Rapid Set® FLOW CONTROL®

Rapid Set® FLOW CONTROL® is a water reducing additive for use with Rapid Set® cement products, to increase fluidity and compressive strength. Offered in 25 g (0.88 oz) and 60 g (2.12 oz) bags.

• Place desired amount of water into mixing container
• Add half cement product into mixing container and mix with mechanical mixer
• Continue mixing while adding Rapid Set® FLOW CONTROL® powder to mixing container
• Add remaining cement product into mixing container
• Do not exceed 3 packets per 50 lb (22.7 KG) to 70 lb (31.8 KG) bag of Rapid Set product
• Too much water in the mixture may cause aggregate segregation, which can reduce strengths


1. DESCRIPTION

Rapid Set® FLOW CONTROL® is a flow enhancing additive that allows higher fluidity or lower water requirement. Reducing water content by adding FLOW CONTROL will increase the final strength and durability.

2. USES

Use FLOW CONTROL with Rapid Set cement products. Add 1 to 4 packets of FLOW CONTROL to increase fluidity, and/or increase strength to satisfy jobsite requirements. A trial batch is recommended to fine-tune the dosage. FLOW CONTROL may be used in combination with all other products of the Rapid Set® Concrete Pharmacy®.

3. HIGHLIGHTS

• For use with Rapid Set® cement products
• Water reducing additive
• Increases fluidity
• Increases compressive strength

4. PROCEDURES

Place desired amount of potable water into mixing container. Add half cement product into mixing container and mix with mechanical drill/mixer. Continue mixing while adding FLOW CONTROL 2.1-oz (60-grams) powder to mixing container. Add remaining cement product into mixing container. Follow product mixing instructions and maximum water requirements described on the package of the cement product. Mix to a workable, lump-free consistency. Do NOT exceed 4 packets per 50-lb to 70-lb bag of Rapid Set branded cement product. Too much water in the mixture may cause aggregate segregation, which can reduce strengths.

5. SHELF LIFE

FLOW CONTROL has a shelf life of 12 months when stored properly in a dry location, protected from moisture, out of direct sunlight, and in an undamaged package.

6. USER RESPONSIBILITY

Before using Rapid Set products, read current technical data sheet, bulletins, product label and safety data sheet at www.CTScement.com. It is the user’s responsibility to review instructions and warnings for any Rapid Set product in current technical data sheet, bulletins, product label and safety data sheet prior to use.

WARNING: CAUSES MILD SKIN IRRITATION. MAY BE HARMFUL IN CONTACT WITH SKIN. CAUSES SERIOUS EYE IRRITATION. Protect eyes with goggles or safety glasses with side shields. Cover skin with protective clothing. Use chemical resistant gloves and waterproof boots. In case of skin contact, immediately wash with soap and water. In case of eye contact, flush immediately and repeatedly with clean water, and consult a physician. Use a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator if there is a risk of exposure to dust/ fume at levels exceeding the exposure limits.

Please refer to the SDS and www.CTScement.com for additional safety information regarding this material.

Limited Warranty

CTS CEMENT MANUFACTURING CORP. (CTS) warrants its materials to be of good quality and, at its option, will replace or refund the purchase price of any material proven to be defective within one (1) year from date of purchase. The above remedies shall be the limit of CTS’s responsibility. Except for the foregoing, all warranties expressed or implied, including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are excluded. CTS shall not be liable for any consequential, incidental, or special damages arising directly or indirectly from the use of the materials.

Rapid Set® FLOW CONTROL® is a water reducing additive for use with Rapid Set® cement products, to increase fluidity and compressive strength. Offered in 25 g (0.88 oz) and 60 g (2.12 oz) bags.

• Place desired amount of water into mixing container
• Add half cement product into mixing container and mix with mechanical mixer
• Continue mixing while adding Rapid Set® FLOW CONTROL® powder to mixing container
• Add remaining cement product into mixing container
• Do not exceed 3 packets per 50 lb (22.7 KG) to 70 lb (31.8 KG) bag of Rapid Set product
• Too much water in the mixture may cause aggregate segregation, which can reduce strengths


SECTION 1: Identification

Product identifier Rapid Set FLOW Control
Other means of identification Product code 802010010, 802040035, 802100000
Recommended use Industrial use.
Recommended restrictions Workers (and your customers or users in the case of resale) should be informed of the potential presence of respirable dust and respirable crystalline silica as well as their potential hazards. Appropriate training in the proper use and handling of this material should be provided as required under applicable regulations.
Manufacturer/Importer/Supplier/Distributor information CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation
12442 Knott Street Garden Grove, CA 92841
United States
1-800-929-3030
info@ctscement.com
Contact person – Safety Officer
Emergency telephone number 1-800-929-3030 (8 AM – 5 PM)

SECTION 2: Hazard(s) Identification

Physical hazards
Not classified.

