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  • 1) Operates agitators, vacuum-filtrate system, and allied equipment from instrumented control board to produce phosphoric acid by reaction of sulfuric acid with phosphate rock in continuous strong-acid process: Monitors recording instruments, flowmeters, panel lights, and other indicators, and listens for warning signals to verify conformity of process conditions to plant standards.

  • 2) Starts automatic feed of phosphate rock, water, and sulfuric acid through reaction tanks, vacuum-filtrate system, and pumps.

  • 3) Turns knobs and screws on control board to regulate temperatures, weight, pressures, and flow of materials through system to effect prescribed reaction, according to knowledge of equipment and process.

  • 4) Draws samples of product at specified stages of process for laboratory analysis.

  • 5) Maintains log of gauge readings, shift production, and equipment malfunctions.

  • 6) Patrols area to inspect equipment for leaks and hazards, such as wear and pending malfunction.




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Job Number: 7376