MS Cable

MS Cable
MS Cable

MS Cable is a neat, high performance, shrinkage-compensated, anchoring grout. It is an unsanded, Portland cement-based, expanding, shrinkage-compensated, anchoring grout containing silica fume and other carefully selected components. MS Cable resists water wash-out, making it ideal for anchoring cables, tendons or bolts in rock or soil media.

• Superior early strength gain, allowing early tensioning of anchors
• Excellent cohesive properties
• Resistant to water wash-out and dilution by water in wet ground conditions
• Excellent pumpability
• Thixotropic properties reduce material loss in fractured ground
• Reduced bleeding


1. FEATURES & BENEFITS

• Superior early strength gain, allowing early tensioning of anchors
• Excellent cohesive properties
• Resistant to water wash-out and dilution by water in wet ground conditions
• Excellent pumpability
• Thixotropic properties reduce material loss in fractured ground
• Reduced bleeding
• Improved resistance to sulphate attack
• Very low permeability
• All KING products are manufactured using ISO 9001:2015 Certified Processes

2. USES

• For most grouted anchor requirements including, cable bolting , earth tie-backs for excavation or soil stabilization, grouting anchors in tunnel support systems, re-bar grouting and grouting soil or rock tendons for anchoring piles or foundation structures
• Infill of pipe piles
• Structural grout medium for injection-bored micropiles
• Grouting conventionally-bored micropiles
• Post-grouting of micropile installations
• Construction of grout columns around shafts of standard Helical Pier Foundation System Piles

3. PROCEDURES

Mixing: Mix MS Cable to the consistency required for placement.

For a 20 KG (44 lb) bag, the recommended volume of water is 5.0 L (1.3 US gallons) to 6.7 L (1.77 US gallons). For a 20 KG (44 lb) bag, a lower water:material ratio (5.0 L, 1.3 US gallons) should be used for pumpable consistencies while a higher water:material ratio (6.7 L, 1.77 US gallons) should be used for flowable consistencies.

For a 25 KG (55 lb) bag, the recommended volume of water is 6.25 L (1.65 US gallons) to 8.3 L (2.2 US gallons). For a 25 KG (55 lb) bag, a lower water:material ratio 6.25 L (1.65 US gallons) should be used for pumpable consistencies while a higher water:material ratio 8.3 L (2.2 US gallons) should be used for flowable consistencies.

MS Cable’s thixotropic properties make the grout appear thick and cohesive when it is in fact very pumpable. Introduce potable water into a high shear mixer and then add MS Cable while operating at medium speed. Increase mixer speed and continue mixing at high speed for 3 to 5 minutes. Mortar style mixers are not recommended for this purpose. Decrease mixer speed to low and continue mixing while placing the grout. The time between mixing and pumping of the batch should not exceed 15 minutes.

4. TECHNICAL DATA

The following data is representative of typical values achievable under laboratory conditions. Results in the field may vary.

MASS DENSITY

ASTM C 109 1950 kg/m3 (121 lb/ft3)

 

FLOW

ASTM C 939 20-30 seconds

 

COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH

ASTM C 109
GROUT TEMPERATURE OF 
21°C (70°F)
CURING TEMPERATURE 5 °C (40 °F) 21 °C (70 °F)
1 Day 4.5 MPa (650 psi) 28 MPa (4060 psi)
3 Day 30 MPa (4350 psi) 40 MPa (5800 psi)
7 Day 40 MPa (5800 psi) 45 MPa (6525 psi)
28 Day 55 MPa (8000 psi) 60 MPa (8700 psi)

 

EXPANSION

ASTM C 940 3-6% (Volume unconfined)

 

BLEEDING

ASTM C 940 Nil

 

SEGREGATION

  Nil

5. OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE

Not recommended for areas subjected to extremely high vibrations. Adhere to recommended water additions. Exceeding the recommended water:material ratio will result in reduced compressive strengths and inferior physical properties.

6. YIELD

  • 20 KG (44 lb) bag contains approximately 0.0133 m3 (0.47 ft3) of fresh grout
  • 25 KG (55 lb) bag yields approximately 0.0167 m(0.59 ft3) of fresh grout

7. PACKAGING

MS Cable is packaged in 20 KG (44 lb) and 25 KG (55 lb) triple-lined bags and polywrapped on wooden pallets. All KING products can be custom packaged to suit specific job requirements.

8. STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE

Material should be stored in a dry, covered area, protected from the elements. Unopened pails have a shelf life of 12 months.

