Chemical Industry Abbreviations Every Chemical Engineer Should Know

chemical industry abbreviations
There are a lot of chemical industry abbreviations. The number is growing day by day. It simply means that as a chemical engineer, you and me like or do not like, should always provide enough time for getting update to those chemical industryabbreviations.

If not, we looks unprofessional. You may say “I don’t know about the abbreviations because it is not my specialization”. People will not accept such answer.

There is no enough reason to tell if we do not chemical industry abbreviations that closely related to the field we are working for.

Knowing chemical industry abbreviations is ‘a must’. This is important to keep in mind, even though may be most chemical engineers will have less attention.

Chemical Industry Abbreviations

Amazon ImageI am trying to collect common chemical industry abbreviations from any source I can find and show them all here. So you can find them at one place.

This article will be updated regularly whenever I find new chemical industry abbreviations.

So please come later again to check for updates.

AIChE – American Institute of Chemical Engineers

ANSI – American National Standards Institute

ASTM – American Society for Testing and Material

CAS – Chemical Abstract Service

CAU – Catalyst Activity Unit

CIP – Clean-in-place

CISTR – Continuous Ideally Stirred Tank Reactor

CNG – Compressed Natural Gas

DCS – Distributed Control System

DIN – Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V

DN – Diametre Nominal

FEU – Forty-Foot Equivalent Units

FRP – Fiber Reinforced Plastic

GMAW – Gas Metal Arc Welding

GMP – Good Manufacturing Practice

GTAW – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

HAZMAT – Hazardous Material

HAZOPS – Hazard and Operability Studies

HIPPS – High Integrity Pressure Protection System

HVAC – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

IMDG – International Maritime Dangerous Goods

JIS – Japan Industrial Standard

kWh – Kilowatt hour

LMTD – Log Mean Temperature Difference

LOPA – Layers of Protection Analysis

LPSV – Low Pressure Safety Valve

LVPSV – Low and Vacuum Pressure Safety Valve

MMAW – Manual Metal Arc Welding

MSDS – Material Safety Data Sheet

MTBF – Mean Time Between Failures

MTR – Material Test Report

NFPA – National Fire Protection Association

NPS – Nominal Pipe Size

NTU – Number of Transfer Units

POSRV – Pilot-Operated Safety Relief Valve

PPE – Personal Protective Equipment

PRV – Pressure Relief Valve

PSV – Pressure Safety Valve

PTFE – Polytetrafluoroethylene

QRA – Quantified Risk Assessment

RoHS – Restriction of Hazardous Substances

RPM – Rotation Per Minute

RV – Relief Valve

SAW – Submerged Arc Welded

SCBA – Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus

SCH – Schedule

SDS – Safety Data Sheet

SHE – Spiral Heat Exchanger

SIP – Sterilization-in-place

SMAW – Shielded Metal Arc Welding

SMLS – Seamless

SRV – Safety Relief Valve

STD – Standard Wall

SV – Safety Valve

TIG – Tungsten Inert Gas

TLV – Threshold Limit Value

TEU – Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units

VPSV – Vacuum Pressure Safety Valve

WHRU – Waste Heat Recovery Unit

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