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The ratio of the average load supplied to the peak or maximum load during a designated period. Load factor, in percent, also may be derived by multiplying the kWh in a given period by 100, and dividing by the product of the maximum demand in kW and the number of hours in the same period.

The percentage of seats occupied in an aircraft.

A measurement of business and efficiency for airlines. It is the percentage of available seats that are occupied.

The ratio of the average requirement to the maximum requirements for the same time period, as one day, one hour, etc.

The electricity produced by a power station expressed as a percentage of the electrcity it could have produced if operating at maximum output in a fixed time period, usually one year

The ratio of average load to peak load to capacity.... more on: Load factor

Percentage of carrier capacity sold out of the available.

Ratio of the average compressor load during a given period of time to the maximum rated load of the compressor. ( 060)

Percent of loaded containers against total capacity of vessel or allocation.

The ratio of the average load to peak load during a specified time interval.

The percentage difference in the amount of electricity used during a specified time period vs. the usage amount had it remained at the consumer's highest demand level for the duration. The term is also used to mean the percentage of capacity of an energy facility.

The proportion of seating capacity of an aircraft which is actually used.

The percentage of power stations potential output which is actually produced in the course of a year. Sometimes also referred to as capacity factor, it is a widely used measure of power station performance.

The percentage of available seats that are filled with paying passengers, or the percent of freight capacity that is utilized. Technically, revenue passenger miles divided by available seat miles or cargo ton miles divided by available cargo ton miles.

in out-of-home advertising, the average number of people riding in each vehicle going past a particular advertising display unit; see traffic count.

Percentage of time a customer uses the full load potential, as measured by a demand meter. It is a determination of the amount of time the customer is at full load.

That portion of the building which is shared by all tenants (i.e. restrooms, enclosed stairwells) or is within the physical structure (i.e. columns) but can't be accessed by Tenants. Typical load factors are 6% to 13%. If a space is 1,000 square feet with a 13% load factor, it means the building is only 87% efficient. In real terms, that means a 1,000 rentable square feet with zero load factor is 13% cheaper than the 13% load factored 1,000 rentable square foot space.

The ratio of the load at which a member or structure fails to the assumed working load under specified conditions of flight. The load factor of an aeroplane, when no conditions are specified, is that existing in flight with the centre of pressure in its most forward position. Load factor should not be confused with Factor of Safety, which is the ratio of the failing load to the assumed maximum load.

The amount of square footage is a lease, in addition to a tenant's usable square footage, which represents tenant's pro rata share of the building's common area/s. May also be referred to as a percentage of building's rentable square feet.

The ratio of energy consumed by a load during a given period of time to that which would have been consumed if the load had operated at the peak demand 100% of the time.

Average number of seats occupied.

The ratio of the average load in a given period to the maximum load carried during that period.

1. Comparison expressed as a percentage, of a system's average load to the capacity of the system. 2. Calculation taken into consideration when moving dirt to compensate for the possible swelling of the soil. Load factor equals the bank volume divided by the bank volume plus the soil swell percentage.

The amount of seats occupied on a train service expressed as a percentage of total seats available

A percent telling the difference between the amount of electricity a consumer used during a given time span and the amount that would have been used if the usage had stayed at the consumer's highest demand level during the whole time. The term also is used to mean the percentage of capacity of an energy facility, such as power plant or gas pipeline, that is utilized in a given period of time.

The load factor is the multiplier to a tenant's useable space that accounts for the tenant's proportionate share of the common area (restrooms, elevator lobby, mechanical rooms, etc.). The load factor is usually expressed as a percentage and ranges from a low of 5% for a full tenant to as high as 20% for a multi-tenant floor. See BOMA Standard. Return To Menu

The percentage of seating or cargo capacity that is utilized.

(aeronautics) the ratio of an external load to the weight of the aircraft (measured in g)

a measure of the percent of capacity sold and used on a particular flight

Generally refers to the percentage of occupied seats on an aircraft and can also be expressed as the ratio of revenue passenger miles (RPM) to available seat miles (ASM).

