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Crosshead Pin Load

A term commonly used without an API definition. Typically, this term means the same thing as the current API-618 definition of maximum allowable continuous combined rod load. It is referred to as the crosshead pin load to avoid the frequent misconception that the combined rod load is at the crosshead end of the piston rod rather than the API defined crosshead pin reference point for inertia calculations.

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