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Petroleum coke-based bricks for frost protection

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R. A. Parsons, University of California
H. B. Schultz, University of California
L. A. Lider, University of California

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California Agriculture 21(1):12-13.

Published January 01, 1967

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Abstract

Recently a new family of frost protection devices has become available. Heaters are now being made from petroleum wax or coke and molded in various forms, such as candles, bricks or flat trays. Because these devices have a much lower heat output per unit than conventional heaters, and information about their protection ability is limited, preliminary tests were initiated to learn more about this type of heating.

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This study was conducted under project 400U. Richard B. Tyree, Norman Ferrari of the Department of Viticulture and Enology, and Richard Ramsdell of the Department of Agricultural Engineering assisted in the field tests. The petroleum coke bricks were made available by Mobil Oil Co. Inc.

Petroleum coke-based bricks for frost protection

R. A. Parsons, H. B. Schultz, L. A. Lider
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Petroleum coke-based bricks for frost protection

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Share using any of the popular social networks Share by sending an email Print article

Authors

R. A. Parsons, University of California
H. B. Schultz, University of California
L. A. Lider, University of California

Publication Information

California Agriculture 21(1):12-13.

Published January 01, 1967

PDF  |  Citation  |  Permissions

Author Affiliations show

Abstract

Recently a new family of frost protection devices has become available. Heaters are now being made from petroleum wax or coke and molded in various forms, such as candles, bricks or flat trays. Because these devices have a much lower heat output per unit than conventional heaters, and information about their protection ability is limited, preliminary tests were initiated to learn more about this type of heating.

Full text

Full text is available in PDF.

Author notes

This study was conducted under project 400U. Richard B. Tyree, Norman Ferrari of the Department of Viticulture and Enology, and Richard Ramsdell of the Department of Agricultural Engineering assisted in the field tests. The petroleum coke bricks were made available by Mobil Oil Co. Inc.


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