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19:54 Apr 20, 2009
English to Dutch translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Petroleum Eng/Sci
English term or phrase: kelly
Definition from Petex:
the heavy square or hexagonal steel member suspended from the swivel through the rotary table and connected to the topmost joint of drill pipe to turn the drill stem as the rotary table turns.

Example sentence(s):
  • Ten metre pipe lengths are stored temporarily in the mouse hole while the kelly bar is swung across to screw into the pipe threads. When not in use, the kelly and swivel are secured in the rat hole. The Petroleum Institute Training Service
  • The kelly has sides so that it can be gripped and turned. Turning the kelly turns all the pipe in the hole and drills the hole. Foster Learning Inc.
  • Drilling fluid, better known as drilling mud, is circulated through the kelly and the drill string by means of pipes and flexible hose connecting the drilling fluid or mud pumps and a swivel device attached to the upper end of the kelly. Kansas Geological Survey
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4 +1meeneemstang
Michiel Leeuwenburgh

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Definition from KIVI NIRIA:
De draaiende beweging wordt op de drillstring overgebracht door een zeskantige buis; die “meeneemstang” of “kelly” wordt genoemd.

Example sentence(s):
  • De opzet is vrijwel gelijk aan een normale boortoren, inclusief de tanken-set om boorspoeling aan te maken, een boorvloer met een draaitafel (de rotary-table), de meeneemstang (kelly) en rig-tangen. - Shell  
Michiel Leeuwenburgh
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Yes  Max Nuijens
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  -> Dankjewel, Max!
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