MSDS For B5 Biodiesel

1. Chemical & Company Identification
Trade Name : Biodiesel
Product Code : B5
Supplier :
Dynamic Progress International Limited
Unit 1707-08, Level 17, Tower II,
Grand Central Plaza,
138 Shatin Rural Committee Road,
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Routine Inquiries : +852-2708-0033
Fax : +852-2708-0028
Chemical Description : Biodiesel
2. Composition & Ingredients
range in %
A mixture of ultra low sulfur petroleum diesel and biodiesel
95% Petroleum Diesel
5% Pure Biodiesel
3. Hazards Identification
Warning Statement:
Skin Contact
Avoid prolonged and repeated skin contact. If skincontact occurs, wash exposed area with soap andwater.
Launder contaminated clothing
Maybe harmful if inhaled or absorbed thru skin.
Low viscosity petroleum biodiesel mixture can causelung injury if ingested and aspirated.
Causes eye and skin irritation.
Use only as a fuel.
Eyes :
May cause slight eye irritation, characterized by redness tearing or a burning sensation.
Oral :
Expected to have slight acute toxicity by ingestion.
May cause irritation of the digestive tract which may result in nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Ingestion of this product and subsequent vomiting can result in aspiration into the lungs, causing chemical pneumonia and lung damage.
Inhalation :
May cause symptoms of drowsiness or narcosis from inhalation of high vapour concentrations.
See 'Long Term Toxic Effects' and Section 11 for additional information.
Skin :
May cause severe irritation with pain, redness, swelling, chemical burns and blister formation. Other than the irritation effects noted above, adverse effects are not expected from brief skin contact
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may be harmful.
See Section 11 for additional information.
Long Term Toxic Effects :
Cancer information available on this material or acomponent(s).
See Section 11 for additional information.
4. First Aid Measures
Eyes :
Flush eyes immediately with fresh water for at least 15 minutes while holding the eyelids open.
If irritation persists, see a doctor.
Skin :
Discard contaminated non-waterproof shoes and boots.
Launder contaminated clothing.
Remove and launder contaminated clothing, including shoes. Wash skin thoroughly with soap and water. See a doctor if any signs or symptoms described in this MSDS occur.
Ingestion :
Do not induce vomiting. Aspiration of the material can cause serious lung injury such as chemical pneumonia. Call a doctor immediately. If spontaneous vomiting occurs, keep head below hips to prevent aspiration and monitor for breathing difficulty. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Inhalation :
If there are signs or symptoms as described in this MSDS due to breathing this material, move the person to fresh air. If breathing has stopped, apply
artificial respiration. Call a doctor.
Advice To Doctor :
This product may present an aspiration hazard. See related comments in this MSDS.
If spontaneous vomiting has occurred after ingestion, the patient should be monitored for difficult breathing, as adverse effects of aspiration into the lungs may be delayed up to 48 hours.
5. Fire Fighting Measures
(Pensky-Martens Closed Cup) 66 °C (151 °F) Minimum
257 °C (494 °F) Flammability (Explosive) Limits (% by volume in air): Lower: 0.6 Upper: 4.7
Use water fog, foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide (CO2) to extinguish flames.
Fire Fighting Instructions: For fires involving this material, do not enter any enclosed or confined fire space without proper protective equipment, including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Combustion Products:
Highly dependent on combustion conditions. A complex mixture of airborne solids, liquids, and gases including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and unidentified organic compounds will be evolved when this material undergoes combustion.
Fire Extinguishing
Agents :
According to the U.S. National Fire Protection Association Guide, use water fog, dry chemical, foam, or carbon dioxide. Water or foam may cause frothing. Use water to cool fire-exposed containers. If a leak or spill has not ignited, use water spray to disperse the vapours and to provide protection for persons attempting to stop the leak.
Explosion Hazards : Full body flame-resistant clothing and/or turn-out gear recommended for persons attempting leak or spill control and for fire fighting.
6. Accidental Release Measures
In Case of Spill :
Eliminate all ignition sources including internal combustion engines and power tools. Ventilate area. Keep people away. Stay upwind and warn of possible downwind explosion hazard. Avoid breathing vapours and eye or skin contact. Use respirator and protective clothing as discussed in this MSDS (See Section 8). Use supplied-air respirator for large releases in confined area. Contain spill if possible. Remove with inert absorbent and place in container for disposal at an approved facility. Prevent entry into sewers and waterways.
