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Lab and Safety Acronyms from the Laboratory Safety Institute

Acronym Expanded Type Definition
1oo1 One out of One

1oo2 One out of two

2oo3 Two out of Three

3G Third Generation

3IM Third Order Intermodulation Distortion

3M Minnesota Mining & Metal

3PL Third Party Logisitics

3PL Third Party Logistics

a.k.a. Also Known As

A2LA Americal Association for Laboratory Accreditation

A2LA Ammerican Association for Laboratory Accreditation Org
AB Allen-Bradley COMP PLC manufacturer who is part of the Rockwell Automation group
ABB Asea-Brown-Boveri COMP
ABS Acrylnitrile-Butadiene-Styrene

AC Alternating Current

Ack Acknowledge

ACS Advanced Control System

ACT Arms Control Technology Branch
The On-Site Inspection Division for monitoring the Chemical Weapons Convention
ADO ActiveX Data Objects

ADW Application Development Workstation

AFE Authorization For Expenditure SCL
AFP AppleTalk Filing Protocol

AI Analog Input

AI Artificial Intelligence

AIC Autonomous Intelligent Controller

AIChE American Institute for Chemical Engineers Org
AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers ORG
AICPA American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Org
AIR Adaptive Intelligent Reflow

AM Application Module HWL Honeywell DCS hardware module.
AMH Automated Materials Handling

AMS Asset Management System

ANN Artificial Neural Network

ANSI American National Standards Institute

AO Analog Output

AOM Acousto-Optic Modulator

AP Application Program

APC Advanced Process Control

API American Petroleum Institute ORG
API Application Program Interface

API Application Programming Interface

APLAC Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation

APP Application Program Processor HWL Honeywell DCS hardware component.
APPC Advanced Program-to-Program Communications
Part of the SNA protocol that establishes the conditions that enable programs to communicate acrosss the network.
APS Advanced Planning and Scheduling

APS Advanced Production Scheduling

ARFL Air Force Research Laboratory GOV
ARP Address Resolution Protocol
Internet protocol that dynamically maps internet addresses to physical addresses on local area networks.
ARP Ethernet Address Resolution Protocol

AS/R Automated Storage and Retrieval

ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange

ASE Amplified Spontaneous Emission

ASET Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists

AS-I Actuator Sensor Interface

ASIC Application Specific Integrated Circuit

ASM Abnormal Situation Management

ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers Org
ASP Advanced Planning and Scheduling

ASP Application Service Provider

ASTM American Society for Testing Materials Org
ASU Air Separation Unit

ASU Aromatic Saturation Unit

ATC Air Traffic Control system

AtP Available To Promise

ATR Attenuated Total Reflectance

AWEA American Wind Energy Association ORG
AWG American Wire Gauge

B/U Back Up

B2B Back to Basics

B2B Business to Business

B2BRM Business to Business Relationship Management

BACP Bandwidth Allocation Control Protocol

BAV Business Analysis and Visualization

BC Bitumen Consumption SCL
BCC Blind Carbon Copy

BCU Backup Control Unit

BFW Boiler Feedwater

BI Business Intelligence
A set of concepts, methods and processes to imporve business decisions using information from multiple sources and applying experience to develop an understanding of business dynamics
BIOS Basic In/Out System

BIOS Basic Input/Output System

BMS Burner Management System

BOM Bill of Material

BOM Bill Of Materials

BOOM Build, Own, Operate and Maintain

BPC Basic Process Control

BPCL Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. COM
BSD Berkeley Software Distribution

BSI British Standards Institute

BTO Bandwidth Trading Organisation ORG United States based organization to standardize issues around communications bandwidth and its use.
BTO Build To Order

C200 Honeywell PlantScape Controller HWL
CAA Clean Air Act

CAGI Compressed Air and Gas Institute ORG trade organization of manufacturers of air and gas compressors and related pneumatic equipment
CAGR Compound Annual Growth Rate

CAGR Cumulative Average Growth Rate

CAM Computer Aided Manufacturing

CAN Controller Area Network

CANENA Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the Nations of the Americas

