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Acronyms of Terms Common to Instrumentation

A
A/D
A&E
AA
AAS
ABM
ABS
AC
ACDS
ACID
ACPM
ACR
ACT
ADC
ADO
ADPCM
AE
AED
AEPA
AES
AET
AF
AFC
AFD
AFE
AFM
AFO
AFS
AFV
AGC
AGHIS
AH
AHDL
AHJ
AI
AIM
AIRS
AIT
AL
ALC
ALD
ALIS
AM
AM/FM
AMD
AMLCD
AMP
AMS

Anion
Analog-to-Digital
Architects & Engineers
Atomic Absorption
Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Asynchronous Balanced Mode
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, ABSolute
Alternating Current
Analyzer Control and Data System
Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability
Association Control Protocol Machine
Attenuation to Crosstalk Ratio
Alternative Control Technique
Analog-to-Digital Converter, Automatic Data Collection
Average Dipole Orientation
Adaptive Differential Pulse-Code Modulation
Appearance Energy
Atomic Emission Detector
Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (Canada)
Atomic Emission Spectroscopy, Auger Electron Spectroscopy
Acoustic Emission Technology
Audio Frequency
Air Fail Closed, Automatic Frequency Control
Adjustable Frequency Drive
Authority For Expenditure
Atomic Force Microscope
Air Fail Open
Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry
Alternative Fuel Vehicle
Automatic Gain Control
All Glass Heated Inlet System
Analyzer House
Analog Hardware Descriptive Language
Authority Having Jurisdiction
Analog Input
Automated Instrument Manager
Aerometric Information Retrieval System
Autogenous Ignition Temperature, AutoIgnition Temperature
Allowable Level
Automatic Level Control
Anoxic Limestone Drains
Analytical Laboratory Integrated System
Ante Meridiem, Amplitude Modulation
Automated Mapping/Facilities Maintenance
Automated Multiple Development, Acid Mine Drainage
Active-Matrix Liquid Crystal Display
AMPere, AMPlifier
Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, Adolescent Mass Spectrometrists

AMU
AN
AO
AOI
AOP
AOTF
AOV
AP
APA
APC
APCI
APCS
APD
API
APPI
AQL
ARACT
ARM
ARMS
ARO
ARPDB
ARTIC
ASAP
ASC
ASCII
ASGDIMS
ASI
ASIC
ASK
ASM
ASMA
ASN
AST
ATC
ATE
ATEC
ATERIS
ATEX
ATG
ATM
ATO
ATP
ATR
ATTIC
AVP
AVS
AWG
AXI

Atomic Mass Unit


Auger Neutralization, Application Note
Analog Output
Automated Optical Inspection
Advanced Oxidation Processes
Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter
Air Operated Valve
Application Process, Appearance Potential, Atmospheric Pressure
Administrative Procedure Act
Advanced Process Control
Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization
Air Pollution Control System
Avalanche Photodiode
Atmospheric Pressure Ionization, Application Programming Interface, Active
Pharmaceutical Ingredient
Atmospheric Pressure Photoionization
Acceptable Quality Level
Alternate Reasonably Available Control Technology
Asynchronous Response Mode
Angle Resolved Mass Spectrometry
After Receipt of Order
Acid Rain Program Data Base
A Real-Time Interface Coprocessor
As Soon As Possible
Area Source Categories
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Atmospheric Sampling Glow Discharge Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Actuator Sensor Interface
Application Specific Integrated Circuit
Amplitude Shift Keying (modulation)
Acceleration Simulation Mode
Abnormal Situation Management
Ammonium Sulfate Nitrate
Alternate-site Testing, Aboveground Storage Tank
Air To Close, Air Traffic Control
Automated Test Equipment
Authorized Technical Education Center (Microsoft)
Air Toxics Exposure & Risk Information System
Atmosphere Explosible (France i.e., Potentially Explosive Atmosphere)
Automatic Test Generation
ATMosphere, Asynchronous Transfer Mode, Automated Teller Machine
Air To Open
Advanced Technology Program
Attenuated Total Reflection
Alternative Treatment Technology Information Center
Analyzer Validation Program
Accelerating Voltage Scan
American Wire Gauge, Arbitrary Waveform Generator
Automated X-ray Inspection

B
B2MML
BACnet
BACM
BACT
BCC
BCD
BDAT
BEIS
BEIS-2
BELD
BER
BERT
BeV
BFM
BI
BIA
BIF
BIOME
BIOS
BIT
BMP
BNC
BOGSAT
BOB
BOD
BOM
BP
BPA
BPCS
BPD
BPM
BPS
BSOD
BTEX
BTU
BTW
BTX
BW
BWC

Magnetic Sector Mass Analyzer, Magnetic Sector Field Strength or Flux Density
Business-to-Manufacturing Markup Language
Building Automation Control network
Best Available Control Measure
Best Available Control Technology
Block Check Characters
Binary-Coded Decimal (Numbers)
Best Demonstrated Available Technology
Biogenic Emissions Inventory System
Biogenic Emissions Inventory System, version 2
Biogenic Emissions Land Cover Database
Bit Error Rate, Basic Encoding Rules
Bit Error Rate Test[er]
Billion Electron Volts (eV)
Balanced Flow Meter
Business Intelligence
Bioluminescence Immunoassay
Boilers and Industrial Furnaces
Biogenic Model for Emissions
Basic Input Output System
Binary digit, Built In Test
Bitmap, Best Management Practices
Bayonet Neill-Concelman, Bayonet/Baby/British Naval Connector
Bunch Of Guys Sitting Around Talking
Beginning Of Business (day)
Biological Oxygen Demand
Beginning Of Message, Bill of Materials
Boiling Point
Beaumont/Port Arthur
Basic Process Control System
Barrels Per Day
Business Process Management
Bits Per Second
Blue Screen of Death (Computer term related to Windows NT lockup)
Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, & Xylene
British Thermal Unit
By The Way
Benzene Toluene Xylene
Bandwidth
Biological Weapons Convention

CAA
CAAA
CAD
CAE
CAGR
CAL
Cal LEV
CALM

Clean Air Act


Clean Air Act Amendments (1990)
Computer Assisted Design, Computer Aided Design
Computer Assisted Engineering, Computer Aided Engineering
Compound Annual Growth Rate, Capital Asset Growth Rate
Calorie
California Low Emission Vehicle
Collaborative Asset Lifecycle Management

CAM
CAMAC
CAMS
CAMU
CAMx
CAN
CAP
CARE
CASE
CAT
CATV
CB
CB-IV HC
CBM
CBT
CCC
CCD
CCP
CCST
CCT
CD
CD-RW
CDPD
CDS
CE
CEC
CEM(S)
CEO
CEPA
CERCLA
CEx
CFC
CFD
CFR
CGA
CGI
CGM
CHS
CI
CIC
CID
CIDX
CIH
CIM
CIO
CIP
CISC
CL
CLC

Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Compliance


Assurance Monitoring
Computer-Automated Measurement And Control
Continuous Air Monitoring Station
Corrective Action Management Unit
Comprehensive Air Model with Extensions
Controller Area Network
Certified Automation Professional (ISA)
Clean Air Responsibility Enterprise
Computer Aided Software Engineering
Computer Aided Test
Community Antenna TeleVision
Circuit Breaker
Carbon Bond IV Hydrocarbon
Condition Based Maintenance
Computer Based Training
Coastal Coo
Charge Coupled Device
Critical Control Point
Certified Control System Technician (ISA)
Clean Coal Technologies
Compact Disc, Configurable Diagnostic
Compact Disc Rewriteable
Cellular Digital Packet Data
Conceptual Data Store, Chromatography Data System
Communate Europeene European Community (French)
Canadian Electrical Code
Continuous Emission Monitor(ing) (System)
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Environmental Protection Act (Canada)
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
Capillary Extraction
ChloroFluoroCarbon, Current to Frequency Converter
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Code of Federal Regulations (USA)
Cylinder Gas Audit, Combustible Gas Analyzer
Common Gateway Interface, Computer Generated Imagery
Computer Graphics Metafile
Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Solvents
Chemical Ionization, Central Impression
Combustion Ion Chromatography
Charge Injection Device, Charge Injection Detector
Chemical Industry Data eXchange (USA)
Certified Industrial Hygienist
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Chief Information Officer
Clean In Place, Common Industrial Protocol
Complex Instruction Set Computer
Center Line
Convective Liquid Chromatography

CLD
CLM
CLP
CLSM
CM
CMAQ
CMMS
CMOS
CMP
CMR
CMRR
CMS
CMSA
CMV
CMVR
CNC
CNG
CO
COBRA
COD
CODEC
COGS
COM
COMS
CON
COO
COS
COTS
CoUR
COV
CP
CPDS
CPMS
CPP
CPQRA
CPS
CPU
CQA
CR
CRADA
CRC
CRDS
CRM
CRT
CS
CSAT
CSE
CSHM
CSI
CSM

ChemiLuminescence Detector
Computer Link Module
Contract Laboratory Program
Confocal Laser Scan Microscope
Centimeter
Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality
Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor
Code Making Panel (NEC)
Common Mode Rejection
Common Mode Rejection Ratio
Continuous Monitoring System
Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area
Common Mode Voltage
Common Mode Voltage Ratio
Computer Numerical Control
Compressed Natural Gas
Carbon Monoxide
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
Chemical Oxygen Demand
Coder-Decoder
Cost Of Goods Sold
COMputer, Common Object Model, Component Object Model, Communication
Continuous Opacity Monitoring System
Connector
Chief Operating Officer
Change Of State (I/O)
Commercial Off-The-Shelf
Cost of Unreliability
Coefficient of Variation
Centipoise, Cathodic Protection
Certified Product Data Sheets
Continuous Parametric Monitoring System
Critical Process Parameter
Chemical Process Quantitative Risk Analysis
Cycles Per Second, Characters Per Second
Central Processing Unit
Critical Quality Attributes
Control Relay, Chloroprene Rubber, Carriage Return
Cooperative Research and Development Activity
Cyclic Redundancy Check
Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy
Customer Relationship Management
Cathode Ray Tube
Carbon Steel
Certified Specialist in Analytical Technology
Control System Engineer
Certified Safety and Health Manager
Control System Integrator, Common Sense Initiative
Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene

CSMA/CD
CSO
CSP
CSV
CT
CTG
CTS
CV
CW
CWA
CWC
CWDM
CYA
CZE
CZMP

Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detection


Chief Security Officer
Certified Safety Professional
Comma Separated Variable
Current Transformer
Control Technique Guideline
Clear To Send
Control Valve, control valve sizing factor
Continuous Wave
Clean Water Act
Chemical Weapons Convention
Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing
Cover Your Ass
Capillary Zone Electrophoresis
Coastal Zone Management Plan (Texas, US)

D/A
D/DBP
DAC
DAP
DAQ
DAS
DAU
dB
DBCP
DBF
dBv
DC
DCE
DCL
DCOM
DCS
DDC
DDD
DDE
DDL
DERC
DFM
DESP
DFW
DFWN
DFWRTM
DG
DH+
DI
DIAL
DIC
DID
DIOS
DIP

Digital-to-Analog
Disinfectant and Disinfection By-Products rule
Digital-to-Analog Converter
Directory Access Protocol
Data AcQuisition
Data Acquisition System
Data Acquisition Unit
Decibel
1, 2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane
Data Base Format, Data Base File
Decibel Voltage
Direct Current
Data Communication Equipment, Distributed Computing Environment
DEC Command Language
Distributed Common Object Model
Distributed Control System, Digital Control System, Defined Context Set
Direct Digital Control
Direct Distance Dialing
Dynamic Data Exchange
Device Definition Language, Device Description Language
Discrete Emission Reduction Credit
Design for Manufacturability
Dry Electrostatic Precipitation
Dallas/Fort Worth
Dallas / Fort Worth North
Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Travel Model
Distribution Grid
Data Highway Plus
Digital Input
Differential Absorption Laser
Differential Interference Contrast
Discharge Ionization Detector
Dataradio InterOperability Standard
Dual In-line Package

DIRTFT
DIS
DL
DLL
DLP
DLS
DMA
DMC
DMM
DMS
DNAC
DNAPL
DNI
DO
DOAS
DOC
DOD
DOE
DOF
DoS
DOS
DOW
DP
DPDT
DPI
DPM
DRAM
DRE
DRIFT
DRM
DSP
DSR
DSSS
DTD
DTE
DTL
DTM
DTR
DTT
DU
DV
DVC
DVD
DVM

Do It Right The First Time


Draft International Standard
Detection Limit
Dynamic Link Library, Data Link Layer
Digital Light Processing
Dynamic Light Scattering
Direct Memory Access
Dynamic Matrix Control
Digital Multimeter
Document Management System
Dynamic Network Access Control
Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid
Devicenet Network Interface, Desktop Network Interface
Dissolved Oxygen, Digital Output
Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy
Dissolved Organic Carbon
Depth Of Discharge
Design of Experiments
Degrees of Freedom
Denial of Service
Disk Operating System
Day Of Week
Differential Pressure
Double Pole Double Throw
Dots Per Inch
Digital Panel Meter
Dynamic Random Access Memory
Destruction and Removal Efficiency
Diffuse Reflectance Infrared Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
Digital Rights Management
Digital Signal Processing, Digital Signal Processor
Data Set Ready
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
Direct Thermal Desorption
Data Terminal Equipment, Data Terminating Equipment
Diode-Transistor Logic
Difficult to Measure, Device Type Manager
Data Terminal Ready
De-energize To Trip
Data Unit
Design Value
Digital Valve Control
Digital Video Disk
Digital VoltMeter

E&C
E&P
EAM
EAN
EBCDIC

Engineering & Construction


Exploration & Production
Enterprise Asset Management
European Article Number
Extended Binary-Coded Decimal Interchange Code

ECD
ECNICI
ECO
ECP
EDB
EDDL
EDFW
EDI
EDIF
EDL
EDP
EDR
EDS
EDX
EDXRF
EEPROM
EFD
EFM
EGAS
EGF
EGR
EI
EID
EIDE
EIMS
EIQ
EISA
EL
ELCD
ELF
ELP
ELPAT
EMA
EMC
EME
EMF
EMI
EMIS
EMP
EMR
EMS
EMT
EN
EO
EOF
EOM
EOT
EP
EPA
EPC

