Briquette operator is a person who:

  • tends vacuum screen that screens magnesium liquor and briquette pressequipment that presses screened residue (filter cake) to form briquettes of periclase (refractory material );
  • flips control panel switches to start multilevel arrangement of vacuum screen feeder wheel, vacuum screen hearth kiln, and briquette press;
  • observes vacuum screen feeder wheel to verify that cups positioned on feeder wheel are full of magnesium liquor for emptying onto vacuum screen;
  • turns dials on control panel to adjust speed of vacuum screen feeder wheel and vacuum screen to control thickness of filter cake, following prescribed procedure;
  • reads counter on feeder wheel to determine revolutions per hour and records totals in logbook;
  • moves control knobs to adjust amount of filter cake fed from hearth furnace onto conveyor and into briquette press;
  • turns knobs to regulate speed and pressure of briquette rollers that form briquettes;
  • observes indicator lights and gauges on control panels to detect equipment malfunction and notifies supervisor;
  • and records equipment downtime in logbook.
Ref: 122804/2006-10-11


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