Material Safety Data Sheet

Effective Date:  08/12/10

Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification


Manufacturer’s name:                      Hanna Steel Corporation

Address:                                              3812 Commerce Avenue

                                                            Fairfield, AL 35064

Emergency Phone Number:                      (800)- 633-8252

          Section 2: Composition/Information on Ingredients



% by Wt




Base Metal


Iron (Fe)



10 Fume

5 Fume

Alloying Metals


Aluminum (Al)


.10 Max

15 Dust

10 Dust/5 Fume

Carbon (C)


.50 Max

15 Dust

10 Fume

Chromium (Cr)


1.20 Max

1.0 Chrome Metal

0.5 Chrome Metal

Copper (Cu)


.50 Max

1.0 Dust/0.1 Fume

1.0 Dust/0.2 Fume

Manganese (Mn)



1.0 Fume

5 Dust

Nickel (Ni)


1.5 Max



Phosphorous (P)


.05 Max

15 Dust


Silicon (Si)


1.0 Max

10 Dust

10 Dust

Sulfur (S)


.05 Max

13 SO2

5 SO2

Vanadium (V)


.10 Max

0.5 Dust

0.05 Dust

Zinc (Zn)


10 Max

5 Fume/5 Dust

5 Fume/10 Dust

The above listing is a summary of elements used in alloying steel. Various grades of steel will contain different combinations of these elements. Trace elements may also be present in minutes amounts. No permissible exposure limit (PEL) or thresholds limit values (TVL) exist for steel. Values shown are provided for industrial hygiene and environmental purposes and are not intended to represent product specifications.


          Section 3: Physical Data

Physical State (at Normal Conditions): Solid

Appearance: Gray-Black

Odor: Odorless

Specific Gravity: Approx. 7.7

Vapor Pressure: NA

Melting Point: Approx. 2750 F°

Boiling Point: NA

Acidity/Alkalinity: NA

Vapor Density: NA

Solubility in water: NA

          Section 4: Fire and Explosion Data

Flash Point: NA

Flammable Limits: NA

Extinguishing Media: For molten metal use dry powder or sand.

Extinguishing Media Not To Be Used: Do not use water on molten metal.

Unusual Fire And Explosion Data: Steel tubular products do not present fire or explosion hazards under normal conditions. Fine metal particles such as produced in grinding or sawing can burn. High concentrations of metallic fines in the air may present an explosion hazard.

          Section 5: Reactivity Data

Stability: Stable

Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur

Conditions to Avoid for Stability: Steel at temperature above the melting point may liberate fume containing oxides of iron and alloying elements. Avoid generation of airborne fume and dust.

Incompatibility: Reacts with strong acids to form hydrogen gas.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Metallic dusts of fume may produce during welding, burning, grinding and possibly machining. Refer to ANSI Z49.1.

          Section 6: Health Hazard Data

Effects and Hazards of Overexposure (Acute and Chronic)

Effects and Hazards of Eye Contact: May cause irritation.

Effects and Hazards of Skin Contact: May cause irritation.

Effects and Hazards of Inhalation (Breathing): Steel products under normal conditions do not present an inhalation or environmental hazard. However, operations such as burning, welding, sawing, brazing, grinding, and possibly machining, etc..., which result in elevation the temperature of the product to or above its melting point or result in the generation or airborne particulates, fumes, or dust may present chronic respiratory disorders (i.e. asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, etc..).

Effects and Hazards of Ingestion (Swallowing): Steel products in their solid state present no ingestion health hazard.

Emergency and First Aid Procedure

Treatment for Eye Contact: Flush thoroughly with running water to remove particulates; obtain medical attention.

Treatment for Skin Contact: Remove particulates by washing thoroughly with soap and water. Seek medical attention if condition persists.

Treatment for Inhalation (Breathing): Remove to fresh air; if condition persists, consult a physician.

Treatment for Ingestion (Swallowing): If significant amounts of metal are ingested, consult a physician.

          Section 7: Precaution for Safe Handling and Use

Steps to be taken in case material is released or spilled: Fine shavings and small chips should be wept or vacuumed. Scrap metal can be reclaimed for re-use.

Waste Disposal Method: Used or unused product should be dispose of in accordance with Federal, State or Local Laws and Regulations. ***Disposal must comply with Federal, State and Local disposal discharge laws.

Precautions to be taken in handling and storing: Operation with the potential for generating high concentrations of airborne particulates should be evaluated and controlled as necessary. Avoid breathing metal fumes and/or dusts.

Other Precautions: In welding, precautions should be taken for airborne contaminants which may originate from components of the welding rod.


          Section 8: Special Protection Information

Protective Gloves: Protective gloves should be worn as required for welding, burning or handling operations.

Eye Protection: Use safety glasses as required for sawing, cutting, brazing, grinding or machining operations. Face shields should be worn when welding or burning.

Work and Hygienic Practices: Use lifting and work devices, e.g., crane, hoist, etc.., within rated capacities and in accordance with manufacture’s instructions when handling these products.

Respiratory Protection: Appropriate dust/fume/mist respirator should be used to avoid excessive inhalation of particulate. If exposure limits are reached or exceeded, use NIOSH approved equipment.

Local Exhaust Ventilation: Mechanical ventilation may be necessary in operations when significant levels of dust or fumes may be generated.

Special Ventilation: Ventilation, as described in the Industrial Ventilation Manual produced by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, shall be provided in areas where exposure are above the permissible exposure limits or threshold limit values specified by OSHA or other Local, State, and Federal regulations.

          Section 9: Special Precautions

Paint Coatings: The paint coating would not normally exceed <1% of the total product by weight.  However, when burning or welding on this product, ensure that employees are protected from air contaminants that might be generated from vaporization of heavy metals in the coating.


          Section 10: Other Information

Suppliers of Rust Preventives for Welded Steel Tubing:

            Henkel Surface Technologies

Product Name:  Multan 3015

            32100 Stephenson Hwy.

            Madison Heights, MI 48071

            (248) 583-9300

            Diagraph Corporation

            Product Name: TSO-1 Black Ink, TSO-3300 Black Ink, TSO-3400 Black Ink

            3401 Rider Trail South

            Earth City, MO 63045

            (314) 739-1221

Suppliers of Coatings and Paints for Steel Strip and Sheet:

            Titan Coatings

            2025 Exchange Place

            Bessemer, AL 35023

            (205) 426-8149

            Valspar Corporation

            1101 Third Street South

            Minneapolis, MN 55415

            (612) 332-7371

            Becker Industrial Coating, Inc

            30 Bethridge Road

            Toronto, ON Canada M9W 1N2


            Emergency Phone: Canutec 613-996-6666

Suppliers of Rust Preventives for Steel Strip and Sheet:

            Research Metal Fluids Div. Of Research Solvents and Chemicals Inc

Product Name: Resco Klear Trey Koate

            133 Bain Drive

            LaVergne, TN 37086

            (615) 793-6737

           D. A. Stuart Company

           Product Name: SteelShield 6299

           4580 Weaver Parkway

           Warrenville, IL 60555

           (630) 393-0833