Please explain Plant availability factor (PAF) and Plant load factor (PLF)

POSTED BY radhevajrakaya ON March 21, 2014 8:29 am COMMENTS (9)

Can someone explain me meaning of PAF and PLF along with the application and Example.

Plant availability factor (PAF) , Plant load factor (PLF).

How it can affect a company’s fortune.

9 replies on this article “Please explain Plant availability factor (PAF) and Plant load factor (PLF)”

  1. ashalanshu says:

    Dear Viren, you know that i’m a chem. engr. by profession and both these terms are also used in my job to check the health of my plant or for that any manufacturing plant or production unit. 🙂

    This is the reason I was able to answer it.



  2. ashalanshu says:

    Dear Curiousraj, I know these things are not related to finance domain but at the same time, it was an unusual query, that’s why I asked to provide the background. If someone is researching on stocks of Power companies (NTPC, TATA power, Adani Power etc.) these things ‘ll give a pointer to know the health of the company.



  3. Viren Phansalkar says:

    Even I was thinking, who can answer this….. but Ashal to Ashal hian…..

  4. curiousraj says:

    Ashal, Can I know if these things are related to Finance domain.

  5. ashalanshu says:

    Dear Radhe, thanks for your kind words. I do believe in sharing of knowledge. So doing it maximum possible. 🙂



  6. ashalanshu says:

    Dear Radhe, out of the 365 days, how many days plant was in operation that’s PAF. Against the installed capacity, what’s the actual production capacity, that’s Plant load factor.



    1. radhevajrakaya says:

      Wooooow seems you are the only one person for whom many sites are alive till now.


      Thank You

  7. ashalanshu says:

    Dear Radhe, can you provide some background of your query?



    1. radhevajrakaya says:

      Power Generating Comanies.

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