rated horsepower

rated horsepower

[′rād·əd ′hȯrs‚pau̇·ər]
(mechanical engineering)
The normal maximum, allowable, continuous power output of an engine, turbine motor, or other prime mover.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

rated horsepower

Of an engine or prime mover, the maximum horsepower that can be provided under normal, continuous operation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

rated horsepower

The horsepower (normal or military rated) the manufacturer guarantees a reciprocating engine will produce under specified conditions.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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The old adage of "buy more motor and use less of it" may apply to some boats, while other boats actually run better with less than the maximum rated horsepower.
These models bring new features such as Pivot Pro, independent float, an industry-leading 260 rated horsepower with 285 maximum horsepower, increased platform capacity, and improved crop flow performance.
Normally, all that is given is the rated horsepower of the fan motor.
I believe most aircraft engines are set up to produce their sea level rated horsepower at a fuel flow resulting in EGT that is 150 to 200 degrees rich of peak.
Deutz has invested in two dynamometer rooms, with 150 and 250 kW Taylor dynamometers to run every remanufactured engine through a 20-minute quick power pull test during which high and low idle are set and the engine is run up to its rated horsepower.
"Unfortunately, machine performance is typically the result of the rated horsepower or engine output of the unit," he says.
The new series consists of the smaller indirect-injection 2TNV70 and 3TNV70/76 with rated horsepower of 14.3, 21.9 and 25.0 respectively.
It was the dealer's responsibility to install the brass nameplate on the engine, showing his company name, the engine's rated horsepower and rpm, and the serial number (duplicating the number already on the engine).
In its Performance Handbook, Caterpillar notes: "Specification sheets show how much pull a machine can produce for a given gear and speed when the engine is operating at rated horsepower. When a standard machine is operated in high altitudes, the engine may require derating to maintain normal engine life.