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ERIC Number: ED070577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 209
Abstractor: N/A
Fundamentals of Petroleum.
Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC.
Basic information on petroleum is presented in this book prepared for naval logistics officers. Petroleum in national defense is discussed in connection with consumption statistics, productive capacity, world's resources, and steps in logistics. Chemical and geological analyses are made in efforts to familiarize methods of refining, measuring, sampling, and testing petroleum products. Military specifications are described with a background of property requirements of kerosene, lubricating oils and greases, aviation and automotive gasolines, and jet, diesel, and burner fuels. In quality surveillance, deterioration, contamination, and reclamation aspects are presented in relation to bulk storage facilities; and in safety precautions, hazards, fire, and explosion are mentioned in relation to pipelines, tank cars, tank barges, tank trucks, and, especially tanker operations. Also included are operational procedures at fuel depots. Illustrations for explanation purposes, a glossary of general terms, and a reference list of publications are included. (CC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC.
Note: Revised 1965