Albemarle

Tyrone, Pennsylvania



Albemarle’s Tyrone facility is located on a 120-acre site on Adams Avenue in the small town of Tyrone, Pennsylvania and employs over 180 people.

The site is ISO-9002 and ISO-14001 certified and has an excellent safety record. The site is also FIFRA registered.

Flexibility is the hallmark of the Tyrone site. Production capabilities range from kilo-lab scale through hundreds of metric tons per year. With over 30 reactors, ranging in size from 30 gallons through 4000 gallons, various materials of construction, and almost every unit operation available, the site is especially equipped for complex, multi-step synthesis of agricultural actives and other agricultural intermediates. Chemistries of all types are performed and quick turnaround is a key area of expertise of the site. Flexibility is enhanced by the site’s synthetic minor air permit that eliminates permitting delays and our on-site waste treatment system for removing organic contaminants from wastewater.

Awards and Recognition

  • Albemarle’s Presidents Award for achieving one year without a recordable injury
  • Albemarle’s Chairman’s Award for achieving one year without a recordable injury or environmental incident
  • SOCMA 2003 & 2004 Achievement Awards
  • SOCMA 2004 Excellence Award
  • Pennsylvania Governor’s Waste Minimization Award
  • Pennsylvania Water Environment Association Award for Excellence in Waste Management


Equipment and Technology

Two 4000 gal stainless steel

Three 3000 gal stainless steel

Seven 3000 gal glass-lined

Two 2500 gal Hastelloy

Nine 2000 gal glass-lined

Two 2000 gal stainless steel

One 2000 gal Zirconium

One 1000 gal Hastelloy

Four 1000 gal glass-lined

Two 750 gal stainless steel

One 500 gal glass-lined

One 150 gal stainless steel

Three 100 gal glass-lined

One 50 gal Hastelloy

Two 30 gal glass-lined receivers

24" x 5' glass-lined distillation column with 2000 gal glass-lined pot ceramic saddles packing

24" x 5' stainless steel distillation column with 2000 gal glass-lined pot stainless steel Koch Sulzer packing

24" x 5' stainless steel distillation column with 2000 gal stainless steel pot stainless steel Koch Sulzer packing

24" x 10' glass-lined distillation column with 2000 gal glass-lined pot ceramic saddles packing

24" x 16' stainless steel distillation column with 2000 gal stainless steel pot stainless steel Koch Sulzer packing

24" x 12' stainless steel distillation column with 300 gal stainless steel pot stainless steel Koch Sulzer packing

24" x 30' stainless steel distillation column

One 53 ft2 stainless steel WFE 24" x 3' distillation column, stainless steel Koch Sulzer packing

One 37 ft2 stainless steel WFE with 24" x 10' stainless steel colum

One 21 ft2 glass-lined WFE

One 3 stage stainless steel WFE system, total of 16 ft2

Two 12 ft2 vacuum belt filters

One 8 ft2 enclosed vacuum belt filter

Two 200 gal vertical leaf filters

One 24" phenolic lined Nutsche filter

One 36" stainless steel Nutsche filter

Two 20 ft2 polypropylene filter presses

One 60 ft3 polypropylene filter press

One 6 ft2 stainless steel Sparkler filter/dryer

One 55 ft2 Hastelloy C Rosenmund filter

Three 48" x 30" stainless steel basket centrifuges

One 48" x 30" Hastelloy basket centrifuge

One 48" x 30" phenolic lined basket centrifuge

Acid Chlorides
Alkylation
Amide Formation
Chlorination
Oxidation with nitric acid or peroxide
Condensation
Cryogenic Reactions
Decarboxylation
Dehydration
Dehydrofluorination
Epoxidation
Esterification
Ether Formation
Friedel-Crafts
Hydrazone Formation
Hydrogenation
Hydrolysis
Imine Formation
Nitration
Ozonolysis
Phosphonation
Polymerizations
Rearrangements
Reduction
Sulfonation
Thiomethylation
Triazole Ring Formation from hydrazone
Willgerodt-Kindler Reaction



Albemarle Corporation

2 Adams Ave.
Tyrone Industrial Park
Tyrone
Pennsylvania 16686-0216
USA
Tel: 814.684.4310
Fax: 814.684.7532

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Last Updated: 10/21/2014 11:04:51 AM