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  • 1) Controls machines that combine ingredients, such as sodium silicate, sulfuric acid, water, and caustic soda to make catalysts used in manufacture of high-octane gasolines: Dumps dry ingredients into electric mixing vats and turns valves to admit prescribed amounts of liquid ingredients.

  • 2) Observes thermometers and flowmeters, and adjusts gauges to control temperature and amount of flow.

  • 3) Turns valves to allow mixture to flow from mixing vats to vacuum filters to remove excess water.

  • 4) Controls pumps that force mixture through spray-dryers where particles of catalyst are formed, and turns dials on control panel to regulate temperature and speed of spray.

  • 5) Controls pumping of catalyst particles from bottom of dryers to washer-filters for removal of cation and anion impurities.

  • 6) Turns valves to regulate flow of catalyst through hot-air steam dryers and observes temperature and speed of flow to ensure specified drying.

  • 7) May draw off samples of mixture for analysis.

  • 8) May keep records of batches processed.




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Job Number: 1581