Is hydrochloric acid a fire hazard?

Fire Hazard Summary: Hydrochloric acid is not combustible, but it is extremely corrosive and very toxic. Decomposes under intense fire conditions to form extremely flammable and potentially explosive hydrogen gas and very toxic and corrosive chlorine gas.

What is the correct method for extinguishing a fire involving hydrochloric acid?

Suitable extinguishing agents: Use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, carbon dioxide, or alcohol-resistant foam.

How do you handle small spills with hydrochloric acid?

Small Spill: Dilute with water and mop up, or absorb with an inert dry material and place in an appropriate waste disposal container. If necessary: neutralize the residue with a dilute solution of sodium carbonate.

What packing group is hydrochloric acid?

Which Hazardous Material Placards?

UN No Name and description Packing group

What is the placard number for hydrochloric acid?

UN 1789
Recommended for frequently transported hazardous materials by truck, rail or aircraft.

What is the risk assessment for hydrochloric acid?

Hazard statement(s) H290 May be corrosive to metals. H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. H335 May cause respiratory irritation. Precautionary statement(s) P261 Avoid breathing vapours.

Should HCl be used in a fume hood?

Concentrated hydrochloric acid (36% or 12N) is a very volatile chemical at room temperature. Hydrogen chloride gas is released from the solution quickly when the cover to a container or bottle is removed. Opening any container of 36% hydrochloric acid must be done in a fume hood or under some local exhaust.

What are the safety precautions that should be noted during handling of HCl and Naoh?

What Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is needed when working with sodium hydroxide?

  • Eye/Face Protection: Wear chemical safety goggles. A face shield (with safety goggles) may also be necessary.
  • Skin Protection: Wear chemical protective clothing e.g. gloves, aprons, boots.
  • Respiratory Protection:

What is the NFPA 704 standard?

The NFPA 704 standard is widely used and recognized by fire and emergency responders and safety personnel for identifying the hazards of short term/acute exposure to materials under conditions of fire, spill, or similar emergencies.

What is the difference between NFPA 704 and OSHA HazCom labels?

For example, NFPA labels are usually posted on the two exterior walls of a facility, access to a room or storage area while OSHA HazCom Labels are affixed on chemical containers. The picture below is an official comparison of NFPA 704 labels and HazCom 2012 Labels.

What is the NFPA document for hazardous materials?

document. The NFPA Fire Protection Guide to Hazardous Materials includes two withdrawn NFPA documents that contain hazard property information based on previous editions of NFPA 704 and include NFPA ratings for numerous chemicals. This information can be used for guidance, however ultimately the

Where is the NFPA 704 placard located in Santa Rosa?

NFPA 704 Placard – Chemical Hazard Ratings 2373 Circadian Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 Phone: 707-543-3500 Fax: 707-543-3520 Page 18 of 18 SPECIAL CHEMICAL HEALTH FIRE REACTITY HAZARD Vinylidene Chloride 2 4 2