Profession nitroglycerin neutraliser

Nitroglycerin neutralisers maintain explosives mixing tanks by neutralizing the process remaining acids.

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Personality Type


  • Test chemical samples

    Perform the testing procedures on the already prepared chemical samples, by using the necessary equipment and materials. Chemical sample testing involves operations such as pipetting or diluting schemes.

  • Fill the vat with specific ingredients

    Fill the vat with the necessary ingredients for acid neutralisation starting with warm water and steam of air and finishing with soda ash.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Document analysis results

    Document on paper or on electronic devices the process and the results of the samples analysis performed.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

    Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.

  • Tend vats following a nitration process

    Tend the vats by neutralising the remaining acids of the nitration process using warm water.

  • Transfer chemicals

    Transfer the chemical mixture from the mixing tank to the storage tank by turning on the valves.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Test nitroglycerin mixture

    Test the washed mixture in order to determine if it became neutral. In case the chemical indicator (such as the litmus) shows the mixture not to be neutral, the washing process needs to restart.

  • Draw off wash water

    Draw off the washing water by opening the drain cock after making sure the mixture has settled.

  • Write batch record documentation

    Write reports on the manufactured batches history taking into account the raw data, tests performed and compliance to GMP of each batch of product.

  • Prepare chemical samples

    Prepare the specific samples such as gas, liquid or solid samples in order for them to be ready for analysis, labeling and storing samples according to specifications.

Optional knowledge and skills

tend agitation machine use chemical analysis equipment explosives prepare soda-ash communicate test results to other departments hazardous waste storage operate explosives production equipment

Source: Sisyphus ODB