Perhaps I should have said that a bit different - most of the
countries that are officially metric (which is most countries)
will not be using HP for anything, except informally.
Do a google search for "kw engine power", and you'll see countries
all over the world (JP, AU, KR, SE, DE, UA, PL etc) using Kw, often
alone, or sometimes with a horsepower rating in brackets.
Not just diesels. I saw a australian web pages with stihl weedwacker
specs that only quoted kilowatts.
Most people in Canada are familiar with horsepower, not watts of
mechanical energy, but government regulation/documents produced
since metrification I believe are in watts and kw.
The Owner's manual for our car gives both.
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While we're at it, one would think that they would specify that the
ice must be at 32F, so that it's the sublimation heat. Otherwise, I
could take ice that is at -50 deg and ice that is at 32F and it would
take two different amounts of energy to melt it.
Well, precisely they do...
"In the US, the standard commercial "ton" of refrigeration represents a
performance capacity rate equivalent to the cold effect of a ton of ice
(2000 lb) melting per day from and at 32F, latent heat of fusion taken
at 144 Btu/lb."
-- Perry's Chem E Handbook, 4th Ed, 12-4
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