1
William W Love, Carl J Cron: Method for resisting corrosion in geothermal fluid handling systems. Union Oil Company of California, Howard R Lambert, G F Wirzbicki, D Sandford, May 24, 1988: US04745977 (15 worldwide citation)

A method for resisting corrosion while conducting a flow of hot corrosive geothermal fluid, particularly brine, comprises flowing the fluid through fluid flow conducting elements, such as production pipe and fittings formed from a metastable beta titanium-base alloy. Preferably the element is formed ...


2
James A Green II, Donald C Young: Stabilized thiocarbonate solutions. Union Oil Company of California, G F Wirzbicki, Michael H Laird, August 20, 1991: US05041240 (11 worldwide citation)

Aqueous thiocarbonate solutions are stabilized by the addition of base, sulfide and/or polysulfide, and the stability and safety of the more concentrated solutions containing 1 weight percent or more equivalent CS.sub.2 as a thiocarbonate are achieved as reflected by significant reduction of CS.sub. ...


3
Donald C Young: Method for treating an aerosol to remove suspended particles therefrom. Union Oil Company of California, Michael H Laird, G F Wirzbicki, D Sandford, October 13, 1987: US04699633 (2 worldwide citation)

This invention provides a method for treating an aerosol comprising electrostatically charged particles, suspended in a gas, to separate said particles from said gas, which comprises mixing said aerosol, in the absence of electrostatically charged water particles, with another aerosol including part ...


4
Delwin E Cobb: Method and apparatus for removing solids from an upwardly moving bed chamber. Union Oil Company of California, H R Lambert, G F Wirzbicki, April 11, 1989: US04820382

A method for forming a terraced structure in the upper surface of a particulate solid bed, typically oil shale, moving upward through an upflow retort and removing particulate solids from the upper surface, which includes rotating a scraping means comprising a shaft having a plurality of scrapers se ...