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  • 1) Operates chemical, electrical, and centrifugal oil-treatment units to remove sediment and water from crude oil before transporting oil by pipeline to refineries: Opens valves and starts pumps to pump oil from storage tanks to treating units.

  • 2) Opens valves to mix specified chemicals with oil, and adjusts controls to heat mixture to specified temperature.

  • 3) Starts centrifugal machines that break up oil and water emulsions and drain off water.

  • 4) Opens valves and starts pumps to transfer oil into settling tanks where sediment is precipitated from oil.

  • 5) Tests sample in gravity- or centrifugal-separation machine to determine content of oil specified for pipeline transportation.

  • 6) Pumps treated oil into pipelines leading to refinery.

  • 7) Cleans and lubricates motors, pumps, and other moving parts of units.

  • 8) Records data, such as volume of oil treated, operating temperatures of units, and test results.

  • 9) May operate pumps at oil well sites.




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Job Number: 2532