Nitroglycerin Neutralizer

Tend vats that wash and treat nitroglycerin to neutralize acids.
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$29,000 – $65,000

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What do Nitroglycerin Neutralizers do?

Tends vats that wash and treat nitroglycerin to neutralize acids remaining from nitrating process in explosives manufacture: Admits warm water to vat of nitroglycerin, and introduces stream of air from bottom of vat to agitate and mix product for specified interval. Turns off water and air to allow mixture to settle and opens drain cock to draw off wash water. Admits prepared aqueous solution of soda ash to vat to neutralize remaining acids, and starts agitating airflow. Tests mixture with litmus or other chemical indicator, rewashes nitroglycerin when it tests neutral, and transfers it to storage or processing areas. May prepare soda-ash solution, according to formula or proportion table.


Should I be a Nitroglycerin Neutralizer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Nitroglycerin Neutralizer

    Most Nitroglycerin Neutralizers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9icaaa&chl=no+college+%2885%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,85,85
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