Material Safety Data Sheet


SECTION I - Material Identity
SECTION II - Manufacturer's Information
SECTION III - Physical/Chemical Characteristics
SECTION IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
SECTION V - Reactivity Data
SECTION VI - Health Hazard Data
SECTION VII - Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
SECTION VIII - Control Measures
SECTION IX - Label Data
SECTION X - Transportation Data
SECTION XI - Site Specific/Reporting Information
SECTION XII - Ingredients/Identity Information



SECTION I - Material Identity
Item Name                               
Part Number/Trade Name                   UTP 65 SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING ELECTRODE
National Stock Number                    3439PUTP65
CAGE Code                                BOHLE
Part Number Indicator                    A
MSDS Number                              194888
HAZ Code                                 C


SECTION II - Manufacturer's Information
Manufacturer Name                        BOHLER THYSSEN WELDING USA, INC
P.O. Box                                 721678
City                                     HOUSTON
State                                    TX
Country                                  US
Zip Code                                 77272-1678
Emergency Phone                          800-424-9300 CHEMTREC
Information Phone                        281-499-1212 / 800-527-0791

MSDS Preparer's Information
Date MSDS Prepared/Revised               21JAN04
Active Indicator                         Y

Alternate Vendors


SECTION III - Physical/Chemical Characteristics
Appearance/Odor                          ROD ELECTRODE WITH YELLOW COVERING, SOLID, NO SPECIFIC ODOR
Boiling Point                            NA
Melting Point                            NA
Vapor Pressure                           NA
Vapor Density                            NA
Specific Gravity                         1
Evaporation Rate                         NR
Solubility in Water                      INSOLUBLE
Chemical pH                              NR
Container Type                           R
Container Pressure Code                  1
Temperature Code                         4
Product State Code                       S


SECTION IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
Flash Point Method                       NA
Lower Explosion Limit                    NA
Upper Explosion Limit                    NA
Extinguishing Media                      NA
Special Fire Fighting Procedures         NA
Unusual Fire/Explosion Hazards           NA


SECTION V - Reactivity Data
Stability                                YES
Stability Conditions to Avoid            NR
Materials to Avoid                       NR
Hazardous Decomposition Products         COMPLEX OXIDES FROM WELDING
Hazardous Polymerization                 NO
Polymerization Conditions to Avoid       WILL NOT OCCUR


SECTION VI - Health Hazard Data
Route of Entry: Skin                     YES
Route of Entry: Ingestion                YES
Route of Entry: Inhalation               YES
Health Hazards - Acute and Chronic       OVER EXPOSURE TO WELDING FUMES MAY RESULT IN DISCOMFORT SUCH AS METAL FUME FEVER, DIZZINESS, NAUSEA, OR DRYNESS OR IRRITATION OF NOSE, THROAT OR EYES AND MAY AGGRAVATE PRE EXISTING RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS (EG ASTHMA, EMPHYSEMA) EXPOSURE TO EXTREMELY HIGH LEVELS OF FLUORIDES CAN CAUSE ABDOMINAL PAIN, DIARRHEA, MUSCULAR WEAKNESS, AND CONVULSIONS. IN EXTREME CASES IT CAN CASUE LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND DEATH 
Carcinogenity: NTP                       YES
Carcinogenity: IARC                      YES
Carcinogenity: OSHA                      YES
Explanation of Carcinogenity             CHROMIUM AND NICKEL CONSIDERED CARCINOGEN SUSPECTS
Symptoms of Overexposure                 SEE ABOVE
Medical Cond. Aggrevated by Exposure     PRE-EXISTING RESPIRATORY OR ALLERGIC CONDITIONS MAY BE AGGRAVATED
Emergency/First Aid Procedures           IN CASE OF FUME INHALATION REMOVE TO FRESH AIR. EMPLOY FIRST AID TECHNIQUES RECOMMEN DED BY THE AMERICAN RED CROSS. IN AN EMERGENCY CALL PHYSICIAN 


SECTION VII - Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
Steps if Material Released/Spilled       NA
Neutralizing Agent                       NR
Waste Disposal Method                    PREVENT WASTE FROM CONTAMINATING SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT. DISCARD ANY PRODUCT, RESIDUE, DISPOSABLE CONTAINER OR LINER IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE MANNER, IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REGULATIONS 
Handling and Storage Precautions         COOL AND DRY STORAGE
Other Precautions                        WHEN WELDING, BRAZING, OR SOLDERING, WELDING ARC OR TORCH FLAME MAY BE A SOURCE OF IGNITION OF COMBUSTIBLE PRODUCT 


SECTION VIII - Control Measures
Respiratory Protection                   USE RESPIRABLE FUME RESPIRATOR OR AIR SUPPLIED RESPIRATOR WHEN WELDING IN CONFINED SPACES 
Ventilation                              LOCAL EXHAUST AT THE ARC TO KEEP THE FUMES AND GASES BELOW THE TLV'S 
Protective Gloves                        WELDERS GLOVES
Eye Protection                           HELMET/FACE SHIELD WITH FILTER LENS
Other Protective Equipment               HEAD, HAND, BODY PROTECTION TO PREVENT BURNS
Work Hygenic Practices                   NR
Supplemental Health/Safety Data          TRAIN THE WELDER NOT TO TOUCH LIVE ELECTRICAL PARTS AND INSULATE HIMSELF FROM WORK AND GROUND


SECTION IX - Label Data
Protect Eye                              YES
Protect Skin                             YES
Protect Respiratory                      YES
Chronic Indicator                        YES
Contact Code                             SLIGHT
Fire Code                                UNKNOWN
Health Code                              UNKNOWN
React Code                               UNKNOWN
Specific Hazard and Precaution           TARGET ORGANS: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM


SECTION X - Transportation Data


SECTION XI - Site Specific/Reporting Information
Volatile Organic Compounds (P/G)         0
Volatile Organic Compounds (G/L)         0


SECTION XII - Ingredients/Identity Information
Ingredient #                             01
Ingredient Name                          (CRCPD) CHROMIUM
CAS Number                               7440473
Percent                                  25
Ingredient #                             02
Ingredient Name                          TITANIUM DIOXIDE
CAS Number                               13463677
Percent                                  25
Ingredient #                             03
Ingredient Name                          (NICPD) NICKEL
CAS Number                               7440020
Percent                                  10
Ingredient #                             04
Ingredient Name                          CALCIUM CARBONATE
CAS Number                               471341
Percent                                  2.5
Ingredient #                             05
Ingredient Name                          (MNCPD) MANGANESE
CAS Number                               7439965
Percent                                  2.5
Ingredient #                             06
Ingredient Name                          CALCIUM FLUORIDE
CAS Number                               7789755
Percent                                  2.5