ORICA DRY CHLORINE FOR SWIMMING POOLS

Australia - English - APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority)

Active ingredient:
CHLORINE PRESENT AS CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE
Available from:
IXOM OPERATIONS PTY LTD
INN (International Name):
Cl as Ca hypochlorite(650g/kg)
Pharmaceutical form:
GRANULAR FORMULATION
Composition:
CHLORINE PRESENT AS CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE MINERAL-CHLORINE Active 650.0 g/kg
Units in package:
10kg; 20kg; 2kg; 40kg; 4kg
Class:
A - Agricultural
Manufactured by:
IXOM OPERATIONS
Therapeutic group:
SWIMMING POOL
Therapeutic area:
ALGICIDE
Therapeutic indications:
ALGAE | BACTERIA
Product summary:
Poison schedule: 5; Withholding period: WHP:N/A; Host/pest details: SWIMMING POOL: [ALGAE, BACTERIA]; Poison schedule: 5; Withholding period: ; Host/pest details: SWIMMING POOL: [ALGAE, BACTERIA]; For the control of algae and bacteria in swimming pools.
Authorization status:
Registered
Authorization number:
51786
Authorization date:
2020-07-01

Product Name: Orica Dry Chlorine For Swimming Pools

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FRONT PANEL

CAUTION

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD

READ SAFETY DIRECTIONS BEFORE OPENING OR USING

ORICA DRY CHLORINE FOR

SWIMMING POOLS

Active Constituent: 650 g/kg available CHLORINE (Cl)

present as CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE

For the control of algae and bacteria in swimming pools.

NET: 2, 4, 10, 20 & 40 Kg

ORICA AUSTRALIA OPERATION PTY LTD

1 Nicholson Street Melbourne 3001

A.C.N. 004 117 828

Orica, the Orica Logo and Eclipse are trade marks of Orica Group companies.

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LEFT PANEL

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

RESTRAINTS: DO NOT use this product in spa pool water. DO NOT use in a fixed or

floating dispenser.

SPA/POOL VOLUME

( LITRES)

*STABILISED POOLS

DAILY CHLORINE

DOSAGE

UNSTABILISED

POOLS DAILY

CHLORINE DOSAGE

FREE CHLORINE

CONCENTRATION

per 10,000 litres of water

Refer to required levels

table

INITIAL START UP

SHOCK TREATMENT

7 x daily dosage

4 x daily dosage

10-15 mg/L

SUPER

CHLORINATION

4 x daily dosage

2 x daily dosage

10 mg/L

* Contains chlorine stabiliser, such as cyanuric acid.

These dosage rates are only a guide to try and achieve the required levels of free chlorine.

REQUIRED LEVELS

TYPE OF POOL

LEVEL OF

STABILISER

(ml/L)

TOTAL

ALKALINITY

(ml/L)

minimum

MINIMUM FREE CHLORINE

LEVEL (mg/L)

(Optimum

Range)

Cold Water

Above 26

UNSTABILISED

7.2 to 7.6

STABILISED

30-50

DO NOT EXCEED A CONCENTRATION OF 50 mg/L OF ISOCYANURATE

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER, CONTRARY TO THIS

LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION.

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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

The correct level of

free chlorine

should be maintained for several hours prior to and during

swimming activity.

Chlorine levels and pH

should be tested daily by use of a reliable test kit

using fresh testing reagents. If pH falls below the required level add dry alkali, if it rises above

add dry acid or hydrochloric acid. Dose pool in the evening when pool is not in use.

Stabiliser

levels

should be tested monthly by your local pool shop or by use of a reliable test kit.

SUPER CHLORINATION

During the swimming season Super-Chlorinate once per week. After Super-Chlorination the

pH balance of your pool should be checked.

WINTER MAINTENANCE

A Super-Chlorination dose once a month is necessary to maintain your pool in good condition

during winter.

CAUTION:

Not to be used as a food container.

SAFETY DIRECTIONS

Highly reactive oxidising chlorine compound. May cause fire and explosion or produce severe

burns. Product will irritate the eyes, nose, throat and skin. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and

clothing. Do not inhale dust. Do not allow the product to come in contact with other chemicals,

especially acids, or with combustible materials such as paper, fabric, sawdust or kerosene. Do

not allow to get damp. Use clean containers for dispensing. Do not mix with other chemicals.

