MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
IMR POWDER COMPANY
NAME: DOUBLE BASE SMOKELESS POWDER
Trade Names and Synonyms:
SS ####, RF ####, HI-SKOR
####= Number Designation for Products
Product Information Phone: (913) 362-9455
CHEMICAL CAS NUMBER
Specific Gravity: 1.65
Solubility in H20: Negligible
Form: Perforated or non perforated small discs.
Unstable with heat, Unstable with static charges. Unstable with impact. Not hazardous if product used properly.
Incompatible with acids, alkalis, oxidants.
Decomposes with heat. Hazardous gases produce are carbon monoxide. Decomposes with impact, static charges.
Polymerization will not occur.
FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA
Ignition temperature: 160-170 degC
FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS
Hazardous gases produced in fire are carbon monoxide 1.3C (DOT), >100 lbs
Flammable Solid, 100 lbs. or less. Burns uncontrollably. Produces shrapnel if confined.
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
Do not fight fire. Isolate area. Evacuate personnel to a safe area.
Guard against intruders.
HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
PRINCIPAL HEALTH HAZARDS
These products have not been tested for toxicity. They are 1.3C Explosives and burning, confined or unconfined, can cause physical injury, including death. The toxicity effects given below for the hazardous components may result from gross chronic or acute overexposure to the products by inhalation, eye or skin contact or ingestion.
Oral LD50: 525 mg/kg in rats
Human health effects from overexposure by inhalation, skin or eye contact, or ingestion may initially include headaches and temporary lowering of blood pressure. High exposures may lead to temporary nervous system depression, with anesthetic effects such as dizziness, confusion, or in coordination; reduction of the blood's oxygen carrying capacity with cyanosis, weakness, or shortness of breath; and death from gross overexposure. Evidence suggests that skin permeation can occur in amounts capable of producing the effects of systemic toxicity. Epidemiological studies suggest that this compound may pose a risk of some diseases of the circulatory system to humans. Individuals with pre-existing diseases of the central nervous system or cardiovascular system may have increased susceptibility to the toxicity of excessive exposures.
Oral LD50: >5,000 mg/kg in rats
The compound is not a skin or eye irritant.
None of the component(s) of this material is listed as a carcinogen by HTP, IARC, or OSHA
TLV* (ACGIH) : None established.
PEL (OSHA) : None established.
*TLV is a registered trademark.
Nitroglycerine: TLV (ACGIH) 0.05ppm, Skin
PEL (OSHA) 0.2ppm, Skin, C
Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid contact with skin. Avoid contact with clothing. Avoid breathing dust. Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash clothing after use. Avoid breathing powder fumes. Keep out of reach of children.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Call a physician.
In case of contact, wash with soap and plenty of water.
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.
If swallowed, induce vomiting immediately by giving two glasses of water and sticking finger down throat. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Call a physician.
NOTE: Burning smokeless powder may cause extensive and deep burns. Get medical attention immediately. Immerse burned area in cold water.
GENERALLY APPLICABLE CONTROL MEASURES AND PRECAUTIONS
Use only with adequate ventilation. Keep away from heat, sparks and flames. Keep container in a cool place. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid dust generation. Do not mix with acids, alkalis. Do not consume food, drink or tobacco in areas where they may become contaminated with this material. Use spark proof tools and equipment. Do not allow powder to accumulate in exhaust system.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Safety glasses. Protective cotton gloves.
SPILL, LEAK, OR RELEASE
Review FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS before proceeding with clean up. Use appropriate PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT during clean up.
Control access to area. Remove source of heat, sparks, flames, impact, friction or electricity. Pick up by hand for disposal. Do not use power equipment. Do not use damaged or wet material. Never return to container for reuse. Use nonsparking tools for clean up.WASTE DISPOSAL
Check manufacturer or shipper for specific information.
Store in well ventilated area. Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed. Do not store with other explosives. Store in accordance with National Fire Protection Assoc. regulations. Store in accordance with Federal Regulations. Do not store or consume food, drink, or tobacco in areas where they may become contaminated with this material. Store in approved type magazine.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND REFERENCES
PERSONS HANDLING EXPLOSIVES MUST BE TRAINED IN THE CORRECT PROCEDURES
FOR THEIR USE.
General exhaust is adequate under normal operating conditions.
Local exhaust ventilation may be required in specific circumstances.
If risk of overexposure exists, wear approved respirator.
Correct fit is essential to obtain adequate protection.
Provide adequate ventilation in warehouse or closed storage areas.
Date of latest Revision: May, 1, 2001
Person Responsible for MSDS: Product Manager
Address: P.O. Box 2932
Shawnee Mission, KS 66201
Telephone: (913) 362-9455