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UNIVAR USA - MSDS                                                               Page 1 of 5



Univar USA Inc.
6100 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
(425) 889-3400




For Emergency Assistance involving chemicals call - CHEMTREC (800) 424-9300
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The Version Date for this MSDS is : 08/11/2004

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PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
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PRODUCT NAME: CALCIUM NITRATE 15.5-0-0

MSDS#: 64911

DATE ISSUED: 01/01/2000

SUPERSEDES: NEW

ISSUED BY: 005363

MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

I. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Trade Name (as Labeled): Viking Ship(R)(Calcium Nitrate 15.5-0-0
Manufacturer's Name: Norsk Hydro ASA c/o Hydro Agri North America, Inc.

Complete Mailing Address: 100 North Tampa Street, Suite 3200
Tampa, Florida 33602
Phone Number for Additional Information: 813-222-5700
or Chemtrec 24-hour Emergency Response: 1-800-424-9300

Flamm.
0
Health 1 0 React.
-
NFPA/HMIS Hazard Signal

Date Prepared or Revised: 01/01/00 Name of Preparer: Bill Easterwood

II. NON-HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Chemical Names CAS Numbers Percent Exposure Limits in Air (Give Units)
ACGIH TLV OSHA PEL Other (Specify)
Hydrated Ammonium Calcium
Nitrate Double Salt 15245-12-2 None listed.

Not a DOT regulated material. 49 CFR 172.102 Special Provision 34 specifically




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removes the commercial grade calcium nitrate double salt (calcium nitrate and
ammonium nitrate) from the Hazardous Materials Table 49 CFR 172.101.

NFPA and HMIS Rating: 1, 0, 0; Health, Flammability, Reactivity

NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS NOT CLASSIFIED AS AN OXIDIZER, AND DOES NOT REQUIRE
PLACARDING OR SPECIAL HANDLING.

III. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Vapor Density (Air=1): Solid
Melting Point or Range: 242 F
Specific Gravity: 1.12 (68-701b/ft3)
Boiling Point or Range: N/A
Solubility in Water: 76% (w/w)
Evaporation Rate: N/A
(Butyl Acetate=1)

Vapor Pressure, mm Hg at 20 C: Hygroscopic solid water vapor
pressure = 0.068 lb/in2 (68 F).

Appearance and Odor: White/off-white, granular solid, odorless.

IV. FIRE AND EXPLOSION

Flash Point, F (Give Method): N/A
Auto Ignition Temperature, F: N/A

Flammable Limits in Air, Volume %: N/A Lower (LEL): N/A Upper (UEL): N/A
Fire Extinguishing Materials:

X Water Spray Carbon Dioxide Other
Foam Dry Chemical

Special Fire Fighting Procedures:
Self contained air supply to protect from oxides of nitrogen.
Noxious fumes may form.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:
Oxides of nitrogen.

V. HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

SYMPTOMS OF OVEREXPOSURE - FOR EACH POTENTIAL ROUTE OF EXPOSURE
Inhaled: May cause mild nasal irritation.

Contact with Skin or Eyes:
May cause skin rash or sores particularly if skin is broken at
point of contact with product. May cause mild eye irritation.

Absorbed through Skin:
Not known to be absorbed through the skin.

Swallowed:
Small Amounts: Weakness, general depression, headache, and mental impairment.
Large Amounts: Dizziness, abdominal cramps, vomiting, bloody diarrhea,
weakness, convulsions, and collapse.

HEALTH EFFECTS OR RISKS FROM EXPOSURE - EXPLAIN IN LAY TERMS
Acute: Small Amounts: Weakness, general depression, headache, and mental




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impairment.

Large Amounts: Dizziness, abdominal cramps, vomiting, bloody diarrhea,
weakness, convulsions, and collapse.

Chronic None known

FIRST AID - EMERGENCY PROCEDURES:
IN CASE OF DISCOMFORT DUE TO EXPOSURE, SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.

Eye Contact:
Flood immediately with clean water for 15 minutes.

Skin Contact:
Wash with copious amounts of soap and water.

Inhaled:
Move to fresh air.

Swallowed:
Delay absorption of ingested nitrates by giving water, milk or activated
charcoal and then remove by gastric lavage or emesis. Maintain blood
pressure.

SUSPECTED CANCER AGENT?

X NO. This product's ingredients are not found in the lists below.
YES. Federal OSHA NTP IARC

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: None known.

VI. REACTIVITY DATA

Stability: X Stable Unstable
Conditions to Avoid: N/A

Incompatibility: (Materials to Avoid)
In high pH (caustic) environments, material will release ammonia (NH3).

Hazardous Decomposition Products (Including Combustion Products):
Oxides of nitrogen may be produced in fires.

Hazardous Polymerization: May Occur X Will Not Occur

VII. SPILL, LEAK AND DISPOSAL PROCEDURES

Spill Response Procedures (Include Employee Protection Measures):
Contain spill. Sweep up and scoop into suitable container for use or recycle.

Preparing Wastes for Disposal:
Spread on arable land at standard agricultural rates. If (Container Types,
Neutralization, contaminated, dispose in a properly designated landfill.
etc.)

NOTE: DISPOSE OF ALL MATERIALS IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE AND
LOCAL REGULATIONS.

VIII. SPECIAL HANDLING INFORMATION

Ventilation and Engineering Controls:




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Adequate ventilation for dust control.

Respiratory Protection (Type):
NIOSH approved dust respirator.

Eye Protection (Type):
Safety goggles/glasses.

Gloves (Specify Material):
Rubber gloves.

Other Clothing and Equipment:
Clean coveralls and a long sleeved shirt.

Work and Hygienic Practices:
Shower with soap and water. Wash clothing separately with laundry detergent.

Other Handling and Storage Requirements:
Prevent eye contact, skin contact and oral ingestion.

Protective Measures During Maintenance of Contaminated Equipment:
Same as handling and storage requirements.

WARNING: This product contains a chemical (or chemicals) known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Customer Service
1-800-23-HYDRO (1-800-234-9376) FAX (813-875-5735)
100 North Tampa Street. Suite 3200. Tampa. Florida 33602




For Additional Information:
Contact: MSDS Coordinator - Univar USA
During business hours, Pacific Time - (425) 889-3400

NOTICE
Univar USA expressly disclaims all express or implied warranties of merchantibility and fitness
for a particular purpose with respect to the product or information provided herein, and shall
under no circumstances be liable for incidental or consequential damages.

Do not use ingredient information and/or ingredient percentages in this MSDS as a product
specification. For product specification information refer to a Product Specification Sheet and/or
a Certificate of Analysis. These can be obtained from your local Univar USA Sales Office.

All information appearing herein is based upon data obtained from the manufacturer and/or
recognized technical sources. While the information is believed to be accurate, Univar USA
makes no representations as to its accuracy or sufficiency. Conditions of use are beyond Univar
USA's control. Therefore, users are responsible to verify this data under their own operating
conditions to determine whether the product is suitable for their particular purposes, and they
assume all risks of their use, handling, and disposal of the product or from the publication or use
of, or reliance upon, information contained herein. This information relates only to the product
designated herein and does not relate to its use in combination with any other material or in any
other process.




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