CAPEX Capital Expense

CB Basic Controller HWL
CB Certification Body

CB Chemical and Biological arms control

CB Citizens Band

CB Citizens Band radio

CBE Circuit Breaker for Equipment

CBM Condition Based Maintenance

CBM Condition Based Management
CC Carbon Copy

CC Computing Controller

CCA Common Component Architecture HWL
CCD Charge Coupled Device

CCEA Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs GOV Indian government agency
CCITT Consultative Committee for International Telegraphy and Telephony Org
CCPS Center for Chemical Process Safety ORG
CCR Central Control Room

CCTV Closed Circuit Television

CD Compact Disk

CD Compel Data FF
CE Conformite Europeene
European Conformity
CEC Canadian Electrical Code

CEIDS Consortium for Electric Infrastructure to Support a Digital Society

CEM Continuous Emission Monitor

CEMS Continuous Emission Monitoring System

CENELEC European Committee for Electro-technical Standardization ORG
CEO Chief Executive Officer

CFD Computational Fluid Dynamics

CFF Capability File Format

CFO Chief Financial Officer

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

CFSE Certified Functional Safety Expert

CG Computer Gateway HWL
CGI Common Gateway Interface

CGM Computer Graphics Metafile

CHIP Computer Highway Interface Package

CI ControlNet International

CIA Central Intelligence Agency GOV United States government agency
CIA Communications Interface Assembly

CIM Computer Integrated Manufacturing

CIP Control & Information Protocol

CIP Control and Information Protocol
Application layer shared by ControlNet, DeviceNet, and Ethernet/IP
CIR Committed Information Rate

CL Control Language HWL
CLI Common Language Infrastructure
CLM Communications Link Module HWL
CLNP Connectionless Network Protocol

CLTP Connectionless Transport Protocol

CMMS Computerized Maintenance Management System

CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Sensor

CMV Common Mode Voltage

COM Component Object Model

Config Configuration

CORBA Common Object Request Broker Architecture

COS Change Of State

COTS Commercial Off The Shelf

COTS Commercial Off The Shelf technology

CPAC Center for Process Analytical Chemistry

cPCI Compact PCI

CPE Customer Premises Equipment

CPFR Collaborative Forecasting Planning & Replenishment model

CPFR Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment

CPG Consumer Packaged Goods

CPM Collaborative Production Management

CPO Chief Privacy Officer

CPU Central Processing Unit

CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check

CRDS Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy

CRDS Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy

CRM Customer Relationship Management

CSA Canadian Standards Association

CSD Circuit Switched Data

CSEM Continuous Source Emission Monitor

CSF Critical Success Factor

CSI Control System Integrator

CSIA Control System Integrator Association ORG American based association of integrators. Web site is
CSIA Control System Integrators Association Org
CSIS Canadian Security Intelligence Service GOV
CSMA/CD Carrier Sense Multiple Access / Collision Detection

CSS Cascading Style Sheets

CSS Customer Support Services

CSU Channel Service Unit
Digital signal processor that performs the transmit and recive filtering, signal shaping, longitudinal balance, voltage isolation, equalisation, and remote loopback testing for digital transmission.
CTD Cumulative Trauma Disorders

CTO Configure To Order

CTP Capable To Promise

CV Control Variable

CW Continuous Wave

CWC Chemical Weapons Convention
Agreement signed in 1997 prohibiting the development, production, acquisition stockpiling, transfer or use of chemical weapons
CWP Construction Work Package

DAF Dissolved Air Flotation

DAR Data Acquisition & Reporting

DAR Data Acquisition and Reporting

DBS Design Basis Specification

DC Direct Current

DCD Data Carrier Detect

DCOM Distributed COM

DCOM Distributed Component Object Model

DCS Digital Control System

DCS Distributed Control System

DCS Document Control System

DCU Data Concentrator Unit

DD Device Description Cont
DDE Dynamica Data Exchange

DDL Device Description Language

DES Data Encryption Standard
A standard encryption technique that scrambles data int a code for transmission over a public network.
DevId Device Identifier

DH Data Highway

DH+ Data Highway Plus

DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

DHI Data Highway Interface HWL
DHP Data Hiway Port HWL
DI Disabling Injury

DI Discrete Input

DIX Digital Intel Xerox

DL Data Link

DLCI Data Link Connection Identifier


Dlme Data Link Layer Management Entity

DMM Digital Multi Meter

DMM Digital MultiMeter

DMZ Demilitarized Zone

DNS Domain Name Server

DNS Domain Name System

DO Discrete Output

DOE Department of Energy GOV US Government agency
DOE Design Of Experiment

DOS Disk Operating System

DOT Department of Transportation GOV
DOT Dictionary of Occupational Titles

DPA Distributed Power Architecture

DPC Dabhol Power Company COM
DPDT Double Pole Double Throw

DRC Design Rule Checking

DRDRAM Direct Rambus DRAM

DRM Device Relationship Management

DRM Digital Rights Management Comp
DSA Dynamic Signal Analyser

DSP Digital Signal Processing

DSP Digital Signal Processor

DSS Decision Support System
Part of the knowledge management suite of products.
DSU Digital Service Unit

