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                            MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET


                   SECTION 1 PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

 
Chevon RPM® Heavy Duty LC Grease EP
 
Product Use: Grease
Product Number(s):  CPS226452, CPS226453, CPS250501
Synonyms: Chevron RPM® Heavy Duty LC Grease EP NLGI 0, Chevron RPM®
Heavy Duty LC Grease EP NLGI 1, Chevron RPM® Heavy Duty LC Grease EP NLGI 2

Company Identification
Chevron Texaco Global Lubricants
6001 Bollinger Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA 94583
United States of America
www.chevron-lubricants.com
 
Transportation Emergency Response
CHEMTREC: (800) 424-9300 or (703) 527-3887

Health Emergency
Chevron Texaco Emergency Information Center: Located in the USA. International 
collect calls accepted. (800) 231-0623 or (510) 231-0623

Product Information
Email: lubemsds@chevrontexaco.com
Product Information: (800) LUBE TEK
MSDS Requests: (800) 414-6737
 

                SECTION 2  COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

 
COMPONENTS                               CAS NUMBER         AMOUNT
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Highly refined mineral oil (C15-C50)     Mixture            70-90 % weight
Lithium thickener                                           7-15 % weight
Zinc dialkyldithiophosphate              68649-42-3         < 2 % weight
 

                        SECTION 3  HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

 
IMMEDIATE HEALTH EFFECTS
Eye:    Not expected to cause prolonged or significant eye irritation.
Skin:   Contact with the skin is not expected to cause prolonged or significant 
irritation.
Not expected to be harmful to internal organs if absorbed through the skin. 
High-Pressure Equipment Information: Accidental high-velocity injection under 
the skin of materials of this type may result in serious injury. Seek medical 
attention at once should an accident like this occur. The initial wound at the 
injection site may not appear to be serious at first: but, if left untreated, 
could result in disfigurement or amputation of the affected part. 
 
Ingestion: Not expected to be harmful if swallowed. 
Inhalation: Not expected to be harmful if inhaled. Contains a petroleum-based 
mineral oil. May cause respiratory irritation or other pulmonary effects 
following prolonged or repeated inhalation of oil mist at airborne levels above 
the recommended mineral oil mist exposure limit. Symptoms of respiratory 
irritation may include coughing and difficulty breathing. 
 

                           SECTION 4 FIRST AID MEASURES

 
Eye: No specific first aid measures are required. As a precaution, remove 
contact lenses, if worn, and flush eyes with water. 
Skin: No specific first aid measures are required. As a precaution, remove 
clothing and shoes if contaminated. To remove the material from skin, apply a 
waterless hand cleaner, mineral oil, or petroleum jelly. Then wash with soap and 
water. Discard contaminated clothing and shoes or thoroughly clean before reuse. 
Ingestion: No specific first aid measures are required. Do not induce vomiting. 
As a precaution, get medical advice. 
Inhalation: No specific first aid measures are required. If exposed to excessive 
levels of material in the air, move the exposed person to fresh air. Get medical 
attention if coughing or respiratory discomfort occurs. 
Note to Physicians: In an accident involving high-pressure equipment, this 
product may be injected under the skin. Such an accident may result in a small, 
sometimes bloodless, puncture wound. However, because of its driving force, 
material injected into a fingertip can be deposited into the palm of the hand. 
With in 24 hours, there is usually a great deal of swelling, discoloration, and 
intense throbbing pain. Immediate treatment at a surgical 
emergency center is recommended.
 

                         SECTION 5 FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

 
FIRE CLASSIFICATION:
OSHA Classification (29 CFR 1910.1200): Not classified by OSHA as flammable or 
combustible. 
 