The ratio, usually stated as a percentage, of actual KWH used during a designated time period to the maximum KW of Demand times the number of hours occurring in the designated time period. Formula is total kwh/peak kw/number of hours in month.

Load factor is the ratio of average demand to maximum demand or to capacity.

A measure of the degree of uniformity of demand over a period of time, usually one year, equivalent to the ration of the average demand expressed as a percentage. It is calculated by dividing the total energy provided by a system during the period by the product of the peak demand during the period and the number of hours in the period. This is expressed as a percentage (e.g., residential load factors are typically 45-55 percent).

Is a factor, normally greater than 1.0, intended to account for the unpredictability of loads.

Load Factor is a way to measure how the facility is using energy. Meters with high load factors represent meters that use nearly the same amount of energy all hours of the day. Meters with low load factors have a very high usage during peak times, and low usage during off peak times. Load Factor is calculated as follows: LF = kWh / (kW * # Days * 24 hrs/Day)

The ratio of the average amount of gas a customer takes to the peak amount of gas a customer takes in a given period.

The amount of square footage in a lease, in addition to the tenant's usable square footage, that represents the tenants pro rata share of the building's common areas.

The average energy output in MW of a generator over the course of a year divided by its total rated output in MW.

The ratio of average demand to peak demand. It is a measure of efficiency that indicates whether a systemâ€™s electrical use over a period of time is reasonably stable or if it has extreme peaks and valleys. A high load factor usually results in a lower average price per kilowatt-hour than a low load factor.

The ratio of average load to peak load during a specific period of time, expressed as a percent. The load factor indicates to what degree energy has been consumed compared to maximum demand or the utilization of units relative to total system capability. An electric system's load factor shows the variability in all customers' demands.

(LF) â€“ The percentage of seats filled. Determined by dividing Revenue Passenger Miles by Available Seat Miles. Also a measure of the factor of loading on an aircraft, with comparison to gravity. Increases in steep turns and other abrupt manouvers. Given as a factor of gravity with 1g being the standardised acceleration at sea level on land.

The ratio of the average load in kilowatts supplied during a designated period to the peak or maximum load in kilowatts occurring in that period. Load factor, in percent, also may be derived by multiplying the kilowatt-hours (kWh) in the period by 100 and dividing by the product of the maximum demand in kilowatts and the number of hours in the period. Example: Load Factor Calculation - Load Factor = kilowatt-hours/hours in period/kilowatts. Assume a 30-day billing period or 30 times 24 hours for a total of 720 hours. Assume a customer used 10,000 kWh and had a maximum demand of 21 kW. The customer's load factor would be 66 percent ((10,000 kWh/720 hours/21 kW)*100).

Ratio of the amount of electricity used during a specific time period to the maximum possible use during that period, expressed as a percentage.

The average number of persons riding in each vehicle. Determined trough national, syndicated and government research reports.

The ratio of the maximum rated compressor load to the average compressor load within a certain period.

The load factor is the ratio of the average load to the generator set power rating.

Another term for the BOMA R/U Ratio, not defined in the BOMA Standard.

The average load of a customer, a group of customers, or an entire system, divided by the maximum load. Can be calculated over any time period. For example, assuming 3650 GJ of gas usage over a year, the average daily load is 3650/365 or 10 GJ. If the peak day load or maximum demand was 20 GJ, the load factor is 50%.

the ratio between average and peak usage for electricity or gas customers. The higher the load factor, the smaller the difference between average and peak demand.

The ratio of the average load during a designated period to the peak or maximum load in that same period. Usually expressed in per cent.

The average number of persons riding in each vehicle. This factor has been determined through national research as well as evaluation of government research and reports for highway capitalization. TAB currently uses a load factor of 1.75 persons per vehicle based upon these collective research studies.

Ratio of the average compressor load to the maximum rated compressor load during a given period of time.

Measures the relationship between unit consumption and maximum demand and is the percentage capacity utilisation figure of a site's power consumption. To calculate load factor take the total number of units of consumption, divide by the maximum demand, divide by the number of hours in the period, and multiply by 100.

