1.0 Product : Liquid Chlorine I.C. # 11031
1.01 Chemical Formula : Cl2
1.02 Molecular Weight : 70.90
1.03 Purity : 99. 9 %
2.01 Average Chemical Analysis
Appearance : Yellowish green gas with pungent, irritating odor.
Boiling point : - 34.5 oC
Freezing point : - 101 oC
Toxic conc. in air : max. 1 PPM by volume
Detectable odor conc. : max. 3.5 PPM by volume
3.0 General Product Information
3.01 Liquid Chlorine is supplied in 65 kg & 900 kg cylinders.
3.02 Chlorine is an extremely powerful respiratory irritant
3.03 Due to its pungent odor and irritating effects, traces of chlorine in air are readily detectable.
3.04 Chlorine irritates the mucous membranes, the respiratory system and the skin.
3.05 Exposure to high concentrations results in retching and vomiting followed by difficult breathing and also chlorine has no or permanent effects, nor does repeated exposure produce any type of immunity.
3.06 Prolonged exposure can result in death from suffocation.
3.07 Chlorine is about two and half times (2 ½) as heavy as air therefore, it is collected in low spots as stays near the ground.
4.01 Remove the person from contaminated area and seek immediate medical help or first aid depending upon the severity of the circumstances.
4.02 Administer artificial respiration if necessary.
4.03 Clothing contaminated with Chlorine should be removed immediately and the exposed areas washed thoroughly with water. However, leaking chlorine container must not be washed with water.
4.04 All persons working with chlorine should be acquainted with the proper methods of handling this commodity, the use of gas masks and emergency procedures etc.
4.05 Chlorine masks full facial type and breathing apparatus should be carried by everyone working in an area where chlorine is present
4.06 Chlorine leaks can be located by wetting the suspected area with ammonia water, which produces dense white fumes with chlorine.
4.07 Chlorine leakage must be given immediate attention as they become gradually worse.
4.08 If the leakage is extensive it should be reported immediately so that the persons in the effected area could be warned.
4.09 Use dry chemical to suppress fire. Fine spray of water is also effective.0