Duty factor (of a machine or apparatus)

From International Dictionary of Marine Aids to Navigation
Jump to navigation Jump to search


The ratio or percentage of the duration of working under load to the duration of the complete cycle of operations specified.

Note: The term " duty cycle " is sometimes used in Great Britain with this meaning, but this usage is deprecated.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM