Spen Valley Bio Diesel
The Old Iron Works, Bowling Back Lane, Bradford, BD4 8SS 5LD
Material Information and Safety Sheet Methanol
1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION AND OF THE COMPANY/UNDERTAKING
PRODUCT NAME METHANOL AR
PRODUCT NO. 1210
APPLICATION General chemical reagent
SUPPLIER Spen Valley Bio Diesel
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
EU INDEX NO. 603-001-00-X
EC No. 200-659-6
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Highly flammable. Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects through
inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
4. FIRST-AID MEASURES
Remove victim immediately from source of exposure. Move into fresh air and keep at rest. Get immediate medical attention.
Do not induce vomiting. Immediately rinse mouth and drink plenty of water. Get medical attention immediately!
Immediately remove contaminated clothing. Wash the skin immediately with soap and water. Get medical attention immediately.
Promptly wash eyes with plenty of water or eye wash solution while lifting the eyelids.If possible remove any contact lenses and continue to
wash. Get medical attention immediately.
5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
Water spray, dry powder or vaporising liquids
UNUSUAL FIRE & EXPLOSION HAZARDS
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE! Forms explosive mixtures with air.
By heating and fire, toxic vapours/gases may be formed.
PROTECTIVE MEASURES IN FIRE
Self contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing must be worn in case of fire.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Wear protective clothing as described in Section 8 of this safety data sheet.
SPILL CLEAN UP METHODS
Remove sources of ignition. Small Spillages Absorb with sand or other inert absorbent. Large Spillages Dam and absorb spillages with
sand, earth or other non-combustible material. Collect spillage in containers, seal securely and deliver for disposal according to local
regulations. Containers with collected spillage must be properly labelled with correct contents and hazard symbol. Wash spillage site well
with water and detergent.Ventilate. Wash thoroughly after dealing with a spillage.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Avoid spilling, skin and eye contact. Avoid inhalation of vapours and spray mists. Eliminate all sources of ignition. Static electricity and
formation of sparks must be prevented.
Flammable/combustible - Keep away from oxidisers, heat and flames. Store in tightly closed original container in a dry and cool place.
Flammable liquid storage.
8. Exposure controls and personal protection
Work in flameproof fume cupboard. Ensure occupational exposure limit is not exceeded.
Wear respiratory protection if workplace exposure limits are exceeded due to inadequate ventilation or extraction. Wear suitable respiratory
protection if vapours or mists are generated.
Use protective gloves. Butyl rubber. Viton rubber (fluor rubber). Polyethylene/Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (PE/EVAL). Be aware that the liquid
may penetrate the gloves. Frequent change is advisable. The most suitable glove must be chosen in consultation with the gloves supplier,
who can inform about the breakthrough time of the glove material.
Wear approved safety goggles.
Wear appropriate clothing to prevent any possibility of skin contact.
DO NOT SMOKE IN WORK AREA! Wash at the end of each work shift and before eating, smoking and using the toilet. Wash promptly if
skin becomes wet or contaminated. Promptly remove any clothing that becomes wet or contaminated. When using do not eat, drink or
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
SOLUBILITY Miscible with water.
BOILING POINT (°C) 65
MELTING POINT (°C) - 98
RELATIVE DENSITY 0.79
VAPOUR DENSITY (air=1) 1.11
VAPOUR PRESSURE 128 hPa 20
EVAPORATION RATE 460 (n-Butyl acetate = 1)
FLASH POINT (°C) +12°C
AUTO IGNITION 464
FLAMMABILITY LIMIT - LOWER(%) 7.3
FLAMMABILITY LIMIT - UPPER(%) 37
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stable under normal temperature conditions.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID
Avoid heat, flames and other sources of ignition.
MATERIALS TO AVOID
Alkali metals. Alkali earth metals. Strong oxidising substances. Inorganic hydrides. Nitric acid.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
TOXIC DOSE 1 - LD 50 5628 mg/kg (oral rat)
TOXIC CONC. - LC 50 64, 000 ppm/4h (inh-rat)
LDLo 143 mg/kg (Oral, human) (Methanol)
Toxic by inhalation.
Toxic if swallowed.
Product has a defatting effect on skin. May be absorbed through the skin.
Irritating to eyes.
Absorption of large quantities may cause irreversible damage to the optic nerve (due to methanol), nausea, headache, vomiting, inebriation
ROUTE OF ENTRY
Inhalation. Skin absorption. Ingestion.
Systemic effect can lead to damage of the kidneys, liver and heart
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Although not classified as environmentally hazardous, harmful effects cannot be excluded in the event of improper handling or disposal.
LC 50, 96 Hrs, FISH mg/l 13, 000 (Salmo gairdneri), 29, 000 (Promephales promelas), 15, 400 (Lepomis mochrochirus)
Low bioaccumulation potential.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Dispose of waste and residues in accordance with local authority requirements.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
|UK ROAD CLASS
|PROPER SHIPPING NAME
|UN NO. ROAD
||UK ROAD PACK GR.
||ADR CLASS Class
||3: Flammable liquids.
|ADR PACK GROUP
||ADR LABEL NO.
||3 & 6.1
||CEFIC TEC(R) NO.
|RID CLASS NO.
||RID PACK GROUP
|UN NO. SEA
|IMDG PAGE NO.
||3 & 6.1
||IMDG PACK GR.
||UN NO. AIR
||AIR SUB CLASS
|AIR PACK GR.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
R11 Highly flammable.
R23/24/25 Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R39/23/24/25 Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation, in contact with skin
and if swallowed.
S7 Keep container tightly closed.
S16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking.
S45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show label
S36/37 Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.
S1/2 Keep locked up and out of the reach of children.
UK REGULATORY REFERENCES
Highly Flammable Liquid Regulations 1972. Fire precautions Act 1971.
Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging) Regulations. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health.
APPROVED CODE OF PRACTICE
Classification and Labelling of Substances and Preparations Dangerous for Supply. COSHH essentials: Easy steps to control chemicals.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.
Workplace Exposure Limits EH40. Introduction to Local Exhaust Ventilation HS(G)37.
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (as amended)