DTD Document Type Definition
One of the underlying components of the XML standard
DTE Data Terminal Equipment

DTE Department of Technical Education - India Org
DTI Digital Temperature Indication

DTRA Defense Threat Reduction Agency

DU Depleted Uranium

DUT Device Under Test

DWDM Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing

D-WDM Dense Wave Division Multiplexing

EAB Editorial Advisory Board ISA
EAC Enterprise Application Consulting

EAI Enterprise Application Integration

EAM Enterprise Application Management

EAM Enterprise Asset Management

EAN European Article Numbering Association

EB Electron Beam

EBCDIC Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
Eight bit code defined by IBM.
EC European Commission

EC European Community

ECMA European Computer Manufacturers Association ORG
EDA Electronic Design Automation

EDC Electronic Data Capture

EDFA Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers

EDS Engineering Design Specification

eFPM e-Fulfillment Process Management

EGM Eulerian Granular Model
Computational Fluid Mechanics model incorporating granular temperature gradients.
EGP Exterior Gateway Protocol

EHM Equipment Health Monitoring

EIA Electrical Industries of America

EIA Embedded Intel Architecture

EIA Energy Information Administration GOV Part of US Department of Energy
EIA/TIA Electrical Industries Alliance / Telecommunications Industries Association

EJB Enterprise Java Bean

EMD Embedded Magnetic Domain

EMI Electromagnetic Interference

EMP ElectroMagnetic Pulse

EMRE Exxon-Mobil Research and Engineering

EMX Expanded MUX Controller

ENOD Effective Number Of Digits
A performance parameter for an instrument or digitizer, defined in terms of the total range and resolution.
EnVOX Engineering Voice

EPA Environmental Protection Agency GOV United States government agency.
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (United States) Org
EPC Engineering Procurement and Construction

EPLCG Enhanced PLC Gateway HWL
EPRI Electric Power Research Institute

EPS Enterprise Procurement System

ERF European Robotics Forum Org
ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act
United States law stating the the rules governing pension eligilbility
ERP Enterprise Resource Planning

ESD Electrostatic Discharge

ESD Emergency Shut Down

ESD Emergency ShutDown

ESERS Electrolytic Surface-Enahnced Raman Spectroscopy

ESP Electrostatic Precipitator

ETO Engineer To Order

ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute

EUC End User Council Org
EWBS Engineering Work Breakdown Structure

EW-CRDS Evanescent Wave Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy

EWP Engineering Work Package

ExMC Explosives Management Committee
Responsible for electrical apparatus for potentially explosive atmospheres, with duties as defined in IEC Ex 01
EXTRACS Extraction Advanced Control System SCL
FAA Federal Aviation Administration GOV United States Government department responsible for air traffic
FAS Fieldbus Access Layer Cont
FAT Factory Acceptance Test

FAT File Allocation Table

FB Function Block

FBAP Function Block Application Program

FBD Functional Block Diagram

FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation GOV
FCC Fluid Catalytic Cracking

FCN Field Change Notice SCL
FDA Field Device Agent

FDA Field Device Application

FDA Food & Drug Administration GOV
FDDI Fiber Distributed Data Interface

FET Field Effect Transistor

FF Fieldbus Foundation Org
FF Foundation Fieldbus Cont
FFC Flat Flexible Cable

FFF Fail Fast Forward

FFT Fast Fourier Transform

FGD Flue Gas De-Sulfuriser

FIM Field Interface Module

FIR Finite Impulse Response
Method used for multivariable process control data collection
FIS Islamic Salvation Front

FISCO Fieldbus Intrinsic Safety Concept FF
FMCW Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave

