ICENYM

Acronym Master

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 www.cagi.org

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

 

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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 www.controlsys.org

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 ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/

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

 

 

PLCG

PLC Gateway

HWL

 

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

 

 

VRCIA

VME-Based RCIA

 

 

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

www.wwema.org

XML

eXtensible Mark-up Language

Comp

 

XSL

eXtensible Style Sheets

 

 

XSL

eXtensible Stylesheet Language

 

 

XSLT

Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations

 

 


Another Acronym list can be found at Ireland's Readout.