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EC number: 231-150-7
CAS number: 7440-41-7
Information on particle size distribution is provided for elelmental beryllium. However, in the EU Beryllium is only imported, transported, stored, handled and marketed as solid material (e.g. blocks, bars).
Beryllium is only imported, transported, stored, handled and marketed as
solid material (e.g. blocks, bars) and treated only by well-trained
professional users but not in granular or powder form.
Beryllium metal within the EEA is usually provided in article form that
needs little processing for end use applications. Beryllium metal in
article form may undergo some machining that is done under very
controlled conditions. The vast majority of applications involve the
use of copper beryllium components which are inert, stable and do not
give off emissions during use. Beryllium-containing alloys are only used
in key places in products where they provide a design solution based on
miniaturization, improved energy management, reliability and/or
extending the service life. Within the European Economic Area, copper
beryllium and nickel beryllium alloys are mostly stamped into a variety
of shapes, sizes and designs for use in electrical and electronic
equipment and present very little risk of exposure to airborne
particulate. Copper beryllium is eminently recyclable. Copper
beryllium materials, that are not able to be separated due very minute
quantities being embedded in devices, are normally processed in a copper
waste recovery process.
As with all metals, particulate can be generated during processing of
metal articles. Particle distributions are dependent on the type of
operation and can range from fume size particulate in hot work
applications to large chunks in cutting and shearing type operations.
Casting or master alloys, that are melted in the European foundry
industry to produce alloys with different concentrations, generate
particulates of varying composition and particle sizes.
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