Methyl Ethyl Ketone (C4H8O) Handling Design, Loading, and Installation.

Although no two Methyl Ethyl Ketone Loading solutions will be identical, the product itself determines much of the critical design criteria that will ensure that optimum safety and productivity can work together in harmony. 

What is Methyl Ethyl Ketone? Methyl Ethyl Ketone, also referred to as 2-Butanone, MEK, or Methyl acetone is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sharp odor.  It is harmful to the eyes, skin, and lungs if inhaled or swallowed.  MEK is a highly efficient and versatile solvent used in surface coatings, adhesives, printing inks, and chemical intermediates. In the United States, MEK is a “tight-fill” (closed-loop) loading operation and is loaded into rail cars via chemical hoses or 3” carbon or stainless steel loading arms. MEK, if not handled properly can cause serious injuries and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. Additionally, because operators are on top of the vehicles during the loading process, robust, well-designed fall prevention is essential to ensure increased throughput, without compromising operator safety.


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