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Horsepower Gas v.s. Electric
by John Massey on 04/23/02 at 17:15:25

I am looking for a factor that will let me know what gas motor to use on a pump that had an original 7.5 HP 3 phase motor belt drive. Is it a direct HP for HP swap? or are there different HP calculations for electric v.s. combustion?

Any one got any ideas?
Thanks
John


Re: Horsepower Gas v.s. Electric
by Robert Fogt on 04/23/02 at 22:56:19

You need to know the "effective power output" of the gas engine.  This is the "brake horsepower"

horsepower for an electric moter is the same as "brake horsepower" for a gas motor.

It is usually labeled as bhp



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