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Guidance on Safe Use

Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Description of necessary first-aid measures
If inhaled
- Remove to fresh air.
- Oxygen or artificial respiration if needed.
- If symptoms persist, call a physician.
In case of eye contact
- Keep eyelids open to allow evaporation of product.
- Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water, also under the eyelids.
-If eye irritation persists, consult a specialist.
In case of skin contact
- Allow to evaporate.
- Rinse with lukewarm running water.
- If symptoms persist, call a physician.
If swallowed
- not applicable

Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed
Inhalation
- In case of higher concentrations: narcosis, Asphyxia, May cause cardiac arrhythmia.
Skin contact
- Contact with liquid or refrigerated gas can cause cold burns and frostbite.
- Prolonged skin contact may defat the skin and produce dermatitis.
Eye contact
- Severe eye irritation
- Causes frostbite burns to eyes.
- Symptoms: Lachrymation, Redness, Swelling of tissue, Frostbite, Burn
Ingestion
- not applicable

Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
- Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.

Unsuitable extinguishing media
- None.

Specific hazards arising from the chemical
- The product is not flammable.
- Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions.

Special protective actions for fire-fighters
- Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.
- Fire fighters must wear fire resistant personnel protective equipment.
- Wear chemical resistant oversuit
- Protect intervention team with a water spray as they approach the fire.
- Clean contaminated surface thoroughly.
- Approach from upwind.
- Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
- Keep containers and surroundings cool with water spray.
- After the fire, proceed rapidly to clean the surfaces exposed to the fumes in order to limit the damage to the equipment.

Accidental release measures

Advice for non-emergency personnel
- Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
- Keep away from Incompatible products.

Advice for emergency responders
- Approach from upwind.
- Suppress (knock down) gases/vapours/mists with a water spray jet.
- Avoid spraying the leak source.
- Try to re-position leaking containers, to have the leak in the gaseous phase.
- Vapours are heavier than air and can cause suffocation by reducing oxygen available for breathing.
- Keep away from open flames, hot surfaces and sources of ignition.

Environmental precautions
- Should not be released into the environment.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
- Allow to evaporate.
- Prevent product from entering drains.

Reference to other sections
- Refer to protective measures listed below (exposure controls/personal protection)

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
- Use only equipment and materials which are compatible with the product.
- Prevent product vapours decomposition from contacting hot spots.
- Prevent product vapours decomposition from electric arc action (welding).
- Keep away from heat.
- Keep away from Incompatible products.

Conditions for storage, including incompatibilities
Storage
- Keep in a well-ventilated place.
- Store in original container.
- Keep away from Incompatible products.
- Refer to protective measures listed in sections 7 and 8.

Packaging material
Suitable material
- Steel drum

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
3296
Proper shipping name and description:
HEPTAFLUOROPROPANE
Language:
English
Class:
2
Labels:
2.2 + 13
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Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
3296
Proper shipping name and description:
HEPTAFLUOROPROPANE
Language:
English
Class:
2
Labels:
2.2
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
3296
Proper shipping name and description:
HEPTAFLUOROPROPANE
Class:
2.2
EmS code:
F-C,S-V
Labels:
Non-flammable gas
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Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
3296
Proper shipping name and description:
HEPTAFLUOROPROPANE
Class:
2.2
Labels:
Non-flammable gas
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Occupational Exposure Limit:
no official limits established

Exposure controls
- Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at machinery.
- Apply technical measures to comply with the occupational exposure limits.

Exposure controls
Appropriate engineering controls
- Ensure adequate ventilation.
- Apply technical measures to comply with the occupational exposure limits.

Individual protection measures
Respiratory protection
- Self-contained breathing apparatus in medium confinement/insufficient oxygen/in case of large uncontrolled emissions/in all circumstances when the mask and cartridge do not give adequate protection.
- Use only respiratory protection that conforms to international/ national standards.
Hand protection
- Take note of the information given by the producer concerning permeability and break through times, and of special workplace conditions (mechanical strain, duration of contact).
- Protective gloves
- Suitable material: Fluoroelastomer
Eye protection
- Chemical resistant goggles must be worn.
- If splashes are likely to occur, wear: Face-shield
Skin and body protection
- Wear suitable protective clothing.
- If splashes are likely to occur, wear: Apron, Boots, Neoprene
Hygiene measures
- Eye wash bottles or eye wash stations in compliance with applicable standards.
- When using do not eat, drink or smoke.
- Gloves, overalls and boots have to be double layered (protection against cold temperature).
- Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
Environmental exposure controls
- Dispose of rinse water in accordance with local and national regulations.

Stability and reactivity

Chemical stability
- Stable under recommended storage conditions.
- Vapours are heavier than air and may spread along floors.
- Hazardous Polymerisation/Polymerization: no
Possibility of hazardous reactions
- Strong oxidizers, alkali metals and alkaline earth metals may cause fires or explosions.
Conditions to avoid
- Heat.
Materials to avoid
- Light and/or alkaline metals, Alkaline earth metals, Powdered metals, Oxidizing agents
Hazardous decomposition products
- Gaseous hydrogen fluoride (HF)., Fluorophosgene
- The release of other hazardous decomposition products is possible

Disposal considerations

Waste disposal methods
- In accordance with local and national regulations.
- Refer to manufacturer/supplier for information on recovery/recycling.
Contaminated packaging
- To avoid treatments, as far as possible, use dedicated containers.