Methanol

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Methanol

Methanol is used as raw material in many industries, environment friendly fuel and also in a lot of other industries. Mainly we can name:

  • formaldehyde production for use in MDF and plywood industry
  • Melamine resin production for use in range of utensil, inbuilt switches and ranges of industrial glue.
  • Acetic acid productionfor use in VAM andcellulose acetate in textile industry.
  • Methyl Metacrylate (PMAA) for use in laminates.
  • Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) production as a gas online enhancer
  • Producing DME for substituting dies
  • Mixing with petrol for car engine fuel usage.
  • Producing ethylene and propylene as raw material of petrochemical companies.

LIMIT(SPEC)

UNIT

METHOD

TEST

Clear and free of suspended matter

 

ASTM-D 1722

Appearance

Min 99.85

WT%

ASTM-E346

Purity

Max 0.1

WT%

ASTM-E203

Water

Max 0.0050

WT%

ASTM-E346

Ethanol
   

ASTM-D 4052

 

Max 0.001

WT%

ASTM-E346

Acetone

Minimum  60

minutes

ASTM-D 1363

Permangenate Time@15°C

Max  1.0°C to include 64.6°C ± 0.1

 

ASTM-D 1078

Distillation Range

Max  0.003

WT%

ASTM-D 1613

Acidity

 

(as acetic acid)

Max  0.1

ppm

ASTM-D 1068

Total Iron

Max 0.2

ppm

ASTM-D512

Choloride
NIL ppm

ASTM-D5623

SULPHUR

Passes test

 

ASTM-D1722

Hydrocarbons

 

(Water Miscibility)

Below 30 APHA

APHA

ASTM-E346

Carbonisable

 

PT-CO

Characteristic with no residual odour

 

ASTM-D 1296

Odour

Below 5 APHA

APHA

ASTM-D 1209

Colour PT-CO

Max 8mg/1000ml

mg/1000ml

ASTM-D 1353

Non Volatile Matter

Max 40

ppb

E-346

TMA

NIL

WT%

ASTM-D1614

Alkalinity   as NH3