NFPA RATINGS: Health: 0        Flammability: 1         Reactivity: 0
 
FLAMMABLE PROPERTIES:
Flashpoint: (Open Cup) 150 ?C (302 ?F) (Min)
Autoignition: No Data Available
Flammability (Explosive) Limits (% by volume in air): Lower: Not Applicable 
Upper: Not Applicable
 
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Use water fog, foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide (CO2) 
to extinguish flames. 
PROTECTION OF FIRE FIGHTERS:
Fire Fighting Instruction: This material will burn although it is not easily 
ignited. For fires involving this material, do not enter any enclosed or 
confined fire space without proper protective equipment, including 
self-contained breathing apparatus. 
Combustion Products: Highly dependent on combustion conditions. A complex 
mixture of airborne solids, liquids, and gases including carbon monoxide, carbon 
dioxide, and unidentified organic compounds will be evolved when this material 
undergoes combustion. 
 

                      SECTION 6  ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

 
Protective Measures: Eliminate all sources of ignition in vicinity of spilled 
material. 
Spill Management: Stop the source of the release if you can do it without risk. 
Contain release to prevent further contamination of soil, surface water or 
groundwater. Clean up spill as soon as possible, observing precautions in 
Exposure Controls/Personal Protection. Use appropriate techniques such as 
applying non-combustible absorbent materials or pumping. Where feasible and 
appropriate, remove contaminated soil. Place contaminated materials in 
disposable containers and dispose of in a manner consistent with applicable 
regulations. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in Exposure 
Controls/Personal Protection section. 
Reporting: Report spills to local authorities and/or the U.S. Coast Guard's 
National Response Center at (800) 424-8802 as appropriate or required.
 

                         SECTION 7  HANDLING AND STORAGE

 
Precautionary Measures:  Keep out of the reach of children. 
General Handling Information: Avoid contaminating soil or releasing this 
material into sewage and drainage systems and bodies of water. 
Static Hazard: Electrostatic charge may accumulate and create a hazardous 
condition when handling this material. To minimize this hazard, bonding and 
grounding may be necessary but may not, by themselves, be sufficient. Review all 
operations which have the potential of generating and accumulating an 
electrostatic charge and/or a flammable atmosphere (including tank and container 
filling, splash filling, tank cleaning, sampling, gauging, switch loading, 
filtering, mixing, agitation, and vacuum truck operations) and use appropriate 
mitigating procedures. For more information, refer to OSHA Standard 29 CFR 
1910.106. 'Flammable and Combustible Liquids', National fire Protection 
Association (NFPA 77, 'Recommended Practice on Static Electricity', and/or the  
American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice 2003, 'Protection 
Against Ignitions Arising Out of Static, Lightning, and Stray Currents'.
Container Warnings: Container is not designed to contain pressure. Do not use 
pressure to empty container or it may rupture with explosive force. Empty 
containers retain product residue (solid, liquid, and/or vapor) and can be 
dangerous. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose 
such containers to heat, flame, sparks, static electricity, or other sources of 
ignition, They may explode and cause injury or death. Empty containers should be 
completely drained, properly closed, and promptly returned to a drum 
reconditioner or disposed of properly.
 

                 SECTION 8 EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

 
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS:
Consider the potential hazards of this material (see Section 3), applicable 
exposure limits, job activities, and other substances in the work place when 
designing engineering controls and selecting personal protective equipment. If 
engineering controls or work practices are not adequate to prevent exposure to 
harmful levels of this material, the personal protective equipment listed below 
is recommended. The user should read and understand all instructions and 
limitations supplied with the equipment since protection is usually provided for 
a limited time or under certain circumstances. 
 
ENGINEERING CONTROLS: 
Use in a well-ventilated area. 
 
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Eye/Face Protection: No special eye protection is normally required. Where 
splashing is possible, wear safety glasses with side shields as a good safety 
practice. 
Skin Protection: No special protective clothing is normally required. Where 
splashing is possible, select protective clothing depending on operations 
conducted, physical requirements and other substances in the workplace. 
Suggested materials for protective gloves include: Neoprene, Nitrile Rubber. 
Respiratory Protection: No respiratory protection is normally required.
If user operations generate an oil mist, determine if airborne concentrations 
are below the occupational exposure limit for mineral oil mist. If not, wear an 
approved respirator that provides adequate protection from the measured 
concentrations of this material. For air-purifying respirators use a particulate 
cartridge. Use a positive pressure air-supplying respirator in circumstances 
where air-purifying respirators may not provide adequate protection. 

