"AUTOCLAVE OPERATOR I"
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- 1) Controls autoclave to process liquid, solid, and gaseous ingredients into chemical products according to specifications: Reads production schedule to determine product, ingredients, temperature, pressure, and duration of process.
- 2) Turns valves to load liquid ingredients into tank.
- 3) Weighs out and dumps solid ingredients and catalyst into equipment, and turns steam and coolant valves to heat mixture to specified temperature.
- 4) Turns valves to displace accumulated gases to avoid explosion.
- 5) Closes vent to seal autoclave.
- 6) Sets dials to control pressure and flow of gaseous material through mixture.
- 7) Opens vent to admit product into load tank.
- 8) Connects drain line from load tank to filter press, using handtools, and starts pumps to force product through press to separate catalyst.
- 9) Drains product into drum and starts pumps to transfer catalyst to load tank for reuse.
- 10) May test samples of materials produced, using refractometer or other standard test equipment, to ensure attainment of specified product.
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