FMEDA Failure Modes, Effects, and Diagnostic Analysis

FMS Fieldbus Messaging System

FOM Fully Operated and Maintained

FPC Flexible Printed Circuits

FPD Flame Photometric Detector

FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array

FPM Fulfillment Process Management

FRAD Frame Relay Assembler/Disassembler

FRS Fisher-Rosemount Systems

FS Final Specfication

FS Final Specification FF Approved Foundation Fieldbus standard/specification.
FSB Front-Side Bus speed

FSK Frequency Shift Keying

FSP Fulfillment Service Provider

FST Function Sequence Table

FTA Field Termination Assembly

FTAM File Transfer, Access, and Management

FTIR Fourier Transform InfraRed

FTP File Transfer Protocol

FUNI Frame based UNI

GA Gauge

GAAP Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

GAC General Automation Contractor

GAMP Good Automated Manufacturing Practice
Set of guidelines designed for the pharmaceutical / health care industry to comply with regulatory inspections of computer based systems.
GATS General Agrrement on Trade in Services

GATT General Agreement on Trades and Tariffs

GC Gas Chromatograph Cont
GDD Glow Discharge Detector

Gen Generic

GFC Gas Filter Correlation

GHG GreenHouse Gas

GIA Armed Islamic Group
French acronym for faction of Islamic Salvation Front
GMC General Motion Control

GP General Purpose

GPC Global Project Controls

GPE Global Project Engineering

GPM Global Project Management

GPRS General Packet Radio Service

GPS Global Positioning System

GRP Glass Fibre Reinnforced Polyester

GTG Gas Turbine Generator

H1 "Low speed" Foundation Fieldbus Cont 31.25 kbps digital control system as defined by the Fieldbus Foundation, ISA SP50, and IEC 61158-2
HAP Hazardous Air Pollutant

HART Highway Addressable Remote Transducer Cont
HBMI Hybrid Brain-Machine Interface Comp
HCF HART Communication Foundation ORG
HCI Host Control Interface

HCI Host Controller Interface
Bluetooth specification
HDL Highway Data Link

HDLC High Level Data Link Control
Protocol definde dfor hihg level synchronous connections to X.25 packet networks
HDTV High Definitiion Television

HEETP Height Equivalent to one Effective Theoretical Plate

HETP Height Equivalent to a Theoretical Plate

HFS Hierarchical File System

HG Highway Gateway HWL
HIPS High Integrity Pressure System

HIST Host Interoperability Support Test

HLLAPI High Level Language/Application Program Interface

HLPIU High Level Process Interface Unit HWL
HM History Module HWL
HMI Human Machine Interface

HPI Hydrocarbon Processing Industry

HPL Haldia Petrochemicals COM
HPM High Performance Process Manager HWL
HS Host System FF
HSE High Speed Ethernet Cont
HSIT Host System Interoperability Test
Former name for Foundation Fieldbus Host Interoperability Support Test (HIST).
HTU Hydrotreater Unit

HWL Honeywell SCL
I/O Input / Output

IAC Inter-Active Controller

IAD Intelligent Assist Device
Ergonomic deivce used to amplify humna ability to guide, position, lift heavy /difficult to move objects.
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
Assigns internet port numbers. A complete listing can be found at
IAONA Industrial Automation Open Networking Alliance ORG
IBC Intermediate Bulk Container

IBM International Business Machine

IBP Internet Based Procurement

IC Integrated Circuit

ICA Independent Computing Architecture

ICCP Inter-Control Center Protocol

ICE Information and Content Exchange

ICE Instrumentation and Control Engineering

ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol

Id Identifier

ID Inside Diameter

ID Internal Diameter

IDA Interface for Distributed Automation ORG
IDA Interface for Distributed Automation Group ORG
IDC Insulation Displacement Contact
Method of securing wires and cables to termination assemblies.
IDE Integrated Development Environment

IDEA Infrastructure, Data collection, Engineering, and Analysis

IDI Intelligent Device Interface

IDL Interface Definition Language

IDP Integrated Development Platform

IDSP Interactive Dynamic Simulation Package

IE Industrial Ethernet

IE Internet Explorer

IEC International Electrotechnical Commission Org
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers ORG
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IFC Integrated Function Controller

IFC Issue For Construction
Engineering package final issue for field execution
IFC Issued For Construction

IFR International Federation of Robotics Org
IFR Issue For Review
Engineering package issued for comment by operations prior to final issue for field execution.
IGMP Internet Group Management Protocol

