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braided line

1. n. [Well Workover and Intervention]

A type of multistrand wireline used for slickline applications in which higher tension or weight-carrying ability is required. The most common size of braided line is 3/16-in diameter, although special heavy applications use 1/4-in and 5/16-in sizes. When larger sizes are used, it may be necessary to kill the well due to the effect of wellhead pressure on the relatively large cross-sectional area of the line entering the wellbore.

See: cross section

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