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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Product-Specific hazards and other issues :- Severe eye and skin irritant. Can cause corneal damages. Moderate respiratory tract irritant.- Systemic effects on CNS, liver and blood are possible. - Risk of serious damage to the lungs (by aspiration)General advice:- Always observe self protection methods.- Move out of dangerous area.- Remove contaminated shoes and clothing.- Consult a physician.- Show this material safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.Inhalation:- Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.- Do not leave the victim unattended.- Keep patient warm and at rest.- Immediately seek medical attention.- If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.- If unconscious place in recovery position and seek medical advice.- In the event of unconsciousness , apnea or cardiac arrest (no Pulse) apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation.Skin contact:- Immediately flush affected area with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoe.- Immediately get medical attention. Eye contact- Flush eyes with water thoroughly and continuously for 15 minutes.- Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.- Immediately get medical attention and provide for further treatment by an ophthalmologist due to possible caustic burn of the eyes..Ingestion- Clean mouth with water and drink afterwards plenty of water.- Do NOT induce vomiting.- Do not give milk or alcoholic beverages.- Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.- If vomiting does occur, have victim lean forward to reduce risk of aspiration.- Get medical attention immediately.Advice to Physician :-Treat symptomatically. Treatment of overexposure should be directed at the control of symptoms and the clinical condition of the patient. - Vapors, skin absorption and ingestion can cause nausea, dizziness, headache and CNS depression with general anesthesia, liver- and kindney-function disturbance, cardiovascular and blood count effects. - If inhalation occurs signs and symptoms may include coughing, choking, wheezing, difficulty in breathing, chest congestion, shortness of breath and/or fever. - The onset of respiratory symptoms may be delayed. Can cause pulmonary edema.- After rinsing affected eyes must be seen by an ophthalmologist

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media- SMALL FIRE: Use dry chemicals, CO2, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam - LARGE FIRE: Use water spray, water fog or alcohol-resistant foam Unsuitable Extinguishing Media Do not use solid water stream. Specific hazards during fire fighting- Fine sprays/mists may be combustible at temperatures below normal flash point. When mixed with air and exposed to ignition source, vapors can burn in open or explode if confined. Vapors may be heavier than air. May travel long distances along the ground before igniting and flashing back to vapor source. Fight fire from maximum distance or use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles. Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out. Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety devices or discoloration of tank. Always stay away from tanks engulfed in fire. For massive fire, use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles; if this is impossible, withdraw from area and let fire burn. .Further information :- Collect contaminated fire extinguishing water separately. This must not be discharged into drains.- Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.Special protective equipment for fire-fighters- Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Structural firefighters protective clothing will only provide limited protection.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions :- Use personal protective equipment.- Ensure adequate ventilation.- Remove all sources of ignition.- Evacuate personnel to safe areas.- Beware of vapors accumulating to form explosive concentrations. Vapors can accumulate in low areas. Methods for cleaning up- Eliminate all sources of ignition. All equipment used when handling this product must be grounded. Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. - Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas. A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. Use clean non-sparking tools to collect absorbed material.

Handling and storage

HandlingAdvice on safe handling- Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Extinguish all ignition sources. Wear recommended personal protective equipment. Containers must be properly grounded before beginning transfer. All electrical equipment should be grounded and conform to applicable electric codes and regulatory requirements. Check atmosphere for explosiveness and oxygen deficiencies. Observe precautions pertaining to confined space entry. Check periodically to confirm inhibitor content. If below desired level, add extra inhibitor/mix well to be effective. Use only non-sparking tools. Carefully vent any internal pressure before removing closure. Isolate, vent, drain, wash and purge systems or equipment before maintenance or repair. Handle empty containers with care; vapor/residue may be flammable. - Avoid contact with skin and eyes.- Smoking, eating and drinking should be prohibited in the application area.- Take precautionary measures against static discharges.Advice on protection against fire and explosion- Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.- Take measures to prevent the build up of electrostatic charge.StorageRequirements for storage areas and containers :- Store closed drums with bung in up position. Store only in tightly closed, properly vented containers away from heat, sparks, open flame and strong oxidizing agents. Vapor space above stored liquid may be flammable/explosive unless blanketed with inert gas. Can self-react/polymerize/liberate heat/raising temperature, pressure/possibly rupture container unless properly inhibited. Recommended and Unsuitable Materials for Storage Container Advice : Carbon Steel.

