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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:

gas

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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