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			Brake Horsepower - 




Engine horsepower rating as determined by brake dynamometer testing. 




 Acronym: BHP, bhp





 Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)





	
	
Related Terms: Brake Horsepower - horsepower | trucking |

Gross Laboratory Horsepower - Tested horsepower of a "bare" engine without fan, water pump, alternator, exhaust system or any other accessories. Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Gross Laboratory Horsepower - horsepower | sae net horsepower | trucking |

Horsepower - Measure of power (the amount of work that can be done over a given amount of time). One horsepower is defined as 33,000 foot-pounds of work in one minute. Example: Lifting 33,000 pounds one foot in one minute, or lifting 3300 pounds ten feet in one minute. Acronym: HP, hp  Horsepower Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: Horsepower - engine | truck | trucking |

SAE Net Horsepower - Horsepower capability of an engine with full accessories and exhaust system. Test procedures per standards of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Reference: Truck Writers of North America (TWNA)

Related Terms: SAE Net Horsepower - horsepower | gross laboratory horsepower | trucking |


Unless otherwise indicated, all entries in the LogisticsWorld Logistics Glossary are copyright 1997, Matthew D. Cox, logistics@logisticsworld.com.

 

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