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Machinery Lubrication November-December 2021

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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18 | November - December 2021 | www . Section 5: Fire-Fighting Measures This section describes how to proceed if the lubricant combusts, including recom- mendations of extinguishing material and equipment as well as hazards born out of chemical-specific fires. This section also includes recommendations for special fire-fighting equipment. Common Sub-Sections Include: Extinguishing Media, Fire Fighting Instructions, Hazardous Combustion Products, Flammability Properties. Section 4: First-Aid Measures If exposure to a hazardous chemical occurs, this section lays out the necessary first-aid steps required by responders. This section also contains descriptions of the symptoms and effects of exposure. Common Sub-Sections Include: Inhalation, Skin Contact, Eye Contact, Ingestion. Section 3: Composition/Information on Ingredients Section three lists the ingredients (including stabilizing additives and impurities) of which the product is composed. It is in this section that mixtures are further explained. Additionally, if a chemical is subject to a trade secret claim, the amount of that chemical within the lubricant must be stated here. Common Sub-Sections Include: Table Listing Included Components, CAS Number and Amount (percentage). The 16 Sections of a Lubricant Useful fact about lubricant ingredients provided in Safety Data Sheets: In Section 3 — Composition/Information on Ingredients: this can be helpful in determining specifics about the base oil type and the additives. For example, the table below shows the "highly refined mineral oil" at 70 - 99% weight, confirming that it is a mineral- based oil. When available, the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) numbers listed for the component can be searched using an online chemical lookup search engine for details about the type of base oil or additive used in the specified amount. Section 15 (Regulatory Information) may also have ingredient information along with the CAS numbers. Example of Ingredient information available in Section 3 of the Safety Data Sheet. Section 1: Identification The first section of an SDS is devoted to identifying the lubricant and listing its intended use. This section also identifies other names that the lubricant might be known as and must also contain the lubricant supplier's essential contact information. The recommended use portion of this section describes the purpose or function of the lubricant, although the Product Data Sheet will be more comprehensive in describing the applications and performance properties. Common Sub-Sections Include: Product Use, Product Numbers, Company Information, Transportation Emergency Contact, Health Emergency Contact, Technical Information Contact. Section 2: Hazard(s) Identification This section states the hazard classification of the lubricant, along with pictograms and precautionary advice. For hazards that are not classified, a description is provided. Common Sub-Sections Include: Classifications, Chemical/Physical/Health/Environmental Hazards, Label Elements, Precautionary Statements for Prevention and Disposal. COMPONENTS GAS NUMBER AMOUNT Highly refined mineral oil (C15 - C50) Mixture 70 - 99% weight Olefin sulfide Confidential 1 - 5% weight Amines, C12-14-tert-alkyl phosphates 92623-72-8 1 - < 2.5% weight Phosphoric acid ester, amine salt Mixture 1 - < 2.5% weight

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