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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation:
- If breathed in, move person into fresh air.
- Victim to lie down in the recovery position, cover and keep him warm.
- Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed.
- Immediate medical attention is required.
Eye contact:
- Keep eyelids open to allow evaporation of product.
- Flush eyes with running water for several minutes, while keeping the eyelids wide open.
- Immediate medical attention is required.
Skin contact:
- Allow to evaporate.
- Rinse with lukewarm running water.
- Remove clothes carefully
- Wash off with warm water and soap.
- Call a physician immediately.
Ingestion:
- not applicable

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media:
- powder
- Foam
- Dry chemical
- Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Extinguishing media which shall not be used for safety reasons:
- Water
Special exposure hazards in a fire:
- Extremely flammable
- Flash back possible over considerable distance.
- Explosion risk in case of fire.
- Vapours are heavier than air and may spread along floors.
- Risk of ignition.
- Thermal decomposition can lead to release of toxic and corrosive gases.
Special protective equipment for fire-fighters:
- Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.
- When intervention in close proximity wear acid resistant over suit.
Other information:
- Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
- Approach from upwind.
- Protect intervention team with a water spray as they approach the fire.
- Keep containers and surroundings cool with water spray.
- Keep product and empty container away from heat and sources of ignition.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions:
- The product evaporates readily.
- Ventilate the area.
- Suppress (knock down) gases/vapours/mists with a water spray jet.
- Vapours are heavier than air and can cause suffocation by reducing oxygen available for breathing.
- Cover the spreading liquid with foam in order to slow down the evaporation.
- Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
- Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition.
- Refer to protective measures listed in sections 7 and 8.
Environmental precautions:
- Should not be released into the environment.
- Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.
Methods for cleaning up:
- Suppress (knock down) gases/vapours/mists with a water spray jet.
- Soak up with inert absorbent material.
- Suitable material for picking up
- Earth
- Dry sand
- Shovel into suitable container for disposal.

Handling and storage

Handling:
- Use only in well-ventilated areas.
- Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
- To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.
- Avoid skin contact with leaking liquid (danger of frostbite).
- Purge piping circuits and equipment with nitrogen.
- No sparking tools should be used.
- Use only explosion-proof equipment.
- Take measures to prevent the build up of electrostatic charge.
Storage:
- Keep away from heat and sources of ignition.
- Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place.
- Vapours are heavier than air and may spread along floors.
- Keep away from direct sunlight.
- Keep in container fitted with safety valve or vent.
- Keep away from combustible material.
- Keep away from Incompatible products.
Specific use(s):
- For further information, please contact: Supplier
Packaging material:
- Stainless steel
- Carbon steel
- Warning! Container under pressure.
Other information:
- Provide electrical equipment safe for hazardous locations.
- Ensure all equipment is electrically grounded before beginning transfer operations.
- Do not confine the product in a circuit, between closed valves, or in a container without a vent.
- Refer to protective measures listed in sections 7 and 8.

Transport information

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Marine transport (IMDG)

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure Limit Values:
Trifluoro(trifluoromethoxy)ethylene
- SAEL (Solvay Acceptable Exposure Limit)
TWA = 10 ppm
Exposure controls:
- Ensure adequate ventilation.
- Refer to protective measures listed in sections 7 and 8.
- Apply technical measures to comply with the occupational exposure limits.
Occupational exposure controls
Respiratory protection:
- Use respirator when performing operations involving potential exposure to vapour of the product.
- The filter class for the respirator must be suitable for the maximum expected contaminant concentration (gas/vapour/aerosol/particulates) that may arise when handling the product. If this concentration is exceeded, self-contained breathing apparatus must be used.
- Remove respiratory and skin/eye protection only after vapours have been cleared from the area.
- Use only respiratory protection that conforms to international/ national standards.
Hand protection:
- Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
- Wear suitable gloves.
- Take note of the information given by the producer concerning permeability and break through times, and of special workplace conditions (mechanical strain, duration of contact).
Eye protection:
- Tightly fitting safety goggles
- Chemical resistant goggles must be worn.
- If splashes are likely to occur, wear:
- Face-shield
Skin and body protection:
- Long sleeved clothing
- Choose body protection in relation to its type, to the concentration and amount of dangerous substances, and to the specific work-place.
Hygiene measures:
- Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.
- Gloves, overalls and boots have to be double layered (protection against cold temperature).
- Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately.
- Wash contaminated clothing before re-use.
- When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
- Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
- Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
Environmental exposure controls:
- Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.

Stability and reactivity

Stability:
- Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Conditions to avoid:
- Heat, flames and sparks.
- To avoid thermal decomposition, do not overheat.
Materials to avoid:
- Air, Water
- Acids, Oxidizing agents, Alkalis
- Do not mix with polymerisation initiators., Hazardous polymerisation may occur.
Hazardous decomposition products:
- Gaseous hydrogen fluoride (HF)., Fluorophosgene

Disposal considerations

Waste from residues / unused products:
- Can be incinerated, when in compliance with local regulations.
- The incinerator must be equipped with a system for the neutralisation or recovery of HF.
- In accordance with local and national regulations.
Packaging treatment:
- Purge the container with nitrogen and direct the gas to a treatment plant.
- Empty containers can be landfilled, when in accordance with the local regulations.