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Copper MSDS

  MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

Product Name: Copper and Copper Base alloys for tubular products.
Chemical Family: Copper and Copper Alloys
Use of Product: Article Fabrication

Product includes the following CDA Alloys:
102 110 122 230 260 268 272 330 332 335 353 752

Physical Data  
Melting Poing: 1500 - 2100° F
Specific Gravity: 7.5 - 9.0 g/cc
Boiling Point: N/A
Vapor Pressure: N/A

Chemical Composition  
Alloys may contain any or all of the following constituents listed below:

  TWA CAS RANGE 8 HOUR
  Copper 7440-50-8 45-100 1 mg/M3 dust - 0.1 mg/M3 fume
  Zinc 7440-66-6 0-43 5 mg/M3 oxide
  Iron 7439-89-6 0-6 10 mg/M3
  Lead 7439-92-1 0-5.5 .05 mg/M3
  Manganese 7439-96-5 0-5 1 mg/M3
  Nickel 7440-02-0 0-33 1 mg/M3
  Phosphorus 7723-14-0 0-0.5 0.1 mg/M3
  Tin 7440-31-5 0-11 10 mg/M3

  Eye Contact:
  Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical help if required.

  Spill Procedures:
  Product is a non-hazardous solid. No special precautions are required for spills of bulk material. Scrap metal can be reclaimed for reuse. Follow Federal, State and local regulations regarding disposal.

  Special Protection Information:
  Typically no special protection is required during use of the product beyond that required for the process operation being employed. Where dust or fume levels are greater than those specified in Section II, NIOSH approved respiratory protection should be used.

  Special Precautions and Comments:
  Wet material should never be charged into a molten bath. Eye protection should be used when cutting, grinding, machining or buffing product. Eye protection should also be used with any other process that generates dust, fumes or chips. Wash hands thoroughly after use, especially before eating. The information in this MSDS was obtained from sources which we believe are reliable. However, the information is provided with out any representation or warranty, express or implied regarding the accuracy or correctness. The conditions or methods of handling storage, use and disposal of the product are beyond the control and many be beyond our knowledge. For this and other reasons, we do not assume responsibility and expressly disclaim liability for loss, damage, or expense arising out of or in any way connected with the handling, storage, use or disposal of the product.

  Storage, Fire, and Reavtivity Flash Point: N/A
  Auto-Ignition Temperature: N/A
  Product Flammability Limits: N/A

  There are no fire or explosion hazards with these alloys. Never use water as an extinguishing agent around molten metal. Water will react violently with any molten metal. The alloy is stable, non-hazardous solid at room temperature. Material may react with acids, bases or oxidizers. Material does not present a significant health hazard under normal handling and storage conditions.


  Health Hazard Data:
  Under normal handling conditions the solid alloy presents no significant health hazards. Processing operations (grinding, buffing, forgings, etc.) may result in the potential for exposure to air born metal particulates or fume. The exposure levels in Section II are relevant to fumes and dusts. Chronic exposure to copper, zinc, lead and manganese may cause metal fume fever. Symptoms of metal fume fever. Symptoms of metal fume fever include fever, fatigue, dryness of throat, head and body ache, fever and chill. Overexposure to copper and lead may result in skin and hair discoloration. Chronic exposure may affect the central nervous system leading to emotional disturbances, gait and balance difficulties and paralysis. Nickel and lead have been indentified as potential cancer causing agents. The product will not irritate the skin or eyes in bulk form. Particulates may cause dermatitis due to mechanical irritation.


  First Aid:
  Ingestion: Ingestion of significant amounts of coppers alloy are unlikely. Seek medical help if large quantities of product are ingested.
 
  Inhalation: Remove from exposure to dust or fume if present. Seek medical help if required.

 
  Skin Contact: Wash thoroughly with soap and water.