recip in the Oil and Gas IndustryPowered by COBUILD (risɪp) or reciprocating pump
Word forms: (regular plural) recips
(Extractive engineering: General, Equipment) A recip is a pump which uses a backward and forward movement to move a fluid. ⇒ Some people believe the reciprocating pump is obsolete, since the centrifugal has become predominant, but several pumping services are still performed by recips. ⇒ Recips or reciprocating pumps are pumps consisting of a plunger or a piston moving back or forth within a cylinder. ⇒ A recip is a pump which uses a backward and forward movement to move a fluid.