Total Quantity / (Max Demand * Total # Intervals Per Hour)

Refers to the percentage add-on factor, which is used to convert usable square footage to rentable square footage.

Percentage of cargo or passengers carried in relation to total capacity, for example, 4,000 tons carried on a vessel of 10,000 ton capacity has a load factor of 40 percent.

Percentage of cargo or passengers carried e.g. 4000 tons carried on a vessel of 10000 capacity has a load factor of 40

The ratio of average demand to maximum (i.e., peak) demand for a time period.

The ratio of average load to peak load for a specified period, usually expressed as a percentage. [ facteur de charge

The proportion of seats occupied on vehicles employed on passenger services. Usually calculated for the "maximum loading point", the point on each route where the greatest number of passengers will be on the vehicle. Usually also, refers to the "dominant direction", the direction in which, according to the time of day, most passengers will be travelling. For most services, the maximum loading point will be at or close to the inner terminal in the morning and early afternoon and away from the inner terminal in the late afternoon and evening.

A ratio that indicates the amount of variability in electric demand for a specified period of time.

The percent of a hash table that is full. For example, in a table of size 10, if 8 buckets are filled up, the load factor is 0.8.

The common area calculation used to convert usable square foot measurements (usually, the physical space actually occupied by the tenant) to rentable square foot calculations. Usually includes a pro rata share of restrooms, lobby and common hallways.

In a lease, the load factor is the multiplier to a tenant's useable space that accounts for the tenant's proportionate share of the common area (restrooms, elevator lobby, mechanical rooms, etc.). The load factor is usually expressed as a percentage and ranges from a low of 10% for a full tenant to as high as 40% for a multi-tenant floor. Subtracting one (1) from the quotient of the rentable area divided by the useable area yields the Load Factor. At times confused with the "loss factor" which is the total rentable are of the full floor less the useable area divided by the rentable area. (If a full floor broken up into multiple tenancies has a useable area of 18,000 s.f. and a rentable area of 20,000 s.f., the load factor is 11.1% and the loss factor is 10%.

Load factor is a measure of efficiency. 100% efficiency would require the continuous use of a given amount of electrical load for every hour of the month. Load factor is a utilization factor expressed as a ratio of average demand to maximum demand.

Relation between space occupied and total space available for each flight, respectively the relation between net weight of cargo actually on board and the maximum net weight permitted for each flight.

The ratio of the average load during a designated period to the peak or maximum load in that same period. Usually expressed as a percentage.

The computed value of weight loaded into trailers factored by the miles the trailer travels. If trailers are loaded to fully capacity, the cost is lower as fewer trailers are needed and fewer miles are traveled per pound of freight.

ratio of the field supporting strength ol the pipe to its specified 3-edge bearing strength.

The ratio of the energy actually consumed by a lighting installation over a specified period of time to the energy that would have been consumed had the lighting installation always been operating during that period of time.

Represents how efficiently the electrical system capacity is being used. The higher the load factor the higher the efficiency.

"Load factor" means the percentage of the total connected fixture unit flow which is likely to occur at any point in the plumbing system.

The ratio of the average load supplied to the peak or maximum load during a designated period. Similar to capacity factor, but more often used when describing conventional plant.

A measure of operating efficiency used by air carriers to determine the percentage of a plane's capacity that is utilized, or: number of passengers/total number of seats.

Capacity sold as against capacity available and expressed as a percentage.

the ratio of a particular load on a service or facility to its capacity. E.g.. the passengers on an aircraft divided by the number of available passenger seats gives the passenger load factor on that flight.

The ratio of passengers actually carried versus the total passenger capacity of a vehicle. (APTA)

The average number of persons riding each vehicle. Determined through national research and syndicated and government research reports. The current load factor for adult 18+ vehicle occupancy is 1.38.

The factor which converts the axial and moment loading into a simple value when calculating the load safety factor and rating life.

The ratio of average energy demand (load) to maximum demand (peak load) during a specific period.

a percent of rated horsepower typically used for the specified equipment category type