Do not mix with different types of chlorinating chemicals. Mix with water only. Do not add

water to the product - add the product to water, but in case of fire, drench with water. Store

undercover in a dry, clean, cool, well ventilated place away from sunlight. Store and transport

all containers in an upright position. In case of spillage, flush with large quantities of water.

Wash hands after use.

FIRST AID

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre (phone 13 1126). If

swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting. Give a glass of water. If skin contact occurs, remove

contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly. If in eyes, hold eyes open, flood with water

for at least 15 minutes and see a doctor.

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BACK LABEL - RIGHT PANEL (Cont.)

CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE, HYDRATED

UN NO. 2880

FOR SPECIALIST ADVICE IN EMERGENCY CALL ORICA

AUSTRALIA'S 24 HOUR EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICE ON

DIAL 1 800 033 111

ALL HOURS - AUSTRALIA WIDE

NRA Approval Number: 51786/0399

Material Safety Data Sheet

1.

IDENTIFICATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SUPPLIER

Product Name:

ORICA ECLIPSE GRANULATED CHLORINE FOR

SWIMMING POOLS

Recommended Use:

Swimming pool chemical, algicide, biocide, oxidant.

Supplier:

Orica Australia Pty Ltd

ABN:

99 004 117 828

Street Address:

1 Nicholson Street,

Melbourne 3000

Australia

Telephone Number:

+61 3 9665 7111

Facsimile:

+61 3 9665 7937

Emergency Telephone:

1 800 033 111 (ALL HOURS)

2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

This material is hazardous according to criteria of Safe Work Australia; HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE.

Classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) for Transport by

Road and Rail; DANGEROUS GOODS.

Risk Phrases:

Contact with combustible material may cause fire. Harmful if swallowed. Contact with

acids liberates toxic gas. Causes burns. Risk of serious damage to eyes. Very toxic

to aquatic organisms.

Safety Phrases:

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with

plenty of water and seek medical advice. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves

and eye/face protection. In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice

immediately (show the label whenever possible).

Poisons Schedule:

S6 Poison.

3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Components

CAS Number

Proportion

Risk Phrases

Calcium hypochlorite

7778-54-3

>60%

R8, R22, R31, R34,

R41, R50

Water

7732-18-5

7-16%

Calcium hydroxide

1305-62-0

1-5%

R38, R41

4. FIRST AID MEASURES

For advice, contact a Poisons Information Centre (e.g. phone Australia 131 126; New Zealand 0800 764 766) or a doctor.

Inhalation:

Remove victim from area of exposure - avoid becoming a casualty. Remove contaminated clothing and loosen remaining

clothing. Allow patient to assume most comfortable position and keep warm. Keep at rest until fully recovered. If patient

finds breathing difficult and develops a bluish discolouration of the skin (which suggests a lack of oxygen in the blood -

cyanosis), ensure airways are clear of any obstruction and have a qualified person give oxygen through a face mask.

Apply artificial respiration if patient is not breathing. Seek immediate medical advice.

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Skin Contact:

If skin or hair contact occurs, immediately remove any contaminated clothing and wash skin and hair thoroughly with

running water. If swelling, redness, blistering or irritation occurs seek medical assistance.

Eye Contact:

Immediately wash in and around the eye area with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Eyelids to be held

apart. Remove clothing if contaminated and wash skin. Urgently seek medical assistance. Transport to hospital or

medical centre.

Ingestion:

Immediately rinse mouth with water. If swallowed, do NOT induce vomiting. Give a glass of water. Seek immediate

medical assistance.

Medical attention and special treatment:

Treat symptomatically. Can cause corneal burns. Delayed effects from exposure to chlorine (decomposition product) can

include shortness of breath, severe headache, pulmonary oedema and pneumonia.

5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Hazards from combustion products:

Non combustible, but will support combustion of other materials.

Precautions for fire fighters and special protective equipment:

Not combustible, however will support the combustion of other materials. Calcium hypochlorite is a powerful oxidising

agent and decomposes violently upon heating liberating oxygen, and toxic chlorine gas. In case of fire, area must be

evacuated and specialist fire fighters called. Only large quantities of water should be used as an extinguishing agent. If

excess water is not available DO NOT attempt to extinguish the fire; use available water to prevent the spread of fire to

adjacent property. Attending fire fighters should keep upwind if possible and wear full protective equipment including

rubber boots and self-contained breathing apparatus. A fire in the vicinity of calcium hypochlorite should be extinguished

in the most practical manner but avoid contaminating this material with the fire fighting agent, including water.

