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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

AFTER INHALATION:
After inhalation of greater quantities of dust, take affected person to fresh air.

ON CONTACT WITH SKIN:
Wash skin with water and soap after work.

ON CONTACT WITH THE EYES:
Rinse with plenty of water.

IF SWALLOWED:
Drink water.

PARTICULAR ADVICES FOR THE PHYSICIAN:
None.

Fire-fighting measures

SUITABLE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA:
Foam, carbon dioxide, dry powder, water spray jet.

UNSUTABLE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA:
Direct water spray jet.

PARTICULAR RISKS ARISING FROM THE SUBSTANCE, ITS PREPARATION, ITS PRODUCTS OF COMUBTION OR FORMED GASES:
Dusts may glow in oxygen-containing atmosphere above 350°C. During glowing and in case of fire carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide is generated.

SPECIAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR FIRE-FIGHTING:
None, in case of insufficient ventilation use respiration equipment (against carbon monoxide/carbon dioxide).

Accidental release measures

PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS:
If dust occurs during machining, use protective mask (P1).

ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS:
None.

METHODS FOR CLEANING/REMOVAL:
Remove mechanically.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
None.

Handling and storage

HANDLING

ADVICE ON SAFE HANDLING:
None.

ADVICE ON PROTECTION AGAINST FIRE AND EXPLOSION:
Graphite dusts with particles sizes from 4 to 40 µm are able to explode in a wide range of concentrations. The minimum ignition energy is 1kJ for the finest dust. The dusts tested were ranked as St.1 class. Denkevits, A. (2003)

STORAGE

REQUIREMENTS ON STORAGE AREAS AND TANKS:
None.

ADVICE ON STORAGE ASSEMBLY:
None.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON STORAGE CONDITIONS:
None.

STORAGE CLASS:
Not classified.

Transport information

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Marine transport (IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

INGREDIENTS WITH OCCUPATIONAN EXPOSURE LIMITS:
Graphite (Dust), AGW, 10mg/m3 (inhalable) and 3mg/m3 (alveolic)

ADDITIONAL ADVICES:
Procedure to measure the exposure limits DIN EN 481

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

GENERAL PROTECTIVE AND HYGIENE MEASURES:
None.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION:
Dust protective mask (P1) if dust occurs.

HAND PROTECTION:
None.

EYE PROTECTION:
Safety glasses, if dust occurs.

BODY PROTECTION:
None.

Stability and reactivity

CONDITIONS TO BE AVOIDED:
None.

CONTACT WITH SUBSTANCES TO BE AVOIDED:
None.

HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS:
None, if handled in accordance with description.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
None.

Disposal considerations

PRODUCT/PREPARATION:
Disposal in accordance with EC directive 91/692/EEC.

CONTAMINATED PACKING MATERIAL:
Disposal in accordance with EC directive 91/692/EEC.