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Material Safety Data Sheet 1.

Identification of the substance/preparation and of the company/undertaking

Product name


Product Use Supplier

Viscosity Reference Standard. Poulten Selfe and Lee Ltd. - PSL Calibration Laboratory Russell House Burnham Business Park Burnham-on-Crouch Essex CM0 8TE United Kingdom +44 (0) 1621 787100

Emergency telephone Number


Composition/information on ingredients

Highly refined mineral oil (IP 346 DMSO extract < 3%). Proprietary performance additives. This product does not contain any hazardous ingredients at above regulated thresholds.


Hazards identification

This product is NOT classified as dangerous. Physical/chemical Hazards Human health hazards Environmental hazards Effects and symptoms Eyes Skin Inhalation Ingestion


Not classified as dangerous. Not classified as dangerous. Unlikely to be harmful to aquatic organisms. No significant health hazards identified. No significant health hazards identified. No significant health hazards identified. No significant health hazards identified.

First-aid measures

Eye Contact Skin contact Inhalation Ingestion Notes to physician

Ref: MSDS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; N35 - 30/09-2011

In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with a copious amount of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention if irritation occurs. Immediately wash exposed skin with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Clean shoes thoroughly before reuse. Get medical attention if irritation develops. If inhaled, remove to fresh air. Get medical attention if symptoms appear. If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Aspiration hazard if swallowed- can enter lungs and cause damage. Obtain medical attention. Treatment should in general be symptomatic and directed to relieving any effects.

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Fire-fighting measures

Extinguishing Media Suitable Not Suitable Hazardous decomposition products Unusual fire/explosion Hazards Special fire-fighting procedures


In case of fire, use water fog, foam, dry chemical or CO2 extinguisher or spray. Do not use water jet. These products are carbon oxides (CO, CO2). None identified. None identified.

Accidental release measures

Personal Precautions

Immediately contact emergency personnel. Keep unnecessary personnel away. Use suitable protective equipment (Section 8). Follow all fire fighting procedures (Section 5).

Environmental precautions and cleanup methods

If emergency personnel are unavailable, contain spilled material. For small spills add absorbent (soil may be used in the absence of other suitable materials) scoop up material and place in a sealed, liquid-proof container for disposal. For large spills dike spilled material or otherwise contain material to ensure runoff does not reach a waterway. Place spilled material in an appropriate container for disposal. Minimize contact of spilled material with soils to prevent runoff to surface waterways. See Section 13 for Waste Disposal Information. Splash goggles.

Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill

Full suit. Boots. Gloves.


Handling and storage


To avoid the possibility of skin disorders, repeated or prolonged contact with products of this type must be avoided. It is essential to maintain a high standard of personal hygiene.


No special precautions.


Exposure controls/personal protection

Occupational Exposure Limits

EH40-OES (United Kingdom) STEL: 10mg/m3 15 minute(s) Form: Oil mist, mineral TWA: 5 mg/m3 8 hour(s). Form: Oil mist, mineral

Control Measures

Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne concentrations of vapours below their respective occupational exposure limits. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.

Hygiene Measures

Wash hands after handling compounds and before eating, smoking, using lavatory, and at the end of day.

Personal Protective Equipment Respiratory System Skin and body Hands Eyes Ref: MSDS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; N35 - 30/09-2011

None required; however, use of adequate ventilation is good industrial practice. None required; however, use of adequate ventilation is good industrial practice. None required; however, use of adequate ventilation is good industrial practice. Safety glasses with side shields. Page 2 of 4


Physical and chemical properties

Physical State Colour Odour Boiling point / range Pour Point Kinematic Viscosity Flash Point Autoignition Explosive Properties Relative Densisty Water Solubility Fat Solubility

Liquid Amber Mild Above 250 °C Below minus 18 °C 220 cSt at 40 °C Above 200 °C (closed) Above 250 °C Not determined Below 1.0 at 20 °C Insoluble Not determined

10. Stability and reactivity Stability Conditions to avoid Materials to avoid Hazardous Decomposition Products

Stable, will not polymerise Temperatures above 20 °C Strong oxidising agents None

11. Toxicological information The following toxicological assessment is based on a knowledge of the toxicity of the product’s components Expected oral LD 50, rat > 2g/kg Health Effects Eyes Skin Inhalation Ingestion Chronic Other

May cause transient irritation Unlikely to cause harm on brief or occasional contact Low volatility makes inhalation unlikely at ambient temperatures May cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea Repeated and prolonged skin contact may lead to skin disorders None known

12. Ecological information Persistence/degradability Mobility Bioaccumulative potential Environmental assessment Ecotoxicity

Inherently biodegradable Mobile liquid. Insoluble in water. Non-volatile. This product is bioaccumulate based on logP values of constituents. When used and disposed of as intended, no adverse environmental effects are foreseen. Not expected to be toxic to aquatic organisms Not to be inhibitory to sewage bacteria.

13. Disposal considerations Disposal Consideration / Waste information

Ref: MSDS – N35 - 30/09-2011

Where possible, arrange for product to be recycled. Dispose of via an authorized person/ licensed waste disposal contractor in accordance with local and national regulations.

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14. Transport information Not classified as hazardous for transport (ADR, RID, UN , IMO, IATA/ICAO).

15. Regulatory information This product is NOT classified as dangerous for supply in the UK Hazard label Data EC Directives

Waste Oil Directive, 87/101/EEC Framework Waste Directive, 91/156/EEC

Statutory Instruments

Health & Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974 Consumer Protection Act 1987 Environmental Protection Act 1990

Codes of Practice

Waste Management. The Duty of Care

Guidance Notes

Occupational exposure limits (EH40) Carcinogenicity of mineral oils (EH 58) Skin cancer caused by oil [MS(B)5] Save your skin! – Occupational Contact Dermatitis [MS(B)6] Dermatitis – cautionary notice [SHW 367] Effects of mineral oil on the skin [SHW 397]

The above publications are available from HMSO or HSE

16. Other information The data and advice given apply when the product is sold for the stated application or applications. The product is not sold as suitable for any other application. Use of the product for applications other than as stated in this sheet may give rise to risks not mentioned in this sheet. You should not use the product other than for the stated application or applications without seeking advice from us. If you have purchased the product for supply to a third party for use at work, it is your duty to take all necessary steps to secure that any person handling or using the product is provided with the information in this sheet.If you are an employer, it is your duty to tell your employees and others who may be affected of any hazards described in this sheet and of any precautions which should be taken. Further copies of this Safety Data Sheet may be obtained from Poulten Selfe & Lee Ltd.

Ref: MSDS – N35 - 30/09-2011

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MSDS N35  

Material Safety Data sheet for Viscosity Oil Standard N35

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