gas cap


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

gas cap

[′gas ‚kap]
(geophysics)
The gas immediately in front of a meteoroid as it travels through the atmosphere.
(petroleum engineering)
Gas occurring above liquid hydrocarbons in a reservoir under such trap conditions as the presence of water which prevents downward migration or the abutment of an impermeable formation against the reservoir.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The gas cap can be repressured with gas injected from the surface, also.
It could be from your gas cap, a bad valve, a rusted fuel-filler neck or a dozen other places.
Remove the gas cap, put a piece of plastic over the opening and replace the cap.
That's right: no gas cap. This system from ITW (www.itw.com) is based on an electronically activated ball that upon actuation spins to open the fuel pipe.
Adnoc will also unlock other sources of gas in the future, which include Abu Dhabi's giant Umm Shaif gas cap and the emirate's unconventional gas reserves, as well as new natural gas accumulations, which will continue to be appraised and developed as the company pursues its exploration activities.
Mary's Church and Gas Cap Fuels, both in Woodstock, according to Woodstock Police.
The lean gas is used for something a little more specific to Prudhoe, as Jhaveri explains: "The whole structure of the field was originally full of oil, then, at some time in the geological past, the field tipped and a gas cap formed at the top of the reservoir.
Oil was found under a thick gas cap, both reservoired in tertiary limestones, possibly sourced from late Cretaceous to Tertiary shales.
His current work is focused on maximizing oil production to stimulate Alaska's economy and includes: a pipeline technology study to reduce potential construction and operational risks and improve asset performance; high-pressure gas injection pipeline network rehabilitation to support the gas cap injection strategy; and concept design of a 12-mile three-phase production pipeline network to sustain long-term oil production in the Prudhoe Bay east area.
With two older cars, a 1978 Corvette and a 1969 Pontiac Trans Am, he did it the customary way, with the hosepipe straight down through the hole behind the gas cap, he said.
I know one cause is not having the gas cap all the way on.
Apply the plastic wrap before you replace the gas cap on lawn mowers, chain saws, or snow blowers.