Multiple Load Paths
Two or more independent mechanical or structural primary load-carrying components incorporated in a BOP handling system that collectively support the static and dynamic load simultaneously.
Source: API SPEC 7K, Drilling and Well Servicing Equipment Upstream Segment, Fifth Edition, June 2010 (August 2010). Global Standards
Source:API SPECIFICATION 7K, Drilling and Well Servicing Equipment, Sixth Edition, December 2015. Global Standards