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Methanol Institute's Commitment to Safety

As the global trade association for the methanol industry, product stewardship is Job #1 for the Methanol Institute. Whether working with a wastewater treatment plant operator in the United States, a biodiesel plant manager in Germany, a tanker truck driver at a chemical distribution warehouse in Algeria, or a shipping terminal manager in China, the organization is committed to promoting the safe handling of methanol in order to protect your health and that of your co-workers, your workplace, the environment, and your community.

Looking for more specific safety information? Below are various technical bulletins on safely loading and unloading methanol, transporting methanol, and storing methanol.

Methanol Product Stewardship

A fact sheet from the Methanol Institute that highlights the industry’s committment ot safe handling and proper care of the methanol molecule.

Methanol Safe Handling Take Home Tips

A smaller, take home document, built from the larger Methanol Safe Handling Manual.

Methanol Small Quantities Bulletin

This Bulletin is about relatively small quantities of methanol or products containing methanol, such as maximum 60 gallon containers or smaller size containers (e.g., hand held) or small sized portable tanks.

Atmospheric Above Ground Tank Storage of Methanol

Take a look at the guidelines for designing, fabricating, constructing, repairing, and safeguarding above-ground methanol storage tanks.

Methanol Drum Transport Handling and Storage

This technical bulletin delves deeper into shipping and handling regulations, proper drum usage, and controlling static accumulation and spark discharge.

Precautions for Loading and Unloading Methanol

A shorter technical bulletin reviewing the best loading and unloading practices, as well as corrosion and combustion subject matter.