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

  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Store spent acids

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

  • Separate nitroglycerin from acids

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

  • 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.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

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

  • Monitor tank thermometer

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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