Honeywell – Gas Valve Actuators -V4034-V6034-V9034

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
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SECTION 1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
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PRODUCT NAME: Sodium-Potassium Alloy
MSDS ID: DS9038
Synonyms: Na-K Alloy
PRODUCT USE: NaK alloy is the hydraulic fluid in the Honeywell V4034,
V6034, V9034 fluid power gas valve actuators.
MANUFACTURER: Honeywell Inc., 1985 Douglas Drive North, Minneapolis,
MN 55422
DATE RELEASED: October 8, 1999
Corp ID: GV-028-038
Customer Response Center: 800-328-5111
Emergency Telephone Information: 888-809-3787
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SECTION 2. COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
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Ingredients CAS# Percent PEL TLV
Sodium metal 7440-23-5 22 — —
Potassium metal 7400-09-7 78 — —
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SECTION 3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
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ACUTE HEALTH EFFECTS:
Skin/Eye: Direct contact may cause severe burns.
Inhalation: Fumes from burning alloy will irritate and burn nose and
throat.
Ingestion: May cause severe burns.
CHRONIC HEALTH EFFECTS: None known
OSHA HAZARD CLASSIFICATIONS: Corrosive, Water Reactive, Pyrophoric
CARCINOGENICITY: Not considered to be a carcinogen by either OSHA,
NTP, IARC, or ACGIH
TARGET ORGANS: Skin and eyes
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SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
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EYE CONTACT: Flush eyes with water for 15 minutes. Remove any contact
lenses and continue to flush. Obtain medical attention.
SKIN CONTACT: Wash thoroughly with mild soap and water. Obtain
medical attention.
INGESTION: Do not induce vomiting. Give sips of water. Contact
physician or local poison control center immediately.
INHALATION: Remove patient to fresh air and obtain medical attention
if symptoms develop.
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SECTION 5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
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FLASH POINT: Caution! This material can spontaneously ignite.
LEL: Not applicable
UEL: Not applicable
Sodium-Potassium Alloy MSDS, DS9038
Honeywell Inc.
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EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Dry soda ash, Ansul’s Met-L-X, and dry sodium
chloride. Never use water, carbon dioxide or halogenized fire
extinguishers.
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Burning NaK releases caustic fumes
and smoke. Na K may re-ignite if not covered with extinguishing
material.
EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Extremely dangerous on contact with moisture, water
and air. Ignites spontaneously in air.
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SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
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Cover spill with dry soda ash or dry sodium chloride. Scoop into dry
metal container and cover with dry powder extinguishing agent.
Promptly remove and dispose of container.
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SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
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Protect valve against physical damage. Keep away from water or
locations where water might be needed for fire involving other storage
materials.
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SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION
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VENTILATION: No special ventilation required unless material is
reacting or on fire.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: No special respiratory protection required
unless material is reacting or on fire.
EYE PROTECTION: Tight fitting goggles and face shield
HAND/CLOTHING PROTECTION: Fire retardant clothing/coveralls and fire
retardant canvas or dry leather gloves are required.
OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: None
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SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
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APPEARANCE: Silvery-white liquid turning to yellow-orange in air, no
odor
BOILING POINT: 760 mm Hg 1443 F (784 C)
VAPOR PRESSURE: < 0.01 mm Hg at 500 F
SOLUBLE IN WATER: Reacts violently
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 0.847
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SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
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STABILITY: Stable if properly stored
REACTIVITY: Hazardous polymerization will not occur.
INCOMPATIBILITIES: Kerosene, napthas, water, halogenated hydrocarbons
(including teflon) carbon tetrachloride, sulfuric acid, and carbon
dioxide
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Reacts violently with water to
produce sodium hydroxide (NaOH), potassium hydroxide (KOH) and
hydrogen

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