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Chemical Production Equipment List

Pressure Chemical Co. (PCC) has provided process development, piloting, scale up and manufacturing services to the chemical industry for over 50 years. From the world’s leading chemical and oil companies to start up ventures, PCC aids its customers in realizing their goals regardless of the business sector for rapid scale-up facilitated by regulatory flexibility of hazardous chemistries, new processes, and first commercial quantities for market introduction and custom contracting of high value low volume processing.

Although it’s in our name, Pressure Chemical is much more than just high pressure. Our facility includes 10 pilot and semi-works units with equipment ranging from 300mL to 1000 gallons with materials of construction of Glass, Glassteel, Stainless Steel, Hastelloy®, and Nickel. Our capabilities include Full Vacuum to 10,000 psi, and -15°C to 450°C depending on the equipment, as well as distillation capabilities at the 200L, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 gallon scale. Our specialties include: hydrogenation, hydroformylation, polymerization, alkylation, alkoxylation, quaternization, and halogenation. In addition to these chemistries, PCC works hand in hand with our customers on development and implementation of customer specific processes.

We are a proud affiliate of the Minafin Group of Companies, which today includes Minakem, Pennakem, Minasolve, and Minathiol. This unique partnership has expanded our manufacturing capabilities and broadened our resources so we can better assist our clients with their process development and larger scale commercialization needs


 

Glass Lined Reactors

Capacity 
(Vessel ID no.)

Working Pressure (psig)

Max Temp

HP

Impeller type

1,000 gal. Jacketed column Ceramic Saddles (R-1003-GL) FV to 100 450°F (232°C) 15 HP   3-blade retreat curve
1,000 gal. Jacketed column Ceramic Saddles (R-1002-GL) FV to 100 650°F (343°C) 15 HP   3-blade retreat curve

1,000 gal. Jacketed column Ceramic Saddles (R-1000-GL)

FV to 40

350°F (177°C)

10 HP

1000 galllon glass lined reactor

3-blade retreat curve 

500 gal. Jacketed
6" x 8' column 
Hastelloy-C ™ De-Pak™
(R-505-GL)

FV to 100

450°F (232°C)

7.5 HP

500 gallon glass lined reactor 3 blade

3-blade retreat curve

500 gal. Jacketed
6" x 8' column 
Hastelloy-C ™ De-Pak™
(R-504-GL)

FV to 100

450°F (232°C)

10 HP

500 gallon glass lined reactor 4 blade

3-blade retreat curve

500 gal. Jacketed
(R-502-GL)

FV to 100

450°F (232°C)

7.5 HP

500 gallon glass linde reactor

3-blade retreat curve

500 gal. Jacketed
(R-501-GL)
FV to 100 450°F (232°C) 7.5 HP   4-blade cryolok

300 gal. Jacketed
(R-300-GL)

FV to 15

650°F (343°C)

 N/A

REC-300-GL

None
Receiver

200 gal. Jacketed 3" x 8' un-packed column
(R-206-GL)

FV to 100

450°F (232°C)

 

R-200-GL

3-blade retreat curve

100 gal

(R-205-GL)

FV to 25 450°F (232°C)    

100 gal

(R-204-GL)

FV to 25 450°F (232°C)    

200 gal. Jacketed 4" x 8' un-packed column
(R-203-GL)

FV to 90

500 °F (260°C)

2 HP

3-blade retreat curve

200 gal. Jacketed 4" x 8' un-packed column
(R-202-GL)
FV to 25 350°F (177°C) 3 HP    
200 gal. Jacketed 4" x 8' un-packed column
(R-200-GL)
FV to 100 650°F (343°C) 2 HP    
100 gal. Jacketed 6" x 6' column, 3/8" Ceramic Saddles
(R-104-GL)
FV to 25 450°F (232°C)     receiver

100 gal. Jacketed
(R-101-GL)

FV to 15

350°F (177°C)

2 HP

3-blade retreat curve

100 gal. Jacketed 6" x 6' column, 3/8" Ceramic Saddles
(R-100-GL)

FV to 25

350°F (177°C)

2 HP

R-100-GL

3-blade retreat curve

50 gal. Jacketed
(R-58-GL)

FV to 150

350°F (177°C)

3HP

3-blade retreat curve

50 gal. Jacketed
(R-56-GL)

FV to 25

450°F (232°C)

 

R-100-GL

reciever

50 gal. Jacketed
(R-55-GL)

FV to 100

450°F (232°C)

1 HP

R-55-GL

3-blade retreat curve

50 gal. Jacketed
(R-53-GL)

FV to 300

650°F (343°C)

3 HP

R-100-GL 3-blade retreat curve

50 gal. Jacketed
(R-51-GL/FEP)

FV to 15

350°F (177°C)

5 HP

R-51-GL

Dual-A310 Teflon coated impellers

30 gal. Jacketed
(R-30-GL)

FV to 15

350°F (177°C)

1 HP

2-blade paddle

25 gal. Jacketed
(R-25-GL)

FV to 30

350°F (177°C)

 N/A

None
Receiver

2 gal. Jacketed
(R-0002-GL)

FV to 750

600°F (316°C)

 .75 HP

straight blade turbine

 

316 SS High Pressure Reactors

Capacity 
(Vessel ID no.)

