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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

General

Inhalation :
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. Obtain medical attention if symptoms occur.

Ingestion:
If swallowed, rinse mouth with water (only if the person is conscious). Do not induce vomiting. Obtain medical attention if symptoms occur.

Skin contact :
Rinse with plenty of running water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Obtain medical attention if symptoms occur.

Eye contact :
Rinse with plenty of running water. Obtain medical attention if symptoms occur.

Note to physician :
Inhalation of fire and thermal decomposition gases, containing oxides of nitrogen and ammonia, can cause irritation and corrosive effects on the respiratory system. Some lung effects may be delayed. Give oxygen, especially if there is blueness around the mouth.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
If fertilizer is not directly involved in the Fire
Use the best means available to extinguish the Fire.
If fertilizer is involved in the Fire
Use plenty of water.
Small fire :
Non-combustible. This product can sustain combustion. Water.

Large fire :
Non-combustible. This product can sustain combustion. Water.

Extinguishing media not to be used :
Do not use chemical extinguishers or foams or attempt to smother the fire with steam or sand.
Unusual fire and explosion hazards.
May be explosive in contact with flammable or organic substances and at confinement during fire.

Hazardous thermal decomposition and combustion products :
In case of fire, may produce hazardous decomposition products such as nitrogen oxides (NO, NO2 etc.), ammonia (NH3), amines.

Special fire fighting procedures :
Open doors and windows of the store to give maximum ventilation.
Avoid breathing the fumes (toxic); stand up-wind of the Fire.
Prevent any contamination of fertilizer by oils or other combustible materials.
Wear suitable protective clothing. Self-contained breathing apparatus.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions:
Avoid walking through spilled product and exposure to dust.
Use suitable protective equipment (Section exposure controls/ personal protection)

Environmental precautions :
Take care to avoid the contamination of watercourses and drains and inform the appropriate authority in case of accidental contamination of watercourses.

Methods for cleaning up :
Small spill and leak :
Vacuum or sweep up material and place in a designated, labelled waste container. Clean up affected area with a large amount of water. Do not collect spilled material in sawdust or other combustible material.

Large spill and leak :
Vacuum or sweep up material and place in a designated, labelled waste container. Recycle, if possible. Clean up affected area with a large amount of water. If spilled substance enters a watercourse, inform the local authority. Do not collect spilled material in sawdust or other combustible material.

Remarks :
Note: See section exposure controls/ personal protection for personal protective equipment and section disposal considerations for waste disposal.

Handling and storage

Handling :
Use with adequate ventilation. Local exhaust ventilation should be provided. Avoid possible sources of ignition (spark or flame). Avoid contamination by any source including metals, dust and organic materials.

Storage :
Avoid contact with combustible and reducing materials. Do not expose to high temperatures.

Specific use(s)

Packaging materials
Stainless steel (304)
Non suitable: Zinc., Copper

Note: See section stability and reactivity for stability and reactivity.

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
2067
2071
1942
2426
Shippingopen allclose all
Proper shipping name and description:
2067-Ammonium nitrate based fertilizer
Chemical name:
Ammonium nitrate
Language:
English
Proper shipping name and description:
2071-Ammonium nitrate based fertilizer, uniform mixture of nitrigen/phosphate, nitrogen/potash or nitrogen/phosphate/potash type, containing not more than 70% ammonium nitrate and not more than 0.4% total combustible/organic material calculated as carbon or with not more than 45% ammonium nitrate and unrestricted combustible material
Chemical name:
Ammonium nitrate
Language:
English
Proper shipping name and description:
1942-Ammonium nitrate with not more than 0.2% total combustible material, including any inorganic substance calculated as carbon, to the exclusion of any other added substance
Chemical name:
Ammonium nitrate
Language:
English
Proper shipping name and description:
2426-Ammonium nitrate liquid, hot concentrated solution, in a concentration of more than 80% but not more than 93%
Chemical name:
Ammonium nitrate
Language:
English
Labels:
5.1 for UN 2076, UN 1942 and UN 2426
Not applicable for UN 2071
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Inland waterway transport (UN RTDG/ADN(R))

