Letter: Boiler Plate Blues: Fall 2018

Fall 2018
A version of this article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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We do subscribe to Home Energy down here at the bottom of the world.

Browsing through your Spring 2018 issue I spotted this example of a US furnace nameplate. (See “Static Pressure Testing 101, HE Spring, ’18, p. 22. See Figure 1.)

I couldn’t help but chuckle – what a mess! Btu, Horse Power, and Watts all on one nameplate.

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Figure 1

HR? WC? Does this really mean inches of water column? CFM… altogether nicely mixed with SI units.

Can I ask you—does this not drive you crazy over there in the United States?

Best wishes for moving forward with this eventually.

Stephan Rupp
Building Physicist
Porirua, New Zealand

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