Pro-Chem manufactures and markets fire protection products including pre-engineered restaurant fire suppression systems, gas station systems, open face paint spray booth fire suppression systems, industrial fire suppression systems, hand-portable fire extinguishers, and early fire detection and control equipment.
Below is a summary of the information included in the Pyro-Chem HFC-236fa Stored Pressure Extinguisher
Section 1: Identification
This section identifies the product name and product description, recommended use of the chemical and use restrictions, and company identification and contact information for Tyco Fire Protection Products including their contact point, email address, and emergency telephone number for immediate contact.
Section 2: Hazards Identification
This section identifies the product’s Hazard Classification according to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200), Label Symbol and Signal Word(s), applicable Hazard and Precautionary Statements, hazards not otherwise classified, and “Other” applicable information.
Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients
This section lists the ingredient’s chemical names, their respective CAS number, and concentration/weight percentages.
Section 4: First Aid Measures
This section describes the appropriate first aid interventions from “General Advice” to guidelines 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 and effects to be aware of if exposure occurs, and indications for immediate medical attention or special treatment is needed, including a note to physicians.
Section 5: Fire Fighting Measures
This section identifies an appropriate extinguishing media (if applicable) for the product and unsuitable extinguishing media, identifies specific hazards that could arise from the chemical including combustion and explosion data, and recommended protective equipment and special precautions for firefighters.
Section 6: Accidental Release Measures
This section lists personal precautions, Personal Protective Equipment, emergency procedures, environmental precautions, and methods and material 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 implemented when handling the product and appropriate conditions for safe storage including notification of any incompatible materials to the product.
Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
This section identifies the control parameters – exposure guidelines (when applicable – ACGIH TLV, OSHA PEL, NIOSH IDLH, and Mexico OEL), appropriate engineering controls, individual protection measures for the face/eye, skin, body, and respiratory tract, and general hygiene considerations.
Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
This section identifies the basic physical and chemical properties of the agent and/or expellant, including physical state, color, odor, melting, boiling, and flashpoints, flammability, vapor specs, solubility, decomposition characteristics, and kinematic viscosity.
Section 10: Stability and Reactivity
This section presents the product’s chemical stability, reactivity potential, the possibility of hazardous reactions, specific conditions to avoid, incompatible materials, and known hazardous byproducts of decomposition.
Section 11: Toxicological Information
This section presents information related to likely routes of exposure through inhalation, eye or skin contact, and ingestion. Specific information on toxicological effects including symptoms and immediate and delayed effects from short and long-term exposure – sensitization, germ cell mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, target organ effects, aspiration hazard, and numerical measures of toxicity when applicable.
Section 12: Ecological Information
This section identifies any effects the agent has on ecosystem toxicity – algae/aquatic plants, fish, and crustacea, persistence/degradability, bioaccumulation potential, and other known adverse effects.
Section 13: Disposal Considerations
This section identifies recommended waste treatment methods as well as contaminated packaging, 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, TDG, MEX, ICAO, IATA, and IMDG regulations.
Section 15: Regulatory Information
This section identifies International Inventories for TSCA, DSL/NDSL, ENCS, IECSC, KECL, PICCS, and AICS. Lists reporting requirements for SARA Title III – 311/312/313. Identifies if the product contains substances regulated by the Clean Water Act, CERCLA and specific state right-to-know regulations.
Section 16: Other Information
This section declares NFPA Ratings for Health Hazards, Flammability, Instability, and Physical and Chemical Properties, and NMIS Ratings for Health Hazards, Flammability, Physical Hazards, and Personal Protection.