Decomposes on contact with water evolving toxic chlorine gas. Once fire is extinguished, wash area thoroughly with

excess water. Ensure that drains are not blocked with solid material. Maintenance of excess water during cleaning up

operation is essential. Combustible material involved in the incident should be removed to a safe open area for controlled

burning or for further drenching with water prior to collection for disposal.

Suitable Extinguishing Media:

Coarse water spray, fine water spray, normal foam, dry agent (carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder).

Hazchem Code: 1W

6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Emergency procedures:

Shut off all possible sources of ignition. Clear area of all unprotected personnel. If contamination of sewers or waterways

has occurred advise local emergency services. For large spills notify the Emergency Services.

Methods and materials for containment and clean up:

Wear protective equipment to prevent skin and eye contact and breathing in vapours/dust. Air-supplied masks are

recommended to avoid inhalation of toxic material. DO NOT return spilled material to original container. DO NOT add

small amounts of water to calcium hypochlorite. Sweep up, avoiding generation of dust, then immediately spread as a

thin layer in uncontaminated, dry, open area to reduce the possibility of local hot spots forming.

Where a spill has occurred in a confined space or an inadequately ventilated enclosure and the material is damp and

evolving chlorine, the rate of chlorine evolution can be reduced by covering the thinly spread solid with soda ash.

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7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

This material is a Scheduled Poison S6 and must be stored, maintained and used in accordance with the relevant

regulations.

Conditions for safe storage:

Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated place and out of direct sunlight. Store away from foodstuffs. Store away from

incompatible materials described in Section 10. Keep dry - reacts with water, may lead to drum rupture. Keep containers

closed when not in use - check regularly for spills.

Precautions for safe handling:

Avoid skin and eye contact and breathing in dust. Keep out of reach of children.

8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Occupational Exposure Limits: No value assigned for this specific material by the National Occupational Health and

Safety Commission. However, Exposure Standard(s) for constituent(s):

Calcium hydroxide: 8hr TWA = 5 mg/m

As published by the National Occupational Health and Safety Commission.

TWA - The time-weighted average airborne concentration over an eight-hour working day, for a five-day working week

over an entire working life.

These Exposure Standards are guides to be used in the control of occupational health hazards. All atmospheric

contamination should be kept to as low a level as is workable. These exposure standards should not be used as fine

dividing lines between safe and dangerous concentrations of chemicals. They are not a measure of relative toxicity.

Engineering controls:

Ensure ventilation is adequate and that air concentrations of components are controlled below quoted Exposure

Standards. Avoid generating and breathing in dusts. Use with local exhaust ventilation or while wearing dust mask. Keep

containers closed when not in use.

Personal Protective Equipment:

The selection of PPE is dependant on a detailed risk assessment. The risk assessment should consider the work

situation, the physical form of the chemical, the handling methods, and environmental factors.

Orica Personal Protection Guide No. 1, 1998: F - OVERALLS, SAFETY SHOES, CHEMICAL GOGGLES, GLOVES,

DUST MASK.

Wear overalls, chemical goggles and impervious gloves. Avoid generating and inhaling dusts. If dust exists, wear dust

mask/respirator meeting the requirements of AS/NZS 1715 and AS/NZS 1716. Always wash hands before smoking,

eating, drinking or using the toilet. Wash contaminated clothing and other protective equipment before storage or re-use.

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9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Physical state:

Solid

Colour:

White

Odour:

Chlorine

Molecular Formula:

Ca(OCl)2

Solubility:

Soluble in water.

Specific Gravity:

2.35

Relative Vapour Density (air=1):

Not available

Vapour Pressure (20 °C):

Not available

Flash Point (°C):

Not available

Flammability Limits (%):

Not available

Autoignition Temperature (°C):

Not available

% Volatile by Weight:

Not available

Solubility in water (g/L):

Not available

Melting Point/Range (°C):

Not available

Decomposition Point (°C):

ca. 180

pH:

Not available

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Chemical stability:

Powerful oxidising agent. Calcium hypochlorite (dry or hydrated) and its mixtures are

incompatible with dichloroisocyanuric acid, ammonium nitrate, trichloroisocyanuric

acid, or any chloroisocyanurate. Reacts with water liberating chlorine.

