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.
Methanol Safe Handling Manual
The Methanol Institute, working with industry leaders, technology partners and customers has created the Methanol Safe Handling Manual to address both common and technical questions related to methanol handling, storage and transport. To serve the global methanol community, this document is also translated into multiple languages.
Links to these versions of the manual can be found in the resource section below.
Looking for more specific safety information? Below are various technical bulletins on safely loading and unloading methanol, transporting methanol, and storing methanol.
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.
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.