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ACRONYMS AND
ABBREVIATIONS
ACGIH American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists
ACI American Concrete Institute
ACS American Chemical Society
AGA American Gas Association
AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers
AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association
AISC American Institute of Steel Construction
AISI American Iron and Steel Institute
AIT Autoignition temperature
ANSI American National Standards Institute
APFA American Pipe Fittings Association
API American Petroleum Institute
ASM American Society for Metals
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASSE American Society of Safety Engineers
ASNT American Society for Nondestructive Testing
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
AWS American Welding Society
BLEVE Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion
BPCS Basic Process Control System
Btu British thermal unit
BTX Benzene, Toluene, and Xylene
CAA Clean Air Act
CAAA Clean Air Act Amendments
CCPS Center for Chemical Process Safety
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ACRONYMS AND
ABBREVIATIONS
ACGIH American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists
ACI American Concrete Institute
ACS American Chemical Society
AGA American Gas Association
AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers
AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association
AISC American Institute of Steel Construction
AISI American Iron and Steel Institute
AIT Autoignition temperature
ANSI American National Standards Institute
APFA American Pipe Fittings Association
API American Petroleum Institute
ASM American Society for Metals
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASSE American Society of Safety Engineers
ASNT American Society for Nondestructive Testing
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
AWS American Welding Society
BLEVE Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion
BPCS Basic Process Control System
Btu British thermal unit
BTX Benzene, Toluene, and Xylene
CAA Clean Air Act
CAAA Clean Air Act Amendments
CCPS Center for Chemical Process Safety
CEM Continuous Emissions Monitor
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation,
and Liability Act
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGA Compressed Gas Association
CIA Chemical Industries Association
CMA Chemical Manufacturers Association
CRT Cathode Ray Tube
CSTR Continuous-Flow Stirred-Tank Reactor
CWA Clean Water Act
DAF Dissolved Air Flotation
DCS Distributed Control System
DDT Deflagration to Detonation Transition
DIERS Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems
DIPPR Design Institute for Physical Property Data
DOT Department of Transportation
DPC Deflagration Pressure Containment
EEGL Emergency Exposure Guidance Level
EJMA Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPRI Electric Power Research Institute
ERPG Emergency Response Planning Guideline
ERS Emergency Relief System
ERD Emergency Relief Design
ESCIS Expert Commission for Safety in the Swiss Chemical Industry
ESD Emergency Shutdown Device
FIBC Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers
FScEI Fire and Explosion Index
FMEA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
FMEC Factory Mutual Engineering Corporation
FRP Fiber Reinforced Plastic
GPM Gallons Per Minute
GPSA Gas Processors Suppliers Association
HAZOP Hazard and Operability study
HEI Heat Exchanger Institute
HMB Heat and Material Balance
hp horsepower
HSE Health and Safety Executive
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ACRONYMS AND
ABBREVIATIONS
ACGIH American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists
ACI American Concrete Institute
ACS American Chemical Society
AGA American Gas Association
AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers
AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association
AISC American Institute of Steel Construction
AISI American Iron and Steel Institute
AIT Autoignition temperature
ANSI American National Standards Institute
APFA American Pipe Fittings Association
API American Petroleum Institute
ASM American Society for Metals
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASSE American Society of Safety Engineers
ASNT American Society for Nondestructive Testing
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
AWS American Welding Society
BLEVE Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion
BPCS Basic Process Control System
Btu British thermal unit
BTX Benzene, Toluene, and Xylene
CAA Clean Air Act
CAAA Clean Air Act Amendments
CCPS Center for Chemical Process Safety
CEM Continuous Emissions Monitor
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation,
and Liability Act
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGA Compressed Gas Association
CIA Chemical Industries Association
CMA Chemical Manufacturers Association
CRT Cathode Ray Tube
CSTR Continuous-Flow Stirred-Tank Reactor
CWA Clean Water Act
DAF Dissolved Air Flotation
DCS Distributed Control System
DDT Deflagration to Detonation Transition
DIERS Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems
DIPPR Design Institute for Physical Property Data
DOT Department of Transportation
DPC Deflagration Pressure Containment
EEGL Emergency Exposure Guidance Level
EJMA Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPRI Electric Power Research Institute
ERPG Emergency Response Planning Guideline
ERS Emergency Relief System
ERD Emergency Relief Design
ESCIS Expert Commission for Safety in the Swiss Chemical Industry
ESD Emergency Shutdown Device
FIBC Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers
FScEI Fire and Explosion Index
FMEA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
FMEC Factory Mutual Engineering Corporation
FRP Fiber Reinforced Plastic
GPM Gallons Per Minute
GPSA Gas Processors Suppliers Association
HAZOP Hazard and Operability study
HEI Heat Exchanger Institute
HMB Heat and Material Balance
hp horsepower
HSE Health and Safety Executive
HVAC Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
IChemE The Institution of Chemical Engineers
LEL Lower Explosive Limit
LFL Lower Flammable Limit
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LOC Limiting Oxidant Concentration
