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DRAW WORKS [1 record]

Record 1 2011-07-20

English

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

The hoisting mechanism on a drilling rig. It is essentially a large winch that spools off or takes in the drilling line and thus raises or lowers the drill stem and bit.

DEF

Nerve center of the drilling rig; principal parts include hoisting drum, brakes, clutches, catheads, and control panel ...

CONT

On a drilling rig, the hoist that raises and lowers the drill stem is called "drawworks."

Key term(s)
  • draw-works

French

Domaine(s)
  • Outillage (Extraction du pétrole et du gaz)
  • Treuils
DEF

Principal organe du dispositif de levage d'un appareil de forage.

CONT

[Le] treuil de forage comprend l'arbre tambour [...], l'arbre des cabestans [et] les arbres de la boîte de vitesses [...] reliés [...] par un engrenage direct à pignons et par trois transmissions.

Spanish

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