Profession nitroglycerin separator operator

Nitroglycerin separator operators maintain the gravity separator, used in explosives processing, controlling the temperature and liquid flow, in order to separate nitroglycerin from spent acids.

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Personality Type


  • Monitor tank thermometer

    Monitor the tank in order to prevend explosion or decomposition due to an accumulation of heat.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

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

  • Monitor nitroglycerin flow

    Monitor the flow of nitroglycerin so that when the colour changes the product will be discharged in the tanks according to specifications.

  • Separate nitroglycerin from acids

    Separate nitroglycerin and acids prior to processing using the gravity separator.

  • Store spent acids

    Store spent acids, transferring them from batch nitrator to separator using the petcock.

Optional knowledge and skills

transfer chemicals dump contents into vat explosives tend vats following a nitration process operate explosives production equipment draw off wash water use chemical analysis equipment fill the vat with specific ingredients hazardous waste storage

Source: Sisyphus ODB