Jac Pac C02 Power System

Safety

Note: Use of a non-certified cylinder may be harmful to operate.

Working with JacPac C02 cylinders.

C02 is very safe when used responsibly. Because the CO2 is under pressure while in a liquefied state, it must be handled with care. Do not drop, puncture or store your C02 cylinders near heat. Always use in a well-ventilated area as large concentrations of C02 in enclosed spaces can cause respiratory failure. However, there is only a small amount of CO2 dispensed with each shot - even if a full 9 oz cylinder emptied, there would not be enough CO2 to displace all the oxygen in the area.

Types of Hazard & Exposure Acute Hazards / Symptoms Prevention First Aid / Fire Fighting
Fire Not Combustible
In case of fire in the surrounding area, use appropriate extinguishing methods or leave the area.
Explosion Containers may burst in the heat of a fire!
In case of fire in the surrounding area, use appropriate extinguishing methods or leave the area.
Inhalation of CO2 Dizziness. Headache. Elevated blood pressure. Tachycardia. Ventilation. Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Seek medical attention.
Skin exposed to CO2 liquid or gas Frostbite Cold insulating gloves. Protective clothing. Rinse skin with warm water. Do NOT remove clothes. Seek medical attention if necessary.
Eyes exposed to CO2 liquid or gas May cause irritation at high concentrations. Safety goggles or face shield. First rinse with plenty of warm water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if possible), then seek medical attention.

 

Spillage Disposal Storage Packaging & Labeling
Ventilate area. Let gas dissipate. Use self-contained breathing apparatus if necessary. Store containers below 50 degrees Celcius in a well-ventilated area. R: S: UN Hazard Class: 2.2

 

Physical Properties Boiling Point: -79°C Melting Point : -57°C Specific Gravity: [email protected] C Vapor Pressure: 43700 mmHG @ 21 C. Solubility in Water: Soluble Solvent Solubility: Soluble in alcohol, acetone, hydrocarbons, most organic liquids. Vapor Density: 1.977 G/l @ 750 mmHg and 0 C
Physical Dangers The gas is heavier than air and may accumulate in low ceiling spaces causing deficiency of oxygen. Build up of static electricity can occur at fast flow rates and may ignite any explosive mixtures present. Free flowing liquid condenses to form extremely cold dry ice.
Chemical Dangers The substance decomposes on heating above 2000°C producing toxic carbon monoxide. Reacts violently with strong bases and alkali metals. Various metal dusts such as magnesium, zirconium, titanium, aluminum, chromium, and manganese are ignitable and explosive when suspended and heated in carbon dioxide.
Routes of Exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.
Inhalation Risk On loss of containment this liquid evaporates very quickly causing supersaturation of the air with serious risk of suffocation when in confined areas.
Effects of Short Term Exposure Inhalation of high concentrations of this gas may cause hyperventilation and unconsciousness. Rapid evaporation of the liquid may cause frostbite.
Effects of Long Term Exposure The substance may have effects on the metabolism.
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