Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:19:47 -0600
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From: "Long, Don" <don.long**At_Symbol_Here**WGINT.COM>
Subject: Re: Ether - Motor Priming Grade
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Humco has the MSDS available on their website......

Don A. Long
Southwest Research Institute Laboratory
Pine Bluff Chemical Agent Disposal Facility
PO Box 20130
White Hall, AR  71612

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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Ether - Motor Priming Grade

My experience with "ether" used for motor starting (AKA starting fluid)
is usually a composition of petroleum "ether" which is typically but not
necessarily an ether as we chemists know it, but is really a composition
of short chain aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons. This material is
typically used in starting diesel engines that lack glow plugs in cold

Thomas Wrona
Equipment Systems Manager
Radiation and Chemical Safety Officer
Southeastern Michigan Location
Ohio Michigan Division
Office Phone: 313 494-2894
Facsimile: 313 833-2799

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Roberts, Jerilyn C.
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 5:39 PM
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Ether - Motor Priming Grade

Does anyone have any information on Humco Laboratories Ether Motor
Priming Grade?  We are working on moving to a new building and it was
found in a cabinet.  All it says is "ether", but I am not familiar with
motor priming grade.  I am treating with extreme caution.  Any
information would be greatly appreciated.


Jerilyn Roberts
Environmental Health and Safety Director
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 East St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
605 394-6729
605 394-6131 FAX

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