Electron Capture Detector


Electron Capture Negative Ion Chemical Ionization
EpiChlorohydron Elastomer, Electro-Catalytic Oxidation
Enhanced Capabilities Port (parallel port)
1, 2-Dibromo-ethane
Electronic Device Description Language
Extended Dallas/Fort Worth
Electronic Data Interchange
Electronic Data Interchange Format
Electrodeless Discharge Lamp
Electronic Data Processing
Electronic Data Reporting
Energy Dispersive Spectrometry
Energy Dispersive X-ray
Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence
Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Engineering Flow Diagram
Electronic Flow Meter
Economic Growth Analysis System
Electric Generating Facility
Exhaust Gas Recirculation
Electron Impact, Electron Ionization, Emissions Inventory
Electron Ionization Detector
Enhanced Integrated Device Electronics
Environmental Information Management System
Emissions Inventory Questionnaire
Extended Industry Standard Architecture
Elevation, ElectroLuminecse
Electrolytic Conductivity Detector
Extremely Low Frequency
El Paso
Environmental Lead Proficiency Analytical Testing Program
Enterprise Management Architecture
Electromagnetic Compatibility, Emissions Measurement Center
Electromagnetic Emissions
Electromagnetic Field, Electromagnetic Force, Electromotive Force
Electromagnetic Interference
Environmental Management Information System
Electro-Magnetic Pulse
ElectroMagnetic Radiation
Energy Management System
ElectroMetallic Tubing
European Norm
Electro-Optical, Electro-Optic
ElectroOsmotic Flow
End Of Message
End Of Text
Ethylene-Propylene, Ethane Propane, Explosion Proof
Enhance Performance Architecture
Engineering Procurement Construction, Electronic Product Code

EPCM
EPCRA
EPDM
EPER
EPM
EPN
EPP
EPROM
EPP
EPTox
ERC
ERP
ERT
ESA
ESB
ESC
ESD
ESEM
ESP
ESR
ESS
ETA
ETR
ETX
EU
EUT
eV
EVA
EVD

Engineering Procurement Construction Management


Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-know Act
Ethylene Propylene Rubber
European Pollutant Emission Register
Electrical Preventive Maintenance
Emission Point Number
Enhanced Parallel Port (parallel port)
Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory
Enhanced Parallel Port
Extraction Procedure Toxicity
Emission Reduction Credit
Enterprise Resource Planning
Equipment Repair Time
Endangered Species Act
Enterprise Service Bus
Escape
Emergency ShutDown, ElectroStatic Discharge
Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
Electro-Static Precipitator
Equivalent Series Resistance
Enterprise Supervisory System, Environmental Stress Screening, Electronic
Switching System
Event Tree Analysis
Employer Trip Reduction
End of Text
European Union
Equipment Under Test
Electron Volt
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
Enhanced Versatile Disc

F wastes
F/V
FA
FAB
FACA
FADU
FAQ
FAR
FAT
FC
FCC
FD
FDDI
FDM
FDMA
FDT
FEL
FEP
FESOP

Hazardous wastes from nonspecific sources


Frequency-to-Voltage
Failure Analysis
Fast Atom Bombardment
Federal Advisory Committee Act
File Access Data Unit
Frequently Asked Question
Flexible Attainment Region
File Allocation Table, Factory Acceptance Test, Field Acceptance Test
Fail Closed
Fluid Catalytic Cracking
Fail Dangerous
Fiber Distributed Data Interface
Frequency Division Multiplexing
Frequency Division Multiple Access
Fractional Dead Time, Field Device Tool
Front End Loading
Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene
Federally-Enforceable State Operating Permit

FET
FF
FFF
FFT
FGD
FHSS
FIA
FID
FIFO
FIFRA
FIM
FIN
FIP
FIPS
FM
FMC
FMEA
FMECA
FMLA
FMVCP
FOB
FO
FOD
FP
FPD
FPGA
FPL
FPN
FPU
FR
FRAM
FRC
FRP
FS
FSA
FSK
FSOT
FT
FTA
FTAM
FTE
FTM
FTIR
FTNIR
FTP
FTTA
FTTH
FU
FUBAR
FUD

Field Effect Transistor


Flange-to-Flange, Face-to-Face, Form Feed, Foundation Fieldbus
Field-flow Fractionation
Fast Fourier Transform
Flue Gas Desulfurization
Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum
Flow Injection Analysis
Flame Ionization Detector
First In First Out
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
Facilities Information Management
Field Instrument Network
Factory Information Protocol, Federal Implementation Plan
Federal Information Processing Standards
Frequency Modulation
Fixed/Mobile Convergence
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
Failure Mode and Effects and Criticality Analysis
Family and Medical Leave Act
Federal Motor Vehicle Control Program
Free On Board
Fail Open, Fiber Optic
Foreign Object Damage
Flash Point, Functional Profile, Field Portable
Flame Photometric Detector, Flat Panel Display
Field Programmable Gate Array
Fixed Programmable Language
Fine Print Note
Floating Point Unit
Federal Register
Ferroelectric Random Access Memory
Fire Retardant Clothing
Fiberglass Reinforced Polyester
Full Scale, Fail Safe
Function Safety Assessment
Frequency Shift Keying
Fused Silica Open Tubular capillary column
Foot, Feet
Flame Temperature Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis
File Transfer, Access, and Management
Full Time Equivalent Employee
Fixed Time Maintenance
Fourier Transform Infrared
Fourier Transform Near Infrared
File Transfer Protocol
Federal Technology Transfer Act
Fiber To The Home
FUse, Functional Unit
F... Upped Beyond All Recognition
Fear, Uncertainty, and Deception

FWPCA

Federal Water Pollution Control Act

G
G/HP-HR
G/MI
GAL
GAN
GATT
GaAs
GBU
GC
GC/MS
GC/MS/MS
GD
GDI
GDS
GDP
GEO
GF
GFAAS
GFC
GFCI
GFI
GIGO
GIF
GIPOF
GIS
GLC
GloBEIS
GLP
GMP
GMT
GPC
GPM
GPS
GRAS
GRC
GRLT
GSE
GTL
GUI
GVWR

Grams, Ground
Grams per Horsepower-Hour
Grams per Mile
Gallon
Global Area Network
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Gallium Arsenide
Gasoline Blend Unit
Gas Chromatograph, Gas Chromatography
Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer
Gas Chromatograph/Tandem Mass Spectrometer
Glow Discharge
Graphics Display Interface
Gasoline Desulphurization Unit
Gross Domestic Product
Geostationary Earth Orbit
Graphite Furnace
Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Gas Filter Correlation
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter
Ground Fault Interrupter
Garbage In Garbage Out
Graphic Interchange Format, Graphic Image File
Graded-Index Plastic Optical Fiber
Geographic Information System
Ground Level Concentration, Gas-Liquid Chromatography
Global Biogenic Emissions Inventory System
Good Laboratory Practice
Good Manufacturing Procedure
Greenwich Mean Time
Gel Permeation Chromatography
Gallons Per Minute
Global Positioning System
Generally Recognized As Safe
Galvanized Rigid Conduit
Global Refining Leadership Team
Ground Support Equipment
Gas To Liquids
Graphical User Interface
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