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
mA milliampere
MAWP Maximum Allowable Working Pressure
MEC Minimum Explosible Concentration
MIE Minimum Ignition Energy
mj millijoule
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
MSS Manufacturers Standardization Society
NACE National Association of Corrosion Engineers
NAS National Academy of Science
NBIC National Board Inspection Code
NEC National Electrical Code
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NESC National Electrical Safety Code
NDE Nondestructive examination
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NIOSH National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
NPCA National Paint and Coatings Association
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System
NPSH Net Positive Suction Head
NRC National Research Council
NSPS New Source Performance Standards
NTIAC Nondestructive Testing Information Analysis Center
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyl
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit
PES Programmable Electronic System
PFD Process Flow Diagram
PFR Plug Flow Reactor
PLC Programmable Logic Controller
P&ID Piping and Instrumentation Diagram
PHA Process Hazard Analysis
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ACRONYMS AND
ABBREVIATIONS
ACGIH American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists
ACI American Concrete Institute
ACS American Chemical Society
AGA American Gas Association
AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers
AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association
AISC American Institute of Steel Construction
AISI American Iron and Steel Institute
AIT Autoignition temperature
ANSI American National Standards Institute
APFA American Pipe Fittings Association
API American Petroleum Institute
ASM American Society for Metals
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASSE American Society of Safety Engineers
ASNT American Society for Nondestructive Testing
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
AWS American Welding Society
BLEVE Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion
BPCS Basic Process Control System
Btu British thermal unit
BTX Benzene, Toluene, and Xylene
CAA Clean Air Act
CAAA Clean Air Act Amendments
CCPS Center for Chemical Process Safety
CEM Continuous Emissions Monitor
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation,
and Liability Act
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGA Compressed Gas Association
CIA Chemical Industries Association
CMA Chemical Manufacturers Association
CRT Cathode Ray Tube
CSTR Continuous-Flow Stirred-Tank Reactor
CWA Clean Water Act
DAF Dissolved Air Flotation
DCS Distributed Control System
DDT Deflagration to Detonation Transition
DIERS Design Institute for Emergency Relief Systems
DIPPR Design Institute for Physical Property Data
DOT Department of Transportation
DPC Deflagration Pressure Containment
EEGL Emergency Exposure Guidance Level
EJMA Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPRI Electric Power Research Institute
ERPG Emergency Response Planning Guideline
ERS Emergency Relief System
ERD Emergency Relief Design
ESCIS Expert Commission for Safety in the Swiss Chemical Industry
ESD Emergency Shutdown Device
FIBC Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers
FScEI Fire and Explosion Index
FMEA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
FMEC Factory Mutual Engineering Corporation
FRP Fiber Reinforced Plastic
GPM Gallons Per Minute
GPSA Gas Processors Suppliers Association
HAZOP Hazard and Operability study
HEI Heat Exchanger Institute
HMB Heat and Material Balance
hp horsepower
HSE Health and Safety Executive
HVAC Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
IChemE The Institution of Chemical Engineers
LEL Lower Explosive Limit
LFL Lower Flammable Limit
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LOC Limiting Oxidant Concentration
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
mA milliampere
MAWP Maximum Allowable Working Pressure
MEC Minimum Explosible Concentration
MIE Minimum Ignition Energy
mj millijoule
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
MSS Manufacturers Standardization Society
NACE National Association of Corrosion Engineers
NAS National Academy of Science
NBIC National Board Inspection Code
NEC National Electrical Code
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NESC National Electrical Safety Code
NDE Nondestructive examination
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NIOSH National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
NPCA National Paint and Coatings Association
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System
NPSH Net Positive Suction Head
NRC National Research Council
NSPS New Source Performance Standards
NTIAC Nondestructive Testing Information Analysis Center
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyl
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit
PES Programmable Electronic System
PFD Process Flow Diagram
PFR Plug Flow Reactor
PLC Programmable Logic Controller
P&ID Piping and Instrumentation Diagram
PHA Process Hazard Analysis
PID Proportional Integral Derivative
ppm parts per million
pS picoSiemen
PSD Process Safety Device
PSV Pressure Safety Valve
PSS Process Safety System
PVRV Pressure-Vacuum Relief Valve
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RP Recommended Practice
RT Radiographic testing
RTD Resistance Temperature Detector
SCBA Self-contained Breathing Apparatus
SCC Stress Corrosion Cracking
scf standard cubic foot
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers
SIS Safety Interlock System
SPCC Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures
SPEGL Short-term Public Emergency Guidance Level
SPFE Society of Fire Protection Engineers
SSPC Steel Structures Painting Council
TEMA Tubular Exchanger Manufacturer Association
TLV Threshold Limit Value
TOC Total Organic Compounds
TSCA Toxic Substance Control Act
UBC Uniform Building Code
UEL Upper Explosive Limit
UFL Upper Flammable Limit
UL Underwriters Laboratory Inc.
UPS Uninterruptible power supply
UT Ultrasonic testing
UVCE Unconfined Vapor Cloud Explosion
VOC Volatile Organic Compound
WEEL Workplace Environmental Exposure Limit
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