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PIPING INDUSTRY ABBREVIATIONS

Posted by Antony Thomas at Friday, August 17, 2012

AAE         =    American Association of Engineers
ACI         =    American Concrete Institute
ACRI         =    Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
A-E         =    Architect-engineer
AEC         =    American Engineering Council
AESC         =    American Engineering Standards Committee
AFFFA         =    American Forged Fitting and Flange Association
AIDD         =    American Institute of Design and Drafting
AIME         =    American Institute of Mechanical Engineers
AISC         =    American Institute of Steel Construction
AISE         =    Association of Iron and Steel Engineers
AISI         =    American Iron and Steel Institute
AMAA         =    Adhesives Manufacturers Association of America
AMCA         =    Air Moving and Conditioning Association
AMFIE         =    Association of Mutual Fire Insurance Engineers
AMICE         =    Associate Member of Institute of Civil Engineers
ANS         =    American Nuclear Society
ANSI         =    American National Standards Institute
API         =    American Petroleum Institute
ARI         =    Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
ASBC         =    American Standard Building Code
ASCE         =    American Society of Civil Engineers
ASCEA         =    American Society of Civil Engineers and Architects
ASCHE         =    American Society of Chemical Engineers
ASE         =    Amalgamated Society of Engineers
ASEA         =    American Society of Engineers and Architects
ASEE         =    American Society of Engineering Education
ASHACE         =    American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASHRAE         =    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASME         =    American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASNE         =    American Society of Naval Engineers
ASRE         =    American Society of Refrigeration Engineers
ASSE         =    American Society of Safety Engineers; American Society of Sanitary Engineers
ASTM         =    American Society for Testing and Materials
ASWG         =    American steel and wire gauge
AWG         =    American wire gauge
AWS         =    American Welding Society
AWWA         =    American Water Works Association
BHN         =    Brinell hardness number
CAD         =    Computer-aided design
CADD         =    Computer-aided design drafting
db         =    Dry bulb
DCCP         =    Design change control program
DCEA         =    Directory of Civil Engineering Abbreviations
DCN         =    Design/drawing change notice
DIN         =    Deutsches Institu fu¨ r Normung; German Standards Institute
DIPRA         =    Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association
DIS         =    Ductile Iron Society
EJMA         =    Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association
FCI         =    Fluid Controls Institute
FMA         =    Forging Manufacturers Association
gpm         =    Gallons per minute
gps         =    Gallons per second
HI         =    Hydraulic Institute
HVAC         =    Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning
IAEE         =    International Association of Earthquake Engineers
IFHTM         =    International Federation for the Heat Treatment of Materials
IFI         =    Industrial Fasteners Institute
IGSCC         =    Intergranular stress corrosion cracking
ISA         =    International Standards Association; Instrument Society of America
NACE         =    National Association of Corrosion Engineers
NAPE         =    National Association of Power Engineers
NASE         =    National Association of Stationary Engineers
NASPD         =    National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors
NCPI         =    National Clay Pipe Institute
NFPA         =    National Fire Protection Association
NIMA         =    National Insulation Manufacturers Association
NPT         =    National Pipe Taper
NSPE         =    National Society of Professional Engineers
NSSS         =    Nuclear steam system supplier
OBE         =    Operating-basis earthquake
OSHA         =    Occupational Safety and Health Act, or Administration
PACE         =    Professional Association of Consulting Engineers
PFI         =    Pipe Fabrication Institute
PJA         =    Pipe Jacking Association
PLCA         =    Pipe Line Contractors Association
ppb         =    Parts per billion
PFMA         =    Pipe Fittings Manufacturers Association
PPI         =    Plastic Pipe Institute
ppm         =    Parts per million
PPMS         =    Plastic Pipe Manufacturers’ Society
PRI         =    Plastics and Rubber Institute
RWMA         =    Resistance Welding Manufacturers’ Association
SAE         =    Society of Automotive Engineers
SCC         =    Stress corrosion cracking
SMA         =    Solder Markers’ Association; Steel Manufacturers’ Association
VMA         =    Valve Manufacturers’ Association

