How to Calculate SFOC???
Long Form of SFOC = Specific Fuel Oil Consumption
Specific fuel consumption, often shortened to SFC, is an engineering term that is used to describe the fuel efficiency of an engine design. It measures the amount of fuel needed to provide one horsepower (1hp) for a period of one hour.
Similar to SFOC - BSFC (read the difference in red text)
Long Form of BSFC = Brake Specific Fuel Consumption
Brake specific fuel consumption tell us about how much power will be produced if this much fuel is burned.
(BSFC) is a measure of the fuel efficiency of a shaft reciprocating engine. It is the rate of fuel consumption divided by the power produced. It may also be thought of as power-specific fuel consumption, for this reason.(source: wiki)
To calculate BSFC, use the formula
- r is the fuel consumption rate in grams per second (g/s)
- P is the power produced in watts where