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gas lift valve

1. n. [Well Completions]
A valve used in a gas-lift system to control the flow of lift gas into the production tubing conduit. The gas-lift valve is located in the gas-lift mandrel, which also provides communication with the lift gas supply in the tubing annulus. Operation of the gas lift valve is determined by preset opening and closing pressures in the tubing or annulus, depending on the specific application.