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Product : Nitrogen


SECTION 1 HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
NFPA Ratings (Scale 0-4) : Health = 3 , Fire = 0 , Reactivity = 0
Emergency Overview
Color Colorless
Physical form Liquefied gas
Odor Odorless
Major health hazards Difficulty breathing
Physical hazards Containers may rupture or explode if exposed to heat
Potential Health Effects
Short term exposure Nausea , Vomiting , Dizziness , Tingling sensation , Suffocation ,Convulsions , Coma
Long term exposure No information on significant adverse effects
Skin Contact
Short term exposure Blisters , Frostbite
Long term exposure No information on significant adverse effects
Eye Contact
Short term exposure Frostbite, Blurred vision
Long term exposure No information on significant adverse effects
Ingestion
Short term exposure Frostbite
Long term exposure No information is available


SECTION 2 FIRST AID MEASURES
Inhalation If adverse effects occur , remove to uncontaminated area. Give artificial respiration if not breathing. If breathing is difficult , oxygen should be administered by qualified personnelGet immediate medical attention.
Skin contact If frostbite or freezing occur , immediately flush with plenty of lukewarm water (105-115 F; 41-46 C). DO NOT USE HOT WATER. If warm water is not available, gently wrap affected parts in blankets. Get immediate medical attention.
Eye contact Contact with liquid : Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Then get immediate medical attention.
Ingestion If a large amount is swallowed, get medical attention.

SECTION 3 FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Fire and explosion hazards Negligible fire hazard. Containers may rupture or explode if exposed to heat.
Extinguishing media Use extinguishing agents appropriate for surrounding fire.
Fire fighting Move container from fire area if it can be done without risk. Cool containers with water spray until well after the fire is out. Stay away from the ends of tanks. For tank, rail car or tank truck , evacuation radius : 800 meters (1/2 mile).

SECTION 4 ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Occupational release Do not touch spilled material. Stop leak if possible without personal risk.
Keep unnecessary people away, isolate hazard area and deny entry.
Ventilate closed spaces before entering.

SECTION 5 HANDLING AND STORAGE
Storage Store and handle in accordance with all current regulation and standards.
Protect from physical damage. Inside storage: Store in a well-ventilated
area.

SECTION 6 EXPOSURE CONTROLS , PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure limits Nitrogen
Ventilation Provide local exhaust ventilation system. Ensure compliance with applicable exposure limits.
Eye protection : For the gas : Eye protection not required , but recommended.
For the liquid : Wear splash resistant safety goggles. Contact lenses should not be worn. Provide an emergency eye wash fountain and quick drench shower in the immediate work area.
Clothing For the gas : Protective clothing is not required.
For the liquid : Wear appropriate protective, cold insulating clothing.
Gloves Wear insulated gloves.
Respirator Under conditions of frequent use or heavy exposure, respiratory protection may be needed. Respiratory protection is ranked in order from minimum to maximum. Consider warning properties before use.

For Unknown Concentrations or Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health

Any supplied-air respirator with full facepiece and operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with a separate escape supply. Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece.



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