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drip

1. n. [Production Facilities]
A small vessel in a pipeline to receive water and heavy hydrocarbons that drop out of a gas stream. Drips are normally installed in the lower points of flow lines and must be blown periodically to remove liquids.
2. n. [Production Testing]
The water and heavy hydrocarbons that condense from the gas stream and accumulate in the lower points of the flowlines.