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Bunker fuelICSC: 1774
June 2015
CAS #: 68553-00-4Fuel oil 6
See notes.
Bunker oil C
Number 6 fuel oil
No. 6 fuel oil
Bunker C
UN #: 3082 ()
EINECS #: 271-384-7

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.    In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.   

 STRICT HYGIENE!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Dizziness. Headache. Cough.  Avoid inhalation of vapour. Use breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Dry skin. Redness.  Protective clothing. Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Itching.  Wear eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Seek medical attention if you feel unwell. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: protective gloves and safety goggles. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect the spilled substance into containers. Store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

cancer;health hazenviro;aqua
DANGER
May cause cancer
May cause damage to central nervous system
May cause damage to lungs through prolonged or repeated exposure
Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 9; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
 
Bunker fuel ICSC: 1774
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
DARK VISCOUS LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with oxidants. This generates fire hazard. 


Boiling point: 200-400°C
Melting point: approx. -46°C
Density (at 20°C): 0.96 g/ml
Flash point: 62-174°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 407°C
Solubility in water: none
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.7-7.1 (estimated) 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and through the skin. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance and the aerosol are irritating to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. Inhalation of the vapour may cause depression of the central nervous system. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolongated exposure to an aerosol of this substance. Exposure to skin may result in dryness, oil acne, dermatitis and photosensitivity. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be taken to avoid any additional release, for example through inappropriate disposal. 

NOTES
Heavy fuel oils are complex and variable mixtures. Generally these oils include asphaltenes, aromatics, saturated hydrocarbons and heteromolecules containing sulfur, oxygen, nitrogen and metals. Fuel oil 6 contains about 15%parafins, 45% naphthenes, 25% aromatics and 15% hydrocarbons. Its contains also organometallic compounds such has vanadium, aluminium and nickel. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 45; S: 53-45 

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