"AUTOCLAVE OPERATOR II"
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- 1) Operates series of high pressure autoclaves to test fabricated uranium fuel elements for leakage and ruptures in zirconium cladding and weld: Loads fuel elements in metal baskets and places baskets into tank of autoclave, using crane.
- 2) Closes tank lid, using torque wrench.
- 3) Turns valve to admit specified amount of water into tank, and closes exhaust outlet of tank.
- 4) Activates electric heating element, adjust control knobs, and observes gauges to obtain specified temperature and pressure.
- 5) Monitors gauges to prevent rise in temperature and listens for alarm signal that indicates leak or rupture of one or more fuel elements.
- 6) Presses button to cut off heat elements, opens exhaust water valve to dump hot water, and opens valve to admit cold water to cool elements.
- 7) Opens autoclave, removes basket, and replaces tested elements.
- 8) Records serial number of ruptured elements.
- 9) Periodically tests quality of deionized water in autoclave, using special equipment.
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Job Number: 8710