Margin of safety

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Margin of safety

With respect to working capital management, the difference between (1) the amount of long-term financing and (2) the sum of fixed assets and the permanent component of current assets.

Margin of Safety

In business, the amount by which sales or other revenue can fall before it reaches the breakeven point. That is, the margin of safety is how much worse a company can do before it ceases to be profitable. For example, if a company's breakeven point is $200,000 per year, and it is currently producing $300,000, its margin of safety is $100,000. This is also called the safety margin.
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According to Eqs (20)-(23), the means and variances of revised safety margins of normal sections as particular members of the considered precast concrete beams may be expressed as follows:
k] may be treated as statistically independent variables of random safety margins.
As Table 1 shows, half the safety margins in the severe bend condition were 0 or less (the median safety margin was 0).
Even with modern biphasic ICDs, inadequate safety margin (>10 J) has been reported in up to 6.
While the station may have briefly experienced accelerations that exceeded seismic accelerations to which it was originally licensed, its multiple layers of strength and safety provided a safety margin that was not exceeded.
In addition, the reliability of the reconstructed data is calculated to supply the surgeon with accurate information concerning nerve tract locations, paths, and intersections and to construct safety margins around the nerve fiber tracts.
Safety margins observed in the Phase 1b clinical trial at Brigham and Womens are consistent with the Company's extensive pre-clinical data demonstrating that CGX-1160 is a broad spectrum non-opioid analgesic with a wide safety margin.
This alignment shift falls within accepted safety margins and known deviations published in the field of radiosurgery and for this reason was not discovered earlier during routine product test and customer commissioning procedures.
But the CAA said that did not mean safety had been put at risk, as there were safety margins even within the overload system.
An improved NDE technology that lowers the threshold of damage detection will lead to lower costs by reducing the number of periodic inspection intervals and extending the service life of operational components that are retired early due to conservative safety margins.
In fact, even under the new Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) guidelines, infants could consume more than 1000 times the volume of water with the highest atrazine concentrations indicated in the EWG report and still be well within stringent, established safety margins.