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  • 1) Controls equipment to blend straight run or natural gasoline with chemicals, tetra-ethyl leads, and light distillates of crude oil to produce commercial fuel, according to formula: Reads blending schedules to determine specified components and quantities to be blended.

  • 2) Turns controls to open valves and starts pumps or notifies STILL-PUMP OPERATOR to transfer gasoline to blending tanks.

  • 3) Computes amount of additives or sets weighing machine that automatically weighs quantities of additives in ratio to quantity of gasoline.

  • 4) Turns handwheels to open valves and spray jets to admit and circulate specified quantities of gasolines, additives, and chemicals in mixing tanks.

  • 5) Moves controls of pumps, agitators, and mixers to blend mixture mechanically or with air agitation.

  • 6) Observes temperature gauges and turns valves to regulate and maintain specified temperature in tanks.

  • 7) Draws sample of mixture for laboratory analysis.

  • 8) Repeats blending process as required by laboratory recommendations, or starts pumps to draw off blended gasoline to storage tanks or leading racks.

  • 9) Opens valves to draw off chemical and lead residue.

  • 10) Records quantity blended and materials used.

  • 11) May lubricate, adjust, and repair pumps, agitators, and mixers.

  • 12) May test products.

  • 13) May operate control panels utilizing electronic computers and controls, to blend products in pipelines.

  • 14) May be designated according to type of additive as Ethyl Blender.

  • 15) May blend asphalt with petroleum products to improve their quality, viscosity, and performance and be designated Asphalt Blender.




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DOT:   540.462-010

Job Number: 848