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)                                                 
                                                                            
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  1.   CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION                          
                                                                            
  Material Identity                                                         
  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    
                                                                            
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  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   
                                                                            
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  3.   HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION                                               
                                                                            
  Potential Health Effects                                                  
                                                                            
  Eye                                                                       
       May cause mild eye irritation.  Symptoms include stinging,           
       tearing, and redness.                                                
                                                                            
  Skin                                                                      
       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                                                                
       Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling     
       is not likely to cause harmful effects.  Swallowing large amounts    
       may be harmful.                                                      
                                                                            
  Inhalation                                                                
       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                                                      
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Developmental Information                                                 
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Cancer Information                                                        
       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                                                      
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Primary Route(s) of Entry                                                 
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
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  4.   FIRST AID MEASURES                                                   
                                                                            
  Eyes                                                                      
       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.                                              
                                                                            
  Skin                                                                      
       Remove contaminated clothing.  Wash exposed area with soap and       
       water.  If symptoms persist, seek medical attention.  Launder        
       clothing before reuse.                                               
                                                                            
  Swallowing                                                                
       Do not induce vomiting.  Give one glass of milk or water, and get    
       medical attention immediately.  If possible, do not leave victim     
       unattended.                                                          
                                                                            
  Inhalation                                                                
       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       
       oxygen.                                                              
                                                                            
  Note to Physicians                                                        
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
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  5.   FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES                                               
                                                                            
  Flash Point                                                               
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Explosive Limit                                                           
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Autoignition Temperature                                                  
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  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.                                
                                                                            
  Extinguishing Media                                                       
       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.                           
                                                                            
  NFPA Rating                                                               
       Health - 1, Flammability - 1, Reactivity - 0                         
                                                                            
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  6.   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES                                          
                                                                            
  Small Spill                                                               
       Absorb liquid on vermiculite, floor absorbent or other absorbent     
       material.                                                            
                                                                            
  Large Spill                                                               
       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.                               
                                                                            
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  7.   HANDLING AND STORAGE                                                 
                                                                            
  Handling                                                                  
       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       
       observed.                                                            
                                                                            
  Storage                                                                   
       Not applicable                                                       
                                                                            
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  8.   EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION                                
                                                                            
  Eye Protection                                                            
       Not required under normal conditions of use.  However, if misting    
       or splashing conditions exist, then safety glasses or chemical       
       splash goggles are advised.                                          
                                                                            
  Skin Protection                                                           
       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..                                    
                                                                            
  Respiratory Protections                                                   
       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.)             
                                                                            
  Engineering Controls                                                      
       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).                                                   
                                                                            
  Exposure Guidelines                                                       
  Component                                                                 
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  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                                            
                                                                            
  ZINC COMPOUNDS                                                            
  No exposure limits established                                            
                                                                            
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  9.   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES                                     
                                                                            
  Boiling Point                                                             
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Vapor Pressure                                                            
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Specific Vapor Density                                                    
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Specific Gravity                                                          
       .890 @ 60.00 F                                                       
                                                                            
  Liquid Density                                                            
       7.350 lbs/gal @ 60.00 F                                              
       .890 kg/l @ 15.60 C                                                  
                                                                            
  Percent Volatiles (Including Water)                                       
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Evaporation Rate                                                          
       SLOWER THAN ETHYL ETHER                                              
                                                                            
  Appearance                                                                
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  State                                                                     
       LIQUID                                                               
                                                                            
  Physical Form                                                             
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Color                                                                     
       AMBER                                                                
                                                                            
  Odor                                                                      
       PETROLEUM                                                            
                                                                            
  pH                                                                        
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
  Viscosity                                                                 
       <  4500.0    cps        @        -10 C                               
       19.0      - 20.0      cst        @        100 C                      
       175.0     cst        @         40 C                                  
       129.0     ratio                                                      
                                                                            
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  10.  STABILITY AND REACTIVITY                                             
                                                                            
  Hazardous Polymerization                                                  
       Product will not undergo hazardous polymerization.                   
                                                                            
  Hazardous Decomposition                                                   
       May form:  carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, oxides of sulfur,     
       nitrogen and phosphorus, various hydrocarbons.                       
                                                                            
  Chemical Stability                                                        
       Stable.                                                              
                                                                            
  Incompatibility                                                           
       Avoid contact with:  strong oxidizing agents.                        
                                                                            
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  11.  TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION                                            
                                                                            
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
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  12.  ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION                                               
                                                                            
       No data                                                              
                                                                            
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  13.  DISPOSAL CONSIDERATION                                               
                                                                            
  Waste Management Information                                              
       Dispose of in accordance with all applicable local, state and        
       federal regulations.                                                 
                                                                            
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  14.  TRANSPORT INFORMATION                                                
                                                                            
  DOT Information - 49 CFR 172.101                                          
       DOT Description:                                                     
            Not Regulated                                                   
                                                                            
       Container/Mode:                                                      
            No data                                                         
                                                                            
       NOS Component:                                                       
            None                                                            
                                                                            
  RQ (Reportable Quantity) - 49 CFR 172.101                                 
       Not applicable                                                       
                                                                            
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  15.  REGULATORY INFORMATION                                               
                                                                            
  US Federal Regulations                                                    
       CERCLA RQ - 40 CFR 302.4                                             
            None                                                            
                                                                            
       SARA 302 Components - 40 CFR 355 Appendix A                          
            None                                                            
                                                                            
       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                                  
            None                                                            
                                                                            
  International Regulations                                                 
       Inventory Status                                                     
            Not determined                                                  
                                                                            
  State and Local Regulations                                               
       California Proposition 65                                            
            None                                                            
                                                                            
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  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            
       circumstances.                                                       
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