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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Inhalation: Move patient from contaminated area to fresh air. Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed.
In case of persistent problems : Consult a physician.

Skin contact: Wash off with plenty of water. Frostbite : treat as thermal burns.
Eye contact: Wash immediately, abundantly and thoroughly with water. If irritation persists, consult an ophthalmologist.
Ingestion: Hospitalise.

Protection of first-aiders: If entering a saturated atmosphere, wear a self contained breathing apparatus.
Notes to physician: Treatment: Do not administer catecholamines (because of the cardiac effect caused by the product)

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media: Dry powder

Specific hazards arising from the chemical: Extremely flammable liquefied gas.
At high temperature:, Thermal decomposition giving toxic and corrosive products :, Hydrogen Fluoride

Specific methods: Prohibit all sources of sparks and ignition - Do not smoke.
Cool containers / tanks with water spray. Ensure a system for the rapid emptying of containers. In case of fire nearby, remove exposed containers.

Special protective actions for fire-fighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
Avoid contact with the skin and the eyes. Avoid inhalation of vapours.
In enclosed areas : ventilate or wear a self-contained breathing apparatus (risk of anoxia). Remove all sources of ignition. Do not smoke.

Environmental precautions: Do not release into the environment.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling:
Technical measures/Precautions:
Storage and handling precautions applicable to products: pressurised liquified gas Extremely flammable With vapours explosive in air. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at machinery. Provide water supplies, ocular fountains and showers near the point of use. Well ventilate empty vats and tanks before entering.Provide self -contained breathing apparatus nearby (for emergency intervention).

Safe handling advice:
Prohibit ignition sources and contact with hot surfaces - DO NOT SMOKE.

Hygiene measures:
Do not smoke. Avoid contact with the skin and the eyes. Avoid inhalation of vapours.
Wash hands after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and protective equipment before entering eating areas.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities:
Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition. Keep in a cool, well-ventilated place. Protect full containers from sources of heat to avoid overpressurization. Provide electrical earthing of equipment and electrical equipment usable in explosive atmospheres.
Do not store above: 45 °C
Incompatible products: Strong oxidizing agents
Packaging material: Recommended: Ordinary steel
To be avoided: Alloys containing more than 2% of magnesium

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
3252
Proper shipping name and description:
DIFLUOROMETHANE (REFRIGERANT GAS R 32)
Class:
2
Classification code:
2F
Packaging group:
23
Labels:
2.1
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
3252
Proper shipping name and description:
DIFLUOROMETHANE (REFRIGERANT GAS R 32)
Class:
2
Classification code:
2F
Packaging group:
23
Labels:
2.1
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
3252
Proper shipping name and description:
DIFLUOROMETHANE (REFRIGERANT GAS R 32)
Chemical name:
DIFLUOROMETHANE (REFRIGERANT GAS R 32)
Class:
2.1
EmS code:
F-D, S-U
Labels:
2.1
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
3252
Proper shipping name and description:
Refrigerant gas R 32
Class:
2.1
Labels:
2.1
Remarks
Handling label : C (Cargo Only)
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure Limit Values
Source Date Value type Value(ppm) Value(mg/m3)
WEEL 2006 TWA 1.000 2.200 –
WEEL 2006 – – Listed


EXPOSURE CONTROLS:
General protective measures: Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms.

Personal protective equipment:
Respiratory protection: In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.
Hand protection: Leather gloves
Eye protection: Safety glasses with side-shields
Skin and body protection: Protective clothing (cotton)

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity & Stability: The product is stable at ambient temperature

Conditions to avoid: Avoid contact with flames and red hot metallic surfaces
Temperatures above 45 °C

Materials to avoid: Strong oxidizing agents, Alkali metals, Alkaline earth metals

Hazardous decomposition products:
At high temperature:, Thermal decomposition giving toxic and corrosive products :, Gaseous hydrogen fluoride (HF).

Disposal considerations

Disposal of product: Recycle or incinerate at an approved waste disposal site. In accordance with local and national regulations.