UA-69298255-1 UA-69298255-2 Piping Acronyms and Abbreviations

Piping Acronyms and Abbreviations

May 10, 2017

Piping acronyms and abbreviations are essential for every piping engineer to know as theses abbreviations are commonly used. Listed below are some abbreviations and acronyms which are associated with activities related to piping.

  • 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


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