severity factor

severity factor

[si′ver·əd·ē ‚fak·tər]
(chemical engineering)
A measure of the severeness or intensity of overall reaction conditions in a chemical reaction; for example, the temperature, pressure, or conversion in a catalytic cracker or reformer.
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The effect of time and temperature during pure water extraction on wood weight loss may be described by a single parameter, using either the equations of H-factor or Severity factor (SF).
The temperature/time profiles of the two extraction conditions were quantified by determining the associated severity factor (SF).
After analyzing the prevalence and severity factors, an insurer can derive the expected cost for each individual by summing the prevalence factors and multiplying the result by the severity factor.
This allows calculation of a severity factor, which gives an idea on the global damage of each storey.
If no beam bending is observed then the severity factor = 0
The Yale researchers conclude that the severity factor merits special attention in efforts to explain women's heightened mortality risk.
Two hundred forty-five cases were included in the perceived severity factor analysis (Table 1).
In the case of Georgia high cost home loans, Fitch will assign a frequency and severity factor to address the additional risk associated with the GFLA.
Severity factors were present (5), including leukopenia, airway bleeding, and multiorgan failure.
As part of the campaign, nurses at SHS were given specialised courses and workshops, which include definition, characteristics of the virus, symptoms, signs of the disease, mode of transmission, identification of infected cases, severity factors in adults and children, precautions as well as treatment methods.
SHS nurses who had attended an H1N1 workshop, offered their know-how to students across public schools, mostly focusing on the definition of H1N1, characteristics of the virus, symptoms, signs of the disease, mode of transmission, identification of infected cases, severity factors in adults and children, precautions and finally treatment methods.
After controlling demographic and severity factors, when compared to recipients cared for mostly by physicians and/or physical therapists, those treated mostly by chiropractors showed consistently better outcomes, less use of opioids, and had fewer surgeries, with overall lower medical expenses.