Health Hazards
Skin corrosion/irritation – Category 2
Serious eye damage/eye irritation – Category 1
Carcinogenicity – Category 1A
Specific Target Organ Toxicity, Single Exposure – Category 3: respiratory tract irritation
Specific Target Organ Toxicity, Repeated Exposure – Category 2: lungs

OSHA defined hazards
Chronic target organ effects reported.

Label elements

Signal word
Danger

Hazard statement
Contains material which can cause cancer. Can form explosive dust air mixtures. Avoid creating dust. May cause sensitization by skin contact. May cause respiratory irritation. Avoid inhalation of dust. Avoid ingestion. Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing.

Precautionary statement
Prevention
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Do not breathe dust. Wash thoroughly after handling. Use in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
Response
If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a poison center/doctor. If on skin: Wash with plenty of water. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. If inhaled: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing. Call a poison center/doctor if you feel unwell.
Storage
Store in dry location. Store away from incompatible materials.
Disposal
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Hazard(s) not otherwise classified (HNOC)
None known.

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients

Mixtures

Chemical Name CAS number % Other Identifiers
Proprietary Compound 99-99.9 Not applicable
Methanal 50-00-0 < 0.1 Not applicable

 

Composition comments
All concentrations are in percent by weight unless ingredient is a gas. Gas concentrations are in percent by volume.

SECTION 4: First-aid measures

Inhalation
If dust from the material is inhaled, remove the affected person immediately to fresh air. Call a physician if symptoms develop or persist.

Skin contact
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash with plenty of soap and water. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

Eye contact
Do not rub eyes. Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Get medical attention immediately.

Ingestion
Immediately rinse mouth and drink plenty of water. Call an ambulance and take these instructions. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.

Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed
May cause eye irritation. Symptoms may include stinging, tearing, redness, swelling, and blurred vision. Permanent eye damage including blindness could result. Upper respiratory tract irritation. Coughing. Discomfort in the chest. Shortness of breath. Wheezing. Skin irritation.

Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
Provide general supportive measures and treat symptomatically. Keep victim under observation. Symptoms may be delayed.

General information
If you feel unwell, seek medical advice (show the label where possible). Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the material(s) involved, and take precautions to protect themselves. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

SECTION 5: Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media
Water fog. Foam. Dry chemical powder. Carbon dioxide (CO2).

Unsuitable extinguishing media
Do not use water jet as an extinguisher, as this will spread the fire.

Specific hazards arising from the chemical
During fire, gases hazardous to health may be formed.

Special protective equipment and precautions for firefighters
Self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing must be worn in case of fire.

Fire fighting equipment/instructions
Move containers from fire area if you can do so without risk.

Specific methods
Use standard firefighting procedures and consider the hazards of other involved materials.

General fire hazards
No unusual fire or explosion hazards noted.

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Avoid dust formation. Avoid inhalation of dust. Avoid skin contact. Keep unnecessary personnel away. Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak. Wear appropriate protective equipment and clothing during clean-up. Use a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator if there is a risk of exposure to dust/fume at levels exceeding the exposure limits. Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Ensure adequate ventilation. Local authorities should be advised if significant spillages cannot be contained. For personal protection, see section 8 of the SDS.

Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Stop the flow of material, if this is without risk. If sweeping of a contaminated area is necessary use a dust suppressant agent which does not react with the product. Collect dust using a vacuum cleaner. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Prevent entry into waterways, sewer, basements or confined areas. Following product recovery, flush area with water. For waste disposal, see section 13 of the SDS.

Environmental precautions
Avoid discharge into drains or water courses.

SECTION 7: Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Do not breathe dust. Do not get this material in contact with eyes. Avoid prolonged exposure. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Observe good industrial hygiene practices. Take precautionary measures against static discharges.

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Store in original tightly closed container. Store in dry location. Store away from incompatible materials (see Section 10 of the SDS). Keep away from ignition sources, heat or flame. Protect from direct sunlight.

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection

US. OSHA Table Z-3 (29 CFR 1910.1000)

Components Type Value Form
Methanal
(CAS 50-00-00)
TWA 0.75 mg/m3 Total dust.
0.5 mg/m3
2.0 mppcf
Respirable.
Respirable.

US. ACGIH Threshold Limit Values

Components Type Value Form
Methanal
(CAS 50-00-00)
CLV 0.3 mg/m3 Respirable fraction.

