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storm choke

1. n. [Well Completions]

A downhole valve that operates by fluid velocity and closes when the fluid flow from the well exceeds preset limits. The forerunner to modern subsurface controlled safety valves, storm chokes were used in offshore applications as a contingency device in the event of a catastrophic failure of surface facilities during a storm or hurricane.

See: subsurface safety valve (SSSV)

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