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  • 1) Controls automatic or semiautomatic equipment to polymerize solutions in reaction kettles to produce synthetic-rubber polymers, such as silicone or neoprene, following written specifications: Weighs solid or liquid chemical additives, using balance or floor scale.

  • 2) Dumps ingredients into kettle, using overhead hoist.

  • 3) Turns valves to load kettles with monomer, catalyst, and modifier solutions.

  • 4) Starts agitator and turns steam or water valves to activate and control polymerization.

  • 5) Observes and records dial and gauge readings, and draws and tests samples to determine degree of completion of polymerization.

  • 6) Turns valves to release vacuum and to cool batch to terminate polymerization.

  • 7) Starts pumps to transfer nonreacted materials to rerun tank.

  • 8) Flushes kettle with water and changes filter socks, or cleans kettle, using brushes and cleaning solvents.

  • 9) May remove reactor cover and manually dump catalyst in reactor.




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Job Number: 5524