Olivine MSDS

Olivine MSDS

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET (MSDS)

I. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Manufacturer/Supplier: MAXWORTH MINERAL TRADING PVT LTD
Suite No- 48-14-116 / 6, Lakshmi Royal Plaza
Fourth Floor, Resapuvanipalem, Visakhapatnam
Trade Names: Rock garnet, Red River Garnet
Product/Chemical Name: Garnet Abrasive Grains
Chemical Formula: fe3Al2(SiO2) with Mg & Mn in partial substitution for Fe in the formula
Other Designations: Almandite, Pyrope and Spessartine Garnet
General Use: Industrial; not limited to abrasives, non-skid components, water filtration

II. HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS / IDENTITY INFORMATION

This material is a natural mixture of almandine garnet – fe3Al2(SiO2) with Mg and Mn in partial substitution for Fe in the formula, and other trace minerals. The following substances are present and regulated by OSHA or ACGIH limits:

Substance WT. % ACGIH TLV CAS NUMBER
TWA
Nuisance Dust N/A 15 mg/m3 N/A
Respirable Dust N/A 5 mg/m3 N/A
Crystalline Silica < 0.5% 0.10 mg/m3 N/A

III. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Appearance Reddish brown to pink grains Avg. Bulk Density 2.4g/cm3 (150 lbs/ft3)
Particle Shape Sub-rounded to angular Specific Gravity 4.1 g/cm3 (H2O = 1.0)
Odor Not applicable Melting Point 1,25oC (2,282oF)
Hardness 7.5 – 8.0 Mohs

IV. SECTION 4 – FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD
Flash Point Material is a non-flammable solid
Flash Point Method Not applicable
Flammable Limits Not applicable
LEL Not applicable
UEL Not applicable
Flammability Classification Not applicable
Extinguishing Media Use extinguishing media appropriate for the surrounding fire.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures As appropriate to surrounding, fire fighters should be protected from nuisance dust.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards None

V. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stability Stable
Polymerization Will not occur
Chemical Incompatibilities None known
Hazardous Decomposition products None known

VI. HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Health Hazards (acute and chronic None known. Use care to limit possible exposure to nuisance dust during blast cleaning.
Carcinogenicity Crystalline silica (quartz) – contains less than 0.5%.
Inhalation Dust may cause irritation of the nasal and respiratory tract.
Skin May cause abrasions
Ingestion None known; however, ingestion is not recommended.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and other lung diseases may be aggravated by exposure to nuisance dust.
EMERGENCY FIRST AID PROCEDURES Inhalation Remove to fresh air; administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Eye Contact Wash eyes with water to flush out dust particles; obtain medical assistance if Needed.
Skin Contact Wash affected area with soap and water.
Ingestion Obtain first aid or medical assistance, if needed.

VII. PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFE HANDLING AND USE

SPILL / LEAK PROCEDURES

Spills Sweep or vacuum material for disposal or recovery.
Disposal Follow local, state and federal guidelines for disposal of inert solid waste. MATERIAL CONTAMINATED IN USE MAY REQUIRE SPECIAL HANDLING.
Handling / Storage Precautions None – use good housekeeping practices to reduce dust; use approved hand, eye and respiratory protection when handling.
Other Precautions Use materials only for the purposes intended, and incorporate methods of dust Control to maintain airborne dust within federal or local TLV limits.

VIII. CONTROL MEASURES
Ventilation Sweep or vacuum material for disposal or recovery.
Respiratory Protection Provide sufficient local exhaust or mechanical (general) ventilation to maintain dust exposure limit below threshold limit value (TLV).
Eye Protection NIOSH/MSHA approved filters and air supplied hoods / helmets for blasters.
Protective Gloves Leather or equivalent – in use.
Other Protective Clothing or Equipment Normal safety protection is adopted.
Work / Hygienic Practices Maintain a clean and safe work environment and monitor work practices.

TECHNICAL DATA & PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR GARNET ABRASIVES
Average Chemical Composition (wt %)
SiO2 : 36% TiO2 : 2%
Al2O3 : 23% MnO : 2%
FeO : 27% CaO : 2%
Fe2O3 : 2% MgO : 6%

Recommended Blasting Conditions
Nozzle pressure 90+ psi
Material flow 400-600 lbs/hr
Nozzle size 6/8/10 MM or larger
Work distance 18-24 inches

Mineral Composition (Warranted Limit)
Garnet +97.0%
Ilmenite < 0.25%
Zircon < 0.2%
Quartz < 0.1%
Others < 0.25%

Physical Characteristics
Bulk density 140 – 150 lbs/ft3
Specific gravity 4.1
Hardness (Mohs) 7.5 – 8.5
Melting point 1,250oC
Particle shape Sub-rounded to sub-angular

Other Characteristics
Conductivity 10-15ms/m (max 25 ms/m)
Radioactivity Not detectable above background
Moisture Absorption Non-hydroscopic
Free Iron Less than 0.01%
Copper Less than 0.01%
Other Heavy Metals Less than 0.01%

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