Design Factor

Factor (utilization factor equal to one or less) used to set load limit.

Source: API Standard 2RD, Dynamic Risers for Floating Production Systems, Second Edition, September 2013. Global Standards

Design Factor

Minimum acceptable ratio of the capacity of a component to the load to which it can be subjected.

Source: Source: API RP 96, Deepwater Well Design and Construction, First Edition, March 2013. Global Standards


Design Factor

Factor (usage factor) used in working stress design.

Source: API RP 17G, Recommended Practice for Completion/Workover Risers, Second Edition, July 2006 (Reaffirmed April 2011). Global Standards


Design Factor

Ratio between the rated strength of the material over the estimated load.

Source: NORSOK D-010, Well integrity in drilling and well operations, Rev. 3, August 2004. Global Standards

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