Biological limit values
No biological exposure limits noted for the ingredient(s).

Exposure guidelines
Occupational exposure to nuisance dust (total and respirable) and respirable crystalline silica should be monitored and controlled.

Appropriate engineering controls
Good general ventilation (typically 10 air changes per hour) should be used. Ventilation rates should be matched to conditions. If applicable, use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to maintain airborne levels below recommended exposure limits. If exposure limits have not been established, maintain airborne levels to an acceptable level. Ventilation should be sufficient to effectively remove and prevent buildup of any dusts or fumes that may be generated during handling or thermal processing. If engineering measures are not sufficient to maintain concentrations of dust particulates below the Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL), suitable respiratory protection must be worn. Eye wash facilities and emergency shower must be available when handling this product.

Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment
Eye/face protection
Wear safety glasses or safety goggles unless full face respirator is in use.
Skin protection
Hand protection
Wear appropriate chemical resistant gloves.
Other
Wear appropriate chemical resistant clothing. Use of an impervious apron is recommended.
Respiratory protection
Use a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator if there is a risk of exposure to dust/fume at levels exceeding the exposure limits.
Thermal hazards
Wear appropriate thermal protective clothing, when necessary.

General hygiene considerations
When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. Always observe good personal hygiene measures, such as washing after handling the material and before eating, drinking, and/or smoking. Routinely wash work clothing and protective equipment to remove contaminants. Observe any medical surveillance requirements.

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties

Basic Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance
Physical state Solid.
Form Powder.
Colour White.
Odor Characteristic.
Odor threshold Not available.
pH 9-11.4 when wet
Melting point/freezing point Not applicable.
Initial boiling point and boiling range Not applicable.
Flash point Not applicable.
Evaporation rate Not applicable.
Flammability (solid, gas) Non combustible.
Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
Flammability limit – lower (%) Not applicable.
Flammability limit – upper (%) Not applicable.
Vapor pressure Not applicable.
Vapor density Not applicable.
Relative density 1.84 @ 20°C
Solubility(ies)
Solubility (water) soluble at 20°C
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water) -4
Auto-ignition temperature Not applicable.
Decomposition temperature 2460 °F (1350 °C)
Viscosity Not applicable.
Other information
Bulk density 500-800 kg/m3
Partition coefficient (oil/water) Not applicable.
VOC (Weight %) Not Tested.

 

SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity

Reactivity
The product is stable and non-reactive under normal conditions of use, storage and transport.

Chemical stability
Material is stable under normal conditions.

Possibility of hazardous reactions
No dangerous reaction known under conditions of normal use.

Conditions to avoid
Avoid temperatures exceeding the decomposition temperature. Contact with incompatible materials. Avoid dispersal of dust in the air (i.e., clearing dust surfaces with compressed air).

Incompatible materials
Powerful oxidizers, acids, bases.

Hazardous decomposition products
Possible separation of methanal in small quantities. The substances/substance groups mentioned are formed by hydrolysis

SECTION 11: Toxicological information

Information on likely routes of exposure
Inhalation
May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure by inhalation. Inhalation of dusts may cause respiratory irritation. Prolonged inhalation may be harmful.
Skin contact
May cause skin irritation.
Eye contact
May cause eye irritation.
Ingestion
Swallowing may cause gastrointestinal irritation.

Symptoms related to the physical, chemical and toxicological characteristics
May cause eye irritation. Symptoms may include stinging, tearing, redness, swelling, and blurred vision. Upper respiratory tract irritation. Coughing. Discomfort in the chest. Shortness of breath. Wheezing. Skin irritation.

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity
May cause respiratory irritation.

Components Species Test Results
Skin
Methanal
Rabbit Non-irritant OECD Guideline 404
Eye
Methanal
Rabbit Non-irritant OECD Guideline 405


Skin corrosion/irritation
May cause skin irritation.
Serious eye damage/eye irritation
May cause eye damage.

Respiratory or skin sensitization
Respiratory sensitization
OSHA has classified this substance as a respiratory sensitizer.
Skin sensitization
Caused skin sensitization in animal studies. Caused sensitization in humans

Germ cell mutagenicity
No data available to indicate product or any components present at greater than 0.1% are mutagenic or genotoxic.

Carcinogenicity
Contains material which can cause cancer.
Occupational exposure to respirable dust should be monitored and controlled.
IARC Monographs. Overall Evaluation of Carcinogenicity
NTP Report on Carcinogens
OSHA Specifically Regulated Substances (29 CFR 1910.1001-1050)
Not listed.