Conditions to avoid:

Avoid exposure to heat.

Incompatible materials:

Calcium hypochlorite (dry or hydrated) and its mixtures are incompatible with

dichloroisocyanuric acid, ammonium nitrate, trichloroisocyanuric acid, or any

chloroisocyanurate, strong acids, aluminium, iron, lead, magnesium, and zinc.

Incompatible with organic materials , combustible materials , reducing agents ,

ammonia , nitrogen compounds , acidic materials , and chlorinated isocyanuric acid

(organic bleaching powder) .

Hazardous decomposition

products:

Chlorine.

Hazardous reactions:

Reacts with water liberating toxic chlorine gas. Decomposition occurs on contact

with heat , reducing agents , and combustible materials .

11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

No adverse health effects expected if the product is handled in accordance with this Safety Data Sheet and the product

label. Symptoms or effects that may arise if the product is mishandled and overexposure occurs are:

Ingestion:

Swallowing can result in nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and chemical

burns to the gastrointestinal tract.

Eye contact:

A severe eye irritant. Corrosive to eyes; contact can cause corneal burns.

Contamination of eyes can result in permanent injury.

Skin contact:

Contact with skin will result in severe irritation. Corrosive to skin - may cause skin

burns.

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Inhalation:

Breathing in dust may result in respiratory irritation. Chlorine, evolved from

decomposition when wet, is a severe respiratory irritant, corrosive, and highly toxic.

Delayed effects can include shortness of breath, headache, pulmonary oedema, and

pneumonia.

Long Term Effects:

No information available for the product.

Toxicological Data:

Oral LD50 (rat): 790-1260 mg/kg.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity

Avoid contaminating waterways.

Persistence/degradability and

mobility

This material is biodegradable.

Aquatic toxicity:

Very toxic to aquatic organisms.

96hr LC50 (fish):

0.15 mg/L (Atlantic silverside)

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Disposal methods:

Refer to Waste Management Authority. Dispose of material through a licensed waste contractor. Clean containers with

water.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Road and Rail Transport

Classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) for Transport by

Road and Rail; DANGEROUS GOODS.

OXIDIZING

AGENT

5.1

UN No:

2880

Class-primary

5.1 Oxidizing Agent

Packing Group:

Proper Shipping Name:

CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE, HYDRATED

Hazchem Code:

Marine Transport

Classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) for

transport by sea; DANGEROUS GOODS.

UN No:

2880

Class-primary:

5.1 Oxidizing Agent

Packing Group:

Proper Shipping Name:

CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE, HYDRATED

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Air Transport

Classified as Dangerous Goods by the criteria of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods

Regulations for transport by air; DANGEROUS GOODS.

UN No:

2880

Class-primary:

5.1 Oxidizing Agent

Packing Group:

Proper Shipping Name:

CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE, HYDRATED

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

Classification:

This material is hazardous according to criteria of Safe Work Australia;

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE.

Hazard Category:

Xn: Harmful

C: Corrosive

Risk Phrase(s):

R8: Contact with combustible material may cause fire.

R22: Harmful if swallowed.

R31: Contact with acids liberates toxic gas.

R34: Causes burns.

R41: Risk of serious damage to eyes.

R50: Very toxic to aquatic organisms.

Safety Phrase(s):

S24/25: Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

S26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek

medical advice.

S36/37/39: Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.

S45: In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately

(show the label whenever possible).

Poisons Schedule:

S6 Poison.

This material is listed on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS).

16. OTHER INFORMATION

In: 'The Dictionary of Substances and their Effects'. Ed.Gangolli S. Royal Society of Chemistry, 1999.

This material safety data sheet has been prepared by SH&E Shared Services, Orica.

Reason(s) for Issue:

5 Yearly Revised Primary MSDS

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Material Safety Data Sheet

This MSDS summarises to our best knowledge at the date of issue, the chemical health and safety hazards of the

material and general guidance on how to safely handle the material in the workplace. Since Orica Limited cannot

anticipate or control the conditions under which the product may be used, each user must, prior to usage, assess and

control the risks arising from its use of the material.

If clarification or further information is needed, the user should contact their Orica representative or Orica Limited at the

contact details on page 1.

Orica Limited's responsibility for the material as sold is subject to the terms and conditions of sale, a copy of which is

available upon request.

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