Working load

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working load

[′wərk·iŋ ‚lōd]
The maximum load that any structural member is designed to support.

Working load

The normal dead, live, wind, and earthquake load that a structure is required to support in service. Also called the service load.


1. A force, or system of forces, carried by a structure, or a part of the structure.
2. Any device or piece of electric equipment that receives electric power.
3. The power delivered to such a device or piece of equipment.
4. The amount of heat per unit time imposed on a refrigeration system; the required rate of heat removal.
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Meadow Burke has a duty to establish a true standard of testing and bring awareness so products in the industry are clearly represented with their safe working loads in order to help customers make decisions of what a product can or cannot lift," Recker contends.
To determine the aggregate working load limit, the model regulation required using one-half the WLL for each direct tie-down that connects directly from the vehicle to the cargo.
This mobile floor lifter called The TENOR is specifically designed for heavier patients with a safe working load of 704 pounds.
Tenders are invited for 50 each of shackle, 1-1/2" nominal shackle size, screw pin anchor, forged - quenched and tempered, with alloy pin, hot dipped galvanized finish, fatigue rated, class 2, shall be domestic grade only, 17 ton safe working load limit.