Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) / Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

This page contains links to MSDS sheets for many products used with Sea-Bird equipment are available. Where available, SDS Sheets have been provided. We will be replacing MSDS Sheets with SDS sheets as they become available, to meet the requirements of the Globally Harmonized Information (GHS) system.

 

Product Notes
Anti-Foulant Devices:
AF24173 Anti-Foulant Device - PN 801542 Anti-foulant devices are used with Sea-Bird conductivity cells intended for moorings or other long-duration applications.
Sensor Solutions:
Triton X-100 Octyl Phenol Ethoxylate, for cleaning conductivity cells (see Application Note 2D) and SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensors (see Application Note 64).
Xiameter PMX-20 Silicone Fluid 20 CS (formerly DC-200) Oil for pressure port refill.
Potassium Chloride and Silver Chloride Electrolyte solution for SBE 43 Dissolved Oxygen Sensor.
pH Buffer Solutions: pH 4, pH 7, pH 10 For SBE 18 and 27. See Application Note 18-2.
Desiccant (see Application Note 71):
Sorb-It Desiccant For placement inside electronics housings to absorb moisture.
Desi-Pak Desiccant For placement inside electronics housings to absorb moisture.
Hardware Installation Materials (see Module 17 in Training handouts for examples of use):
Super-O-Lube Silicon lubricant for O-rings and mating surfaces.
CAUTION: Do not use Parker O Lube, which is petroleum based; use only Parker Super O Lube.
Blue Moly Prevents corrosion and binding of hardware in aluminum and titanium housings
DC-4 Use to fill blind end of screw holes in aluminum and plastic housings — prevents seawater from filling the space and causing hardware and housing corrosion, and prevents growth of salt crystals that can cause stuck hardware
Loctite 242 Thread locker, use when replacing a bulkhead connector.
Loctite 222 Thread locker, use on small internal hardware board retainer screws.
Loctite 7471 Primer, use to pre-treat and prime large surfaces that thread locker will be applied to (typically bulkhead connectors).
Batteries:
Duracell Alkaline Battery Duracell alkaline D cell batteries are the standard power supply for the SBE 16, 16plus, 16plus-IM, 16plus V2, 16plus-IM V2, 19, 19plus, 19plus V2, 25, 25plus, 26, 26plus, 53, 54, 55, and AFM. Alkaline D cells can also be used in the 17plus V2 (NiMH battery pack is standard).

A Duracell alkaline 9V battery is an optional power supply for the SBE 39 (not plus) (Ultralife Lithium Battery is standard).
Panasonic Lithium Battery BR-2/3A
**
BR-2/3A is used as back-up in instruments that have a lithium battery to back-up buffer and real-time clock in event of main battery failure or exhaustion:

Until 2008, Sea-Bird custom-built a battery pack comprised of six parallel 9-volt batteries; each 9-volt battery contained three BR-2/3A. This battery pack was used with MicroCATs (SBE 37-IM, 37-IMP, 37-SM, 37-SMP) and SBE 44. See MicroCAT or SBE 44 manual for shipping precautions for battery pack.

SBE 43 uses two BR-2/3A to maintain continuous polarization.
Panasonic Lithium Battery CR ** On SBE 43 PCB, and used as an additional back-up battery in SBE 25plus.
Ultralife Lithium Battery 9 Volt ** Power supply for SBE 39 (all serial numbers) and 39-IM (serial numbers 3089 through 3100).
Saft AA Lithium Battery 3.6 Volt
and
Saft 1/2 AA Lithium Battery
**
  • Four of the AA cells are used for power supply for 39plus. See SBE 39plus manual for shipping precautions.
  • Two of the AA cells are used for power supply for 39-IM (serial numbers greater than 3100). See SBE 39-IM manual for shipping precautions.
  • As of 2008, twelve of the AA cells are used for power supply for MicroCATs (SBE 37-IM, 37-IMP, 37-IMP-IDO, 37-IMP-ODO, 37-SM, 37-SMP, 37-SMP-IDO, 37-SMP-ODO) and SBE 44. See MicroCAT or SBE 44 manual for shipping precautions. Details on battery pack are also provided in Application Note 89.
  • Two of the 1/2 AA cells are used as back-up in SBE 25plus, to back-up buffer and real-time clock in event of main battery failure or exhaustion.
Panasonic Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cad) Battery Ni-Cad battery pack is optional equipment for SBE 19, 19plus, 19plus V2, and 25.
Saft Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery ** NiMH battery pack is standard equipment for SBE 17plus V2; optional equipment for SBE 19, 19plus, 19plus V2, and 25.
Tenergy Lithium Ion Battery ** Used in UCTD.

** Note: See Shipping Batteries.