HAP
HART
HAT
HAXL
HAZOPS
HB
HC

Hazardous Air Pollutant


Highway Addressable Remote Terminal
Hardware Acceptance Test
Houston Air Excellence in Leadership
Hazard and Operability Study
House Bill
Hydrocarbon

HCIA
HCl
HCU
HD
HDD
HDDV
HDL
HDMI
HDPE
HDT
HDTV
HDV
HETP
HF
HFT
HGA
HIPS
HLLAPI
HMI
HMR
HOMER
HON
HOV
HP
HPCE
HPI
HPLC
HPM
HPMS
HPSEC
HPTLC
HRM
HRP
HRSG
HRVOC
HSE
HSWA
HTG
HTML
HTSC
HTTP
HV
HVAC
HZ

Host Computer Interface ASCII


Hydrochloric
Hydrocracker Unit
Hard Disk, Harmonic Distortion
Heavy Duty Diesel
Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicle
Hardware Description Language
High Definition Multimedia Interface
High Density PolyEthylene
Handheld Data Terminal
High Definition Television
Heavy Duty Vehicle
Height Equivalent of a Theoretical Plate
High Frequency (3 MHz to 30 MHz), Hydrofluoric, Hydrogen Fluoride
Hardware Fault Tolerance
Houston/Galveston Area
High Integrity Protection System, High Integrity Protective System
High Level Language Application Programming Interface
Human Machine Interface
Hazardous Material Regulation
Hazardous Organic Mass Emission Rate
Hazardous Organic National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
High Occupancy Vehicle
Horsepower, Hewlett Packard, High Performance
High-Performance Capillary Electrophoresis
Hydrocarbon Processing Industry
High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
Hybrid Power Management
Highway Performance Monitoring System
High Performance Size Exclusion Chromatography
High-Performance Thin Layer Chromatography
Houston Regional Monitoring
Hazard Reduction Factor
Heat Recovery Steam Generator
Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compound
High Speed Ethernet, Health Safety & Environmental
Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendment (1984)
Hydrostatic Tank Gauging
HyperText Markup Language
High Temperature Superconductor
Hypertext Transfer Protocol, Hypertext Transport Protocol
High Voltage
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Hertz

I/M
I/O
I/P
I&C
I&E

Inspection/Maintenance
Input/Output
Current to Pneumatic
Information & Control
Instrumentation & Electrical

IAQ
IAS
IC
ICAP
ICAP-MS
ICAP-OES
ICCD
ICE
ICI
ICP
ICP-AES
ICP-MS
ICT
ID
IDE
IDN
IDR
IEF
IF
IFA
IFC
IFT
IG
IGBT
IGCC
IIG
IIMS
IIP
ILD
ILM
IMAC
IMAP
IMC
IMS
INHG
INIT
INWC
IOC
IP
IPv6
IPA
IPC
IPCT
IPP
IPS
IQ
IR
IRED
IRP

Indoor Air Quality


Instrument Air Supply
Integrated Circuit, Ion Chromatography
Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma
Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma - Mass Spectroscopy
Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma - Optical Emission Spectroscopy
Intensified Charge Coupled Device
In Case of Emergency
Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional
Inductively Coupled Plasma
Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy
Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
In-Circuit Test
Inside Diameter, Identification
Integrated Drive Electronics, Integrated Development Environment
International Domain Name
Intrascene Dynamic Range
IsoElectric Focusing
Intermediate Frequency
Issue For Approval
Issue For Construction
Inverse fast Fourier Transform
Isolated Ground
Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor
Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
Interim Implementation Guidance
Integrated Information Management System
Interim Implementation Plan
Instrument Loop Diagram
Information Lifecycle Management
Immobilized Metal Affinity Chromatography
Internet Message Access Protocol
Intermediate Metal Conduit
Information Management System, Ion Mobility Spectrometry, IP Multimedia
Subsystem
Inches Mercury (Hg)
Initial Condition Tracer
Inches Water Column
Instrument on a Chip
Internet Protocol, Intellectual Property
Internet Protocol version 6
Isopropyl Alcohol
Integrated Pollution Control (England)
Industrial Process Cooling Tower
Independent Power Plant
Instrumented Protective System
Installation Qualification
InfraRed, Infrared Radiation
InfraRed Emitting Diode
Integrated Resource Planning

IRQ
IS
ISA
ISBL
ISDN
ISE
ISFET
ISP
ISS
IT
ITD
ITPS
ITS
ITWS
IWW
JBOD
JCAMPDX

Interrupt ReQuest
Intrinsically Safe, Information Systems, International Standard, Internal Standard
Industry Standard Architecture, Incident Surprise Anomaly
Inside Battery Limits
Integrated Services Digital Network
Ion Selective Electrode
Ion Selective Field Effect Transistor
Interoperable Systems Project, International Standardized Profile, Information
Solutions Practice, Internet Service Provider
International Space Station
Information Technology
Ion Trap Detector
International Practical Temperature Scale
Intelligent Transportation System
Integrated Terminal Weather System
Industrial Wastewater

JIC
JIG
JIS
JIT
JScript
JTC

Just a Bunch of Disks


Joint Committee on Atomic and Molecular Physical Data, Data Exchange file
format
Joint Industry Conference
Joint Interest Group
Japan Industry Standards
Just In Time
Java Script
Joint Technical Committee

K
K wastes
KB
KBPS
KCAL
KG
KG/HA
KISS
KJ
KM
KPA
KPI

Kelvin
Wastes from industry specific sources
Kilobyte, Kilobaud
Kilobytes Per Second
Kilocalorie
Kilogram
Kilograms/Hectare
Keep It Simple, Stupid
Kilojoule
Kilometer
Kilopascal
Key Performance Indicator

L
Lc
LADAR
LAER
LAGST
LALLS
LAN
LAS
LASER
LB

Liter
Critical Level
Laser Radar
Lowest Achievable Emission Rate
Leaking Above Ground Storage Tank
Low Angle Laser Light Scattering
Local Area Network
Link Active Scheduler
Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
Pound

LC
LCC
LCD
LCOS
LDAR
LDL
LDR
LTD
LED
LEL
LEV
LF
LFL
LIBS
LIDAR
LIESA
LIF
LIFO
LII
LIMS
LIN
LLMB
LM
LNAPL
LNG
LOC
LOD
LOF
LOQ
LOS
LOX
LP
LPG
LRU
LSB
LSG
LSI
LT
LTA
LTPS
LUST
LUT
LV
LVDT
LVI
LXI

