Natural Gas MSDS

Section I: Material Identification & Use

  • Material
    Natural Gas
  • Supplier's Name
    Haryana City Gas Distribution Ltd
  • Address
    City Gate Station
  • City
    Gurgaon
  • State
    Haryana
  • Postal Code
    122002
  • Chemical Name
    Natural Gas
  • Chemical Identity
    Aliphatic Mixture
  • Trade Name and Synonym as
    Natural Gas
  • Product Use
    Domestic/ Industrial/ Commercial
  • Codes / Labels
    Flammable Gas - Class 2
  • Hazchem code
    2 S - E

Section II: Hazardous Ingredients of Material

  • Material
    Natural Gas
  • Hazardous Ingredients
    Approximate Concentration
  • Methane (CH4)
    88 - 98 % v/v
  • Ethane (C2H6 )
    2 - 8 % v/v
  • Other Higher Hydrocarbons
    < 2 % v/v

Section III : Physical Data for Material

  • Physical State
    Gas
  • Appearance
    Colourless
  • Odour
    Odourless. Ethyl Mercaptan is added for odourisation
  • Specific Gravity
    0.55-0.65
  • Solubility in Water at 30°C
    Soluble
  • pH
    Not Pertinent
  • Boiling Point
    - 161.5°C
  • Melting Point
    - 182.6°C

Section IV: Reactivity Data

  • Chemical Stability
    Stable
  • Incompatibility with other substances
    Strong Oxidisers
  • Reactivity and under what conditions
    No reaction with common material but may react with oxidising agent
  • Flammability
    Highly Flammable
  • Means of Extinction
    CO2, DCP Type Fire Extinguisher & Water Spray
  • Special Procedures
    Keep spraying water to cool
  • Upper Explosive Limit (UEL)
    15 % Volume of Gas in Air
  • Lower Explosive Limit (LEL)
    5 % Volume of Gas in Air
  • Flash Point (UEL)
    -222.5°C (CC)
  • Auto-ignition Temperature
    540°C
  • Hazardous Combustion Products
    CO2 + Traces of oxides

Explosion Data

  • Sensitivity to chemical Impact
    May explode
  • Sensitivity to Static Impact
    May explode

Non Toxic

  • Skin Contact
    Yes
  • Eye Contact
    Yes
  • Inhalation
    Yes
  • Effects of Exposure to Humans
    Dizziness & Eye irritation, Asphyxiation at higher concentration.

Preventive Measures

  • Personnel
    Avoid direct contact
  • Protective Equipments
    Provide self contained breathing apparatus for higher concentrations, provide overclothing, hand gloves, safety goggles & shoes
  • Leak and Spill Procedures
    Shut down all the Valve and allow proper ventilation
  • Waste Disposal
    Allow the gas to burn under control

Non Toxic

  • Skin Contact
    Yes
  • Eye Contact
    Yes
  • Inhalation
    Yes
  • Effects of Exposure to Humans
    Dizziness & Eye irritation, Asphyxiation at higher concentration.

Section V: First Aid Measures

  • First Aid Measures
    If inhaled, remove the person to fresh air and offer artificial respiration if required. In case of skin contact, wash the skin with plenty of water & soap
  • Additional Information
    Wash the eye with cold water in case of eye contact

Section VI: Disclaimer

Information contained in this Material Safety Data Sheet (MSRDS) is believed to be reliable but no representation, guarantee or warranties of any kind are made as to accuracy, suitability for a particular application or results to be obtained from them. It is upto the manufacturer/ seller to ensure that the information contained in the MSDS is relevant to the product manufactured/ handled or sold by him, as the case may be. Makes no warranties expressed or implied in respect of the adequacy of this document for any particular purpose.

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