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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: Remove patient immediately to fresh air.  If breathing has

stopped, give artifical respiration, preferably

mouth-to-mouth.  Use oxygen as required, provided a

qualified operator is available.  Do not give epinedrine

(adrenaline). Contact a physician.

Emergency measure - Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with large amounts of water for at

least 15 minutes, lifting eyelids occasionally to facilitate

irrigation.  Seek medical attention.

Emergency measure - Skin: Promptly flush skin with water until all chemical is

removed.  remove any clothing contaminated with liquid and

wash before reuse.

Emergency measure - Ingestion: Ingestion is an unlikely route of exposure and hazards are

unknown.  Do not induce vomiting unless instructed to by a


Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Use any standard agent - choose the one most appropriate for

the type of surrounding fire.  As for special firefighting

instructions, fireighters should use water spray to keep

fire-exposed containers cool and to knock down vapours which

may result from product decomposition.

Product arising from burning: Halogens, halogen acids and possibly carbonyl halides are

decomposition products.  These are toxic and corrosive.

Hazardous polymerizations will not occur.  A source of

ignition, such as lighted cigarettes, flames, hot spots,

welding or fire conditions may yield toxic and/or corrosive

composition products.

Product determined by test: N

Protective equipment: Fire fighters should wear NIOSH-approved breathing apparatus

for protection against suffocation and possible toxic

decomposition products - proper eye and skin protection

should be provided.

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: Always wear recommended personal protective equipment.

Evacuate all unprotected personnel.  Protected personnel

should remove any flames and shut off leak, if without risk,

and provide ventilation.  Unprotected personnel should not

return until air has been tested and determined safe,

including low-lying areas.

Handling and storage

Handling: Avoid breathing vapours or liquid contact with eyes, skin or


Skin protection: Wear protective, impervious gloves and

clothing with an outer layer of MYLAR-coated Durafab (2nd

choice - PVA), if prolonged or repeated contact with liquid

is anticipated.  Wash clothing promptly, if wet.  Remove any

non-impervious clothing and wash before re-use.

Eye protection:  For normal conditions, wear safety glasses.

Where there is reasonable probability of liquid contact,

wear chemical safety goggles.  Contact lenses should not be

worn under such conditions.

Respiratory Protection:  None generally required for

adequately ventilated work situations.  For accidential

releases in non-ventilated situations, use self-contained

NIOSH approved breathing apparatus.

Do not puncture or drop containers, expose them to open

flame, excessive heat or direct sunlight.  Use approved

cylinders only.  Tank cleaning personnel should use only a

formal tank entry procedure based on recognized safety

principles.  Leak testing should not be done with a

pressurized mixture of HFC-254fa and air.  Use dry nitrogen

to leak test equipment pressurized with HFC-245fa.

Storage: Due to low boiling point of 15 °C, store in a cool,

well-ventillated area of low fire risk.  Protect container

and its fittings from physical damage.  Storage in

subsurface locations should be avoided.  Close valve tightly

after use and when empty.

Packaging of the substance and or preparation: Disposable 15, 30 and 50 lb cylinders using a 150 psai

nitrogen pad. Returnable 2 and 123 lb. Cylinders using a 150

psai nitrogen pad.  Recipients have the option of receiving

the returnable 2 and 123 lb.  Cylinders unpressurized.

Returnable 1/2 ton and 1 ton cylinders which are not

pre-ressurized with nitrogen.  Due to the low boiling point

of HFC-245fa, the 2, 15 and 50 and 123 lb cylinders will

have a liquid withdrawal tube for dispensing the material.

the 1/2 ton and 1 ton cylinders have both a liquid and a

vapour withdrawal valve for dispensing the material. Users

will have to use nitrogen pads to dispense the material from

the non-pressurized cylinders due to the low boiling point.

aerosol topical anesthetic : aerosols or in other sprayable


Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Special provisions / remarks
Transport: Not regulated. Transport in sealed correctly labelled
containers and prevent from falling over.

Cylinders of HFC-245fa will be shipped to customers in
Nitrogen pressurized cylinders. The transport code for
these types of cylinders is "Liquified gas, n.o.s.
(nitrogen, pentafluoropropane) US DOT ID No. UN 3163". Those
cylinders not pressurized with Nitrogen are not regulated.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: None known

Chemical reaction with water: None known

Dust explosion: Not applicable the test substance is a gas (liquid under


Dust explosion determined by test: N

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Not applicable, the substance is consumed during the foam


Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: Neutralisation (ie. oxidation, hydrolysis) will result in

the production of hydrogen fluoride.  Gas neutralisation is

necessary to neutralise this by-product.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: Waste foam is generally disposed of by landfill.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: Incineration is the recommended method of disposal.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: Not applicable the substance is a gas.

Public at large - Possibility of recovery/recycling: The substance as such is not available to the general

public.  Waste foam (containing the notified substance) in

consumer items will generally be disposed of via landfill.