Liquid Chromatograph
Leadless Chip Carrier
Liquid Crystal Display
Liquid Crystal on Silicon
Leak Detection and Repair, Lightning Detection and Ranging
Lower Detection Limit
Land Disposal Restriction
Light Duty Truck
Light Emitting Diode, Low Emission Diesel
Lower Explosive Limit
Low Emission Vehicle
Low Frequency (30 kHz to 300 kHz)
Lower Flammable Limit
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Light Detection And Ranging
Laser Induced Emission Spectral Analysis
Laser Induced Fluorescence
Last In First Out
Laser-Induced Incandescence
Laboratory Information Management System
Local Interconnect Network
Liquid-Liquid Material Balance
Link Master
Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid
Liquefied Natural Gas
Lab on a Chip
Limit of Detection
Lack of Fit
Limit of Quantitation
Line Of Sight
Liquid OXygen
Liquefied Petroleum, Liquid Petroleum, Linear Programming
Liquid Petroleum Gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Line Replaceable Unit
Least Significant Bit
Low Sulfur Gasoline
Large Scale Integration
LighT, Level Transmitter
Logic Tree Analysis
Low Temperature Polysilicon
Leaking Under Ground Storage Tank
Look Up Table
Low Voltage
Linear Voltage Displacement Transducer
Large Volume Injection
LAN Extensions for Instrumentation

M
M2M
MA

Meter, Measurement
Machine-to-Machine
Milliamp

MACT

Maximum Available Control Technology, Maximum Achievable Control


Technology
MALDI
Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization
MALDI-TOF Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time Of Flight
MALLS
Multi-angle Laser Light Scattering
MAN
Metropolitan Area Network
MAP
Manufacturing Automation Protocol
MASS SPEC MASS SPECtrometer
MB
MegaByte
MBPS
MegaBits Per Second
MCC
Motor Control Center
MCL
Maximum Contaminate Level
MCP
Microchannel Plate
MCS
Management Consulting Services
MDA
Manufacturing Defects Analyzer
MDERC
Mobile Discrete Emission Reduction Credit
MDT
Mean Down Time
MEKC
Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography
MEMS
MicroElectroMechanical Systems
MERC
Mobile Emission Reduction Credit
MES
Manufacturing Execution Systems
MESG
Maximum Experimental Safe Gap
METT
Mass Emissions Transient Testing
MG
MilliGram, Motor Generator
MGD
Million Gallons per Day
MI
Mineral Insulated, Mechanical Integrity
MIB
Management Information Base
MIC
Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion, MICrophone, Minimum Igniting Current
Mid-IR
Mid Infrared spectrum covering range 400 cm-1 to 4000 cm-1 (25 to 2.5 m)
MIE
Minimum Igniting Energy
MIG
Metal Inert Gas
MIL
Management Information Library, 1/1000 of an inch
MIL HDBK Military Handbook
MIL SPEC
Military Specification
MIL STD
Military Standard
MIMO
Multiple Inputs/Multiple Outputs
MIMS
Membrane Introduction Mass Spectrometry
MIPS
Million Instructions Per Second
MIS
Management Information System
MISO
Multiple Inputs/Single Output
ML
Milliliter
MLC
Multilevel Cell
MM
Millimeter
MMBTU
Million British Thermal Units
MMI
Man Machine Interface
MMIC
Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit
MMS
Manufacturing Message Specification, Maintenance Management System
MOC
Management Of Change
MOF
Metal Organic Framework
MOM
Manufacturing Operations Management

MON
MOS
MOSFET
MOST
MOU
MOV
MPA
MPEG
MPFF
MPH
MPU
MRA
MRAM
MRI
MRO
MRRT
MS
MS/MS
MSB
MSD
MSDE
MSDS
MSI
MSK
MTBE
MTBF
MTDF
MTTF
MTTR
MuDTIP
MUX
MV
MW
MWTA
MY

Miscellaneous Organic NESHAP


Metal Oxide Semiconductor
Metal Oxide Silicon Field Effect Transistor
Mobile Open Systems Technology. Media Oriented Systems Transport
Memorandum Of Understanding
Motor Oil Volatility, Motor Operated Valve, Metal Oxide Varistor
Millipascal, Metropolitan Planning Area
Motion Picture Expert Group
Maintenance Preventable Function Failure
Miles Per Hour
Microprocessor Unit
Magnetic Resonance Analysis
Magnetic Random Access Memory
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Maintenance, Repair/replacement, Operating
Monitoring, Reporting, Recordkeeping, and Testing
Mass Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry
Tandem Mass Spectroscopy
Most Significant Bit
Mass Selective Detector
Microsoft Data Exchange
Material Safety Data Sheet
Medium Scale Integration
Minimum Shift Keying
Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether, Mean Time Between Explosions
Mean Time Between Failure
Mean Time to Detect Failure
Mean Time To Failure
Mean Time To Repair
Multidimensional Protein Identification Technology
Multiplexer
Millivolt, Manipulated Variable, Medium Voltage
Mega-Watt, Milli-Watt, Molecular Weight
Medical Waste Tracking Act
Model Year

N
NA
NAA
NAAQS
NAC
NAFTA
NAK
NAS
NC
NCA
NCDC
NDE
NDIR
NDUV

Neutral
Numerical Aperture
Neutron Activation Analysis
National Ambient Air Quality Standard
Network Access Control
North American Free Trade Agreement
Negative Acknowledgment
Network-Attached Storage
Normally Closed, Network Computer
Noise Control Act
National Climate Data Center
Non-Destructive Examination
Non-Dispersive Infrared
Non-Dispersive Ultraviolet

NEC
NEGU
NEP
NEPA
NESHAP
NeSSI
NEVES
NEXT
NFC
NHSDA
NIC
NICI
NIR
NLEV
NLLAP
NM
NMR
NMRS
NMS
NNSR
NO
NOx
NOy
NOM
NPD
NPDES
NPL
NPN
NPSH
NPT
NR
NRAM
NREP
NRL
NRTL
NRZ
NSOM
NSPS
NSR
NTC

National Electrical Code


Non-Electric Generating Units
Noise Equivalent Power
National Environmental Policy Act
National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants
New Sampling/Sensor Initiative
Non-road Engine and Vehicle Emission Study
Near End Cross-Talk
National Fire Code
National Highway System Designation Act
Network Interface Card
Negative Ion Chemical Ionization
Near Infrared
National Low Emission Vehicle
National Lead Laboratory Accreditation Program
Nanometer
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Network Management Station
Non-attainment New Source Review
Normally Open, Nitrogen Oxide
Nitrogen Oxides
Nitrogen Species
Natural Organic Material
Nitrogen-Phosphorous Detector
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
National Priorities List
Negative-Positive-Negative
Net Positive Suction Head
National Pipe Thread
Natural Rubber
Nanotube Random Access Memory
National Registry of Environmental Professionals
Naval Research Laboratory
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
Non-Return to Zero
Near-field Scanning Optical Microscope
National Standards of Performance for Stationary Sources, New Source
Performance Standard
New Source Review
Negative Temperature Coefficient

O3
O&M
OA-ICOS
OBD
OCAP
OD
ODBC
ODF

Ozone
Operation and Maintenance
Off-Axis Integrated-Cavity-Output Spectroscopy
On-Board Diagnostics
Open Cable Application Platform
Object Directory, Outside Diameter
Open Database Connectivity
Open Document Forum

ODP
OEL
OEM
OES
OI
OIML
OIS
OJT
OJR
OL
OLAP
OLE
OLED
OLS
OMAC
OP
OPA
OPC
OP-FTIR
OPLC
OQ
ORB
ORP
OS
OS/2
OSAT
OSBL
OSHA
OSI
OSIL
OTAG
OTDR
OVA
OWL
P wastes
P2
P/S
P&ID
PA
PACT
PAD
PAH
PAI
PAL
PAM
PAMS
PAR
PAS