IIP Interoperablity Improvement Project
Fieldbus Foundation continuous improvement initiative.
IIS Instrument Information System

ILAC International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation

ILD Injection Laser Diode

IMAGE SRx Personality Simulator SCL
IMAN Initialize Manual FF
IMAP Internet Message Access Protocol

IMHO In My Humble Opinion

IOC Inidian Oil Company COM
IOP I/O Processor HWL
IP Internet Protocol Comp
IPO Initial Public Offering

IPS Inclined Plate Settler

IPS Integrated Plant System

IPX Internetwork Packet Exchange

IR Infrared

IRZ In Situ Anaerobic Reactive Zone
Technology used to clean groundwater and soil contaminated with chlorinated compounds and heavy metals.
IS Intrinsically Safe

ISA the Instrumentation, Systems & Automation Society Org
ISBL Inside Battery Limits

ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network

ISO International Organization for Standardization

ISO International Standards Organization

ISP Interoperable Systems Project

ISPE International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers ORG
ISV Independent Software Vendor

ITE Independent Trading Exchange

ITES Indian Technical Education Society Org
ITS Interoperability Test System FF
JEA Job Execution Authorisation SCL
JEMIMA Japan Electric Measuring Instruments Manufacturer's Association ORG
JIT Just In Time

JSA Job Safety Analysis SCL
JVM Java Virtual Machine

KDD Knowledge Discovery in Databases Comp
KM Knowledge Management

KPI Key Performance Indicator

L2TP Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol

LAN Local Area Network

LCA Life Cycle Assessment

LCD Liquid Crystal Display

LCI Life Cycle Inventory

LCIA Life Cycle Impact Assessment

LCN Local Control Network HWL
LCON Large Database Console

LD Linking Device

LDO Low DropOut

LED Light Emitting Diode

LEPIU Low Energy Process Interface Unit

LER Light Ends Recovery

LIMS Laboratory Information Management System

LLPIU Low Level Process Interface Unit

LNG Liquified Natural Gas

LO Local Over ride FF
LOC Letter of Confirmation FF Foundation Fieldbus document issued after completion of the Host Interoperability System Test.
LOP Layer of Protection

LSI Langelier Saturation Index
Equilibirum model derived from the thermodynamics of saturated calcium carbonate in the absence of scale inhibitors.
LTD Local Traffic Director

LTI Long Term Injury SCL
LTL Less Than Truckload

LTL Less-than-Truckload

LU Logical Unit
Terminal emulation program or application in an SNA network.
LVDT Linear Variable Differential Transformer

LWR Locally Weighted Regression

LxS X-Layer Server

MAI Multiple Analog Input

MAN Manual FF
MAO Multiple Analog Output

MAP Media Access Protocol

MCAD Mechanical Computer Aided Design

MCL Maximum Contaminant Level

MCU MUX Control Unit

MDI Multiple Digital Input

MDO Multiple Digital Output

MEMAC Machinery & Equipment Manufacturers Association of Canada ORG
MEMS Micro Electro Mechanical System

MES Manufacturing Execution System

MES Manufacturing Execution Systems

MESA Manufacturing Execution System Association Org
MESA Manufacturing Execution Systems Association ORG
MFC Multifunction Controller HWL
MIA Media Interface Adapter

MIA Missing In Action

MIB Management Information Bas

MIB Management Information Base

MIB-II Management Information Base II

MII Media Independent Interface COMP Passive device with a 40-pin connector used in High Speed switching.
MIMO Multiple Input, Multiple Output

MIS Management Information System

MMC MultiMedia Card

MMI Man Machine Interface

MMS Manufacturing Message Specification

MOB Maintenance of Business

MOC Management of Change

MPC Model Predictive Control

MPC Mutivariable Process Control

MRI Midwest Research Institute

MRO Maintenance Repair & Operation

MRO Maintenance, Repair and Operations

MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet

Msg Message

MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration GOV United States government agency
MTO Make To Order

MTS Make To Stock

MUX Multiplexer

MVPC Multivariable Process Control

N/A Not Applicable

NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement

NAICS North American Industry Classification System

NAIT Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Org
NAM National Assoication of Manufacturers Org
NAMT National Advanced Manufacturing Testbed Org
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration GOV
NC Normally Closed

NCF Network Configuration File HWL
NCST National Center for Software & Training - India Org
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association

