Congressional Edition Volume 5306

Congressional Edition Volume 5306

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...from the surface of the pools of water, where it was continually rising from the bottom of the pool. An effort was made to obtain as much of the fresher oil as possible. Vegetable and earthy impurities were removed by straining through coarse cloth. Water could not be entirely removed. Oil for lubricating purposes at the neighboring wells is obtained from these pools in this manner. The fresher oil is dark green. That which has remained on the surface of the pool for some time is dark brown. The oil has doubtless lost a large part of its volatile constituents. The analyses therefore do not represent the composition which could be expected of the live oil from wells in this region. Such oil would have a lower specific gravity, higher percentage of the more volatile constituents, and lower percentage of the less volatile constituents, residue, and sulphur. It would certainly be better than these samples in all respects, and would resemble them in having a paraffin base. It might not be of so high quality as the Controller Bay petroleum, but nevertheless it would be a refining oil. The samples were submitted to Penniman & Browne, of Baltimore, who return the following report on their tests: Tests of samples of seepage petroleum from Oil Bay and Cold Bay. The distillation of the lubricating oils under diminished pressure, corresponding to refinery practice, was carried on until signs of decomposition set in. The resulting residue was unsuitable for making cylinder stock, and was therefore distilled for paraffin oils. These paraffin oils contain a considerable quantity of solid paraffin. It was not practicable to determine the amount of the material with the small amount of oil at our disposal. The iodine absorption of the oils and...
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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778081
  • 9781236778086