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Popular Acronyms used in the Automation Industry

ACRONYM  DESCRIPTION
AFPMAmerican Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers
AMAlarm Management
APCAdvanced Process Control
CUControl Unit
DCSDistributed Control System
E&IEngineering and Instrumentation
EHSEnvironment, Health and Safety
EKPIEvent Key Performance Indicator
ESDEmergency Shutdown or Emergency Shutdown System
FATFactory Acceptance Test
FIRFinite Impulse Response
GUIGraphical User Interface
HAZOPHazard and Operability
HMIHuman Machine Interface
HPIHydrocarbon Processing Industry
HSEHealth, Safety and Environment
I&CInstrumentation and Control
ISIntrinsic Safety
ISAInternational Society of Automation
ISOInternational Organization of Standardization
KPIKey Performance Indicator
LCALouisiana Chemical Association
LOTOLockout/Tagout
MPCMultivariable or Model Predictive Control
MROMaintenance, Repair and Organizational Supplies
MSDSMaterial Safety Data Sheet
OLEObject Linking and Embedding
PCNProcess Control Network
QCSQuality Control System
ROIReturn on Investment
RTOReal Time Optimization
SAMSpecial Alarm Management
SILSafety Integrity Level
SMESubject Matter Expert
SQLStructured Query Language
TCCTexas Chemical Council
ULUnderwriter Laboratories