Methyl Chloride (CH3CI) Handling Design, Loading & Installation

Methyl Chloride Loading Solutions – Optimal Safety for Maximum Productivity  

What is methyl chloride?

Chloromethane, also referred to as methyl chloride, is a colorless, odorless, and extremely flammable liquefied gas. CH3CI is a crucial reagent in industrial chemistry, commonly used in the manufacturing of paint removal technology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and metal cleaning and degreasing.

In the United States, methyl chloride is a “tight-fill” (closed-loop) operation via chemical hoses or 3” stainless steel loading arms to load and unload into rail cars or trucks. If not handled properly, methyl chloride can cause serious injuries which is why the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is required. Because loading operators need to access equipment from the top of the vehicles while operating, high-quality fall prevention systems are essential to ensure increased throughput and operator safety.

Methyl chloride is typically shipped in 26,000 gallon DOT-105, 112 or 114 pressurized insulated or non-insulated tank cars with safety valves. The rails cars themselves are ~ 9′ outside diameter with an overall length of ~45’ to 50′, with a 6’ x 6’ center opening or off-set crash box openings.


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