What is a 'Combined Utilization and Load Factor'?
The utilization factor represents the percentage of time during a particular period that the motor is operating. The load factor indicates the typical operating output of the motor as a percentage of rated output. For example, a 10-horsepower motor driving a 6-horsepower load and operating 50% of the time would have a load factor of 60% and a combined utilization/load factor of 30%.
FEDS allows the user to specify this information separately for occupied and unoccupied hours, either constant over the year, or varying from month to month. FEDS uses these values to calculate the hours of operation, and hence the consumption, and demand implications of each motor record. FEDS also calculates the heat output of the motors and its impact on the HVAC system.