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wing valve

Christmas tree
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1. n. [Well Completions]
A valve located on the side of a Christmas tree or temporary surface flow equipment, such as may be used for a drillstem test. Two wing valves are generally fitted to a Christmas tree. A flowing wing valve is used to control and isolate production, and the kill wing valve fitted on the opposite side of the Christmas tree is available for treatment or well-control purposes. The term wing valve typically is used when referring to the flowing wing.