective equipment and precautions for firefighters.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
This section lists personal precautions, Personal Protective Equipment, emergency procedures, environmental precautions, and methods for containment and cleanup in case the product is released into the environment.
Section 7: Handling and Storage
This section presents special precautions that should be used when handling the product and appropriate storage conditions, and specific contraindications, to safely contain or store the product.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
This section lists applicable exposure limits of the product (Potassium Acetate, Nuisance Dust), appropriate engineering controls, and individual protection measures for the face/eye, skin, body, and respiratory tract.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
This section identifies the various physical and chemical properties of the agent and expellant, including appearance, odor, flammable, and decomposition characteristics
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
This section presents the product’s reactivity potential, chemical stability, possibility of hazardous reactions, specific conditions to avoid, incompatible materials, and known hazardous byproducts of decomposition.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
This section presents acute toxicity data (chemical, mica, silica, clay), specific target organ toxicity from single and repeat exposure, eye, skin, and respiratory exposure consequences, carcinogenicity, germ cell mutagenicity, reproductive toxicity, and any known aspiration hazard.
Section 12: Ecological Information
This section identifies any effects the agent has on ecosystem toxicity, its persistence/degradability, mobility in the soil, degradability, bioaccumulative potential, and other known adverse effects.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
This section identifies recommended container disposal methods, including reference to applicable local and national regulations.
Section 14: Transport Information
This section identifies special precautions for shipping the material and any transport hazardous classification. Specific data is provided for DOT, IATA, IMDG regulations.
Section 15: Regulatory Information
This section identifies ingredients listed on or exempt from the United States EPA Toxic Substance Control Act Chemical Substance Inventory, the Canada Domestic Substance List or Non-Domestic List, and presents information specific to SARA Title III – 311/312/313.
Section 16: Other Information
This section declares NFPA Ratings for Health, Flammability, Reactivity, and Special Hazards, NMIS Ratings for Health, Flammability, Physical Hazard, and Personal Protection. A “Legend” is provided as a reference to abbreviations. Source, References, and Preparation information is also provided.