RAPIDGRAB 2000™

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #M-24
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: JANUARY, 26 2001
"RAPIDGRAB 2000™"

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
RAPIDGRAB 2000™
Type of Product: Miscellaneous Oil Spill Control Agent
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
GlobeMark Resources Ltd.
1312 Mill Creek Drive
Salado, TX 76571
Mobile: (254) 231-2251
Email: joannie@globemarkresources.com or fiddler656@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.globemarkresources.com Exit
(Ms. Joannie Docter)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
GlobeMark Resources Ltd.
1312 Mill Creek Drive
Salado, TX 76571
Mobile: (254) 231-2251
Email: joannie@globemarkresources.com or fiddler656@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.globemarkresources.com Exit
(Ms. Joannie Docter)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability:
IMO - Non-flammable; DOT - Non-hazardous
2. Ventilation:
Use with ventilation equal to unobstructed outdoors in a moderate breeze.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective covering; treatment in case of contact:
Avoid skin and clothing contact. If skin contact occurs, immediately wash with large amounts of water and soap (if possible). Remove any contaminated clothing or shoes. Launder before reusing. If irritation persists, seek medical assistance. For areas where contact is likely, wear long sleeve shirt, chemical resistant gloves, and chemical resistant goggles.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: 120ºF
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: 0ºF
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 32ºF to 90ºF
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: None
V. SHELF LIFE
The shelf life of unopened drums of RAPIDGRAB 2000™ is unlimited. Containers should be capped when not being used to prevent contamination and evaporation.
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Application Method:
RAPIDGRAB 2000™ is a non-ionic liquid formulation that may be effectively applied by mist spraying onto floating oil slicks and sheens that are often found in harbors and at sea as the result of oil leakage and spills from ships. It instantly reduces and confines floating oils by the oleophitic synergistic effect of contraction and congealment into a physical state that greatly simplifies cleanup operations. Oil slicks and sheens may be reduced by up to 1,000 percent or more. The broad temperature range for RAPIDGRAB 2000™ sprays are from 32ºF to 120ºF.
Aerial Spraying - Typical application altitudes of 30 to 50 feet are advised although higher altitudes may be used if condition warrant. Spray nozzle should be about ¼ inches in diameter at 104 knots or more to create enough air shear sufficient to break the RAPIDGRAB 2000™ into proper sized droplets. A ½-inch diameter nozzle may be needed for temperatures below 50ºF.
Boat Spraying - Mist sprays may be applied from shipboard by power "foggers."
2. Concentration/Application Rate:
RAPIDGRAB 2000™ should be mist sprayed full strength on surface oil until sufficient herding results are achieved. Results will vary depending on oil type, temperature, wave action, and viscosity.
3. Conditions for Use:
RAPIDGRAB 2000™ is designed to be used after oil has been contained by booms or other similar apparatus. Timely treatment with RAPIDGRAB 2000™, even at low application rates, can help to contain the sheen/spreading effect of the oil slick.
VII. TOXICITY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species LC50 (ppm)
RAPIDGRAB 2000™ Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
5.13 96-hr
2.29 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
9.34 96-hr
3.12 48-hr
RAPIDGRAB 2000™ & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
4.07 96-hr
2.60 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (SRTT) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
2.97 96-hr
6.71 48-hr

b. Effectiveness:
NA
VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
NA
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1. Flash Point: 110ºC
2. Pour Point: 30ºF
3. Viscosity: 20.2
4. Specific Gravity: 0.84
5. pH: 6.95
6. Surface Active Agents: Oleophitic surfactant
7. Solvents: Proprietary formulation oleophitic surfactants
8. Additives: None
9. Solubility in Water: Miscible in oil and solvents
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic ND
Cadmium ND
Chromium ND
Copper ND
Lead ND
Mercury < 0.1
Nickel ND
Zinc ND
Cyanide 2.8
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons ND

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