Acronyms

  • AHJ – Authority Having Jurisdiction
  • AIAA – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • AIChE – American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • ANSI – American National Standards Institute
  • API – American Petroleum Institute
  • ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • BPVC – Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code
  • CCPS – Center for Chemical Process Safety
  • CFR – Code of Federal Regulations
  • CGA – Compressed Gas Association
  • DoD – U.S. Department of Defense
  • DOE – U.S. Department of Energy
  • DOT – U.S. Department of Transportation
  • EAP – Emergency Action Plan
  • ERP – Emergency Response Plan
  • ES&H – Environmental Safety and Health
  • FMEA – Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • HAZOP – Hazard and Operability Analysis
  • HHV – Higher heating value
  • ICC – International Code Council
  • ICS – Incident Command System
  • ISM – Integrated Safety Management
  • ISO – International Organization for Standardization
  • LEL – Lower Explosive Limit
  • LFL – Lower Flammability Limit
  • LHV – Lower heating value
  • LPG – Liquefied petroleum gas
  • MOC – Management of Change
  • MSDS – Material Safety Data Sheet
  • MTBF – Mean Time Between Failures
  • NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NFPA – National Fire Protection Association
  • NTP – Normal Temperature and Pressure
  • O&M – Operations and Maintenance
  • OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • PNNL – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • PPE – Personal Protective Equipment
  • PRD – Pressure Relief Device
  • QA – Quality Assurance
  • SCF – Standard cubic feet
  • SINSafe approach; Identify the hazardous material; Notify the proper authorities
  • SME – Subject Matter Expert
  • STD – Standard
  • VPP – Voluntary Protection Program