0845 607 0240

 

                                                                                             Automotive and Industrial Urea Technologies

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Material Safety Data Sheet           

Incorporating technical specification

 

 

 

 

1. IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE / PREPARATION AND THE COMPANY

Product name       AdBlue®.

Company

 

ChemPlus+

Treveen House

Meltonby

York

YO42 1PN

 

Tel: 0845 607 0240

Fax: 01759 304202

 

www.chemplus.co.uk

 

2. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

                 Composition                                           Urea

Concentration                                        32.5%

CAS No.                                                   57-13-6

EINECS No.                                             200-315-5

Further Information                            Aqueous solution of Urea

 

3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Main hazards: No Significant Hazard

 

4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Skin contact: May cause irritation to skin. Wash off immediately with plenty of soap and water.

Remove contaminated clothing. Seek medical attention if irritation or symptoms persist.

 

Eye contact: May cause irritation to eyes. Rinse immediately with plenty of water for 15 minutes

holding the eyelids open. Seek medical attention if irritation or symptoms persist.

 

Inhalation: May cause irritation to mucous membranes. Move the exposed person to fresh air.

 

Ingestion: May cause irritation to mucous membranes. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Seek

medical attention if irritation or symptoms persist.

 

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media: Use extinguishing media appropriate to the surrounding fire conditions.

 

Fire hazards: Burning produces irritating, toxic and obnoxious fumes.

Protective equipment Wear suitable respiratory equipment when necessary.

 

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions: Ensure adequate ventilation of the working area.

 

Environmental precautions: Do not allow product to enter drains. Prevent further spillage if safe.

 

Clean up methods: Absorb with inert, absorbent material. Sweep up. Transfer to suitable, labelled

containers for disposal. Clean spillage area thoroughly with plenty of water.

 

7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling: Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Ensure adequate ventilation of the working area.

Adopt best Manual Handling considerations when handling, carrying and dispensing. In

order to avoid crystallisation or hydrolysis or AdBlue® resp. It is recommended to store the

product under normal conditions at temperatures between -5 to 30°C. This

product is not flammable.

 

Storage: Keep in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Keep containers tightly closed. Store in

correctly labelled containers. Avoid subsoil penetration.

 

Suitable packaging: Tanks and related facilities which may get in contact with AdBlue®, shall be make or high

alloyed austenitic Cr-Ni Steel and Mo-Cr-Ni steel according to DIN EN 10 088-1 to 3 (e.g. 1.4541 and 1.4571).

UNSUITABLE: Materials such as copper, copper-containing alloys and unalloyed and galvanised steels are not

suitable. Under these conditions,

AdBlue® has a shelf life of at least one year.

 

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS / PERSONAL PROTECTION

Engineering measures: Ensure adequate ventilation of the working area.

 

Hand protection: Chemical resistant gloves (PVC)

 

Eye protection: In case of splashing, wear: Approved safety goggles.

 

Protective equipment: Wear protective clothing.

 

9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Description:                             Liquid.

Colour:                                     Colourless.

Odour:                                      Slight, ammonia

pH:                                            10

Boiling point:                            103°C

Relative density:                       1.087-1.093 g/cm3 @ 20 Deg. C.

Water solubility:                       miscible in water.

Viscosity:                                  1.4 mPas @ 25 Deg. C.

 

As Sold specification to ISO 22241

 

Specification:

Urea                                                           31.8 – 33.2                             % by weight

Alkalinity as NH3                                      max.    0.2                              % by weight

Biuret                                                         max.    0.3                              % by weight

Insolubles                                                  max.    20                                mg/kg

Aldehyde                                                   max.    5                                  mg/kg

Phosphate (PO4)*                                      max.    0.5                              mg/kg

Aluminium*                                               max.    0.5                              mg/kg

Calcium*                                                   max.    0.5                              mg/kg

Iron*                                                          max.    0.5                              mg/kg

Copper*                                                     max.    0.2                              mg/kg

Zinc*                                                          max.    0.2                              mg/kg

Chromium*                                                max.    0.2                              mg/kg

Nickel*                                                      max.    0.2                              mg/kg

Magnesium*                                               max.    0.5                              mg/kg

Sodium*                                                     max.    0.5                              mg/kg

Potassium*                                                max.    0.5                              mg/kg

Density at 20°C                                   1087.0 - 1093.0    kg/m3

Refractive index at 20°C                     1.3814 - 1.3843   

Identity identical to reference                                                          

 

The analytical methods are defined in ISO 22241-2.

 

* Contents should be analytically checked for non-dedicated containers/filling equipment

prior to use using the methods specified in ISO 22241-2.

 

                 Storage:

To maintain the product quality it is recommended that AdBlue® is stored below 25°C and out of direct sunlight

Shelf Life (in accordance with ISO 22241-3)

Constant ambient storage temperature (°C)                                     Minimum shelf life (months)

                                  ≤10                                                                                                                36

                                  ≤25                                                                                                                18

                                  ≤30                                                                                                                12

                                  ≤35                                                                                                                6

                                  ≥35                                                                              Significant decomposition test before use

Freezing:

AdBlue® will begin to freeze at -11.5°C; this does not affect the product quality or strength. The liquid phase of a

partially frozen solution will still be at the required concentration and may continue to be used. The remaining frozen

portion may be used after allowing to thaw

 

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Stability: Stable under normal conditions.

 

Materials to avoid: Strong oxidising agents. Nitrites.

 

Hazardous decomposition products: Ammonia

 

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Acute Oral Toxicity                              LD50/Oral/Rat = 14300 mg/kg

Skin Irritation                                        LD50/Oral/Mouse = 11500 mg/kg

Eye Irritation                                         May cause eye irritation

Genotoxicity In Vitro                             Urea has not caused sensitisation on laboratory animals

No adverse health effects are known or expected under normal use

 

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Eco toxicity

 

AdBlue®.                                            Daphnia LC50/24h = 1000 mg/l

Fish LC50/96h = >6810 mg/l

 

Degradability: Do not allow uncontrolled discharge of the product into the environment. Biodegradable.

 

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

General information: Dispose of in compliance with all local and national regulations.

 

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Further information: The product is not classified as dangerous for carriage

 

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

Risk phrases: NSH - No Significant Hazard.

 

 

16. OTHER INFORMATION

Further information: The information supplied in this Safety Data Sheet is designed only as guidance for the

safe use, storage and handling of the product. This information is correct to the best of our knowledge and belief

at the date of publication however no guarantee is made to its accuracy. This information relates only to the specific

material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination with any other materials or in any

other process.

ChemPlus+  are not responsible for any damage or injury resulting from

abnormal use. Or from any failure to follow appropriate practices or from hazards

inherent in the nature of the product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AdBlue® is a registered trademark of the Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V  (VDA)

AdBlue® is produced under licence from VDA and complies with the ISO 22241 standard

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