Q: Is a horsepower equivalent to mechanical horsepower? ¶
Q: Is a horsepower a boiler's capacity to deliver steam to a steam engine and is not the same unit of power as the 550 ft-lb/s definition? ¶
Q: Is a horsepower still used to measure boiler output in industrial boiler engineering in Australia? ¶
A: Yes, and the US, and New Zealand.
Q: Is a horsepower Pferdestärke? ¶
A: Yes, and in Germany it is commonly abbreviated to PS.
Q: Was a horsepower computed based on bore and number of cylinders? ¶
A: Yes, and not based on actual displacement, it gave rise to engines with 'undersquare' dimensions this tended to impose an artificially low limit on rotational speed , hampering the potential power output and efficiency of the engine.
Q: Was a horsepower a better measure of engine power than nominal horsepower because it took account of steam pressure? ¶
Q: Was a horsepower originally measured and calculated by use of the "indicator diagram"? ¶
A: Yes, and later by means of a Prony brake connected to the engine's output shaft.
Q: Is a horsepower equal to the thermal energy rate required to evaporate 34? ¶
Q: Is a horsepower abbreviated BHP? ¶
A: Yes, and not to be confused with brake horsepower, below, which is also called BHP.
Q: Was a horsepower roughly comparable to the horsepower of engines fed by the boiler? ¶