Force/Load,  R,  Reciprocating Compressor,  Rod

Rod Load

The combination of the gas and inertia loads transmitted to the crosshead pin in the direction of piston motion. Rod loads are continuously changing during every gas compression cycle; therefore, it is common to evaluate the rod loads versus crank angle at discrete steps (e.g. every 5 or 10 degrees) to determine their maximum values.

See also Actual Rod Load; Combined Rod Load; Crosshead Pin Load; Gas Rod Load; Inertial Rod Load; Maximum Allowable Combined Rod Load; Maximum Allowable Continuous Combined Rod Load; Maximum Allowable Rod Load; Net Rod Load; Net Thrust Load; Non-Reversing Load; Rated Rod Load; Total Rod Load.

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