Committees

Industry Guardians

Maintaining Industry Standards: The Technical Committee’s Role in Methanol Reference Specification

The Technical Committee maintains the current Methanol Reference Specification and addresses various technical issues. In addition to its ongoing responsibilities, the Committee is now focusing on reviewing other areas, including transportation by barge and safety regulations.

It is important to note that the scope of this work extends beyond a single region. The Methanol industry faces unique challenges and specific problems in different parts of the world. Therefore, the Technical Committee’s efforts are designed to have a global impact, addressing these issues wherever they arise.

By maintaining the Methanol Reference Specification, the Technical Committee ensures consistency and quality in the production and distribution of Methanol. This specification serves as a benchmark for industry participants, providing them with clear guidelines for manufacturing processes and product characteristics.

Collaboration

Global Collaboration on Methanol Regulations and Standards

One of the primary objectives of the Technical Committee is to ensure that the Methanol industry operates in compliance with global standards and regulations. To achieve this, the Committee actively collaborates with other organizations working on general chemical product regulations. By reviewing their activities, the Committee can identify any specific Methanol-related work that needs to be undertaken.

Technical Committee

Paul Bergers

Member

Ralph Grote

Member

Lars Axelsen

Member

Barbara Achenbach

Member

Frans Leest

Member

Elisabeth Lillehagen

Member

Andrej Scharow

Member

Frans Leest

Member

Elisabeth Lillehagen

Member

Andrej Scharow

Member

Siri Stavnes

Member

Ousher Bhagwandeen

Member

Peter Jonkers

Member

Siri Stavnes

Member

Ousher Bhagwandeen

Member

Peter Jonkers

Member

FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about methanol and IMPCA’s role.

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What is the Technical Committee?

The Technical Committee is responsible for maintaining the Methanol Reference Specification, which ensures industry standards. It collaborates globally on regulations and addresses challenges worldwide, focusing on various technical aspects such as barge transportation and safety. By ensuring compliance with regulations and addressing region-specific challenges, the committee plays a crucial role in maintaining consistency and quality across Methanol production and distribution.

How does the Technical Committee ensure industry standards?

The Technical Committee ensures industry standards by maintaining the Methanol Reference Specification, which serves as a benchmark for quality. It collaborates with stakeholders globally to develop and update regulations, addressing challenges faced by the industry. By focusing on various technical aspects, such as barge transportation and safety, the committee ensures that methanol production and distribution adhere to consistent and reliable standards.

What are the committee's focus areas?

The committee focuses on various technical aspects, including barge transportation and safety. It also collaborates globally to address region-specific challenges and ensure compliance with regulations. By addressing these focus areas, the committee contributes to the overall consistency and quality of methanol production and distribution.

How does the committee ensure consistency and quality?

The committee ensures consistency and quality by maintaining the Methanol Reference Specification, which sets industry standards. It also collaborates globally to address region-specific challenges and ensure compliance with regulations. By focusing on technical aspects and fostering industry connections, the committee plays a vital role in maintaining the overall consistency and quality of methanol production and distribution.

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