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Gel fuel is used for cooking, heating, (chafing dishes) lighting fires (ie barbeques)

1. SUBSTANCE IDENTIFICATION
Material/Trade Name: Greenheat
Type: Gelled Alcohol Fuel
Company/Supplier: Greenheat S. A. (Pty) Ltd
Address: 5 Sneezewood Lane
Glen Anil, 4051
Durban, South Africa

Telephone: +27 31 569 1765
Fax: +27 31 569 1703

2. COMPOSITION
Substance(s) CAS NO. EEC No.
Gelled material containing denatured Ethanol F;R11 64-17-5 200-578-6

3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE
Keep out of reach of children
Keep container tightly closed
Avoid contact with eyes and skin
If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container label

4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air and rest
Eye Contact: If recovery is not rapid
obtain prompt medical attention
Irrigate with water for at least 15 minutes
Take care not to wash chemical from
one eye to another
If irritation persists consult a doctor
Skin: Remove contaminated clothing
Wash with soap/cleanser and rinse
with plenty of water
If irritation persists, obtain medical attention
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting
Give plenty of water to drink
Beware of aspiration if vomiting occurs. If feeling unwell, seek medical attention immediately

5. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable Extinguishers:
Foam, Fry powder, Carbon Dioxide,
Water fog
Inert material: Sand, Earth, etc.
Unsuitable Extinguishers:
Do not use high pressure water jets
Hazardous Decomposition:
If involved in a fire may decompose to
produce toxic fumes. Gel will readily
catch fire after brief contact with
ignition sources, and will continue to
burn vigorously after removal of ignition
Special Procedures:
Do not breathe decomposition products
and fumes
Use approved self-contained breathing
apparatus
Wear fire retardant clothing
If material is surrounded by fire, use water
spray to keep containers cool.
Large fires should only be dealt with
by trained personnel


6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Exposure Controls: Eliminate all sources of ignition
Do not allow spill to enter drains and watercourses
Clean up as part of good housekeeping practice
Personal Protection: Avoid skin contact
and wear impervious gloves (e.g. rubber
gloves)
Disposal Considerations: Scoop up and place in container to await transfer
Dispose of in accordance with local authority regulations.

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling: Avoid skin contact
Avoid eye contact
Ensure adequate ventilation
Wear suitable protective clothing
(see Section 8)
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area at less than 50 degrees C Store away from oxidizing materials and sources of ignition.

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS
Occupational Exposure Limit:
1920 mg/m3 8 hr TWA OES Ethanol
Wear impervious gloves (e. g. rubber gloves)
Wear suitable overalls over clothing and change if contact occurs
Use in well ventilated areas

9. PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance: Green Gel
Odor: Alcoholic
pH: 7.5-8.5
Boiling point/range: n/a
Melting point/range: n/a
Flash point: closed cup ASTMD 93: 30 c
Flash point: open cup ASTMD 92: 34 c
Flammability: Highly Flammable
Auto-flammability: 422 c
Explosive Properties: None
Oxidizing properties: None
Vapor pressure: Negligible
Gross Calorific Value MJ/kg: 22.8
Relative Density
at 20 degrees C,kg/1: 0.8512
Solubility: Moderately soluble
Vapor Density: n/a

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stable at normal temperatures
Self-sustaining combustion following ignition
No hazardous decomposition products when stored and handled correctly

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Routes of exposure: Inhalation and eye/skin contact. Mild irritation and can cause redness to eyes, mild, transient irritation skin
Ingestion of large amounts may lead to acute nausea and vomiting

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Non-toxic to aquatic life
Not expected to be persistent in the environment
Bio-accumulative potential: Does
not bio-accumulate

Mobility: Will dissolve and disperse
in the aqueous environment

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Waste materials must be treated as a fire hazard
Do not discharge into drains or water courses
Dispose in accordance with the Special Waste Regulations 1996

14a. TRANSPORT INFORMATION - UK
UN/SI Number: 1325
IMO: Class 4.1 Packing Group 111
IATA/IACO: Class 4.1 Packing Group 111
ADR/RID: Class 4.1 Packing Group 111
Transport Name: (UK Road) FLAMMABLE SOLID, ORGANIC, NOS (Organic alcohol starter fuel)
HAZCHEM/Kemier Code: IZ/40

14b. TRANSPORT INFORMATION - USA
DOT CLASSIFICATION:
HF03103, HF03108-Consumer Commodity
ORM-D Exemption
INTERNATIONAL:
HF03108B-Dangerous Goods in Limited
Quantity of Class 4.1, PG111; or, Flammable Solid, Organic, N.O.S., (Contains Ethanol, 4.1, UN1325, 111, limited)

15a. REGULATORY INFORMATION - UK
Risk & Safety
R11 HIGHLY FLAMMABLE
S2 Keep out of reach of children
S7 Keep container tightly closed
S24/25 Avoid contact with eyes and skin
S46 If swallowed, seek medical advice
Immediately and show this
container or label

Other Regulations
Health & Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
Regulations 2002
Environmental Protection Act 1990
Special Waste Regulations 1996

15b. REGULATORY INFORMATION - USA
OSHA: This product is considered
hazardous under the OSHA Hazard
Communication Standard (29 CFR 1900.1200).
RCRA (40CFR 261, Subpart D): None of OSHA regulated components in this product are listed as Hazardous Waste under 40 CFR 261 (subpart D). This product is considered a Hazardous Waste based on
flammability

16. OTHER INFORMATION
The information in this Safety Data Sheet should be provided to all who will use, handle, store, transport, or otherwise be exposed to this product. This information has been prepared for the guidance of plant engineering, operations, management and for people working with or handling this product. This information is believed to be reliable and updated at Revision Date, and represents the best information currently available and known by Greenheat S.A. (Pty) Ltd. However, Greenheat S.A. (Pty) Ltd makes no guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, with respect to such information and we assume no liability resulting from its use. The information related herein is based on proper handling and anticipated uses and is for the material without chemical additions or alterations. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes.

It is the responsibility of the user to undertake a suitable risk assessment/COSHH assessment prior to using this material.



 
 
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