Ozone Depletion Potential


Occupational Exposure Limit
Original Equipment Manufacturer
Optical Emission Spectroscopy
Operator Interface
Operator Interface Station
On the Job Training
On the Job Retirement
OverLoad
On-Line Analytical Processing
Object Linking and Embedding
Organic Light Emitting Diode
Ordinary Least Squares
Open, Modular Architecture Control
OPerational
Oil Pollution Act (1990)
Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control
Open Path - Fourier Transform InfraRed
Over Pressure Layer Chromatography
Operational Qualification
Object Request Broker
Oxidation Reduction Potential
Operating System
Operating System/2
Ozone Apportionment Technology
Outside Battery Limits
Occupational Safety and Health Act
Open System Interconnection
On-Site Implementation Log
Ozone Transport Assessment Group
Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
Organic Vapor Analyzer
Web Ontology Language
Acutely hazardous discarded commercial products, off specification products, and
spill residues
Pollution Prevention
Power Supply
Process and Instrumentation Diagram
Power Amplifier, Peak Area
Plasma Arc Centrifugal Treatment
Photodiode Array Detector, Pulsed Amerometric Detection
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbon, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon
Process Analysis Instrumentation
Plant-wide Applicability Limit
Pulse Amplitude Modulation, Plant Asset Management
Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Site
Proven Acceptable Range
Photo Acoustic Spectroscopy, Publicly Available Specification

PAT
Pb
PB
PBB
PBDE
PBX
PC
PCB
PCBA
PCI
PCM
PCMCIA
PCS
PCV
PD
PDA
PDEF
PDF
PDH
PDM
PDP
PDRI
PDS
PDU
PE
PEESP
PEI
PEL
PERA
PES
PET
PF
PFD
PFPD
PGA
PHA
PHR
PHY
PID
PIMS
PIS
PLA
PLC
PLD
PLIF
PLL
PLM
PLS
PM

Process Analytical Technology


Lead
Pushbutton
Polybrominated Biphenyl
Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether
Private Branch Exchange
Personal Computer, Programmable Controller
Printed Circuit Board, Polychlorinated Biphenyl
Printed Circuit Board Assembly
Peripheral Component Interconnect
Pulse Code Modulation
Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
Photon Correlation Spectroscopy
Positive Crankcase Ventilation
Positive Displacement
Personal Data Assistant
Physical Design Exchange Format
Portable Document Format
Professional Development Hour
Predictive Maintenance
Plasma Display Panel
Project Definition Rating Index
Project Delivery System
Protocol Data Unit, Power Distribution Unit
Professional Engineer, Process Engineering, Polyethylene
Plasma-enhanced Electrostatic Precipitator
Periodic Emissions Inventory
Potential Exposure Limit, Permissible Exposure Limit
Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture
Programmable Electronic System
Polythene Terepthalate
Power Factor, Pico Farad
Probability of Failure on Demand, Process Flow Diagram
Pulsed Flame Photometric Detector
Pin Grid Array
Process Hazards Analysis
Process Hazards Review
PHYsical Layer Protocol
Photo Ionization Detector, Proportional-plus-Integral- plus-Derivative
Process Information Management System
Protective Instrumented System
Programmable Logic Array
Programmable Logic Controller
Programmable Logic Device
Pointer Laser Induced Fluorescence
Phase Locked Loop
Product Lifecycle Management
Partial Least Squares
Preventative Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, Post Meridiem, Post Mortem,
Particulate Matter, Phase Modulation, Pulse Modulated

PM10
PMT
PNL
PNP
POC
POE
POIS
PON
POP3
POTW
POU
PP
PPA
PPB
PPE
PPM
PPMV
PPMW
PPP
PPR
PPT
PQ
PR
PRTD
PROFIBUS
PRV
PS
PSA
PSAT
PSD
PSDB
PSI
PSIA
PSID
PSIG
PSK
PSM
PSSR
PT
PTE
PTFE
PTGC
PTN
PURPA
PV
PVC
PVDF
PWB
PWBA
PWM

Particulate Matter less than 10 microns


Photo Multiplier Tube
Panel
Positive-Negative-Positive (transistor)
Photochemical Organic Contamination
Point of Entry
Plant Operating Information System
Passive Optical Network
Post Office Protocol version 3
Publicly Owned Treatment Work
Point of Use
Poly Propylene
Pollution Prevention Act
Parts Per Billion
Personal Protection Equipment
Parts Per Million
Parts Per Million by Volume
Parts Per Million by Weight
Point-to-Point Protocol
Product and Packaging Rotogravure
Parts Per Trillion
Power Quality, Performance Qualification
Pair, Publication Rotogravure
Platinum Resistance Temperature Detector
Process Fieldbus
Pressure Relief Valve
Power Supply, Power Spectrum, Performance Specification
Pressure Swing Adsorption
Prostrate Acceptance Test
Prevention of Significant Deterioration, Particle Size Distribution
Point Source Database
Pounds per Square Inch
Pounds per Square Inch Absolute
Pounds per Square Inch Differential
Pounds per Square Inch Gauge
Phase Shift Keying
Process Safety Management
Pre-Startup Safety Review
Potential (voltage) Transformer
Potential To Emit
Poly TetraFluoroEthylene
Programmed Temperature Gas Chromatograph
Public Telephone Network
Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act
Process Variable, Principle Variable, Photovoltaic
Poly Vinyl Chloride
Poly Vinyl DiFluoride (Kynar)
Printed Wiring Board
Printed Wiring Board Assembly
Pulse-Width Modulation

PXI

PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation

QA
QA/QC
QAM
QAP
QC
QCA
QIP
QL
QML
QPL
QRA
QRI
QTAG
QWIP

Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
Quality Assurance Program, Quality Assurance Plan
Quality Control
Quiet Communities Act
Quality Improvement Program
Quantitation Limit
Qualified Manufacturers List
Qualified Parts List, Qualified Product List
Quantitative Risk Assessment
Quantum Resonance Interferometry
Quality Test Action Group
Quantum-well Infrared Photodetector

R&D
R&R
RACT
RAD
RAID

Research & Development


Remove & Replace, Rest & Recreation, Recognition & Reward
Reasonably Available Control Technology
Rapid Application Development
Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, Redundant Array of Inexpensive Devices,
Random Array of Independent Disks
Random Access Memory
Regional Analysis Zone
Reliability Block Diagram
Regional Bell Operating Companies
Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy
Resistor Capacitor
Root Cause Failure Analysis
Reliability Centered Maintenance
Recuperative Catalytic Oxidizer
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Regional Computerized Traffic Signal System
Receiver
Resource Description Framework
Regional Clean Air Incentive Market
Recommended Exposure Limit
Resonance Enhanced Multiphoton Ionization
Raised Face, Radio Frequency
Residue Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit
Radio Frequency Data Communications
Reformulated Gasoline
Radio Frequency Interference
Radio Frequency Identification, Radio Frequency Identity
Request For Offer
Request For Quotation
Rigid Galvanized Steel
Relative Humidity
Refractive Index

