SC-1000™

TECHNICAL PRODUCT BULLETIN #SW-25
USEPA, OIL PROGRAM CENTER
ORIGINAL LISTING DATE: JULY 9, 2001
"SC-1000™"
 

I. NAME, BRAND, OR TRADEMARK
SC-1000™
Type of Product: Surface Washing Agent
II. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF MANUFACTURER/CONTACT
GEMTEK® Products
3808 North 28th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Emergency Number: (602) 265-8586 or
Phone: (800) 331-7022
Fax: (602) 265-7241
Email: techsupport@infogemtek.com
(Mr. Kim Kristoff)
III. NAME, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PRIMARY DISTRIBUTORS
GEMTEK® Products
3808 North 28th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85017
Emergency Number: (602) 265-8586 or
Phone: (800) 331-7022
Fax: (602) 265-7241
Email: techsupport@infogemtek.com
(Mr. Kim Kristoff)
IV. SPECIAL HANDLING AND WORKER PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND FIELD APPLICATION
1. Flammability:
Non-flammable.
2. Ventilation:
General room ventilation is satisfactory.
3. Skin and eye contact; protective clothing; treatment in case of contact: Non-irritating, no first aid needed. May be an eye irritant. Do not spray into eyes; safety glasses are recommended. If irritation does occur, rinse thoroughly with water.
4.a. Maximum storage temperature: None
4.b. Minimum storage temperature: Room temperature
4.c. Optimum storage temperature range: 70ºF to 90ºF
4.d. Temperatures of phase separations and chemical changes: Low temperature can cause handling problems; viscosity of material will increase. The product is an organic compound and it will not typically stratify. The cloud point is 54ºF. At 212ºF it will boil and at somewhat less (around 130ºF) water vapor will form. Repeat freeze/thaw/boiling cycles over a 30-day period has not demonstrated noticeable break down of the product.
V. SHELF LIFE
Minimum of 5 years
VI. RECOMMENDED APPLICATION PROCEDURE
1. Application Method: SC-1000™ is a highly concentrated cleaning compound capable of a multitude of cleaning applications with dilution ranging from full strength to far in excess of 1:350. Depending on the specific factors in the cleaning environment, the desired cleaning speed with the least amound of SC-1000™ can be determined. When diluting, it is recommended that SC-1000™ be added to premeasured water to minimize foaming in the solution.
2. Concentration/Application Rate:
Beach Waterfront, Rocky Soils, Break Water Sructures, and Pier Facilities: For beach sands or light rocky soils, burnin or creating a temporary shallow wash tank is most successful. Fill one-half of the tank with contaminated beach sand, then add a solution of SC-1000™ and clean water (ocean or fresh) to cover the sand. Gentle agitation will release the oil to the surface of the tank where it can be collected. For rocky surfaces spray with a 20 percent solution of SC-1000™ using a horizontal eductor sprayer, spraying side-to-side, allowing the soil to dwell for several minutes before spraying top-to-bottom with clean ocean or fresh water to rinse oil into perimeter oil booms, blankets or impermeable sheeting.
Washing Marine Vegetation: Use a non-pressure/impact spraying equipment to dispense a 0.01 percent SC-1000™ solution and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes before a final rinsing with fresh or ocean water.
Washing Marine Equipment: For wet oils and bunker crude, use SC-1000™ at 20 percent solution (preferably warmer than 80ºF) and spray or wipe. apply directly to equipment, allow to swell for 1-2 minutes and then spray rinse with fresh or ocean water. For hardened oils, fuels, and viscous lubricants, apply SC-1000™ blended with SC-Supersolve™ (a non-toxic, low aromatic, water miscible solvent) at the ration of 80/20 then dilute with water to a 50 percent solution, spray or wipe onto surface, let stand for 1-2 minutes before rinsing.
Heavy Cleaning Examples: Dilution full strength 1:5, diesel engines, auto parts, baked on oil or lube grease, dried oil/enamel, latex paints, thick food syrups, insect smears, dried animal or vegetable fats, hard resins, thick dust-laden oily dirt, asphalt and grass or plant stains.
Average Cleaning Examples: Dilution 1:5 up to 1:20; automotive work counters and tools, food and beverage processing equipment, oily or food-laden floors, manufacturing work areas, vehicle maintenance, shipping containers, utility equipment, and parts washers.
General Maintenance Examples: 1:20 up to 1:100; vehicle washing, general janitorial for offices/schools/hospitals/recreation and related equipment, pressure sprayers, food preparation and storage, painted/plastic laminated surfaces, sports equipment, general cleaning, immersion tanks, and ultrasonics.
3. Conditions for Use:
SC-1000™ may be used on any surface that is compatible with water. The product may tarnish some soft aluminum surfaces if not adequately diluted and rinsed with water.
VII. TOXICIY AND EFFECTIVENESS
a. Toxicity:
Material Tested Species) LC50 (ppm
SC-1000™ Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
26.40 96-hr
15.20 48-hr
No. 2 Fuel Oil Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
8.85 96-hr
1.57 48-hr
SC-1000™ & No. 2 Fuel Oil (1:10) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
4.72 96-hr
2.13 48-hr
Reference Toxicant (SDS) Menidia beryllina
Mysidopsis bahia
2.22 96-hr
10.50 48-hr
b. Effectiveness:
NA
VIII. MICROBIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
NA
IX. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
1. Flash Point: >212ºF
2. Pour Point: 25ºF
3. Viscosity: <10 cps @ 25ºC
4. Specific Gravity: 1.009
5. pH: 10.2 - 10.5
6. Surface Active Agents: Confidential
7. Solvents: None
8. Additives: Confidential
9. Solubility in Water: Soluble in water
X. ANALYSIS FOR HEAVY METALS, CYANIDE, AND CHLORINATED HYDROCARBONS
Compound Concentration (ppm)
Arsenic 1.33
Cadmium ND
Chromium ND
Copper 0.100
Lead ND
Mercury ND
Nickel ND
Zinc 0.20
Cyanide ND
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons ND

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