NEP Noice Equivalent Power

NERI National Employee Rights Institute ORG Cincinnatti based organization
NeSSI New Sampling System Initiative

NFPA National Fire Protection Association

NFS Network File System

NGI Next Generation Internet

NIC National Intelligence Council GOV United States government agency
NIC Network Interface Card

NICS North American Industry Classification System

NIM Network Interface Module HWL
NIS Non-Intrinsically Safe

NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology (US) Org
NIU Network Interface Unit

NM Network Management FF
NM Network Manager

NMA Network Management Agent

NMD National Missile Defence system
Satellite based system to protect United States from limited ballistic missile attacks.
NMIB Network Management Information Base

NO Normally Open

NPR Noise Power Ratio

NPRA National Petroleum Refiners Association

NRC National Research Council GOV Canadian government agency responsible for oversight of the federally funded national research and development program.
NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission GOV United States government agency
NRZ NonReturn to Zero

NSW New South Wales

NTD Network Traffic Director

NWT Northwest Territories

O/S Out of Service FF
OA Office Automation

OA&M Operation, Administration and Management

OAGI Open Applications Group Inc. ORG
OCR Optical Character Recognition

OCS Open Control System

OD Object Description

OD Outside Diameter

ODBC Open DataBase Connectivity

ODM Original Design Manufacturer

ODVA Open DeviceNet Vendors Association Org
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer

OEP Operator Entry Panel

OES Occupational Employment Statistics

OHCI Open Host Controller Interface
Industry standard USB hub controller driver
OIT Office of Industrial Technologies GOV Part of US government Department of Energy (DOE)
OLAP On Line Analytical Processing

OLAP OnLine Analytical Processing

OLE Object Linking and Embedding

OLP On Line Personal ISA
OMG Object Management Group

OMS Order Management System

OOP Object Oriented Programming

OPC OLE for Process Control Cont
OPCW Organizatrion for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OPEX Operating Expense

OS Operating System

OSBL Outside Battery Limits

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration (US)

OSI Open System Interconnection

OSS Open Source Software

OTSG Once Through Steam Generator

OWP Operator Work Place

P&ID Piping and Instrumentation Diagram

P2P Path to Profitability

P2P Peer to Peer Comp
PABX Private Addressing Branch Exchange

PAD Packet Assembler / Disassembler

PALCAN Program for Accreditation of Laboratories - Canada

PAN Personal Area Network

PBCC Packet Binary Convolution Coding

PC Personal Computer

PC Polycarbonate

PCIU Programmable Controller Interface Unit

PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association

PCN Process Connected Network

PCR Principle Component Regression

PCS Process Computer Systems

PCTF Plated Copper on Thick Film

PD Partial Discharge

PD Positive Displacement

PD Proportional Derivative

PD Tag Physical Device Tag

PDA Partial Discharge Analysis

PDA Personal Digital Assistant

PDE Partial Differential Equation

PDM Process Data Manager
Middle layer of three layer control architecture model
PDO 1,3-propanediol

PDU Protocol Data Unit

PED Pressure Equipment Directive
Mandatory European Law published as Directive 97/23/EC
PEP Project Execution Plan

PERA Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture

PERL Practical Extraction and Report Language

PET Poly Ethylene Terephthalate

PFD Personal Flotation Device

PFD Probability of Failure on Demand

PFPD Pulsed Flame Photometric Detector

PHD Process History Device HWL
PHP Personal Hypertext Protocol

PHP PHP Hypertext Preprocessor

PI Process Information

PICS Plant Information Computer System
Top layer of 3 layer control architecture model
PICS Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement

PID Proportional Integral Derivative Cont
PIMS Process Information Management System

PIMS Project Information Management System

PINTS PRoVOX Information Windows NT 4.0 Server

PIP Process Industry Practices

PIU Process Interface Unit HWL
PLC Programmable Logic Controller

PLM Product Life-cycle Management

PLNM Planet Network Module

PLS Partial Least Squares

PLS Programmable Logic Solver

PLS Protection Logic Solver

PM Project Manager

PMT Process Maintenance Technical

PMT Project Management Team

PN Probe Node FF
PNO Profibus User Organisation ORG
POC PRoVOX Operator Console

POP Point Of Presence

POS Point Of Sale

POTS Panel Operator Training Simulator

POW Process Operator Workstation

ppb Parts Per Billion

PPLC Puffin Linux Controller Org Organisation to create a PLC which operates on the Linux operating system.
ppm Parts Per Million

ppt Parts Per Trillion

PR Probe Response FF
PRoVOX Process Voice
Fisher Rosemount Systems Distributed Control System platform
PRoVUE Process View
Fisher- Rosemount System PRoVOX system component.
PS Preliminary Specification