RAM
RAZ
RBD
RBOC
RBS
RC
RCFA
RCM
RCO
RCRA
RCTSS
RCVR
RDF
RECLAIM
REL
REMPI
RF
RFCCU
RFDC
RFG
RFI
RFID
RFO
RFQ
RGS
RH
RI

RIF
RISC
RLL
RMA
RMP
RMS
RMSE
RO
ROA
RoHS
ROI
ROM
ROP
RPM
RRA
RREL
RSD
RSLinks
RSS
RT
RTD
RTJ
RTO
RTOS
RTS
RTU
RVP
RZ

Reduction In Force
Reduced Instruction Set Chip, Reduced Instruction Set Computer
Relay Ladder Logic
Raw Material Attributes
Risk Management Plan
Root Mean Square
Root Mean Square Error
Reverse Osmosis, Restriction Orifice
Return On Asset
Reduction of Hazardous Substances, Restriction of Hazardous Substances
Return On Investment
Read Only Memory
Rate Of Progress
Revolutions Per Minute, Real-time Process Management
Resource Recovery Act
Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory
Remote Sensing Device, Relative Standard Deviation
Rockwell Software Links (Allen Bradley OPC Server)
Root Sum Square
Real Time, Rise Time
Resistance Temperature Detector, Resistance Temperature Device
Ring Type Joint
Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer
Real Time Operating System
Ready To Send, Request To Send
Remote Terminal Unit
Reid Vapor Pressure
Non-Return Zero

S
S/D
S/H
S/N
SAGE
SAIMM
SALLS
SAN
SARA
SAT
SAW
SB5
SBC
SBDW
SBIR
SBSW
SCADA
SCAM
SCC
SCD
SCE

Second
Shut Down
Sample and Hold
Signal to Noise, Serial Number
Solvent Alternative Guide
Systems Applications International Meteorological Model
Single Angle Laser Light Scattering
Storage Area Network
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (1986)
Site Acceptance Test
Standing Acoustic Wave, Surface Acoustic Wave
Senate Bill 5
Single Board Computer
Single Beam Dual Wavelength
Small Business Innovative Research (USA Government grant program)
Single Beam Dual Wavelength
Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition
Safety Control, Ax Man
Source Classification Code
Sulfur Chemiluminescence Detector
Suppressed Capillary Electrophoresis

SCFM
SCM
SCPI
SCR
SCSI
SD
SDB
SDF
SdFFF
SDI
SDLC
SDS
SDWA
SEC
SECS
SECSII
SEM
SERCOS
SEVA
SFC
SFDR
SFF
SG
SHA
SHS
SI
SIC
SIF
SIG
SIL
SIM
SIMDIS
SIMM
SIMO
SIMS
SIP
SIPOF
SIS
SISCH
SISO
SIT
SITE
SITWC
SL
SLAM
SLC
SLDAR
SLDC

Standard Cubic Feet per Minute


Supply Chain Management
Standard Commands for Programmable Instruments
Selective Catalytic Reduction, Selective Catalytic Reaction, Silicon Controlled
Rectifier, Sample Conditioning Room
Small Computer Standard Interface, Small Computer System Interface
Standard Deviation, Safe Detected
Small Disadvantaged Business
Structure Data File
Sedimentation Field-Flow Fractionation
Silt Density Index
Synchronous Data Link Control
Smart Distributed System
Safe Drinking Water Act
Size-Exclusion Chromatography
Semiconductor Equipment Communications Standard
Semiconductor Equipment Communications Standard Layer 2
Scanning Electron Microscope, Scanning Electron Microscopy
Serial Realtime Communications System
Self Validation
Supercritical Fluid Chromatography
Spurious Free Dynamic Range
Specific Gravity
Sample and Hold Amplifier
Sample Handling System
International System of Units
Standard Industrial Classification
Safety Instrumented Function
Special Interest Group
Safety Integrity Level
Selective Ion Monitoring
Simulated Distillation
Single Inline Memory Module
Single Input/Multiple Outputs
Symposium for Innovation in Measurement Sciences
State Implementation Plan, Sterilize In Place
Step-index Plastic Optical Fiber
Safety Instrumented System
Step Index Separate Confinement Heterostructure
Single Input/Single Output
Silicon Intensified Target
Superfund Information Technology Exchange, Superfund Innovative Technology
Evaluation
Spark Ignition Three-Way Catalyst
Straight Line
Scanning Laser Acoustic Microscope
Single Loop Controller, Small Logic Controller, Single Level Cell
Smart Leak Detection and Repair
Single Loop Digital Controller

SLIP
SMD
SMDS
SML
SMR
SMT
SMTP
SNA
SNAFU
SNCR
SNMP
SNR
SO2
SOx
SOA
SOAP
SOC
SOCMI
SOH
SOIC
SOP
SOS
SOT
SOV
SOW
SP
SP(76)
SPC
SPCC
SPDT
SPI
SPM
SPME
SPR
SPS
SQC
SQL
SRAM
SRM
SRRP
SRS
SS
SSB
SSF
SSM
SSR
SSU
STEM
STEP
STP

Serial Line Interface Protocol


Surface Mount Device
Switched Multi-megabit Data System
Service Modeling Language
Steam-Methane Reforming
Surface Mount Technology
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
System Network Architecture
Situation Normal, All F... Up
Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction
Simple Network Management Protocol
Signal to Noise Ratio
Sulfur Dioxide
Sulfur Oxide Compounds
Service Oriented Architecture
Simple Object Access Protocol
System On Chip
Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry
Start Of Heading
Small Outline Integrated Circuit
Safe Operating Practice
Southern Oxidants Study
Small Outline Transistor
Solenoid Valve
Statement of Work
Set Point
Standards and Practices (Group of ISA)
Statistical Process Control
Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures Program
Single Pole, Double Throw
Serial Peripheral Interface
Scanning Probe Microscope
Solid Phase Microextraction
Surface Plasmon Resonance
Samples Per Second
Statistical Quality Control
Structured Query Language
Static Random Access Memory
Standard Reference Materials
Source Reduction Review Project
Safety Requirement Specification
Stainless Steel
Single Side Band
Saybolt Seconds Furol (viscosity)
Start-up, Shutdown, and Malfunction
Solid State Relay, Sum of Squared Residuals
Saybolt Seconds Universal (viscosity)
Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope
Standard for Exchange of Product model data
Standard Pressure and Temperature, Shielded Twisted Pair

STX
SULEV
SV
SVOC
SW
SWAG
SWIG
SWLI
SWP3
SWR

Start Of Text
Super-Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle
Solenoid Valve
Semi-Volatile Organic Compound
Socket Weld
Scientific Wild Ass Guess
Sensors for the Water Industry Group
Scanning White Light Interferometry
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
Standing Wave Ratio

