Is a product of ethylene oxide hydration. It is used for production of synthetic fibers, solvents, antifreezes and hydraulic fluids.
Design specification: GOST 19710-83
Chemical name: Ethanediol-1,2
Empirical formula: С2Н6O2
|Ethylene glycol (MEG) mass content, %, min.||99.8||98.5|
|Diethylene glycol (DEG) mass content, %, max.||0.05||1.0|
|Color, Hazen, max.:|
in normal condition
after boiling with hydrochloric acid
|Residue mass content after calcination, %, max.||0.001||0.002|
|Iron mass content, %, max.||0.00001||0.0005|
|Water mass content, %, max.||0.1||0.5|
|Acids mass content in terms of acetic acid, %, max.||0.0006||0.005|
|Refraction index at 20 °С||1.431–1.432||1.430–1.432|
|Light transmission ratio, %, min.|
at wavelengths, nm:
Supply form: Flammable transparent liquid.
Packaging: Ethylene glycol (MEG) is shipped in rail-way tank-cars, as well as in aluminum and steel non-galvanized drums.
Transportation: Ethylene glycol (MEG) in drums is transported by all means of covered transport. Ethylene glycol (MEG) in bulk is transported in rail-way tank-cars of aluminum or non-corrosive steel.
Storage: Ethylene glycol (MEG) stored in sealed containers made of aluminum, non-corrosive or aluminized steel. Ethylene glycol (MEG) in drums should be stored in sheltered non-heated warehouses. Drums should be stacked vertically maximum three tiers high.