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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

- Inhalation : Remove victim to uncontaminated area wearing self contained breathing apparatus. Keep
victim warm and rested. Call a doctor. Apply artificial respiration if breathing stopped.
- Skin contact : For liquid spillage - flush with water for at least 15 minutes.
- Eye contact : Adverse effects not expected from this product.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
- Suitable extinguishing media : Water spray or fog.
- Unsuitable extinguishing media : Do not use water jet to extinguish.

Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Specific hazards : Exposure to fire may cause containers to rupture/explode.
Hazardous combustion products : If involved in a fire the following toxic and/or corrosive fumes may be produced by thermal
decomposition: Carbonyl fluoride. Carbon monoxide. Hydrogen fluoride.

Advice for firefighters
Specific methods : Use fire control measures appropriate for the surrounding fire. Exposure to fire and heat
radiation may cause gas receptacles to rupture. Cool endangered receptacles with water spray
jet from a protected position. Prevent water used in emergency cases from entering sewers and
drainage systems.
If possible, stop flow of product.
Use water spray or fog to knock down fire fumes if possible.
Move containers away from the fire area if this can be done without risk.
Special protective equipment for fire fighters : Use self-contained breathing apparatus.
Standard protective clothing and equipment (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) for fire
Standard EN 137 - Self-contained open-circuit compressed air breathing apparatus with full
face mask.
Standard EN 469 - Protective clothing for firefighters. Standard - EN 659: Protective gloves for

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Try to stop release.
Evacuate area.
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus when entering area unless atmosphere is proved to
be safe.
Ensure adequate air ventilation.
Prevent from entering sewers, basements and workpits, or any place where its accumulation
can be dangerous.
Act in accordance with local emergency plan.
Stay upwind.

Environmental precautions
Try to stop release.

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up
Ventilate area.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
Safe use of the product : The substance must be handled in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety
Only experienced and properly instructed persons should handle gases under pressure.
Consider pressure relief device(s) in gas installations.
Ensure the complete gas system was (or is regularily) checked for leaks before use.
Do not smoke while handling product.
Use only properly specified equipment which is suitable for this product, its supply pressure and
temperature. Contact your gas supplier if in doubt.
Do not breathe gas.
Avoid release of product into atmosphere.
Safe handling of the gas receptacle : Refer to supplier's container handling instructions.
Do not allow backfeed into the container.
Protect cylinders from physical damage; do not drag, roll, slide or drop.
When moving cylinders, even for short distances, use a cart (trolley, hand truck, etc.) designed
to transport cylinders.
Leave valve protection caps in place until the container has been secured against either a wall
or bench or placed in a container stand and is ready for use.
If user experiences any difficulty operating cylinder valve discontinue use and contact supplier.
Never attempt to repair or modify container valves or safety relief devices.
Damaged valves should be reported immediately to the supplier.
Keep container valve outlets clean and free from contaminants particularly oil and water.
Replace valve outlet caps or plugs and container caps where supplied as soon as container is
disconnected from equipment.
Close container valve after each use and when empty, even if still connected to equipment.
Never attempt to transfer gases from one cylinder/container to another.
Never use direct flame or electrical heating devices to raise the pressure of a container.
Do not remove or deface labels provided by the supplier for the identification of the cylinder
Suck back of water into the container must be prevented.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Observe all regulations and local requirements regarding storage of containers.
Containers should not be stored in conditions likely to encourage corrosion.
Container valve guards or caps should be in place.
Containers should be stored in the vertical position and properly secured to prevent them from
falling over.
Stored containers should be periodically checked for general condition and leakage.
Keep container below 50°C in a well ventilated place.
Store containers in location free from fire risk and away from sources of heat and ignition.
Keep away from combustible materials.

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Disposal considerations