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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Octafluoropropane is essentially non-toxic, however, as a compressed gas it will cause cooling as it evaporate which could lead to frost bite in extreme cases.

Fire-fighting measures

Non-flammable; all types of extinguishers are suitable.
Keep cylinders of octafluoropropane cool; be aware that cylinder may develop very high pressure when heated
Very toxic fumes from decomposition products, including hydrofluoride and carbon monoxide - breathing apparatus required

Accidental release measures

As octafluoropropane is a gas it will quickly escape into the atmosphere. Act promptly to stop or reduce any release as soon as possible.

Handling and storage

Store in a cool, dry place.
Compressed gas will cause cooling when vaporising; cold protection required
Use in contained systems that will prevent any leakage to the environment.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
2424
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Class:
2.2
Classification code:
Non-flammable, non-toxic gases
Packaging group:
Not applicable
Labels:
Non-flammable, non-toxic gas
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
2424
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Class:
2.2
Packaging group:
Not applicable
Labels:
Non-flammable, non-toxic gas
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
2424
Proper shipping name and description:
Octafluoropropane (Refrigerant gas R218)
Chemical name:
Octafluoropropane
Class:
2.2
Packaging group:
Not applicable
Labels:
Non-flammable, non-toxic gas
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
2424
Proper shipping name and description:
Octafluoropropane (Refrigerant gas R218)
Chemical name:
Octafluoropropane
Class:
2.2
Packaging group:
Not applicable
Labels:
Non-flammable, non-toxic gas
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Standard protection when handling a gas should be used.
Use eye protection.
Use is sealed systems.
If the gas is compressed, wear gloves to protect against cold if the material is evaporating.

Stability and reactivity

Material is extremely stable under most conditions.
May react with alkali metals.
High temperatures (>400°C) will give highly toxic decomposition products.

Disposal considerations

Material can be incinerated but a scrubber must be fitted to remove toxic decomposition products.