Form # MSDS 853025
ECO #: 1000751
- PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Chemical Trade Name (as used on label): Chemical Family/Classification: Industrial Nickel Cadmium Storage Battery w/ Pocket Plate N/A
(VARTA T, TP and TSP range)Manufacturer’s Name/Address: Telephone: EnerSys For information and emergencies, contact EnerSys at
P.O. Box 14145 Environmental, Health & Safety Dept. at 610-208-1996
2366 Bernville Road 24-Hour Emergency Response Contact: Reading, PA 19612-4145
CHEMTREC DOMESTIC: 800-424-9300 FREE 800-424-9300 CHEMTREC INT’L: 703-527-3877
II. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS/IDENTIFY INFORMATION
CAS Number Approximate % by Wt. Or Vol.
OSHA ACGIH NIOSHNickel (As Nickel and 7440-02-0 9-10 1.0 0.1 0.015
Nickel hydroxide) 1205-44-87
Cadmium (As Cadmium 7440-43-9 8-10 0.005 0.01 N/A
And Cadmium Hydroxide) 21041-95-2
Iron (Fe) 7439-89-6 20-25 10.0 5.0 5.0
Stainless Steel (Fe, Ni, Cr) N/A 7-15 N/A N/A N/A
Cobalt (as Cobalt hydroxide) 7440-48-4 0 0.1 0.02 0.05
Potassium hydroxide Solution 1310-58-3 30-40 FREE 1310-58-3 30-40 N/A N/A 2.0
Lithium Hydroxide Solution (LiOH) 1310-66-3 <1 N/A N/A N/A
III. PHYSICAL DATA
Electrolyte: boiling Point: N/A Specific Gravity (H2O = 1): 1.2 kg/l Melting Point:
Solubility in Water: Evaporation Rate: (Butyl Acetate = 1) % Volatile by Weight: N/A Vapor Pressure (mm Hg):100% Vapor Density (AIR = 1):(Butyl acetate = 1)Appearance and Odor: Manufactured article; no apparent odor. Electrolyte is a clear liquid with a sharp, penetrating, pungent odor.
IV. FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA
Flash Point: N/A Flammable Limits: LEL = N/A UEL =N/A Extinguishing Media: Dry chemical, CO2, water spray, or alcohol-resistant foam. Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Use full body protective clothing and full face piece. Self-contained breather apparatus in a positive pressure mode. Molted and overheated Cd and Ni produce fume, vapor or dust. Under these conditions, Ni or Cd is suspected carcinogen. KOH is highly caustic. Contact with eye and skin must be avoided. No heating or smoking during handling or inspection. Do not cause sparks.
V. REACTIVITY DATA
Stability: Stable Conditions To Avoid: Avoid shorting batteries such as contacting across terminals with any metal object. Avoid continuous temperatures over 190 degrees F. Incompatibility: (Materials to avoid)Do not fill cells with Lead Acid Battery electrolyte (Sulfuric Acid).Hazardous Decomposition Products: Nickel compounds, Cadmium compounds, and caustic liquid.
VI. HEALTH HAZARD DATA
Inhalation: Fumes irritate nose and throat but fumes generated only if batteries are on charge (not a transportation condition).Ingestion: Severe irritation of internal tissues. Contact physician immediately. Skin Contact: Sever irritation and inflammation. Flush with water. Obtain medical attention. Skin Absorption: Severe irritation and inflammation. Flush with water. Obtain medical attention. Eye Contact: Severe irritation. Possible corneal damage. Flush with water for 15 minutes. MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET Air Exposure Limits (ug/m)