Occupational Exposure Limits:
Component              Agency      TWA        STEL     Ceiling       Notation
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Highly refined mineral ACGIH       5mg/m3     10mg/m3  --            --
Oil (C 15 - C50)
Highly refined mineral OSHA Z-1    5mg/m3     --       --            --
Oil (C15 - C50)
 

                   SECTION 9  PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

 
Attention: the data below are typical values and do not constitute a 
specification.
 
Color: Black
Physical State: Semi-solid
Odor: Petroleum odor
pH: Not Applicable
Vapor Pressure: <0.01 mmHg @ 20 ? C (68 ? F)
Vapor Density (Air = 1): >10
Boiling Point: >315?C (599?F)
Solubility: Insoluble
Melting Point: No Data Available
Specific Gravity: 0.91
Viscosity: No data available 
 

                       SECTION 10  STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

 
Chemical Stability: This material is considered stable under normal ambient and 
anticipated storage and handling conditions of temperature and pressure. 
Incompatibility With Other Materials: May react with strong acids or strong 
oxidizing agents, such as chlorates, nitrates, peroxides, etc. 
Hazardous Decomposition Products: None known (None expected)
Hazardous Polymerization: Hazardous polymerization will not occur. 
 

                       SECTION 11 TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

 
IMMEDIATE HEALTH EFFECTS
Eye Irritation: The eye irritation hazard is based on evaluation of data for 
similar materials or product components. 
Skin Irritation: The skin irritation hazard is based on evaluation of data for 
similar materials or product components. 
Skin Sensitization: No product toxicology data available. 
Acute Dermal Toxicity: The acute dermal toxicity hazard is based on evaluation 
of data for similar materials or product components. 
Acute Oral Toxicity: The acute oral toxicity hazard is based on evaluation of 
data for similar materials or product components. 
Acute Inhalation Toxicity: The acute inhalation toxicity hazard is based on 
evaluation of data for similar materials or product components. 
 
ADDITIONAL TOXICOLOGY INFORMATION:
This product contains petroleum base oils which may be refined by various 
processes including severe solvent extraction, severe hydro cracking, or severe 
hydro treating. None of the oils requires a cancer warning under the OSHA Hazard 
Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). These oils have not been listed in 
the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Annual Report nor have they been 
classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as: 
carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A), or 
possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). These oils have not been classified 
by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) as: 
confirmed human carcinogen (A1), suspected human carcinogen  (A2), or confirmed 
animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans (A3). 
 

                        SECTION 12 ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

 
ECOTOXICITY
The toxicity of this material to aquatic organisms has not been evaluated. 
Consequently, this material should be kept out of sewage and drainage systems 
and all bodies of water. 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL FATE
This material is not expected to be readily biodegradable. 
 

                       SECTION 13  DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

 
Use material for its intended purpose or recycle if possible. Oil collection 
services are available for used oil recycling or disposal. Place contaminated 
materials in containers and dispose of in a manner consistent with applicable 
regulations. Contact your sales representative or local environmental or health 
authorities for approved disposal or recycling methods. 
 

                        SECTION 14  TRANSPORT INFORMATION

 
The description shown may not apply to all shipping situations. Consult 49CFR, 
or appropriate Dangerous Goods Regulations, for additional description 
requirements (e.g. technical name) and mode-specific or quantity-specific 
shipping requirements. 
DOT shipping Description: PETROLEUM LUBRICATING GREASE
 
IMO/IMDG Shipping Description: PETROLEUM LUBRICATING GREASE
ICAO/IATA Shipping Description: PETROLEUM LUBRICATING GREASE
 

                        SECTION 15  REGULATORY INFORMATION

 
EPCRA 311/312 CATEGORIES: 1. Immediate (Acute) Health Effects: NO
2. Delayed (Chronic) Health Effects: NO
3. Fire Hazard: NO
4. Sudden Release of Pressure Hazard: NO
5. Reactivity Hazard: NO
 