UN number:
2067
2071
1942
2426
Shippingopen allclose all
Proper shipping name and description:
2067-Ammonium nitrate based fertilizer
Chemical name:
Ammonium nitrate
Language:
English
Proper shipping name and description:
2071-Ammonium nitrate based fertilizer, uniform mixture of nitrigen/phosphate, nitrogen/potash or nitrogen/phosphate/potash type, containing not more than 70% ammonium nitrate and not more than 0.4% total combustible/organic material calculated as carbon or with not more than 45% ammonium nitrate and unrestricted combustible material
Chemical name:
Ammonium nitrate
Language:
English
Proper shipping name and description:
1942-Ammonium nitrate with not more than 0.2% total combustible material, including any inorganic substance calculated as carbon, to the exclusion of any other added substance
Chemical name:
Ammonium nitrate
Language:
English
Proper shipping name and description:
2426-Ammonium nitrate liquid, hot concentrated solution, in a concentration of more than 80% but not more than 93%
Chemical name:
Ammonium nitrate
Language:
English
Labels:
5.1 for UN 2076, UN 1942 and UN 2426
Not applicable for UN 2071
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
2067
2071
1942
2426
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
2067-Ammonium nitrate based fertilizer
2071-Ammonium nitrate based fertilizer, uniform mixture of nitrigen/phosphate, nitrogen/potash or nitrogen/phosphate/potash type, containing not more than 70% ammonium nitrate and not more than 0.4% total combustible/organic material calculated as carbon or with not more than 45% ammonium nitrate and unrestricted combustible material
1942-Ammonium nitrate with not more than 0.2% total combustible material, including any inorganic substance calculated as carbon, to the exclusion of any other added substance.
2426-Ammonium nitrate liquid, hot concentrated solution, in a concentration of more than 80% but not more than 93%
Chemical name:
Ammonium nitrate
Labels:
5.1 for UN 2076, UN 1942 and UN 2426
Not applicable for UN 2071
Remarksopen allclose all

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
2067
2071
1942
2426
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
2067-Ammonium nitrate based fertilizer
2071-Ammonium nitrate based fertilizer, uniform mixture of nitrigen/phosphate, nitrogen/potash or nitrogen/phosphate/potash type, containing not more than 70% ammonium nitrate and not more than 0.4% total combustible/organic material calculated as carbon or with not more than 45% ammonium nitrate and unrestricted combustible material
1942-Ammonium nitrate with not more than 0.2% total combustible material, including any inorganic substance calculated as carbon, to the exclusion of any other added substance.
2426-Ammonium nitrate liquid, hot concentrated solution, in a concentration of more than 80% but not more than 93%
Chemical name:
Ammonium nitrate
Labels:
5.1 for UN 2076, UN 1942
Not applicable for UN 2071 and UN 2426
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SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

Exposure controls / personal protection

Exposure limit values

Engineering measures :
None required. However, use of adequate ventilation : is good industrial practice.

Hygienic measures :
When using do not eat, drink or smoke. Wash hands after handling compounds and before eating, smoking and using the lavatory and at the end of the day.

Personal protection Production scale :

Respiratory system :
Respiratory protection.

Skin and body :
Working clothes.

Hands :
protective (heat resistant) gloves.

Eyes :
Face shield.

Environmental exposure controls :
Advice on personal protection is applicable for high exposure levels.

Select proper personal protection basedon a risk.

Stability and reactivity

Stability :
Stable under recommended storage and handling conditions (see section handling and storage).

Conditions to avoid :
Decomposes on heating. Confinement must be avoided.

Materials to avoid :
Reducing agents,strong acids and bases, metal powders,combustible materials, chromates,zinc,copper and copper alloys,chlorates.

Hazardous decomposition products :
nitrogen oxides (NO, NO2)

Disposal considerations

Responsibility of the receiver to have knowledge of national and local regulations.

Methods of disposal :
Waste must be disposed of in accordance with national and local environmental regulations. Controlled biodegradation in waste water treatment is possible.