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BACKUP TONG [1 record]

Record 1 2001-03-15


Subject field(s)
  • Equipment (Oil and Natural Gas Extraction)

The tongs used to back up the drill pipe as it is being made up or taken out of the drill stem.


backup tongs; back-up tongs; backups: terms rarely used in the singular (backup tong; back-up tong; backup).

Key term(s)
  • backup tong
  • back-up tong
  • backup


  • Outillage (Extraction du pétrole et du gaz)

Clés employées pour assembler ou séparer les tiges de forage, les unes serrant la tige la plus basse et les autres la tige la plus haute.


clés de dévissage; clés de blocage : termes rarement utilisés au singulier (clé de dévissage; clé de blocage).

Key term(s)
  • clé de blocage
  • clé de dévissage
  • clefs de dévissage
  • clef de dévissage
  • clefs de blocage
  • clef de blocage


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