REGULATORY LISTS SEARCHED:
01-1=IARC Group 1               03=EPCRA 313
01-2A=IARC Group 2A             04=CA Proposition 65
01-2B=IARC Group 2B             05=MA RTK
02=NTP Carcinogen               06=NJ RTK
                                07=PA RTK
 
The following components of this material are found on the regulatory lists 
indicated. 
Zinc dialkyldithiophosphate                   03, 06
 
CHEMICAL INVENTORIES:
All components comply with the following chemical inventory requirements: AICS 
(Australia), DSL (Canada), EINECS (European Union), TSCA (United States).
 
One or more components does not comply with the following chemical inventory 
requirements: IECSC (China), PICCS (Philippines).
 
NEW JERSEY RTK CLASSIFICATION:
Under the New Jersey Right-to-Know Act L. 1983 Chapter 315 N.J.S.A. 34:5A-1 et. 
Seq. the product is to be identified as follows: PETROLEUM OIL (Grease)
 
WHMIS CLASSIFICATION:
This product is not considered a controlled product according to the criteria of 
the Canadian Controlled Products Regulations. 
 

                           SECTION 16 OTHER INFORMATION

 
NFPA RATINGS: Health: 0        Flammability: 1          Reactivity:0
 
HMIS RATINGS:  Health: 1       Flammability: 1          Reactivity: 0
(0-Least, 1-Slight, 2-Moderate, 3-High, 4-Extreme, PPE: - Personal Protection 
Equipment Index recommendation, *- Chronic Effect Indicator). These values are 
obtained using the guidelines or published evaluations prepared by the National 
Fire Protection Association (NFPA) or the National Paint and Coating Association 
(for HMIS ratings).
 
LABEL RECOMMENDATION:
Label Category:   GREASE 1
 
REVISION STATEMENT:  This revision updates the following sections of this 
Material Safety Data Sheet:1-16
Revision Date: 10/05/2004
 
ABBREVIATIONS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN USED IN THIS DOCUMENT:
TLV - Threshold Limit Value                TWA - Time Weighted Average
STEL - Short-term Exposure Limit           PEL - Permissible Exposure Limit
CAS - Chemical Abstract Service Number
ACGIH - American Conference of Government 
IMO/IMDG - International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
Industrial Hygienists
API - American Petroleum Institute         MSDS - Material Safety Data Sheet
CVX - Chevron Texaco                       NFPA - National Fire Protection       
       
                                                                                 
     Association (USA)
DOT - Department of Transportation (USA)      NTP - National Toxicology Program 
                                                                                 
               (USA)
IARC - International Agency for Research on Cancer
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
 
Prepared according to the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) 
and the ANSI MSDS Standard (Z400.1) by the Chevron Texaco Energy Research & 
Technology Company, 100 Chevron Way, Richmond, California 94802.
 
The above information is based on the data of which we are aware and is believed 
to be correct as of the date hereof. Since this information may be applied under 
conditions beyond our control and with which we may be unfamiliar and since data 
made available subsequent to the date hereof may suggest modifications of the 
information, we do not assume any responsibility for the results of its use. 
This information is furnished upon condition that the person receiving it shall 
make his own determination for the suitability of the material for his 
particular purpose.     
    

The information contained in this MSDS was obtained from current and reliable sources, however, the data is provided without any warrenty, expressed or implied, regarding its correctness or accuracy. Since the conditions or handling, storage and disposal of this product are beyond the control of Imperial Supplies LLC, Imperial will not be responsible for loss, injury, or expense arising out of the products improper use. No warranty, expressed or inferred, regarding the product described in this 'MSDS' shall be created or inferred by any statement in this 'MSDS'. Various government agencies may have specific regulations regarding the transportation, handling, storage, use, or disposal of this product which may not be covered by this 'MSDS'. The user is responsible for full compliance.

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