Definitions

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  • n. a reaction vessel in which nitration takes place
  • n. a device for spreading nitrate fertilizer on the soil

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Examples

  • The air is used to regulate the temperature, so if there is a sudden jump in temperature, then give the nitrator as much air as you safely can.

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  • The construction of this nitrator is essentially the same as in the larger one, the shape only being somewhat different.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • The water is added slowly through the separator cylinder, and the contents of the nitrator air-stirred, but not cooled, the temperature being allowed to rise slowly and regularly as the water is added -- usually about 3° C. for each per cent. of water added.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • The object of this tank is, that as soon as the man in charge knows that the last nitration is finished, he refills this smaller tank (which contains just enough of the mixed acids), and allows its contents to flow down into the nitrating house and into the nitrator, ready for the next nitration.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • Above and close to each nitrator stands its acid store tank, of iron or stoneware.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • With this nitrator it is possible to obtain from 2.21 to 2.22 parts of nitro-glycerine from every 1 part of glycerine.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • The benzene having been introduced into the cylinder, the water is turned on and the apparatus cooled, the agitators are set running, and the acid cock turned on so as to allow it to flow in a very thin stream into the nitrator.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • It will of course be necessary to place the nitrator on a higher level than the separator, but this can easily be done by having platforms of different heights, the nitration being performed upon the highest.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • It is a good plan for the nitrator to keep a book in which he records the time of starting each nitration, the temperature at starting and at the finish, the time occupied, and the date and number of the charge, as this enables the foreman of the danger area at any time to see how many charges have been nitrated, and gives him other useful information conducive to safe working.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

  • Each of these openings is surrounded with a deep rim, so that the whole top of the cylinder can be flooded with water some inches in depth, without any of it running into the interior of the nitrator.

    Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise

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