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First-aid measures

Inhalation:
If inhaled, remove to fresh air.
If symptoms persist, call a physician.

Skin contact:
In case of skin contact, wash affected areas with soap and water.
Get medical attention if irritation develops.

Eye contact:
In case of contact, flush eyes with plenty of water.
Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.

Ingestion:
Clean mouth with water and drink afterwards plenty of water.
Get medical attention.

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media:
- Suitable extinguishing media: Special powder against metal fire, dry sand, dry sodium chloride
- Unsuitable extinguishing media: water, carbon dioxide (CO2)

Specific hazards during firefighting:
- Carbon monoxide
- Carbon Dioxide - Gas is heavier than air. Act as an asphyxiant at high concentrations.

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters:
In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.

Further information: none known.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions:
Remove all sources of ignition.
Avoid formation and deposition of dust.
Use personal protective equipment.

Environmental precautions:
Collect wash water for approved disposal.
Keep from entering water or ground water.

Methods for cleaning up:
Use mechanical handling equipment.
Avoid dust formation.
Fill into labelled, sealable containers.

Handling and storage

Handling:
Avoid dust formation.
Ensure adequate ventilation and, if necessary, exhaust ventilation when handling or transferring the product.
Ensure that the occupational exposure limit value/s (OEL) and/or other limit values are complied with.

Advice on protection against fire and explosion:
Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition.
Take precautionary measures against static discharges.
During processing, dust may form explosive mixture in air.

Hygiene measures: The usual precautions when handling chemicals should be taken. Store work clothes separately.

Dust explosion: not capable of dust explosion

Storage
Requirements for storage areas and containers: no special requirements.
Further information concerning storage conditions: keep container closed when not in use. Store in a dry place.
Note on storage: comply with the notes of VCI (German Chemical industry Association) on combined storage.
Storage category 11: Flammable solids

Transport information

Land transport (UN RTDG/ADR/RID)

UN number:
Not dangerous goods
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Not dangerous goods
Chemical name:
Tantalum carbide
Language:
English
Special provisions / remarks
Special provisions:
Not dangerous goods
Shippingopen allclose all
Remarksopen allclose all

Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

UN number:
Not dangerous goods
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Not dangerous goods
Chemical name:
Tantalum carbide
Special provisions / remarks
Remarks:
Not dangerous goods

Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

UN number:
Not dangerous goods
Shipping information
Proper shipping name and description:
Not dangerous goods
Chemical name:
Tantalum carbide
Special provisions / remarks
Remarks:
Not dangerous goods
SpecialProvisionsopen allclose all

Exposure controls / personal protection

Personal protective equipment
Respiratory protection: respiratory equipment with particle filter EN 143
Hand protection: Glove material: Butyl-rubber, Natural rubber, Nitrile rubber. The data about break through time/strength of material is not valid for undissolved solids/dust.
Eye protection: Safety glasses
Body Protection: Antistatic safety shoes. Protective suit.

Stability and reactivity

Reactivity: no specific risk
Chemical stability: stable under normal conditions
Hazardous reactions: none knwon
Conditions to avoid: Risk of ignition/autoignition. Keep away from sources of ignition.
Materials to avoid: None known.
Hazardous decomposition products: Formation of carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) during thermal decomposition.

Disposal considerations

Disposal should be carried out in accordance with the local, regional or national regulations.
No waste code according to the European Waste Catalogue can be assigned for this product, as the intended use dictates the assignment.