Horsepower to Btu per Hour Converter
Enter the power in horsepower below to get the value converted to btu per hour.
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How to Convert Horsepower to Btu per Hour
To convert horsepower to a btu per hour measurement, use one of the formulas below.
Mechanical Horsepower to Btu Per Hour
Formula to convert mechanical horsepower to btu per hour:
btu per hour = hp(I) × 2,544.434187
Since one mechanical horsepower is equal to 2,544.434187 btu per hour, the formula to find btu per hour is to multiply mechanical horsepower by 2,544.434187.
Electric Horsepower to Btu Per Hour
Formula to convert electric horsepower to btu per hour:
btu per hour = hp(E) × 2,545.458268
Since one electric horsepower is equal to 2,545.458268 btu per hour, the formula to find btu per hour is to multiply electric horsepower by 2,545.458268.
Metric Horsepower to Btu Per Hour
Formula to convert metric horsepower to btu per hour:
btu per hour = hp(M) × 2,509.626507
Since one metric horsepower is equal to 2,509.626507 btu per hour, the formula to find btu per hour is to multiply metric horsepower by 2,509.626507.
Boiler Horsepower to Btu Per Hour
Formula to convert boiler horsepower to btu per hour:
btu per hour = hp(S) × 33,471.411364
Since one boiler horsepower is equal to 33,471.411364 btu per hour, the formula to find btu per hour is to multiply boiler horsepower by 33,471.411364.
How Many Btu per Hour Are in a Horsepower?
There are 2,544.434187 btu per hour in a horsepower, which is why we use this value in the formula above.
1 hp = 2,544.434187 Btu/h
Horsepower and btu per hour are both units used to measure power. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
There are several types of horsepower, including mechanical, electrical, metric, boiler, brake, and indicated, and they all have different applications in industry. Mechanical and electrical are the most commonly used.
Mechanical horsepower is often used to measure the output of engines and motors in North America. One mechanical horsepower is equal to 745.69987158227022 watts.
The mechanical horsepower is a US customary and imperial unit of power. Mechanical horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(I); for example, 1 mechanical horsepower can be written as 1 hp(I).
Electric horsepower is used to measure the output of electric motors and other electrical machines in the US. One electric horsepower is equal to exactly 746 watts.
The electric horsepower is a US customary and imperial unit of power. Electric horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(E); for example, 1 electric horsepower can be written as 1 hp(E).
The metric horsepower is a non-SI metric unit for power. Metric horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(M), and are also sometimes abbreviated as PS, cv, hk, pk, ks, or ch. For example, 1 metric horsepower can be written as 1 hp(M), 1 PS, 1 cv, 1 hk, 1 pk, 1 ks, or 1 ch.
Boiler horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(S); for example, 1 boiler horsepower can be written as 1 hp(S).
The term horsepower was adopted by Scottish inventor James Watt to measure the power output of his steam engine and to compare that power with that of horses horses. Horsepower were later used to measure the power output of piston and turbine engines and electrical motors.
Try our engine horsepower calculator to calculate the power of a motor.
The btu per hour is a US customary unit of power. Btu per hour can be abbreviated as Btu/h; for example, 1 btu per hour can be written as 1 Btu/h.
Horsepower to Btu per Hour Conversion Table
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