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EnCompassPat is a patent database of almost 560,000 patent records from over 40 patenting authorities, started by the American Petroleum Institute in 1964 with non-patent literature database EnCompassLIT and updated weekly. The patent records consist of bibliographic data and Derwent abstracts for many records. The patent documents in the database are related to the following subjects:
- Air, land, and water pollution control
- Corrosion control
- Energy conservation and alternate energy sources
- Fuels, lubricants, and other petroleum products
- Hydrocarbon preparation and conversion
- Oilfield chemicals
- Petroleum refinery processes and engineering
- Pipelines, tankers, and storage
- Process control
- Synthetic fuels
EnCompassPat is available on Engineering Village and Dialog. In Dialog, EnCompassPat is File 353 (public access) and File 953 (subscribers). EnCompassPat utilizes the EnCompass Thesaurus, which contains over 7,000 technical terms. Users can receive weekly or monthly bulletins about specific subject areas.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "EncompassLIT & EnCompassPAT." Engineering Information website, http://www.ei.org/encompasslit_pat. Accessed September 15, 2011.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Ei EnCompassPAT™." Dialog Bluesheets, http://library.dialog.com/bluesheets/html/bl0353.html. Accessed September 15, 2011.