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  • 1) Tends filter plate press that removes impurities or moisture from slurries and chemical solution: Covers filter plates with cloth, canvas, or paper.

  • 2) Opens valve to admit liquid ingredients into tank, dumps specified dry ingredients into tank, and starts agitator to mix ingredients and form slurry.

  • 3) Starts pump to transfer slurry from mixing tank to filter plate press.

  • 4) Opens pressure valves to force slurry through plates to remove impurities and moisture.

  • 5) Turns gear wheel to release tension of plates at completion of cycle.

  • 6) When filtering to obtain liquid product, dislodges solid material from plates and cleans frames, screens, and filters, using scraper, steam, or compressed airhose.

  • 7) When filtering to obtain solid product, cuts mixture from frames with knife and loads materials on drying trays.

  • 8) May draw samples for laboratory analysis.

  • 9) May be designated according to product filtered as Pigment Presser; Plate-and-Frame-Filter Operator; Resin Filterer; Varnish Filterer II.




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Job Number: 3926