Ferrovanadium dust

  • Carbon alloy, nonbase, V,C,Fe (Ferrovanadium);
  • Iron alloy, nonbase, V,C,Fe (Ferrovanadium)
Formula
FeVC
Description
Dark, odorless particulate dispersed in air. Ferrovanadium metal is an alloy usually containing 50-80% vanadium.
Uses
Component of welding related products.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
12604-58-9
RTECS
LK2900000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
3089
Beilstein/Gmelin
60748 (G)
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Fe V C
Melting point, °C
1480-1520
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry location in a sealed container.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
ELIMINATE all ignition sources. Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Stop leak if you can do it without risk.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Keep away from strong oxidizers.

Fire.
Fire fighting
DO NOT USE WATER, FOAM OR carbon dioxide. Dousing metallic fires with water may generate hydrogen gas, an extremely dangerous explosion hazard, particularly if fire is in a confined environment. Use DRY sand, graphite powder, dry sodium chloride based extinguishers, G-1 or Met-L-X powder. Confining and smothering metal fires is preferable rather than applying water.
Hazards
Oxides from metallic fires are a severe health hazard. Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
3
 
Flammability
2
 

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
NIOSH REL*: TWA 1 mg/m3 ST 3 mg/m3 *Note: The REL also applies to Vanadium metal and Vadium carbide.] OSHA PEL: TWA 1 mg/m3 IDLH 500 mg/m3
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See Inhalation.
   Inhalation
Substance or decomposition products may cause severe injury or death.
   Skin
See Inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
3089
Response guide
Hazard class
4.1
Packing Group
II; III