7. Handling & Storage
Empty containers retain residue (liquid and/or vapour) and can be dangerous. DO NOT PRESSURIZE, CUT, WELD, BRAZE, SOLDER, DRILL, GRIND OR EXPOSE SUCH CONTAINERS TO HEAT, FLAME, SPARKS, STATIC ELECTRICITY, OR OTHER SOURCES OF IGNITION: THEY MAY EXPLODE AND CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH. Do not attempt to clean since residue is difficult to remove. Empty drums should be completely drained, properly bunged and promptly returned to a drum reconditioner. All other containers should be disposed of in an environmentally safe manner and in accordance with governmental regulations. Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep containers tightly closed. Handle and store in well-ventilated area and in accordance with local regulations regarding flammable liquids.
8. Exposure Control/Personal Protection
Eyes :
Avoid eye contact. The wearing of chemical safety goggles or face shield is recommended.
Skin :
Avoid contact with skin or clothing. Skin contact can be minimized by wearing impervious protective clothing including gloves. Protective clothing made from neoprene, nitrile, or n-butyl rubber is suitable in these applications.
Exposed employees should exercise reasonable personal cleanliness; this includes cleansing exposed skin several times daily with soap and water, and laundering or dry cleaning soiled work clothing at least weekly.
Inhalation :
If operating conditions create airborne concentrations that are excessive and may exceed the exposure standard(s), the use of an approved respirator is recommended.
Use approved supplied air respiratory protection for cleaning large spills or upon entry into tanks, vessels, or other confined spaces.
Wear approved respiratory protection such as an organic vapour cartridge respirator with particulate prefilter.
Ventilation :
Under normal applications of this product, general dilution ventilation is adequate.
Exposure Limits :
No ACGIH TLV exists for this material. We recommend a daily 8-hour TWA of 100 ppm.
9. Physical & Chemical Properties
Note: The following data may represent a range of approximate or typical values for products in the same family. Precise technical information is provided in Product Bulletins and can be obtained from your Marketing Representative.
Appearance & odor: Light amber liquid
Boiling point (deg. C): 154º C (309º F) to 371º C (700º F)
Vapor pr. (mmhg @ 25 deg. C): Low
Density (kg/l at 15 deg. C): < 1
Vapor density (air = 1): Not Determined
Ph of undiluted product: Not Applicable
Solubility (water): Negligible
Percent volatile by volume: Not Determined
Evaporation: Not Determined
Viscosity (all product grades): 2.6 to 6 centistokes @ 40 deg. C
Odor: Characteristic, kerosene-like.
10. Stability & Reactivity
Hazardous polymerizations: DO NOT OCCUR
Products of combustion: Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide may be formed on burning in limited air supply.
conditions to avoid: Heat, Strong Oxidizers
11. Toxicological Information
General :
Contains middle distillate. Middle distillates have caused skin cancer in laboratory animals following lifetime application to the skin. Brief or intermittent skin contact is not expected to cause adverse effects if it is washed thoroughly. Avoid prolonged or repeated skin contact or breathing of vapour or mist.
U.S. NIOSH has recommended whole diesel exhaust be regarded as a potential occupational carcinogen, based on findings of carcinogenic response in laboratory animals exposed to whole diesel exhaust. The excess risk has not been estimated. Avoid exposure to diesel exhaust. Note: exhaust from fuel oils and gas oils may present similar exposure potential and should also be avoided.
12. Ecological Information
Environmental Effects :
No specific ecotoxicity data on this product are
13. Disposal Considerations
Waste Disposal : Place contaminated materials in disposable containers and dispose of in a manner consistent with applicable regulations.
Contact local environmental or health authorities for approved disposal of this material.
Remarks: Do not allow to enter drains or sewers. Can cause explosion.
14. Transportation Information
Dangerous Goods Class : CAT5 Class 3
Additional Information : Transport in accordance with local regulations regarding flammable liquids.
15. Regulatory Information
Respiration Information :
Where local approval authority is absent, respirator users can refer to U.S. NIOSH, European Standard EU-149, or joint Australia-New Zealand AS/NZS 1715/1716 for guidance.
Respirator users in Australia and New Zealand should comply with AS/NZS 1715/1716.
16. Other Information
No specific notes on this product.
To the best of our knowledge, the information provided in this MSDS document is correct. Access to this information is being provided via the Internet so that it can be made available to as many potential users as possible. We do not assume any liability for consequences of the use of this information since it may be applied under conditions beyond our control or knowledge. Also, it is possible that additional data could be made available after this MSDS was issued. Certain hazards are described herein, however these may not be the only hazards that exist. All materials may present unknown hazards and should be used with caution. Customers are encouraged to review this information, follow precautions, and comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding the use and disposal of this product. For specific technical data or advice concerning this product as supplied in your country please contact your local sales representative. The final determination of the suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user.