Working Pressure (psig)

Max Temp

HP

Impeller type

1,000 gal. Jacketed 8” x 8' Column, SS De-pak™

(R-1001-SS)

FV to 250

600°F (315°C)

7.5 HP

R-1001SS

Dual A-320 30”

250 gal. Jacketed + internal coil

(A-250-SS)

FV to 2,000

650°F (343°C)

7.5 HP

A-250SS

Variable speed Magnedrive™ with Praxair Advanced Gas Mixer

200 gal. Jacketed

(R-201-SS)

FV to 300

400°F (204°C)

3.0 HP

R-201SS

Dual A100 variable speed 14" Marine Props

100 gal. Jacketed + internal coil

(A-100-SS)

FV to 5000

662°F (350°C)

7.5 HP

A-100SS

Variable speed Magnedrive™ 4-Rushton impellers. 4-pumper propellers

30 gal. Jacketed + internal coil

(A-30-SS)

FV to 2,500

600°F (315°C)

5 HP

A-30SS

Variable speed Magnedrive™ Dispersimax™

3 liter jacketed

(A-3L-SS)

FV to 8,550

800°F (427°C)

N/A

Rocking Mechanism

2 liter jacketed

(A-2L-SS)

FV to 5,500

650°F (343°C)

1 HP

A-1SS

variable speed Magnedrive™ Dispersimax™

300 ml. electric heat internal coil

(A-.3L-SS)

FV to 5,400

650°F (343°C)

0.5 HP

variable speed Dispersimax™ Magnedrive™

Special Alloy Reactors

50 gal. Hastelloy-B

(R-52-H)

FV to 15

350°F (177°C)

3 HP

3-blade retreat curve

 

Special Alloy High Pressure Reactors

Capacity 
(Vessel ID no.)

Working Pressure (psig)

Max Temp

HP

Impeller type

100 gal. Jacketed nickel

(R-103-Ni)

FV to 500

400°F (204°C)

2 HP

3-blade 45 degree pitched blade turbine

1 gal. Hastelloy C™ internal coil electric heat

(A-1gal-HC)

10,000

842°F (450°C)

0.5 HP

Variable speed Magnedrive™ Dispersimax™ Agitator

 

316 SS Reactors

Capacity 
(Vessel ID no.)

Working Pressure (psig)

Max Temp

HP

Impeller type

500 gal. Jacketed

(R-503SS)

FV to 75

650°F (343°C)

7.5 HP

R-503SS

Variable speed 3-blade retreat curve

300 gal. jacketed

(D-701)

FV to 15

650°F (343°C)

3.0 HP

(4)-10" Marine Propellers

60 gal. jacketed


(REC-60SS)

FV to 150

450°F (232°C)

N/A

None
Receiver

 

304 SS Reactors Continuous Flow Fixed Bed

Capacity 
(Vessel ID no.)

Working Pressure (psig)

Max Temp

HP

Impeller type

1.0 liter 1.5" x 40" tube jacketed

(R-102SS)

4,500

800°F (427°C)

N/A

R-102SS

N/A

 

All Glass Pilot Plant Reactor Systems 250°F (105°C)

200 liter reboiler/reactor 6"x 5' column Goodloe™ Hastelloy™ Packing electric mantle heat 2 x 50 liter receivers ¾ HP

Vacuum to 0.5 torr

508°F (264°C)

0.5 HP

200LGlassDist

Variable speed

100 liter reboiler/reactor
4"x3' column elec. mantle heat, 2 x 22 liter receivers

Vacuum to 0.1 torr

508°F (264°C)

0.3 HP

100 liter reboiler/reactor

Variable speed

100 liter receiver/cooling bath 
(-80°C) Lightnin

Vacuum to 0.1 tor

508°F (264°C)

1 HP

Variable speed

72 liter multiple configurations electric mantles & baths

Vacuum to 0.1 tor

482°F (250°C)

0.5 HP

Variable speed

60 liter cylindrical reactor TFE coated cooling cool

15 psig

508°F (264°C)

0.5 HP

Variable speed

50 liter electric mantle heat or cooling bath

Vacuum to 0.1 torr

508°F (264°C)

