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coiled tubing unit

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1. n. [Well Workover and Intervention]
The package of equipment required to run a coiled tubing operation. Four basic components are required: the coiled tubing reel to store and transport the coiled tubing string, the injector head to provide the tractive effort to run and retrieve the coiled tubing string, the control cabin from which the equipment operator controls and monitors the operation, and the power pack that generates the necessary hydraulic and pneumatic power required by the other components. The dimensions and capacities of the coiled tubing unit components determine the size and length of coiled tubing string that can be used on the unit. Pressure-control equipment is incorporated into the equipment to provide the necessary control of well pressure fluid during normal operating conditions and contingency situations requiring emergency control.