actual horsepower

actual horsepower

[′ak·chə·wəl ′hȯrs‚pau̇·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
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Columns B and C of Table 2 compare the total energy consumed by considering all other variables equal, except the actual horsepower (via measured amps and other motor characteristics) is substituted for the motor nameplate horsepower.
Keep in mind that this formula calculates the actual horsepower required and leaves no margin for drive overloads, so it is necessary to add the percentage of additional power you feel comfortable with.