0.5 HP

Variable speed

22 liter reboilers & reactors multiple columns to 100 HETP

0.05 torr

508°F (264°C)

0.25 HP

Variable speed

10 liter glass rotary evaporator external condenser (BUCHI-ROTOVAP™)

Vacuum to 0.1 torr

255°F (124°C)

0.5 HP

Rotating Flask

 

Short Path Distillation Apparatus

1.0 ft2 WFE 316 SS internal & external condensers

0.05 torr

650°F (343°C)

0.5 HP

4-wipers

3.2 ft2 WFE 316 SS internal & external condensers equipped with 2-stage degasser

.02 torr

650°F (343°C)

1 HP

3.2 ft2 WFE

4-roller wipers

Ancillary Equipment Centrifuges

316 SS perforated basket;
1-48” x 30”, bottom discharge centrifuge, 25 HP 316 SS perforated basket
1-48” x 24”, top unloading centrifuge, 25 HP
1-26” x 14”, top unloading centrifuge, 10 HP

Filtration

316 SS Perforated Basket Centrifuges:
• 48” x 30”, Bottom Discharge, 25 hP
• 48” x 24”, Top Unloading, 25 hP
• 24” x 14”, Top Unloading, 10 hP
316 SS Nutsche Pressure Filter, 92 gal., 80 psig
316 SS Sparkler Pressure Filters, 12” & 18”, jacketed
Stainless Steel and Polypropylene Bag & Cartridge Filters
(Single and Multiple Element/Bag)
Amicon Spiral Wound Ultrafiltration System
Large Ceramic and Polypropylene Buchner Filters

Drying

Abbe, 304 SS double cone tumble dryer, 50 ft3 to 177°C 304 SS double cone tumble dryer
Stokes, 316 SS double cone tumble dryer/blender, 25 ft3, to 177°C Stokes, 316 SS   double cone tumble dryer/blender
Patterson Kelly, 316 SS, V-Cone tumble dryer/blender 5 ft3, to 177°C Patterson Kelly, 316 SS,   V-Cone tumble dryer/blender
Vacuum tray dryer, 250 ft2, to 180°C
Large Lab and Pilot Plant Size Vacuum and Air Oven

Process Heating

(2) Fulton Hot Oil Boilers, 1.6 MM Btus/Hour, to 650°F (343°C)
High Pressure Steam Boiler
2.4 MM Btus/Hour, 2425 lbs/Hr Steam @ 90 psig, 320°F (160°C)
High Pressure Steam Boiler
1.32 MM Btus/Hour, 713 lbs/Hr Steam @ 90 psig, 320°F (160°C)
40 kW Electric Heater to 625°F (330°C), 0.14 MM Btus/Hour

Process Cooling

Edwards Air Chiller, 30 Ton Capacity at -4°C
Lab Chillers, -15°C to 110°C

Vacuum Capability

(9) Kinney Vacuum Pumps, 130 cfm at 2-10 torr
Lab Vacuum Pumps, 5.6 to 35.4 cfm at 1x10-4 torr
Kinney Vacuum Pump, 107 cfm at 0.02 torr

Auxiliary Equipment

High Pressure Liquid Feed Pumps to 0.43 gpm @ 5,000 psig
High Pressure Gas Feed Compressors to 9 lbs/Hr H2 @ 5,000 psig
Heat Exchangers (Glass, Glass-Lined Steel, 316 SS, Teflon®)
Hot Boxes (24 Drum Capacity) 10°C to 180°C
316 SS DeLumper™

Environmental

Packed tower liquid scrubber systems for ventilation of all production areas SS Reactors
Primary Emission Control Scrubbers
(Packed Tower, Eductor Type, and Bubbler)
Carbon Bed Absorption System
Zero Process Discharge to POTW or Rivers
Controlled Waste Management Program
Utilizing Properly Certified Waste Haulers and Disposal Firms
Solvent Recovery Condensers on Vacuum Exhaust

Safety

Portable and area hazardous condition monitors/alarms
Facility fully sprinklered
Segregated hazardous material storage areas
Operators Trained and Certified in SOCMA’s Chemical Operations Training ProgramNitrogen supply via liquid bulk tank facility wide SS Reactors
Natural gas fired back up electrical generator, 135 Kva, 100 KW

Analytical Services

Chromatography (HPLC, GPC, and GC)
FTIR Spectrophotometry
UV/Visible Spectrophotometry
Viscometry (Capillary and Brookfield)
Karl Fischer (coulometric and volumetric) analysis
Titrimetric analysis

Note - NMR, GC/MS, DSC and other instrumental analyses available locally through special arrangements with Pittsburgh Universities.