Sulfur Hexafluoride

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    General Description

    Synonyms: Sulfur fluoride

    OSHA IMIS Code Number: 2300

    Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 2551-62-4

    NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: WS4900000

    Department of Transportation Regulation Number (49 CFR 172.101) and Guide: 1080 126

    NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, Sulfur Hexafluoride: chemical description, physical properties, potentially hazardous incompatibilities, and more 

    Chemical Description and Physical Properties:


    Exposure Limits
    OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):

    General Industry: 1000 ppm, 6000 mg/m3 

    Construction Industry: 1000 ppm, 6000 mg/m3 TWA
    American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 1000 ppm, 5970 mg/m3 TWA 

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 1000 ppm TWA

    Health Factors:

    Health Effects: Apparent low toxicity (HE19); Asphyxiant (HE17)

    Monitoring Methods used by OSHA
    Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

    Field analysis. Use MIRAN 1A, 1B or 103
    Secondary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SAM2):

    device: Instrumentation
    company: Infrared Spectrophotometer 
    part #: MIRAN 1A & 1B 
    class: Mfg

    device: Instrumentation
    company: Infrared Spectrophotometer 
    part #: MIRAN 103
    class: Mfg

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