Vector® BUTANE GAS REFILL CARTRIDGE
SECTION I – Substance Identification & General Information
Distributed by: KGM Industries Co., Inc., Commerce, CA 90040, U.S.A.
TRADE NAME: Vector®
CHEMICAL FAMILY: Alkane Hydrocarbon
DOT HAZARD CLASS: Flammable Gas, 2.1
SYNONYMS: Butane gas
FORMULA: C4H10 & C3H8
UN/NA ID#: UN 2037
SECTION II- Summary of Hazards & Composition
Synonyms: n-Butane, Tetrane
Synonyms: 2-Methylpropane, Trlmethylethane
Synonyms: LPG, Dimethylmethane, Propylhydride
SECTION III – Physical Data
BOILING POINT: 31.1 Degree Fahrenheit
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: nil
APPEARANCE AND ODOR: Clear gas in Vector® brand aerosol can; Butane odor.
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 0.556gms/cc
VAPOR PRESSURE: 30 psig
SECTION IV – Fire & Explosion Data
FLASH POINT: -50 degree Fahrenheit Closed Cup
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: CO2, Foam, Halogenated extinguishing agent
SPECIAL FIREFIGHTING PROCEDURES:
Water may be ineffective against flames, but can be used to cool exposed aerosols. Use self-contained breathing
equipment with full face piece operated in positive-pressure mode.
UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS:
Extremely Flammable liquefied gas is pressurized.
SECTION V – HEALTH HAZARD DATA
Personal Protective Procedures: None required under normal use.
Inhalation: 1% vapor concentration may produce anesthetic effects. Non-toxic, but may displace oxygen causing asphyxiation.
Eye or Skin Contact: Vapors are not irritating; liquid may cause freeze burns.
Ingestion: Freeze burns to mucous membranes, and central nervous system depression.
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure: Concentration of propellant may cause anesthetic effects, dizziness, disorientation, headache, excitation, and central nervous system depression.
Emergency and First Aid Procedures:
Skin & Eye: Flush with running water at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation develops.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure. Administer artificial respiration if necessary.
Ingestion: SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION
SECTION VI – Reactivity Data
Incompatibility: Strong oxidizing materials. Sources of ignition.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: None Known
Hazardous polymerization will not occur.
Section VII – Storage, Spills and Disposal Data
Handling and Storage: Do not handle or store near hear, sparks or flame. Contents under pressure (aerosol can). Exposure to heat in excess of 120° F may cause cans to burst. Vapor density heavier than air and highly flammable.
Store as Level 3 Aerosol (NFPA 30B)
Spill Procedure: Liquid evaporates rapidly at room temperatures.
Section VIII – Transportation Requirements
Department of Transportation (DOT) Classification:
UN Identification Number: UN 2037
Proper Shipping Name: Receptacles, Small Containing Gas (gas cartridges) [without a release device, non-refillable]
Hazard Class 2.1
Hazard Label: Flammable Gas
24-HOUR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300 (U.S. & Canada)
CHEMTREC’s International Emergency phone number (Outside of U.S. & Canada): + 1 703-741-6090 (Collect Calls Accepted)