Another Set of Piping And Valve Industry Abbreviation

ACS, Attestation de Conformité Sanitaire
AFS, American Foundrymen's Society
AGA, American Gas Association
AISI, American Iron and Steel Institut
ANSI, American National Standards Institute
API, American Petroleum Institute
ASA, American Standard Association
ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM, American Society for Testing and Materials
AWWA, American Water Works Association
BB, Bolted Bonnet
BC, Bolted Cap
BCF, Bead and crevice free
BFV, Butterfly valve
BHN, Brinell Hardness Number
BS, British Standard
BSI, British Standards Institution
BSP, British Standard Pipe
BSPP, British Standard Pipe Parallel
BSPT, British Standard Taper Pipe Thread
BV, Ball Valve
BW, Butt Weld
BWE, Butt Weld End
CDA, Copper Development Association
CI, Cast Iron
CSA, Canadian Standards Association
CV, Check Valve
CW, Counter Weight
CWP, Cold Working Pressure
CxC, Cooper to Cooper
DAC, Double Acting Cilynders
DD, Double Disc
DEF, Double Emboitement Mâle
DG, Double Disc Gate
DI, Ductile Iron
DIN, Deutsches Institute fuer Normung
DMV, Distribution main valve
DN, Nominal Diameter
DWV, Drainage, Waste, Vent Fitting
ECV, Emergency Control Valve
ESD, Emergency Shut Down
FE, Flanged End
FF, Flat Face
FIV, Formation Isolation Valves
FLG, Flange
FM, Factory Mutual Laboratories
FOB, Free On Board
FTTG, Fitting
FW, Flexible Wedge
GLP, Liquid Gas of Petroleum
GOST, Gosstandart of Russia
GV, Gate Valve
HB, Brinell Hardness
HBC, Rockwell C Hardness
HF, Hard Faced
HW, Handwheel
IBBM, Iron Body Bronze Mounted
ID, Inside Diameter
IPS, Iron Pipe Size
ISA, Instrument Society of America
ISNRS, Inside Screw Non-Rising Stem
ISO, International Organization for Standardization
ISRS, Inside Screw Rising Stem
JIS, Japanese Industrial Standard
MIV, Main Inlet Valve
MJ, Mechanical Joint
MSS, Manufacturers Standardization Society
MTR, Material Test Report
NC, Normally closed
NEMA, National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NPS, Nominal Pipe Size
NPT, National Pipe Taper (Pipe Thread)
NRS, Non-Rising Stem
OD, Outside Diameter
OS&Y, Outside Screw and Yoke
OWG, Working Pressure: Oil, Water, Gas
QO, Quick opening
PIV, Post inidicator valve
PN, Nominal Pressure (metric)
P-T, Pressure - Temperature
PRV, Pressure Reducing Valve
PVF, Pipes, Valves and Fittings
Rc, Rockwell "C"
RF, Raised Face
RJ, Ring Type Joint
RS, Rising Stem
RWD, Resilient Wedge Disc
SAC, Simple Acting Cilynder
SB, Screw-In-Bonnet
SB, Silver Brazed
SE, Screwed Ends
SE, Solder End
SG, Solid Gate
SIV, Service isolation valve
SJ, Solder Joint
SOV, Shut Off Valve
SPW, Spiral Wound gasket
SS, Stainless Steel
STD, Standard
SW, Solid Wedge Disc
SWE, Socket Weld End
SWP, Steam Working Pressure
TB, Threaded Bonnet
TE, Threaded End
TC, Threaded Cap
TOR, Tout Ou Rien
UB, Union Bonnet
UC, Union Cap
UL, Underwriter's Laboratories
WV, Water valve
WOG, Working Pressure: Water, Oil, Gas
WSP, Steam Working Pressure
WWP, Water Working Pressure

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