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Salt Washer

Tend machines that remove dirt and other foreign particles from salt.

What does a Salt Washer do?

Tends machine that removes dirt and other foreign particles from salt prior to storage or processing into commercial products: Starts conveyor that transfers required quantity of salt into tank of water to prepare saline solution of specified density. Turns valve to admit cleaning solution into machine. Observes operation to detect equipment malfunction and to ensure that salt meets standards of cleanliness. Pumps dirty solution into tank and adds soda ash and lime to cause dirt and foreign matter to precipitate and settle. Draws sample of clean solution for laboratory analysis. May be designated according to stage of treatment at which salt is cleaned as Salt Washer, Harvesting Station; Salt Washer, Processing Station.