Magnesium MSDS Page

 

Section 1 – Material Identification and Use

Product Name:

Magnesium Anodes

Product Use:

Cathodic protection systems.

Manufacturer’s Name:

Exothermal Industries Inc.

Distributor’s Name:

Address:

21 Regan Rd., Units D & E

Brampton, ON, L7A 1C5

Address:

Emergency Phone:

1-888-666-0548

Emergency Phone:

 

 

Section 2 – Hazardous Ingredients

Chemical

%

CAS/PIN

LD50

LC50

  • Magnesium
  • Bentonite
  • Sodium Sulphate
  • Gypsum

25 – 50 %

5 – 8 %

2 – 3 %

 

26 – 37 %

 

14808-60-7

7757-82-6

 

10101-41-4

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

N/A

 

Section 3 – Physical Data

Physical State:

Solid

Odour/Appearance:

Odourless silver metal packaged in a cardboard tube or cotton bag

Odour Threshold:

Nil

pH:

N/A

Specific Gravity:

1.74 kg/L (magnesium)

Evaporation Rate:

N/A

Vapour Density:

N/A

Vapour Pressure:

Nil at room tempeature.

Boiling Point:

650 °C (magnesium)

Melting Point:

1090 °C (magnesium)

Coefficient of Water/Oil Distribution:

N/A

 

Section 4 – Fire and Explosion Data

Flammability:  Dust or powder may be flammable or explosive.  Magnesium filings are extremely flammable.

Means of Extinction:  Use dry chemical suitable for metal fires.

Special Procedures:  NIOSH approved self-contained breathing apparatus

Flash Point:

N/A

Auto Ignition Temperature:  N/A

Lower Explosion Limit:  N/A

Upper Explosion Limit:  N/A

Explosion Data – Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact:  N/A

Explosion Data – Sensitivity to Static Discharge:  N/A

  

Section 5 – Reactivity Data

Conditions of Reactivity:  Contact with acid liberates explosive hydrogen gas.

Chemical Incompatibility:  Acids, alkalis, strong oxidizing agents, water.

Chemical Stability:  Stable

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  none

 

Section 6 – Toxicological Properties of Product

 

 

 

Exposure Limits

 

 

 

TLV (mg/m3)

Routes of Entry:  Eye contact, inhalation, ingestion

Effect of Acute Exposure:  Inhalation of fume may cause zinc fume fever, resulting in flu-like symptoms.

Magnesium

Sodium Sulphate

Bentonite

Gypsum

5

5

5

5

Mutagenicity:

Unknown

Carcinogenicity:

Unknown

Reproductive Toxicity:  Unknown

Irritancy:

Slight

Teratogenicity:

Unknown

Sensitisation:

Unknown

 

Section 7 – Preventive Measures

Personal Protective Equipment:  Gloves and steel toe boots should be worn when handling anodes.

Engineering Controls:  None.

Leak/Spill Procedures:  Shovel rather than sweep to avoid creating excess dust.

Waste Disposal:  If material cannot be re-used, dispose of in accordance with local regulations.

Special Shipping Information:  Not regulated.

Handling Procedures:  Anodes over 60 lbs. should be lifted by two people.  Avoid breathing dust or fumes.  Exposure to this product can be controlled in many ways, use measures appropriate for the worksite.  Practice good hygiene.

Storage Requirements:  Store products away from incompatible materials and in a manner which prevents the product from falling.

 

Section 8 – First Aid Measures

Skin – Wash with soap and water.

Eyes – Treat as foreign body.  Immediately flush with water.  Seek medical attention.

Inhalation – Remove to fresh air.  Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing.  Seek medical attention.

Ingestion – Rare in industry.  Seek medical attention.

 

Section 9 – Preparation Data

Prepared by:  Keylab Inc.

(416) 245-6251

Revised:  July, 2011