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First-aid measures

Inhalation :Remove to fresh air. Get medical attention.Skin contact :Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water for at least 15 minutes. If skin irritation occurs, get medical advice/attention.Eye contact : Hold eyelids apart and flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention.Ingestion :If conscious, make the victim drink the following: Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water. Get medical attention immediately

Fire-fighting measures

Protective equipment and precautions for firefightersSuitable extinguishing media : All conventional media are suitable.Hazardous decompositionProducts:Type: Hazardous combustion products Carbon dioxide (CO2) Carbon monoxideType: Thermal decomposition may produce: Carbon dioxide (CO2) Carbon monoxideFurther information : In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus. Wear personal protective equipment.Specific hazards during fireFighting : Thermal decomposition can lead to release of irritating gases and vapours. Burning produces obnoxious and toxic fumes.

Accidental release measures

Environmental precautions :Avoid release to the environment.Additional advice : Remove all sources of ignition.Contain spill.Soak up with inert absorbent material.Sweep up and shovel into suitable containers for disposal.Keep in properly labeled containers.Clean contaminated surface thoroughly.Flush with water.Dispose of rinse water as waste water.Emergency action plans and the scenario’s considered for accidents are covered in two sections of the COMAH report.B61 Major Accident Hazards and LPG Major Accident Hazards.pdf attached

Handling and storage

The measures for rigorous containment in place at the start of production are set out as part of the internal process hazard review and include sealed reactor, purged with Nitrogen and open to the boiler house, these measures continue to be in place through the production flow.HandlingAdvice on safe handling : Use personal protective equipment as required.Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.Do not breathe vapours or spray mist.Avoid repeated exposure.Avoid prolonged contact.StorageRequirements for storage areasand containers : Keep in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.Isolate from incompatible materials.Keep container tightly closed.Keep away from flames and sparks.Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.Store in dry stainless steel containers.Other data : Stable under normal conditions.Details of the production scheme are covered in section 2 – the process is controlled by an automated system which controls the reaction throughout the process, monitoring all relevant parameters including temp, pressure, level also monitoring levels on transfer, each system is backed up with independent controls such as hard wired trips, bursting discs etc.The measures taken to avoid minor release to humans or the environment, 2 possible causes, the sampling process and cleaning of the Niagara filter. During the sampling process, f12 batches are cooled back to approx. 80 ¿C , tap reactions remain at 155¿C , sample is manually taken through a screw valve into a sight-glass. The sample size required for analysis is small approx 1g, but the overall liquid removed including flush is approx 1 litre, excess material is returned to the plant via V210.- this is cover by internal procedure SOP 202-3a. Cleaning the Niagara is normally a weekly task and is covered by internal procedure 204-7a. When performing this procedure there is a potential for contact with Fulcat saturated with Alkylated Phenol. Alkylated Phenol is classified as Toxic and extremely hazardous, so avoid contact on skin or clothing. The process is carried out using the internal Permit to work system to ensure the plant is drained and isolated. Wearing the correct PPE the filter plates are manually cleaned, the cake is discharged to an open topped drum, which when filled is sealed and disposed off using the normal site disposal process.Samples are taken of the returned overheads for phosphate content, and the final alklylated phenol batch for propylene content. Both these analysis are carried out using Gas Chromatography. These tests are covered by internal procedure 202-3a and 203-2a.All personnel are formally trained and validated against all of the procedures associated with the operation of the plant, this training is subject to a revalidation process – in total for the Isopropylated plant their are 88 procedures. The procedures are split into 6 main categories – 1.Emergency and abnormal 2.Start-Shutdown Operation3.Reaction Operations4.Sampling- Transfer Operation5.Maintenance Procedures6.Tune AccessTransport on the material is through a closed system as discussed in section 2, - these transfers are risk assessed and reviewed using the internal Process hazard review system. Precautions and protocols for the process are covered by the site standard ISO14001.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
2821
Proper shipping name and description:
Phenol solution
Chemical name:
Reaction mass of 3-tert-butylphenol, 4-tert-butylphenol and phenol
Language:
English
Class:
6.1
Classification code:
T1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
6.1
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
2821
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Class:
6.1
Classification code:
T1
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
6.1
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
2821
Proper shipping name and description:
PHENOL SOLUTION
Chemical name:
Reaction mass of 3-tert-butylphenol, 4-tert-butylphenol and phenol
Packaging group:
II
EmS code:
F-A
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
2821
Proper shipping name and description:
PHENOL SOLUTION
Chemical name:
Reaction mass of 3-tert-butylphenol, 4-tert-butylphenol and phenol
Packaging group:
II
Labels:
6.1
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Advice on safe handling : Use personal protective equipment as required.Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.Do not breathe vapours or spray mist.Avoid repeated exposure.Avoid prolonged contact.Eye protection : Safety gogglesorFull face shield.Hand protection : Butyl rubber gloves for heavy duty. Polyethylene gloves for light duty.Skin and body protection : To protect against splashes from pouring:Full protective suitRubber or polyethyleneBootsRespiratory protection : Respirator with a vapour filter (EN 141)Self-contained breathing apparatus (EN 133)Hygiene measures : Wash thoroughly after handling.Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

Stability and reactivity

Requirements for storage areas and containers : Keep in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place.Isolate from incompatible materials.Keep container tightly closed.Keep away from flames and sparks.Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.Store in dry stainless steel containers.Other data : Stable under normal conditions

Disposal considerations

Dispose of in accordance with the European Directives on waste and hazardous waste.Dispose of as hazardous waste in compliance with local and national regulations.