Ceramic Ball Bed Support Safety Data Sheet

Revised 2015

SECTION 1: MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: PROX-SVERS®: T-38, T-46, T-86, T-99, K-Aggregate
Product Description: Inert catalyst support media 
Product Sizes: 1/8", 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 2" and 3" 
Chemical Family: Al2O3-SiO2 (Aluminum Silicate); Al2O3 (Aluminum Oxide)

SECTION 2: HAZARDOUS IDENTIFICATION

CHEMICAL NAME wt. % C.A.S. # ACGIH TLV OSHA PEL
Free Cristobalite 0-10 14464-46-1 0.05 mg/m3 5/(%SiO2+2)
Free Quartz 0-5 14808-60-7 0.05 mg/m3 10/(%SiO2+2)
Free Aluminum Oxide 0-99 1344-28-1 10 mg/m 15 mg/m3
Free Titanium Dioxide 0-2 13463-67-7 10 mg/m 15 mg/m3 (total dust)
Calcium Oxide 0-8 1305-78-8 2 mg/m3 5 mg/m3

(See Section VI for applicable Health Hazard Information.) 
(See Product Data Sheet for specific product information.)

SECTION 3: COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Physical State: Solid spheres
Color: Buff, tan or white.
Loose Fill Density: 76 - 120 lbs/cu.ft.
Water Solubility: Insoluble in water
Volatiles, %: N/Ap
Evaporation Rate: N/Ap
Coefficient of Water/Oil Distribution: N/Ap
Vapor Pressure & Density: N/Ap
Odor and Odor Threshold: N/Ap
pH: N/Ap
Melting/Boiling/Freezing Point: N/Ap
Specific Gravity: N/Av

SECTION 4: FIRST AID & SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION 

First Aid 
Inhalation: Move victim to fresh air. If breathing difficulty continues, give oxygen & obtain medical help. 
Skin Contact: Wash with soap and warm water. If irritation develops, consult a physician. 
Eye Contact: Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Call physician if irritation persists.
Ingestion: If ingested, do not induce vomiting. Obtain medical attention.
Respiratory Protection: Provide adequate general ventilation. Provide workers with NIOSH respirators approved for lung damaging dusts when exposed to dust. Exposure levels over 100 times TLV (Section II) require air supplied respirators. 
Skin & Eye Protection: Gloves and safety goggles should be worn when exposed to excessive dust. 
Ventilation: Provide local exhaust ventilation to meet exposure limits (Section II).

SECTION 5: FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA

Flammability: Non-combustible.
Auto Ignition Temp: N/Ap
Combustion Products: N/Ap
Means of extinction: Use extinguishing media appropriate for surrounding media.
Upper & Lower Flammable Limit: N/Ap 
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: N/Ap
Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact/Static Discharge: N/Ap
Flash Point: N/Ap

SECTION 6: SPILL, LEAK & DISPOSAL PROCEDURES 

Spill & Leak: Clean-up personnel need a NIOSH respirator approved for lung damaging dusts. Sweep spills and vacuum where necessary. Avoid generating dust. 
Disposal: Dispose of waste in an approved landfill in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.

SECTION 7: REACTIVITY DATA

Stability: Stable under normal conditions of use.
Conditions of Reactivity: Hazardous polymerization will not occur.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: N/Ap
Incompatible Materials: N/Av

SECTION 8: HEALTH HAZARD & TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Exposure Limits: See Section II

Acute Effects 
Irritancy of Product: Eye contact and inhalation are major routes of entry. 
Inhalation: Inhalation of dust can cause irritation.
Skin: Prolonged or repeated skin contact can cause irritation.
Eyes: Contact with eyes can cause irritation, especially when wet. 
Ingestion: Not an expected route of entry.

Chronic Effects & Carcinogenicity 
T-38, T-86, K-Aggregate: Excessive inhalation of dust from these products can cause silicosis. Crystalline silica is listed as an IARC Class 1 potential carcinogen. It has been determined that there is sufficient evidence for the carcinogenicity of crystalline silica to experimental animals and humans. These are chronic, slow developing diseases with symptoms usually delayed 10 years or more. 
T-46 & T-99: These products contain silicates at <1% by weight. Based on the chemistry of bauxite derived products, crystalline silica is not expected to be present in this product. Alumina is a low health risk by inhalation and should be treated as a nuisance dust as specified by ACGIH. 
Reproductive effects, Teratogenicity, Mutagenicity: N/Av 
Sensitization to Products: N/Av 
Name of Toxicologically Synergistic Products: N/Av 

California Proposition 65 Warning
All products listed above except T-46 and T-99 contain crystalline silica, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer.


SECTION 9: SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS 

Handling: Dust in the work area should be kept to a minimum and proper ventilation provided. Avoid inhalation of dust. Avoid eye contact with materials. 
Storage: No special storage conditions are required. 
Shipping: No special shipping information is required.

SECTION 10: ABBREVIATIONS & REFERENCES 

Abbreviations
 N/Av: not available 
 N/Ap: not applicable 
 IARC: International Agency for Research on Cancer 
 ACGIH: American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists 
 TLV/TWA: Threshold Limit Values/Time Weighted Average 
 NIOSH: National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health 

References
 1. ACGIH, Threshold Limit Values and Biological Exposure Indices for 2003. 
 2. International Agency for Research on Cancer Monographs, Volume 68, 1996 
 3. Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. Trade name Database. 
 4. Material Safety Data Sheets of raw materials. 
 5. N. Irving Sax. Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials. Seventh Edition. 
 6. Business & Legal Reports, Inc.- Book of Chemical Lists, April 1997

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