Information and Applicability
The Material Safety Data Sheet
(MSDS) requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) (29
CFR 1910.1200) for
chemicals are not
applicable to manufactured
articles such as lamps. No material contained in a lamp is released
during normal use and operation.
The following information is
provided as a service to our customers. The following Lamp Material
Information Sheet contains applicable Material Safety Data Sheet
I. Product Identification and
TCS Technologies UV curing, metal
halide and exposure lamps
430 Sandshore Road, Unit 1
Hackettstown, NJ 07840 USA
Lamp Materials and Hazardous Ingredients
These lamps consist of a
quartz arc tube. Depending on the lamp type, the envelope is either
clear fused quartz or metal-coated quartz. The quartz arc tube contains
a small amount of mercury, ranging from 14 milligrams in a 1000-watt up
to 870 mg in a 20,000-watt lamp. The arc tube contains a small amount
of inert gas argon used as a fill gas. All TCS lamps are free of
contained in the arc tube are small amounts of gallium and iron iodide,
and in some cases tin iodide. None of these materials are expected to
be a hazard in the small quantities present in the arc tube. The
coating on the ends of the arc tube is aluminum oxide or pure gold, a
material generally considered to have a low order of toxicity.
Any metal used in lamp
construction is made from nickel-coated brass while the electrodes are
pure tungsten and seal assembly is molybdenum. A lead free silver
solder is used for electrical connections to the base.
||% by Wt.
||.025 8 hr. TWA
||Less than .03%
||Less than .02%
|(.1 ppm ceiling)
||(.1 ppm ceiling)
|Inert ingredients (Quartz, Metal)
|Approx. 98.9% by weight
III. Health Concerns
The air concentration of
mercury resulting from the breakage of one lamp should result in no
significant exposure to the individual. However, appropriate
monitoring, controls and equipment should be implemented to control
airborne mercury and dust levels or surface contamination. Such work
should be done in a well-ventilated area, and local exhaust ventilation
or personal protective equipment may be needed.
lamp, when operating, generates a considerable amount of ultraviolet
Lamp can cause serious skin
burn and eye inflammation from shortwave ultraviolet radiation. Use
only with adequate shielding or other safety precautions. Turn
the power off before replacing the lamp.
IV. Disposal Concerns
A Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) test
conducted on the lamp for mercury could cause the lamp to be classified
as a hazardous waste. TCS Technologies uses mercury in its arc tube.
The mercury vapor should pose little risk of exposure under normal use
and handling. State regulations will vary regarding the nature or
method of disposal. You should review your waste handling practices to
assure that you dispose of waste lamps properly. Please check with
state environmental departments regarding individual state disposal
requirements. TCS Technologies recommends
recycling of spent UV lamps. We offer this service free of charge on
all our lamps.
V. Physical data
FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA
This item is a light bulb; it has no fire data.
Stability: Lamp is stable.
Incompatibility: Quartz will
react with hydrofluoric acid.
Polymerization: Will not
January 4, 2005 copyright TCS Technologies