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Converter Operator

Control converters to change starches into glucose or corn syrup.

What does a Converter Operator do?

Controls converter to change starch into glucose or corn syrup, and tests products to verify purity: Turns valves to admit steam and water into converter. Introduces starch into converter so that cooking occurs as starch is added. Detects from sound of cooking process formation of paste, and adds acid, as necessary, to reduce viscosity. Closes converter and turns valve to attain specified pressure. Draws off samples, and makes standard iodine and alcohol titration tests. Turns valves to blow syrup into tank when tests indicate conversion is complete.