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
UN-Number : 2056Description of the goodsTETRAHYDROFURAN
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Class:
Class : 3
Classification code:
Classification CodeF1
Packaging group:
Packing group: II
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
UN-Number : 2056Description of the goods: TETRAHYDROFURAN
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Class3
Classification code:
Classification CodeF1
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Packing group : II
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
UN-Number : 2056
Proper shipping name and description:
Description of the goods: TETRAHYDROFURAN
Chemical name:
TETRAHYDROFURAN
Class:
Class3
Packaging group:
Packing group: II
EmS code:
EmS Number 1: F-E EmS Number 2: S-D
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

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This way of transportation is not supported by Lyondell Basell Industries.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures- Electrical equipment should be grounded and conform to applicable electrical code.- Provide local exhaust or general room ventilation to minimize exposure to vapors.- Both local exhaust and good general room ventilation must be provided not only to control exposure but also to prevent formation of flammable mixturesPersonal protective equipmentHand protection:Chemical-resistant protective gloves (EN 374) for example, Ansell “Barrier” protective gloves; breakthrough time >= 480 min. Source: GESTIS substance database (hazardous substance information system of commercial professional associations) Suitability for specific workplaces should be clarified with protective glove manufacturers. Gloves should be discarded and replaced if there is any indication of degradation or chemical breakthrough.Before removing gloves clean them with soap and water.Selection of appropriate personal protective equipment should be based on an evaluation of the performance characteristics of the protective equipment relative to the task(s) to be performed, conditions present, duration of use, and the hazards and/or potential hazards that may be encountered during use.Respiratory protectionIn case of dusts/vapours/aerosols being formed or if the limit values like TLV are exceeded:use respiratory equipment conforming to EN140 with suitable filter (filter type A) or betterEye protection- Eye protection such as chemical splash goggles and/or face shield must be worn when possibility exists for eye contact due to splashing or spraying liquid, airborne particles, or vapor.Skin and body protection- Depending on the conditions of use, protective gloves, apron, boots, head and face protection should be worn.- Choose body protection according to the amount and concentration of the dangerous substance at the work place.- Use PPE that is chemical resistant to the product and prevents skin contact.- Fire retardant clothing is appropriate for routine occupational use.Hygiene measures- Selection of appropriate personal protective equipment should be based on an evaluation of the performance characteristics of the protective equipment relative to the task(s) to be performed, conditions present, duration of use, and the hazards and/or potential hazards that may be encountered during use.- Emergency eye wash fountains and safety showers should be available in the immediate vicinity of any potential exposure.- Wash hands before eating, drinking, smoking, or using toilet facilities.- Use good personal hygiene practices.- Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.- When using do not eat or drink.- When using do not smoke.Environmental exposure controlsGeneral advice :- Prevent product from entering drains.- Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to avoid :- Heat, sparks, open flame, other ignition sources, and oxidizing conditions.Materials to avoid- Reacts vigorously with strong oxidizers and acids.Hazardous decomposition products- No additional information available.Thermal decomposition- Note: Thermal decomposition may produce carbon monoxide and other toxic vapors.Hazardous reactions- May occur.- Note: This product is stable with an appropriate level of Butylated Hydroxy Toluene inhibitor (minimum 200 ppm), but reactive (unstable) without.- Note: Contact a company sales representative for information regarding adequate inhibitor levels and methods of making inhibitor level determinations.

Disposal considerations

Contaminated product, soil or water may be hazardous waste due to potentially low flash point. Comply with applicable local, state or international regulations concerning solid or hazardous waste disposal and/or container disposalProduct-Do not dispose of waste into sewer.- Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with chemical or used container.- Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.Contaminated packaging : - Empty remaining contents.- Dispose of as unused product.- Do not re-use empty containers.- Do not burn, or use a cutting torch on, the empty drum.