Carbon Dioxide 

General

In the gaseous state, it helps constitute an atmosphere close to normal physiological conditions necessary in handling artificial organs. It is also used in modern, minimally invasive surgical interventions (colonoscopies, arthroscopies, etc.).

In the form of dry ice, carbon dioxide is used to transport and conserve human tissue and organs at very low temperatures, which is absolutely vital to ensure successful transplant outcomes.

Material Safety Data Sheets

WHMIS (Canada) ClassificationClass A: Compressed Gas
Class C: Oxidizing Material
Class D-2A Material causing other toxic effects (Very toxic)
UN NumberUN1013(gas);
UN2187 (liquid refrigerated);
UN1845 (solid)
Color Code Cylinder Shroudgray
HazardsMajor Hazards:
High Pressure
and Inhalation
Toxicity5000 ppm
Flammability limits in air (STP conditions)Non-flammable

Safety

Know all of the hazards (fire/explosion, health, chemical reactivity, corrosivity, toxicity, pressure) of the materials you work with. Read the MSDSs and labels for all of the materials you work with and check the label, not the cylinder color, to identify the gas. Only discharge compressed gases safely using devices, such as pressure regulators, approved for the particular gas. Follow your employer’s occupational health & safety guidelines.

Regulatory

We comply with Health Canada Regulations and hold a Drug Identification # for this gas ( DIN # 00572861)

Ordering Information & Technical Details

West Care Medical has an extensive selection of cylinder sizes and materials (aluminum and steel) to help our customers attain their objectives with total satisfaction. Please contact us at 1-888-540-8288.