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Process, Practice & Impact classification:

The following processes, practices and impacts relate to key technical and commercial activities of the Scottish shale oil industry or are associated with the community and environmental impact of their operations :

1.6 - Testing & Quality Control
Laboratory staff monitored the quality of oils and other products produced by the oil works and refineries. Small samples of the various products were submitted to the laboratories who carried out various tests to ensure a consistent and high quality.

The testing and development of new production processes was carried out at Pumpherston where experimental retorts and the productivity of oil shales from throughout the world were tested

1 - Technical Processes (6 Items)
1.1 - Shale Geology & Mineral Prospecting
1.1.1 - Geological Maps & Publications (86 Items)
1.1.2 - Mineral & Fossil Specimens (591 Items)
1.1.3 - Geologist & Prospector's Equipment (1 Items)
1.1.4 - Annotated Maps & Bore Data (132 Items)
1.2 - Shale Mining
1.2.1 - Underground Mining Plans (178 Items)
1.2.2 - Underground Haulage & Winding (244 Items)
1.2.3 - Underground Machinery & Services (27 Items)
1.2.4 - Underground Hand Tools, Lamps & Graith (102 Items)
1.2.5 - Surface Mine Layout, Buildings & Services (40 Items)
1.2.6 - Opencast Mining & Other Extraction (6 Items)
1.3 - Crude Oil Production
1.3.1 - Retort Design (210 Items)
1.3.2 - Oil Works Layout, Buildings & Services (223 Items)
1.3.3 - Breaking & Handling of Shale (7 Items)
1.3.4 - Disposal of Spent Shale (32 Items)
1.3.5 - Crude Oil Processing (23 Items)
1.3.6 - Ammonium Sulphate Production (7 Items)
1.3.7 - Internal Transport & Storage (47 Items)
1.4 - Oil Refining (1 Items)
1.4.1 - Refinery Layout, Buildings & Services (36 Items)
1.4.2 - Distillation & Fractionation (10 Items)
1.4.3 - Cracking (6 Items)
1.4.4 - Wax Separation & Processing (36 Items)
1.5 - Ancillary Processes
1.5.1 - Acid Production
1.5.2 - Coal Mining (9 Items)
1.5.3 - Candle & Wax Product Production (56 Items)
1.5.4 - Brick Production (5 Items)
1.5.5 - Blaes Sales (7 Items)
1.5.6 - Detergent Production (6 Items)
1.5.7 - Forestry for Pit Props (14 Items)
1.5.8 - Young's Lamps (25 Items)
1.5.9 - Engineering Workshops (15 Items)
1.5.10 - Engineering Industry & Other Suppliers (236 Items)
1.6 - Testing & Quality Control
1.6.1 - Quality Control & Laboratory Processes (249 Items)
1.6.2 - Experimental Plant & Processes (75 Items)
1.6.3 - Professional Journals & Technical Publications (170 Items)