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  • 1) Replaces spent anodes or cathodes used in electrolytic cells, according to replacement schedule, using handtools and power tools: Disconnects electrical and pipe connections and removes retaining bolts to free cells, using wrenches.

  • 2) Removes cell top and cathode assembly, using tension handles, prybars, and hoist.

  • 3) Measures thickness of cathode blade and length of anode to determine remaining usable life, using ruler, and inspects anode for deterioration.

  • 4) Adjusts anode and cathode spacing, using handtools.

  • 5) Records cell and cathode number and condition of anode and cathode.

  • 6) Scrapes and washes putty and dirt from cell assembly, using hand scraper and steam or water hose, or cleans cathode bars and cell bottom with power grinder and acid.

  • 7) Cleans and smooths electrical connections, using emery cloth.

  • 8) Transfers defective units to cell repair room and obtains replacement parts, using cart or crane.

  • 9) Positions cell bottom, anode, cathode, and cell top in place, using hoist.

  • 10) Bolts assemblies together, replaces sight glasses, funnels, and percolator pipes, and secures electrical connections to bus bar, using handtools.

  • 11) Seals joints with putty, mortar, and asbestos, using putty extruder and knife.

  • 12) Turns valves to start brine flow.

  • 13) Records new parts used and date of change.

  • 14) May repair cells.

  • 15) When draining and cleaning mercury electrolytic cells, replacing mercury, and timing rate of flow of mercury to ensure efficient operation, may be designated Mercury-Cell Cleaner.




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Job Number: 1601