brake-specific fuel consumption

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brake-specific fuel consumption (BSFC)

The weight of fuel burned per hour to produce a given amount of brake horsepower in a reciprocating engine. Normally, BSFC is expressed in pounds of fuel burned per hour for each brake horsepower the engine develops.
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