International Chemical Safety Cards

KEROSENE ICSC: 0663
KEROSENE
Kerosine
Light petroleum
Lamp oil
Fuel oil N°1
CAS # 8008-20-6
RTECS # OA5500000
ICSC # 0663
UN # 1223
EC # 650-001-02-5
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 37°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 37°C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Confusion. Dizziness. Headache.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin. Roughness (further see Inhalation).
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention. Wear protective gloves when administering first aid.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool.

    R: 10
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0663 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    KEROSENE ICSC: 0663

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    PALE YELLOW OR COLOURLESS MOBILE, OILY LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance slightly irritates the skin and the respiratory tract. Swallowing the liquid may cause aspiration into the lungs with the risk of chemical pneumonitis.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The liquid defats the skin.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 150°C
    Melting point: -20°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
    Solubility in water: insoluble
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
    Flash point: 37-65°C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 220°C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.7-5
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to water.
    NOTES
    Kerosene is a mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons; physical properties vary, depending on the composition. Deobase (a deodorized form of kerosene) is a trade name.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-551
    NFPA Code: H 0; F 2; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0663 KEROSENE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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