AGRI-SUL 90

Sulphur Fertilizer (0-0-0-90)

 

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

I PRODUCT AND COMPANY INFORMATION

Trade name

:

  AgriSuL® 90

Manufacturing Location

:

  Tuzla Deri Organize Sanayi Bolgesi 9. Yol D3 Parsel Tuzla / Istanbul –Turkey

Manufactured By

:

  Balkan Sulphur LTD.

Business Phone

:

  +90 216 394 19 41

Business Fax

:

  +90 216 394 19 42

Emergency Phone

:

  +90 532 443 01 75

 

II PRODUCT NAME AND CONTENT

Name

:

  AgriSul 90

Content

:

  Tuzla Deri Organize Sanayi Bolgesi 9. Yol D3 Parsel Tuzla / Istanbul –Turkey

Manufactured By

:

  sulphur 90%

 

 

  Sodium based Bentonite clay 10% (organic swelling clay)

 

III PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point

:

  444°C (832°F)

Melting Point

:

  115°C (239°F)

Physical State and Appearance

:

  pale yellow granules (halfround)

Solubility

:

  N/A

Angle of repose

:

  29°

Granule size

:

  +90 532 443 01 75

Bulk specific gravity

:

  ~1.22

 

IV EMERGENCY/HAZARDS OVERVIEW

Emergency Overview : gray-yellow colored, free flowing pastille with a possible slight sulphur odor. Dust may cause mild irritation. Sulphur trioxide fumes at temperatures above 575 °C. Not D.O.T. regulated.

 

Symptoms Of Over Exposure

Eyes : Sulfur dust may cause severe irritation with prolonged exposure.

Skin : Prolonged or repeated exposure to sulfur dust may cause skin irritation.

Inhalation : Sulfur dust may cause breathing difficulties and irritation of mucous membranes.

Ingestion : Solid sulphur can be ingested in fairly large amounts without injury.

Injection : Not possible.

 

V FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA

This Product is

:

Not Combustible

Flash Points

:

188°C (370°F)

Flammable Limits

:

LEL 35 gm/m³ UEL 1400 gm/m³ (dust)

Auto-Ignition temperature

:

Dust Clouds (190°C)

Basic Firefighting Procedures

:

* Fire Extinguishing Agents Recommendations

1. A fine water spray or fog is recommended

2. C02 or dry chemical

3. Small fires may be smothered with sand or soil sulphur

*Fire Extinguishing Agents to AVOID—Hoses and extinguishers with pressure streams should be avoided where solid sulphur is dusty or where it may create a further hazard by raising more dust clouds

*Special Fire Fighting Precautions: because burning sulphur evolves sulphur dioxide, breather apparatus or gas masks approved for use in acid-gas atmosphere should be used. Fumes from unprotected sulphur fires shall be avoided, if possible, by approaching for the upwind side.

Fire degradation products : Combustion may produce sulphur dioxide

Flammability : Condition to avoid: Heat, sparks, open flame, static electricity or any other potential ignition source should be avoided. Avoid contact with incompatible materials.

Unusual fire and explosion hazards : Dust suspended in air is readily ignited by flames, static electricity or friction spark. Every reasonable step must be taken to minimize dust formation. Dust tight castings should be equipped with explosion relief vents. Sparkles electrical equipment is recommended. Handling equipment must be grounded or bonded to avoid static electricity. Keep away from source of flame or sparks.

 

VI STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability

:

Stable

Conditions To Avoid

:

Fire and dust explosions

Incompatibility

:

Alkaline materials, or mixtures with chlorates, nitrates, or other oxidizing
agents.

Hazardous Polymerization

:

Will not occur.

 

VII ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Spill And Leak Response: Pick up dry spills by scooping, shoveling, or vacuuming and place into containers for reuse or disposal. The minimum personal protective equipment should include rubber gloves, rubber apron, and chemical goggles. Gas masks or SCBA gear may be required. Uncontrolled releases should be responded to by trained personnel using pre-planned procedures. Keep material out of sewers, storm drains, and surface waters. Comply with all applicable government regulations on spill reporting, handling, and waste disposal. For landfill disposal, mix with limestone 3 times the weight of sulfur.

 

VIII STORAGE AND HANDLING

Storage Practices : Store in a cool (above 4 °C), dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible materials. Solid becomes corrosive to metals when stored wet. Sulfur bentonite may physically break down when exposed to moisture.

Handling Practices : Wash thoroughly after handling. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Wash with soap and water after handling.

Work/Hygiene Practices: Avoid getting chemicals ON YOU or IN YOU. Wash hands with soap and water after handling chemicals. Do not eat or drink around or while handling chemicals. Keep out of reach of children.

 

VIII EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION Ventilation/Engineering

Controls: Use of local exhaust is recommended at product transfer points and where dusty conditions exist.

Respiratory Protection: For normal product handling, use any approved air-purifying dust respirator. For extremely dusty conditions, a full facepiece purifying particulate respirator is recommended.

Eye Protection: Chemical dust/splash goggles or full-face shield to prevent eye contact. As a general rule, contact lenses should not be worn when working with chemicals because they contribute to the severity of an eye injury.

Hand Protection: Wear cotton or canvas protective glove to prevent contact. Rubber gloves may be used if product may become wet or moist.

Body Protection: Use body protection appropriate for task. Chemical-resistant coveralls and rubber aprons are generally acceptable.

Other Protective Measures: An eyewash and safety shower should be nearby and ready for use.

 

IX TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

ToxicityData: NA

Acute Effects

Eyes: Mild irritant. May cause redness, tearing and/or burning

Skin: Mild irritant, especially with prolonged exposure or when in contact with moisture.

Ingestion: Non-toxic

Inhalation: Moderate irritation of nose and throat from dust. May cause dry coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and burning of mucous membranes.

Chronic Effects: None known.

 

X ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION


Environmental Stability: Sulphur is stable in the environment. Its transport in the environment depends upon the exact compound, the pH, the soil type, and the salinity. All work practices should be aimed at eliminating environmental contamination.

 

XI DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Do not contaminate lakes, streams, ponds, estuaries, oceans, or other waters by discharge of waste effluents or equipment rinsate. Dispose of waste effluents according to federal, state, and local regulations. For landfill disposal, mix with limestone 3 times the weight of sulfur. Chemical additions or other alterations of this product will invalidate any disposal information in this MSDS.

 

XII. TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Not regulated as per schedule 2 section 33 (b) Exemption for Sulphur.

 

XIII OTHER INFORMATION

This information is, as of date listed above, true and accurate to the best of Balkan Sulphur LTD.. knowledge. It is intended for use by persons possessing technical knowledge and at their own discretion and risk. Since actual use is beyond our control, no guarantee, express or implied, and no liability is assumed by Balkan Sulphur Ltd. in conjunction with the use of this information. Actual conditions of use and handling may require consideration of information other than, or in addition to, that which is provided herein.