Oilfield Glossary
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wire clamp

1. n. [Well Workover and Intervention]
A safety device attached to the slickline at surface between the hay pulley and stuffing-box pulley. The wire clamp generally is applied when the slickline is to be stationary for a period of time. This prevents the tool string from dropping down the wellbore if the winch unit fails or the slickline becomes damaged at surface.