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lower the rated electrical capability of electrical apparatus

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The findings did suggest that the then current 4% derating guide was over compensating and that a smaller derate of about 2% could safely be used.
This fundamental result is hereafter referred to as the natural derate.
Recall from the section of this paper that focused on the operation of venturi-style burners that a natural derate of [approximately equal to]1.
of Manufacturer's Recommended Code AFUE System Stages Derate for Altitudes above Type 2000 ft (610 m) A 90% Hot Surface 1 2% per 1000 ft (305 m) B 92% Hot Surface 1 4% per 1000 ft (305 m) C 80+% Hot Surface 1 4% per 1000 ft (305 m) D 80% Hot Surface 2 4% per 1000 ft (305 m) E 78% Pilot 1 4% per 1000 ft (305 m)
The ability to provide early warning of incipient faults enables operators to respond quickly to fluctuating demand and decrease derates and forced outages.