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Popular Acronyms used in the Automation Industry

Jun 01, 2015

ACRONYM   DESCRIPTION
AFPM American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers
AM Alarm Management
APC Advanced Process Control
CU Control Unit
DCS Distributed Control System
E&I Engineering and Instrumentation
EHS Environment, Health and Safety
EKPI Event Key Performance Indicator
ESD Emergency Shutdown or Emergency Shutdown System
FAT Factory Acceptance Test
FIR Finite Impulse Response
GUI Graphical User Interface
HAZOP Hazard and Operability
HMI Human Machine Interface
HPI Hydrocarbon Processing Industry
HSE Health, Safety and Environment
I&C Instrumentation and Control
IS Intrinsic Safety
ISA International Society of Automation
ISO International Organization of Standardization
KPI Key Performance Indicator
LCA Louisiana Chemical Association
LOTO Lockout/Tagout
MPC Multivariable or Model Predictive Control
MRO Maintenance, Repair and Organizational Supplies
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
OLE Object Linking and Embedding
PCN Process Control Network
QCS Quality Control System
ROI Return on Investment
RTO Real Time Optimization
SAM Special Alarm Management
SIL Safety Integrity Level
SME Subject Matter Expert
SQL Structured Query Language
TCC Texas Chemical Council
UL Underwriter Laboratories