Reproductive toxicity
The results of animal studies gave no indication of a fertility impairing effect.

Specific target organ toxicity – single exposure
May cause respiratory irritation.

Specific target organ toxicity – repeated exposure
May cause damage to organs (Lungs) through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Aspiration hazard
Due to the physical form of the product it is not an aspiration hazard.

Chronic effects
Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause lung injury. May cause skin disorders if contact is repeated or prolonged.

SECTION 12: Ecological information

Ecotoxicity
Fish
Acute: DIN 38412 Part 15 static – Leuciscux idus/LC 50 (48 h): > 560 mg/l
Aquatic invertebrates
Acute: OECD Guideline 202, part 1 static; Daphnia magna/EC50 (48 h): > 100 mg/l
Analogous: Assessment derived from products with similar chemical character. Nominal concentration. The product has low solubility in the tests medium. An eluate has been tested. Limit concentration test only. No toxic effects occur within the range of solubility.

Persistence and degradability
Evaluation: Not readily biodegradable (by OECD criteria)

Bioaccumulative potential
No data available.

Mobility in soil
No data available.

Other adverse effects
No other adverse environmental effects (e.g. ozone depletion, photochemical ozone creation potential, endocrine disruption, global warming potential) are expected from this component.

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations

Disposal instructions
Collect and reclaim or dispose in sealed containers at licensed waste disposal site. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Local disposal regulations
Dispose in accordance with all applicable regulations.

Hazardous waste code
The waste code should be assigned in discussion between the user, the producer and the waste disposal company.

Waste from residues / unused products
Dispose of in accordance with local regulations. Empty containers or liners may retain some product residues. This material and its container must be disposed of in a safe manner (see: Disposal instructions).

Contaminated packaging
Empty containers should be taken to an approved waste handling site for recycling or disposal. Since emptied containers may retain product residue, follow label warnings even after container is emptied.

SECTION 14: Transportation information

DOT
Not regulated as dangerous goods.

IATA
Not regulated as dangerous goods.

IMDG
Not regulated as dangerous goods.

Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the IBC Code
Not applicable.

SECTION 15: Regulatory information

US federal regulations
This product is a “Hazardous Chemical” as defined by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.
TSCA Section 12(b) Export Notification (40 CFR 707, Subpt. D)
Not regulated.
OSHA Specifically Regulated Substances (29 CFR 1910.1001-1050)
Not listed.
CERCLA Hazardous Substance List (40 CFR 302.4)
Not listed.

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) Hazard categories
Immediate Hazard – Yes
Delayed Hazard – Yes
Fire Hazard – No
Pressure Hazard – No
Reactivity Hazard – No
SARA 302 Extremely hazardous substance

Chemical name CAS number % by wt.
Methanal 50-00-0 <=0.02

SARA 311/312 Hazardous chemical
Yes
SARA 313 (TRI reporting)
Not regulated.

Other federal regulations
Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 112 Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) List
Not regulated.
Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 112(r) Accidental Release Prevention (40 CFR 68.130)
Not regulated.
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
Not regulated.

US state regulations
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
US. Massachusetts RTK – Substance List

Chemical name CAS number % by wt.
Methanal 50-00-0 <=0.02

US. New Jersey Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act

Chemical name CAS number % by wt.
Methanal 50-00-0 <=0.02

US. Pennsylvania Worker and Community Right-to-Know Law

Chemical name CAS number % by wt.
Methanal 50-00-0 <=0.02

US. Rhode Island RTK

Chemical name CAS number % by wt.
Methanal 50-00-0 <=0.02

US. California Proposition 65
US – California Proposition 65 – Carcinogens & Reproductive Toxicity (CRT): Listed substance
WARNING CANCER and REPRODUCTIVE HARM – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

International Inventories
Country(s) or region
United States & Puerto Rico
Inventory name
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory
On inventory (yes/no)*
Yes

*A “Yes” indicates this product complies with the inventory requirements administered by the governing country(s).
A “No” indicates that one or more components of the product are not listed or exempt from listing on the inventory administered by the governing country(s).

SECTION 16: Other information, including date of preparation or last revision

Issue date 19-June-2018
Revision date
Version # 03
HMIS® ratings Health: 2
Flammability: 1
Physical hazard: 0

 

Disclaimer

CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation cannot anticipate all conditions under which this information and its product, or the products of other manufacturers in combination with its product, may be used. It is the user’s responsibility to ensure safe conditions for handling, storage and disposal of the product, and to assume liability for loss, injury, damage or expense due to improper use. The information in the sheet was written based on the best knowledge and experience currently available.


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