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The storage device for nitrogen pressurizedhydraulic fluid, which is used in operating theblowout preventers.
Annular Blowout Preventer
A large valve, usually installed above the ram preventers,that forms a seal in the annular space between the pipeand well bore. If no pipe is present, it forms a seal on thewell bore itself.
The space around a pipe in a well bore, the outer wall of which may be the wall of either the bore hole or thecasing; sometimes termed the annular space.
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