operating cost

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Noun1.operating cost - the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance)operating cost - the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes
disbursal, disbursement, expense - amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
operating budget - a budget for current expenses as distinct from financial transactions or permanent improvements
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Shears have an average operating cost of from $8 to $18 per ton, while balers can run from $5 to $15 per ton to operate, depending on their size.
Another problem is that contamination is common in most systems, which shortens the life of components, creates off quality and downtime, and increases operating costs.
According to a detailed benchmarking study conducted by the Ziff Energy Group, operating costs for the Permian Basin increased 34 percent from 1999 to 2002.
The overall operating cost of the wet scrubber at Neenah is 1.
By addressing the drivers of working capital, a company is sure to reap significant operating cost and customer service improvement.
We have suggested for a long time that the legislature adopt a formula to enact rent increases so that owners would have some predictability in terms of knowing what to expect when their operating costs increase.
Additionally, the desiccant wheel needed replacing after approximately 10,000 hr at a cost of about $8500 for a total operating cost of roughly $7/hr, with all other maintenance costs considered incidental.
Converting them to busways might or might not cost less than the future operating cost savings.
The Company invested approximately $53 million in the electricity system in 2005 and through the use of strategic and timely maintenance, we are also extending the useful life of our assets, enhancing reliability and reducing operating costs.
Furthermore it is anticipated that there would be a reduction of existing operating costs in the sum of $77 million.
The strength in the global economy has resulted in increases to capital and operating cost estimates for mining development projects around the world.
With an optimized maintenance management program, @Road customers can improve field asset reliability and mobile worker safety while driving down overall company operating costs through increased fuel efficiency, reduced maintenance expenses and unnecessary field asset depreciation and wear and tear as a result of inefficient and missed maintenance services.

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