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14:56 Feb 8, 2010
English to Greek translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Petroleum Eng/Sci
English term or phrase: blowout preventer
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The equipment installed at the wellhead for the purpose of controlling rig pressures in the annular space between the casing and drill pipe (or tubing) during drilling, completion and certain workover operations.

Example sentence(s):
  • For safety reasons, blowout preventers should be inspected, tested, and refurbished regularly. Petroleum Oil Tools, Inc.
  • Blowout preventers (BOPs) are used to control blowout. The crew usually install several blowout preventers (BOP stack) on top of the well, with an annular blowout preventer at the top and at least one pipe ram and one blind ram blowout preventer below. Also, some well control techniques require both the annular and the ram blowout preventers. Sunnda Corporation
  • Rotating blowout preventers seal tightly around kellys, drill pipe, drill collars, tubing or casing and are used for drilling in areas susceptible to kicks or blowouts, for drilling under pressure, for drilling with reverse circulation and when circulating with natural gas or air. PatentStorm LLC.
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Definition from iate:
"Blow-out preventer : A heavy valve or assembly of valves fitted above an oil or gas well during drilling and closed in the event of a blow-out."

Example sentence(s):
  • "Blow-out preventer : A heavy valve or assembly of valves fitted above an oil or gas well during drilling and closed in the event of a blow-out." - iate  
Kyriacos Georghiou
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