Material Safety Data Sheet
The Valvoline Company Date Prepared: 04/02/98
Date Printed: 10/18/99
MSDS No: 505.0226778-011.001I
SYNGARD SAE 20W/50 (DORD)
1. CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Product Name: SYNGARD SAE 20W/50 (DORD)
General or Generic ID: SEMI-SYNTHETIC LUBRICATING OIL
Company Telephone Numbers
The Valvoline Company Emergency: 1-800-274-5263
P.O. Box 14000
Lexington, KY 40512 Information: 1-606-357-7847
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Ingredient(s) CAS Number % (by weight)
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SOLVENT DEWAXED HEAVY PARAFFINIC OIL 64742-65-0 66.0- 76.0
DETERGENT/DISPERSANT ENGINE OIL PACKAGE 9.0- 19.0
ZINC COMPOUNDS 1.0- 6.0
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Potential Health Effects
May cause mild eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging,
tearing, and redness.
May cause mild skin irritation. Prolonged or repeated contact may
dry the skin. Symptoms may include redness, buring, drying and
cracking of skin, and skin burns.
Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling
is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts
may be harmful.
It is possible to breathe this material under certain conditions
of handling and use (for example, during heating, spraying, or
stirring). Symptoms usually occur at air concentrations higher
than the recommended exposure limits (See Section 8).
Symptoms of Exposure
stomach or intestinal upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea),
irritation (nose, throat, airways), pain in the abdomen.
Target Organ Effects
Used motor oil has been shown to cause skin cancer in laboratory
animals continually exposed by repeated applications. Avoid
prolonged or repeated skin contact.
Other Health Effects
Primary Route(s) of Entry
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into
fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water while holding eyelids
apart. If symptoms persist or there is any visual difficulty,
seek medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and
water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder
clothing before reuse.
Do not induce vomiting. Give one glass of milk or water, and get
medical attention immediately. If possible, do not leave victim
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from
exposure and into fresh air. Seek immediate medical attention;
keep person warm and quiet. If person is not breathing, begin
artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, administer
Note to Physicians
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Hazardous Products of Combustion
May form: carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide,
oxides of sulfur, nitrogen and phosphorus, various hydrocarbons.
Fire and Explosion Hazards
Never use welding or cutting torch on or near drum (even empty)
because product (even just residue) can ignite explosively. Dense
smoke may be generated while burning.
regular foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemical.
Fire Fighting Instructions
Water or foam may cause frothing which can be violent and possibly
endanger the life of the firefighter. Wear a self-contained
breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in the positive
pressure demand mode with appropriate turn-out gear and chemical
resistant personal protective equipment. Refer to the personal
protective equipment section of this MSDS.
Health - 1, Flammability - 1, Reactivity - 0
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Absorb liquid on vermiculite, floor absorbent or other absorbent
Prevent run-off to sewers, streams or other bodies of water. If
run-off occurs, notify proper authorities as required, that a
spill has occured. Persons not wearing protective equipment
should be excluded from area of spill until clean-up has been
completed. Stop spill at source, dike area of spill to prevent
spreading, pump liquid to salvage tank. Remaining liquid may be
taken up on sand, clay, earth, floor absorbent, or other absorbent
material and shoveled into containers.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since
emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or
solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Not required under normal conditions of use. However, if misting
or splashing conditions exist, then safety glasses or chemical
splash goggles are advised.
Not normally required. However, wear resistant gloves such as
nitrile rubber to prevent irritation which may result from
prolonged or repeated skin contact with product., Wear normal work
clothing covering arms and legs..
Not required under normal conditions of use. However, if oil
mists are generated above recommended PEL/TLV of 5 mg/m3, then a
NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator is advised in absence of proper
environmental control. (See your industrial hygienist.)
Not required under normal conditions of use. However, if unusual
operating conditions exist, then provide sufficient mechanical
(general and/or local exhaust) ventilation to maintain exposure
below PEL/TLV (s).
SOLVENT DEWAXED HEAVY PARAFFINIC OIL (64742-65-0)
OSHA VPEL 5.000 mg/m3 - TWA Oil Mist
ACGIH TLV 5.000 mg/m3 - TWA Oil Mist
DETERGENT/DISPERSANT ENGINE OIL PACKAGE
No exposure limits established
No exposure limits established
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Specific Vapor Density
.890 @ 60.00 F
7.350 lbs/gal @ 60.00 F
.890 kg/l @ 15.60 C
Percent Volatiles (Including Water)
SLOWER THAN ETHYL ETHER
< 4500.0 cps @ -10 C
19.0 - 20.0 cst @ 100 C
175.0 cst @ 40 C
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Product will not undergo hazardous polymerization.
May form: carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, oxides of sulfur,
nitrogen and phosphorus, various hydrocarbons.
Avoid contact with: strong oxidizing agents.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATION
Waste Management Information
Dispose of in accordance with all applicable local, state and
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT Information - 49 CFR 172.101
RQ (Reportable Quantity) - 49 CFR 172.101
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
US Federal Regulations
CERCLA RQ - 40 CFR 302.4
SARA 302 Components - 40 CFR 355 Appendix A
Section 311/312 Hazard Class - 40 CFR 370.2
Immediate(X) Delayed(X) Fire( ) Reactive( ) Sudden
Release of Pressure( )
SARA 313 Components - 40 CFR 372.65
State and Local Regulations
California Proposition 65
16. OTHER INFORMATION
The information accumulated herein is believed to be accurate but
is not warranted to be whether originating with the company or
not. Recipients are advised to confirm in advance of need that the
information is current, applicable, and suitable to their