The Bowie-Gavin Process: Its Application to the Cracking of Tars and Heavy Oils, Also to the Recovery of Oil from Oil-Soaked Sands or Shales, or from Oil Shales

The Bowie-Gavin Process: Its Application to the Cracking of Tars and Heavy Oils, Also to the Recovery of Oil from Oil-Soaked Sands or Shales, or from Oil Shales

Date: 1926
Creator: Bowie, C. P.
Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the Bowie-Gavin process. As stated in the introduction, "this paper describes a process and an apparatus designed to recover oil from such deposits" (p. 1). The results of experiments conducted using this process are discussed. This paper includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
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Construction and Operation of a Single-Tube Cracking Furnace for Making Gasoline

Construction and Operation of a Single-Tube Cracking Furnace for Making Gasoline

Date: July 1915
Creator: Bowie, C. P.
Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the construction of cracking furnaces for gasoline production. Descriptions of the equipment used for construction are presented and discussed. This paper includes photographs.
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Salvage of Material in the Oil Industry

Salvage of Material in the Oil Industry

Date: 1929
Creator: Bowie, C. P.
Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over the salvage of necessary equipment for the oil industry. The types of materials that can be salvaged are presented and discussed. This paper includes photographs, and illustrations.
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Transportation of Gasoline by Pipe Line

Transportation of Gasoline by Pipe Line

Date: 1932
Creator: Bowie, C. P.
Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over transportation of motor gasoline by pipe line. The locations and designs of the pipe lines are discussed. This paper includes tables, maps, photographs, and illustrations.
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Oil-storage Tanks and Reservoirs with a Brief Discussion of Losses of Oil in Storage and Methods of Prevention

Oil-storage Tanks and Reservoirs with a Brief Discussion of Losses of Oil in Storage and Methods of Prevention

Date: 1918
Creator: Bowie, C. P.
Description: From Introduction: "The Bureau of Mines has been conducting investigations with the view of determining the types of containers best adapted to the storage of oil. These investigations have shown that tanks composed wholly of steel give the best results. Practically all such containers in use at present have wooden roofs and this type of construction is here described, although it is the belief of the writer that concrete roofs would be far more satisfactory in every way, and that the difference in cost between a concrete and a wooden roof would, as a rule, in a few year's time, be offset by a saving oil and in cost of repairs and renewals."
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Extinguishing and Preventing Oil and Gas Fires

Extinguishing and Preventing Oil and Gas Fires

Date: 1920
Creator: Bowie, C. P.
Description: From Introduction: " As the subject of oil and gas is necessarily broad, no attempt is made in this bulletin to treat it exhaustively; rather the bulletin aims to point out what has been done by operators in the past, and to describe various fire-prevention methods and fire-fighting apparatus which are being used or adopted by many of the larger oil companies. These methods and apparatus, it is believed, if universally employed by operators, will largely decrease the present enormous annual losses."
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