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: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

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: HAZARDS INDENIFICATIONS

Exposure Limitis: 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-22, T-30, 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-50 & 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 

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: FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

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: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES 

Spill & Leak: Clean-up personnel need a NIOSH respirator approved for lung damaging dusts. Sweep spills and vacuum where necessary. Avoid generating dust. 
Storage: No special storage conditions are required.

SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling: Dust in the work area should be kept to minimum and proper ventilation provided.  Avoid inhalation of dust.  Avoid eye contact with materials.
Conditions of Reactivity: Hazardous polymerization will not occur.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: N/Ap
Incompatible Materials: N/Av

SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION 

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 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

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

SECTION 10: 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 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Name of Toxicologically Synergistic Products: N/Av

SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

No effects are expected from this material which as supplied is considered “inert”. 

SECTION 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Disposal: Dispose of waste in an approved landfill in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. 

SECTION 14: TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Shipping: No special shipping information is required.

SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION

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 16: OTHER INFORMATION 

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

This information is based on our current knowledge and is intended to describe the product for the purposes of health, safety and environmental requirements only. It should not therefore be construed as guaranteeing any specific property of the product.

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