PSA Pressure Swing Absorption

PSA Professional Services Automation

PSI Practical Scale Index
Developed in response to limitations of LSI and RSI to account for effects of non-carbonate and non-bocarbonate buffering agaents sucah as NaOH and NH3.
PSR Plant Service Request SCL
PSR Pre-Start Health and Safety Review

PSV Primary Separation Vessel

PT Pass Token FF
PTB Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
German engineering organisation responsible for developing the FISCO standard.
PU Physical Unit
A node in an SNA network supporting one or more logical units.
PV Process Variable Cont Actual process measurement transmitted from the sensor to the control system
PVC Permanent Virtual Circuit

PVT Pressure Volume Temperature diagram
3 phase diagram used to describe the state of a fluid based on its pressure temperature and volume.
PVT Process Variable Transmitter

PWM Pulse Width Modulation

PWP Potable Water Plant

QA Quality Assurance

QC Quality Control

QDW Quality Data Warehouse

QOS Quality Of Service

R&D Research & Development

R&D Research and Development

RAM Random Access Memory

RAS Reliability, Availability and Servicability

RASI Responsibility, Authority, Aupport, Inform

RCIA Redundant CIA

RDA Remote Data Access

RDC Red Deer College

RDC Ring Down Cavity

RDI Remote Defect Identification

Ref Reference

RF Radio Frequency

RFID Radio Frequency Identification

RFO Ready for Operations

RFP Request For Proposal

RGB Red Green Blue

RIB Remote Insight Board

RIL Reliability Integrity Level

RIO Remote I/O

RISC Reduced Instruction Set Computer

RMON Remote MONitor

RMPCT Robust Model Predictive Control Technology

RO Restriction Orifice

RO Reverse Osmosis

ROC Return On Capital

ROI Return On Investment

RPC Remote Procedure Call

RSD Relative Standard Deviation

RSI Repetitive Stress Injury

RSI Ryznar Stability Index
Similar to LIS but corrected for ion pairing.
RT Return Token FF
RTC Real Time Clock

RTJ Real Time Journal

RTLS Real Time Locator System

RTLS Real Time Locator Systems

RTOS Real Time Operating System

RTU Remote Terminal Unit

RTZ Return To Zero

S&P Standard & Poor's

S&P Standards & Practices ORG Department within ISA, the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society
S/D Shut Down

S/U Start Up

SAIT Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Org
SAM Sensor Analytical Manager

SAP Service Advertising Protocol

SAT Site Acceptance Test

SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

SCE Supply Chain Execution

SCEM Supply Chain Event Management

SCM Supply Chain Management

SCN Software Change Notice

SCP Specialty Control And Protection

SCP Supply Chain Planning

SCPM Supply Chain Process Management

SCSI Small Computer System Interface

SCW Satellite Center Workstation

SD Secure Digital card

SDA Secure Digital Association Org
SDI Stiff-Davis Index
Equilibrium model, developed for oil field brines that attempts to overcome shortcomings of LSI for waters with high concentrations of dissolved solids.
SDLC Standard Data Link Protocol

SDLC Synchronous Data Link Control

SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory

SDS Smart Distributed System

SEA Scalable Ethernet Architecture

SEAL Simple and Efficient Adaptation Layer

SECV Standard Error of Cross Validation

SERCOS Serial Real-time Communication System

SERS Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

SESA State Employment Security Agencies

SFF Safe Failure Fraction

SFF Small Form Factor

SFT Stationary Froth Treatment

SFT System Fault Tolerance

SGML Standard Generalized Markup Language

SIC Satellite Information Center

SIC Standard Industrial Classification

SICE The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers ORG
SIG Special Interest Group

SIL Safety Integrity Level

SILA Safety Integrity Level Assessment

SimVOX Simulator Voice

SIO Serial I/O

SIP Session Initiation Protocol

SIS Safety Instrument System Cont
SIS Safety Instrumented System

SISO Single Input, Single Output

SIU Serial Interface Unit

SKU Stock Keeping Unit

SLC Single Loop Controller

SM System Management FF
SM System Manager

SME Small & Medium sized Enterprises

SMIB System Management Information Base

SMK System Management Kernel

SMS Short Messaging Service

SMT Surface Mount Technology

SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

SNA System Network Architecture

SNIA Storage Networking Industry Association Org
SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol

