MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
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Section 1 - Product Identification & Use
Almet Hot Tank Cleaner
Class E, Corrosive Solid
Class 8, UN 3253, III
Advance Chemicals Ltd.
2023 Kingsway Avenue
Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3C 1S9
Phone: (604) 945-9666,
Fax: (604) 945-9617
CANUTEC 24 hrs (613) 996-6666
Section 2 - Hazardous Ingredients
Hazardous Components %( w/w) C.A.S. No.
LD50 & LC50
Sodium Metasilicate pentahydrate 60-100 10213-79-3
(Oral, rat) 874mg/kg
Section 3 - Physical Data
Physical state: solid (powder/ granule) Boiling point: N/A
Specific gravity: 2.4g/mL
Freezing point: 72°C
pH: (1% solution) 12.4
Solubility in water: 61%
Vapour pressure: 0 mmHg @ 20°C
Evaporation rate: N/A
Odour & Apprearance: A white odorless powder or granule.
Section 4 - Fire or Explosion Hazard
Flammability: The product is not considered to be flammable.
Extinguishing media: Use dry chemicals, CO2, water spray or
Hazardous Combustion Products: Carbon monoxide.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Wear NIOSH approved self-
contained breathing apparatus when either in confined areas or
exposed to combustion products.
Section 5 - Reactivity Data
Incompatible substances: In aqueous solutions the product may
react with aluminum, galvanized iron and zinc and may generate
flammable hydrogen gas.
Polymerization: Will not occur.
Conditions to Avoid: Reaction with certain products or their
residue which contain reducing sugars may form deadly carbon
Hazardous Combustion Products: Reactive with metals, acids.
Section 6 - Toxicological Properties
Carcinogenicity: Not available.
Inhalation: Causes severe irritation and burns to the respiratory
Skin contact: Causes severe burns.
Eye contact: Corrosive to the eyes an