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10:46 Apr 9, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: Bop
It refers I believe to a measure of energy consumption (for example by a country). Appreciate your help.

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nablowout preventerHeathcliff
naBOP is NOT Spanish. It only exists in EnglishCarol Strong
naBOP - blow out preventorjohn rock



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BOP - blow out preventor

It would help if you included some text along with the question. However BOP is standard oil field terminology. I have never seen it as a unit of energy.

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BOP is NOT Spanish. It only exists in English

BOP 1 abbr
OCEAN (blowout preventer) RDP (rompevientos de playa)
PETR TECH (blowout preventer) impide-erupciones m, impide-reventones m, protector de erupción m, válvula de control de explosión f, válvula impide reventones f (AmL)

BOP stack n
OCEAN torre del RDP f

    Routledge Engineering Dictionary
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blowout preventer

Also known as a "blowout preventer stack," it consists of an assembly of heavy-duty valves atached to the top of an oil-well casing, and its purpose is to control the well's pressure. -- I do quite a lot of oil- and gas-related translation, and I've never seen "BOP" in any other context. Could you perhaps quote the context which implies that it refers to (national) energy consumption? (In a general economic setting, "BOP" could refer to a country's balance of payments, but without more context it's very hard to make a definite determination.) Best regards, HC

    _Handbook of Oil Industry Terms & Phrases_, by R.D. Langenkamp (5th ed, Pennwell, 1994)
    _D&D Standard Oil Abbreviator_ (4th ed, Pennwell, 1994)
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