SNR Signal Noise Ratio

SNTP Simple Network Time Protocol

SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol

SOAP Simple Open Access Protocol

SOC Snap On Connector

SOC Standard Occupational Classification

SoC System on Chip

SOE Sequence Of Events

SOR System of Record

SPC Statistical Process Control

SPDT Single Pole Double Throw

spiff Sales Promotion Incentive Fund

SPX Sequenced Packet Exchange
A protocol by which two workstations or applications communicate across the network.
SQL Structure Querry Language

SQL Structure Query Language

SQL Structured Querry Language

SQL Structured Query Language

SRM Supplier Relationship Management

SRS Safety Related System

SSD Safety ShutDown

SSL Secure Socket Layer

STEP Standard for Exchange of Product data

STG Steam Turbine Generator

SVC Switched Virtual Circuit

TA Teaching Assistant

TA Terminal Adapter

TAR Test and Assessment Report
Report of results fo tests to IECEx 01
TB Terminal Block

TCO Total Cost of Ownership

TCP Transmission Control Protocol Comp
TD Time Distribution FF
TDC Total Distributed Control

TDD Time Division Duplexing

TEDS Transducer Electronic Data Sheet
Bluetooth technology electronic data sheet used by sensors to self identify and be interchangeable in networked systems.
TEW Technician/Engineer Workstation HWL
TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol

THD Total Harmonic Distortion

TIA Telephone Industries of America

TIC Total Installed Cost

TIR Total Internal Reflection

TLA Three Letter Acronym

TMS Transportation Management System

TOF Time of Flight

TP Toilet Paper

TP Twisted Pair

TPMO2 Terminal Panel Module HWL
TPN Total Plant Network HWL
TPS Total Plant Solution HWL
TPS Total Plant System

TRS Total Reduced Sulphur

TSC Technical Steering Committee
Fieldbus Foundation committee
TTS Transaction Tracking System

TUV Technischer Uberwachungs-Verein ORG
TVA Tennessee Valley Authority

TWR Technical Work Request SCL
TWTA Travelling Wave Tube Amplifier

UCA Utilities Communications Architecture

UCC Uniform Code Council
European Artcile Numbering Association subgroup
UCN Universal Control Network HWL
UDDI Universal Description Discovery and Integration

UDDI Universal Description, Discoverty and Integration

UDE Unified Development Environment

UDP User Datagram Protocol Comp
UHCI Universal Host Controller Interface
Intel's USB hub controller driver.
UHP Ultra High Purity

UML Universal Modeling Language

UNI User Network Interface

US United States

US Universal Station HWL
USB Universal Serial Bus

UTMI USB Transceiver Macrocell Interface

UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair

UV Ultraviolet

VAC Volts Alternating Current

VAP Value Added Process

VAR Value Added Reseller

VAS Value Added Service

VB Visual Basic

VBA Visual Basic Application

VCR Virtual Communication Relationship

VCR Virtual Communication Resource Cont
VDC Volts Direct Current

VFD Virtual Field Device Cont
VG Voice Grade

VICS Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards

VISA Virtual Instrument Software Architecture

VLAN Virtual Local Area Network

VME Computer interface for IMAGE

VMI Vendor Managed Inventory

VML Vector Markup Language

VMS Virtual Memory System

VOC Volatile Organic Compound

VOC Volatile Organic Compounds

VoDSL Voice over DSL

VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol

VPN Virtual Private Network


W3C World Wide Web Consortium

WAN Wide Area Network

WAP Wireless Access Protocol

WBS Work Breakdown Structure

WDM Wavelength Division Multiplexing

WDM Win32 Driver Model
Client driver for USB devices
WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHO World Health Organisation

WHO World Health Organization

Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b Standard

WML Wireless Markup Language

WMS Warehouse Management System

WSDL Web Services Description Language

WTO World Trade Organisation

WWEMA Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association ORG
XML eXtensible Mark-up Language Comp
XSL eXtensible Style Sheets

XSL eXtensible Stylesheet Language

XSLT Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations