Dehydrating Press Operator

Tend presses that remove water from nitrocellulose.

What does a Dehydrating Press Operator do?

Tends press that removes water from nitrocellulose used in manufacturing smokeless powder and pyroxylin for use in plastics: Pours specified amount of nitrocellulose into bottom cylinder of dehydrating press. Presses button or opens water valve to force plunger down onto bottom cylinder. Pumps alcohol into lower cylinder and through wet nitrocellulose to displace water. Removes cakes of water-free nitrocellulose and places them on handtruck for removal.