T/C
T&E
TA-MS
TAAF
TAC
TAFF
TAN
TAP
TB
TC

Thermocouple
Travel & Entertainment
Thermal Analysis-Mass Spectrometry
Test, Analyze And Fix
Texas Administrative Code
Texas Alternative Fuel Fleet
Tiny Area Network
Telocator Alphanumeric Protocol (paging protocol)
Terminal Block, Terminal Board
Thermal Conductivity, Temperature Compensator, Technical Committee,
Thermocouple, Temperature Coefficient, Toxicity Characteristic
Total Carbon Analyzer
Texas Clean Air Act
Thermal Conductivity Detector
Texas Clean Fleet, Totally Chlorine Free
Toxicity Characteristics Leaching Procedure
Time-Critical Manufacturing, Transportation Control Measures
Total Cost of Ownership
Transmission Control Protocol
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
Top Dead Center
Time Division Duplex
Total Dynamic Head, Total Harmonic Distortion
Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectrophotometer
Time Division Multiplex
Time Division Multiple Access
Time Delay Relay, Time Delay Reflectometer
Thermionic Emission Detector
Transducer Electronic Data Sheet
Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled
TELEphone COmpany
Totally Enclosed Non-Ventilated
Technical Evaluation Report
Texas Emission Reduction Plan
TetraFluoroEthylene (Teflon)
TetraFluoroEthylene/Propylene
Thin Film Transistor
Technical Guidance Document
Total Harmonic Distortion

TCA
TCAA
TCD
TCF
TCLP
TCM
TCO
TCP
TCP/IP
TDC
TDD
TDH
TDLAS
TDM
TDMA
TDR
TED
TEDS
TEFC
TELCO
TENV
TER
TERP
TFE
TFE/P
TFT
TGD
THD

TIG
TILS
TIO
TIP
TLA
TLC
TLV
TMC
TMR
TNMOC
TOx
TOC
TOF
TOG
TPA
TPD
TPOD
TPY
TQM
TRI
TSCA
TSD
TSDF
TSMP
TSO
TSWeb
TTHM
TTL
TTY
TVA
TVSS
TWA
TX
TXP
TXRF

Tungsten Inert Gas, Technical Interest Group


Total Intensity Light Scattering
Technology Innovation Office
Transportation Implementation Plan
Three Letter Acronym
Thin Layer Chromatography
Threshold Limit Value
Texas Motorists Choice
Triple Modular Redundancy
Total Non-Methane Organic Compounds
Total Organic Halide
Total Organic Carbon, Total Organic Compound, Total Oxidizable Carbon
Time Of Flight
Total Organic Gas
Third Party Access
Tons Per Day
Tons Per Ozone Day
Tons Per Year
Total Quality Management
Toxic Release Inventory
Toxic Substances Control Act
Technical Support Document
Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facility
Time Synchronized Mesh Protocol
Tight Shut-Off
Terminal Server Web
Total Trihalomethane
Transistor-Transistor Logic
Teletypewriter
Total Vapor Analyzer
Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor
Time Weighted Average
Transmitter
Total Suspended Particulate
Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence

U wastes

Other discarded commercial products, off specification products, and spill


residues
Urban Airshed Model
Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Uniform Building Code, Uninterruptible Battery Supply
Universal Control Station
Universal Data Access
User Datagram Protocol
Upper Explosive Limit
Upper Flammable Limit
Ultra High Frequency (300 MHz to 3 GHz)
United Kingdom
Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel

UAM
UART
UAV
UBC
UCS
UDA
UDP
UEL
UFL
UHF
UK
ULSD

ULSG
ULF
UMA
UNEP
UPC
UPS
URL
US
USA
USB
UST
UTF
UTM
UTP
UV
UVF
UVLA
UWB
UWWD

Ultra Low Sulfur Gasoline


Ultra Low Frequency
Unlicensed Mobile Access
United Nations Environment Programme
Universal Product Code
Uninterruptible Power Supply
Uniform Resource Locator
United States
United States of America
Universal Serial Bus, Upper Side Band
Underground Storage Tank
Unshielded Twisted Pair
Unsafe To Monitor, Universal Transverse Mercator
Unshielded Twisted Pair
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet Fluorescence
Ultraviolet Laser Ablation
Ultra-Wideband
Urban Wastewater Directive (European Community)

V
VA
VAC
VAR
VAVR
VB
VBA
VBScript
VBX
VDC
VDF
VDS
VDT
VDU
VE
VERP
VFA
VFD
VG
VHAP
VHF
VID
VIN
VIR
VIS
VISA
VISITT

Volt
Volt-Ampere
Volts Alternating Current
Volt-Ampere Reactive, Value Added Reseller
Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement
Visual Basic
Visual Basic for Applications
Visual Basic Script
Visual Basic Extension
Volts Direct Current
Voltage Distortion Factor
Virtual Device Syntax
Video Display Tube
Video Display Unit
Visible Emissions
Voluntary Emission Reduction Permit
Variable Filter Array
Virtual Field Device, Variable Frequency Drive
Vapor Generation
Volatile Hazardous Air Pollutant
Very High Frequency (30 MHz to 300 MHz)
Vehicle Identification Database
Vehicle Inspection Number
Vehicle Inspection Report
Visible
Virtual Instrument Software Architecture
Vendor Information System for Innovative Treatment Technologies, Vendor
Information System for Innovative Technology Transfer
Visible Length
Virtual Local Access Network

VL
VLAN

VLF
VLSI
VMAS
VME
VMEP
VMS
VMT
VNR
VNRAT
VOC
VoD
VoIP
VOL
VoWLAN
VPDAAS
VPDICPMS
VPN
VRAM
VRC
VRF
VT
VTC

Very Low Frequency (Below 30 KHz)


Very Large Scale Integration
Vehicle Mass Analysis System
Versa Module Europe, Virtual Memory Environment
Voluntary Mobile Source Emissions Reduction Program
Virtual Memory System
Vehicle Miles Traveled
VOC-NOx Ratios
VOC-NOx Ratios
Volatile Organic Compound
Video on Demand
Voice over Internet Protocol
Volume
Voice over Wireless Local Area Network
Vapor Phase Deposition combined with Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Vapor Phase Deposition combined with Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass
Spectrometry
Virtual Private Network
Video Random Access Memory
Vertical Redundancy Check
Vehicle Repair Form
Virtual Terminal
Vortex Tube Cluster

WACK
WAN
WAO
WC
WDM
WDT
WEEE
WESP
WGS
WiFi
WIMP
WLAN
WLS
WN
WOE
WPN1
WT
WWF
WWW
WYSIWYG

Wait, Positive ACKnowledgment


Wide Area Network
Wet Air Oxidation
Water Column
Wavelength-Division Multiplexing
Watchdog Timer
Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment
Wet Electrostatic Precipitation
Water-Gas Shift
Wireless Fidelity
Windows, Icons, Mouse, Pointers
Wireless Local Area Network
Weighted Least Squares
Weld Neck
Weight Of Evidence
White Paper Number 1
Weight
Wide-Web Flexographic
World Wide Web
What You See Is What You Get

XFMR
XooY
XRBL
XRF
XRFX

Transformer
X out of Y
Extensible Business Reporting Language
X-ray Fluorescence
X-ray Fluorescence

XRMA
XML
XMTR

X-ray Microanalysis
Extensible Markup Language
Transmitter

Y2K
YTD

Year 2000
Year To Date

ZEV

Zero Emission Vehicle

Compiled & Maintained by:


Dale C. Merriman, CSAT
MerTech Incorporated
P.O. Box 571866
Houston, TX 77257-1866
P 713.978.7765 F 713.978.6230
E-mail: dcmerriman@mertechinc.com