9. SAFETY PROCEDURES

MS Cable contains Portland cement. Normal safety-wear such as rubber gloves, dust mask and safety glasses used to handle conventional cement based products should be worn. Safety Data Sheets are available upon request.

Warranty

This product is designed to meet the performance specifications outlined in this product data sheet. If the product is used in conditions for which it was not intended, or applied in a manner contrary to the written recommendations contained in the product data sheet, the product may not reach such performance specifications. The foregoing is in lieu of any other warranties, representations or conditions, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties or conditions of merchantable quality or fitness for particular purposes, and those arising by statute or otherwise in law or from a course of dealing or usage of trade.

MS Cable
MS Cable

MS Cable is a neat, high performance, shrinkage-compensated, anchoring grout. It is an unsanded, Portland cement-based, expanding, shrinkage-compensated, anchoring grout containing silica fume and other carefully selected components. MS Cable resists water wash-out, making it ideal for anchoring cables, tendons or bolts in rock or soil media.

• Superior early strength gain, allowing early tensioning of anchors
• Excellent cohesive properties
• Resistant to water wash-out and dilution by water in wet ground conditions
• Excellent pumpability
• Thixotropic properties reduce material loss in fractured ground
• Reduced bleeding


SECTION 1: PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Product Name

MS Cable

Product Identifier

MS Cable Grout

MSDS No.

0042

Product Family

KING Construction Products – Grout

Manufacturer/Supplier King Packaged Materials Company, 3385 Harvester Road, Burlington Ontario, L7R 3Y5
Emergency Contact Information

King Packaged Materials Company, (800) 461-0566, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Use

For most other grouted anchor requirements including, cable bolting, earth tie-backs for excavation or soil stabilization, grouting anchors in tunnel support systems, re-bar grouting and grouting soil or rock tendons for anchoring piles or foundation structures. Infill of pipe piles.

SECTION 2: HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Potential Health Effects

Route of Exposure Inhalation; skin contact; eye contact; ingestion.
Inhalation Exposure to airborne concentrations above exposure limits may cause irritation of the nose, throat and lungs.
Skin Contact May cause dry skin, discomfort and irritation.
Eye Contact Airborne dust may cause immediate or delayed irritation or inflammation.
Effects of Long-Term (Chronic) Exposure Risk of injury depends on duration and level of exposure.

 

SECTION 3: COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Chemical Name CAS Registry No. Concentration % Other Identifiers
Portland cement 65997-15-1 60-100%
Silica fume 69012-64-2 0.1-1%

 

Notes: Other additives not controlled through WHMIS or other legislation.

SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES

First Aid Procedures

Inhalation Seek medical attention for discomfort or if coughing or other symptoms do not subside.
Skin Contact Seek medical attention for rash, burns, irritation, dermatitis and prolongedunprotected exposures to wet cement, cement mixtures or liquids from wet cement.
Eye Contact Immediately flush the contaminated eye(s) with lukewarm, gently flowing water for 15-20 minutes, while holding the eyelid(s) open.
Ingestion NEVER give anything by mouth if victim is rapidly losing consciousness, or is unconscious or convulsing. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Immediately call a Poison Centre or doctor.

 

Note to Physicians
Additional Notes – Silicosis – There are three (3) types of silicosis:

1) Simple chronic silicosis – which results from long-term exposure (more than 20 years) to low amounts of respirable crystalline silica. Nodules of chronic inflammation and scarring provoked by the respirable crystalline silica form in the lungs and chest lymph nodes. This disease may feature breathlessness and may resemble chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

2) Accelerated silicosis – occurs after exposure to larger amounts of respirable crystalline silica over a shorter period of time (5-15 years). Inflammation, scarring, and symptoms progress faster in accelerated silicosis than in simple silicosis.

3) Acute silicosis – results from short-term exposure to very large amounts of respirable crystalline silica. The lungs become very inflamed and may fill with fluid, causing severe shortness of breath and low blood oxygen levels.

Progressive massive fibrosis may occur in simple or accelerated silicosis, but is more common in the accelerated form. Progressive massive fibrosis results from severe scarring and leads to the destruction of normal lung structures.

SECTION 5: FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Flammable Properties Does not burn.
Suitable Extinguishing Media Not combustible. Use extinguishing agent suitable for surrounding fire.
Specific Hazards Arising from the Chemical None known.
Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters None known.

SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal Precautions Avoid inhalation of the product and contact with skin. Use the Personal Protective Equipment recommended in Section 8 of this MSDS.
Environmental Precautions Do not allow into any sewer, on the ground or into any waterway.
Methods for Containment and Clean-up Avoid dry sweeping. If necessary, use a dust suppressant such as water. Do not use compressed air for clean-up. Allow material to dry or solidify before disposal.

SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling:Always use good industrial hygiene practices and safety guidelines. Bagged product is heavy and poses risks such as sprains and strains to the back, the arms, the shoulders and the legs during lifting and mixing. Avoid generating dusts. Only use where there is adequate ventilation. Stack bagged material in a secure manner to prevent falling.

Storage: Store in an area that is: dry. Store in the original, labelled, shipping container. Keep containers tightly closed when not in use. Keep away from food and drinking water. Stack bagged material in a secure manner to prevent falling.

SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

ACGIH TLV®

OSHA PEL

AIHA WEEL

Chemical Name

TWA

STEL

TWA

Ceiling

8-hr TWA

TWA

Portland cement

1 mg/m3
(R) A4

5 mg/m3
(R)

 

Exposure Guideline Comments Emissions from ventilation or work process equipment should be checked to ensure their compliance with environmental protection legislation requirements. In some cases, it may be necessary to modify process equipment to reduce emissions to acceptable levels. (Silica, total quartz) ACGIH® = American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists. TLV® = Threshold Limit Value. TWA = Time-Weighted Average. A2 = Suspected human carcinogen. R = Respirable fraction.
Engineering Controls If user operations generate dust, fume, or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Eye/Face Protection Approved safety eye wear should be worn, based on the risk assessments performed.
Skin Protection Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being performed. This includes gloves, coveralls and footwear. Approved gloves should be worn based on risk assessments.
Respiratory Protection Use of an approved respirator, based on a risk assessment is necessary. Respiratory protection should be selected based on the known or anticipated levels of exposure, and the work being performed.

 

SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Physical State Solid
Appearance

Solid powder

Odour

Odourless

Odour Threshold

Not available

Boiling Point Not available

Freezing Point

Not available

Relative Density (water = 1)

Not available

pH

Not available

Partition Coefficient, n-Octanol/Water

Not available

Vapour Pressure

Not applicable

Vapour Density (air = 1)

2.5

Evaporation Rate

Not applicable

Flash Point

Not applicable

Lower Flammable/Explosive Limit

Not applicable

Upper Flammable/Explosive Limit

Not applicable

Auto-ignition Temperature

Not applicable

SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Chemical Stability Normally stable
Conditions to Avoid Water, moisture or humidity.
Incompatible Materials None known
Hazardous Decomposition Products Under normal conditions of storage and use, hazardous decomposition products should not be produced.
Possibility of Hazardous Reactions None known.

SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

LC50: No information was located.
LD50 (oral): No information was located.
LD50 (dermal): No information was located.

Effects of Long-Term (Chronic) Exposure
No information was located.

Carcinogenicity
IARC: Group 3 – Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity to humans. ACGIH®: A4 – Not classifiable as a human carcinogen.

Key to Abbreviations
IARC = International Agency for Research on Cancer. ACGIH® = American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.

No information was located for: Skin Irritation / Corrosion, Eye Irritation / Corrosion, Effects of Short-Term (Acute) Exposure, Effects of Long-Term (Chronic) Exposure, Respiratory and/or Skin Sensitization, Teratogenicity / Embryotoxicity, Reproductive Toxicity, Mutagenicity, Toxicologically Synergistic Materials.

SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

General Comments: There are no known significant effects or critical hazards.

SECTION 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

The generation of waste should be avoided or minimized wherever possible. Dispose of surplus and non-recyclable products via a licensed waste disposal contractor. Disposal of this product, solutions and any by-products should at all times comply with the requirements of environmental protection and waste disposal legislation and any regional local authority requirements. Avoid dispersal of spilled material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains and sewers. Store product for disposal as described under Storage in Section 7 of this MSDS.

SECTION 14: TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Shipping Information
Not regulated under Canadian TDG Regulations. Not regulated under US DOT Regulations.

Other Transport Information
Special Shipping Information: Not applicable

SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION

Canada
WHMIS Classification

Class D2A, Class E
D2A – Very Toxic; E – Corrosive

This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the Controlled Products Regulations.

SECTION 16: OTHER INFORMATION

SDS Prepared By King Packaged Materials Company
Phone No. 905-639-2993
Date of Preparation March 14, 2016

Disclaimer

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate. However, neither KPM Industries Ltd., nor any of its subsidiaries, assumes any liability whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. Final determination of suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user. All materials may present unknown hazards and should be used with caution. Although certain hazards are described herein, we cannot guarantee that these are the only hazards that exist.