Safety Data Sheets
What is a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)?
An SDS (formerly MSDS) includes information such as:
- Properties of each chemical.
- Physical, health and environmental health hazards
- Protective measures and safety precautions for handling, storing and transporting the chemical.
Products transported by ONEOK include:
- Butane Mix
- Ethane/Propane Mix
- Natural Gas
- Natural Gas (Sour)
- Natural Gas Condensate, Petroleum
- Natural Gas Condensate, Petroleum (Sour)
- Natural Gas Liquids
- Natural Gasoline
Identifying a Pipeline Leak
Use your sight, smell and hearing to help recognize a pipeline leak.
- Dead or discolored vegetation.
- Pooling of liquids on the ground.
- Bubbling in pools of water.
- Sheen on the surface on water.
- A white vapor cloud that resembles smoke.
- Dirt blowing from a hole in the ground.
- Fire coming out of or on top of the ground.
- An area of frozen ground when ambient temperatures are warmer than freezing.
- An unusual area of melted snow in winter.
Do you smell . . .
- An odor like petroleum liquids or gasoline.
- An odor like rotten eggs or a burnt match.
- A pungent odor.
* In its purest state, natural gas is colorless and odorless. Natural gas supplied to a home or business may contain mercaptan, which has an odor similar to rotten eggs to assist in detecting a gas leak. Unprocessed natural gas also may have a petroleum-like odor.
Do you hear . . .
- A hissing or whistling noise.
- A loud roaring sound like a jet engine.
|Product||Leak Type||Vapors||Health Hazard||Fire Hazard|
|Natural Gas||Colorless, odorless, tasteless gas;||
||Extremely high concentration may cause irritation or asphyxiation||Extremely flammable|
|Natural Gas Liquid (NGL)||Gas||Heavier than air||Dangerous if inhaled||Extremely flammable|
|Nitrogen||Inert gas||Lighter than air||Dangerous if inhaled||Non-flammable but can displace oxygen|
|Gasoline and Diesel||Liquid||Heavier than air||Irritating to eyes and skin; vapors at high concentrations may affect central nervous system||Extremely flammable|