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Asset Integrity Management & Inspection Acronyms

The following table contains a listing of commonly used acronyms in asset integrity management and inspection in the oil & gas and chemical industries.

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Acronym Definition
ABSA Alberta Boiler Safety Association
ACC American Chemistry Council
ACFM Alternating Current Field Measurement
AE or AET Acoustic Emission Testing
AFPM American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers
AIChE American Institute of Chemical Engineers
AIM Asset Integrity Management
AIR Asset Intelligence Report
API American Petroleum Institute
ANSI American National Standards Institute
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASNT American Society for Nondestructive Testing
AST Aboveground Storage Tank
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
AUBT Automated Ultrasonic Backscatter Technique
AUT Automated Ultrasonic Testing
AWS American Welding Society 
BBL Barrel of Oil
BOK Body of Knowledge
BPD or BBL/D Barrel Per Calendar Day
BPVC Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME)
BSEE Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
C/L Coating/Lining
C/M Corrosion and Materials
Cal/OSHA California Division of Occupational Safety and Health
CAPEX Capital Expenditure
CAR Computer Aided Radiography
CBI Condition-Based Inspection
CBM Condition-Based Monitoring
CCD Corrosion Control Document
CCV Critical Check Valve
CDU Crude Distillation Unit
CIP Competency Improvement Plan
CMB Computerized Monitoring Button
CML Condition Monitoring Location
CMMS Computerized Maintenance Management System
CoF Consequence of Failure
COS Center for Offshore Safety
CP Cathodic Protection
CSB Chemical Safety Board
CUF Corrosion Under Fireproofing
CUI Corrosion Under Insulation
CV Curriculum Vitae
CWI Certified Welding Inspector
DCU Delayed Coker Unit
DCUT Dry Coupled Ultrasonic Testing
DM Damage Mechanism
DMW Dissimilar Metal Weld
DUTT Digital Ultrasonic Thickness Testing
E&P Exploration and Production
EAM Enterprise Asset Management
ECA Eddy Current Array
ECSCC External Chloride Stress Corrosion Cracking
EE Essential Element (of the 101)
EIA Energy Information Administration
EMAT Electro-Magnetic Acoustic Transducer
EPC Engineering, Procurement and Construction
EPRI Electric Power Research Institute
ERW Electric Resistance Welds
ET or ECT  Eddy Current Testing
FA Failure Analysis
FCC Fluidized Catalytic Cracking
FCCU Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit
FEA Finite Element Analysis
FEMI Fixed Equipment Mechanical Integrity
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FFS Fitness-for-Service
FMEA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
FPSO Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessels
FRP Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic
GIS Geographic Information Systems
GMAW Gas Metal Arc Welding
GTAW Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
GWUT Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing
H2S Hydrogen Sulfide
HAZ Heat Affected Zone
HFA Hydrofluoric Acid
HIC Hydrogen Induced Cracking
HP/HT High Pressure / High Temperature
HSE  Health, Safety, and Environment
HTHA High Temperature Hydrogen Attack
ICP Individual Certification Program (API)
ID Inside Diameter
IDMS Inspection Data Management System
ILI In-Line Inspection
IOW   Integrity Operating Window
IP Initial Pulse
IPEIA International Pressure Equipment Integrity Association 
IRIS Internal Rotating Inspection System
ISI In-Service Inspection
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISO Inspection Isometric Drawing
KPI Key Performance Indicator
LCD Liquid Crystal Display
LCM Life Cycle Management
LDAR Leak Detection and Repair (refers to fugitive emissions) 
LED Light Emitting Diode 
LFEC Low Frequency Eddy Current
LFI Learning From Incidents
LHC Light Hydrocarbon
LMC Liquid Metal Cracking
LNG Liquefied Natural Gas
LOPC Loss of Primary Containment
LPG  Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LPT or PT Liquid Penetrant Testing
LRUT Long Range Ultrasonic Testing
LT Leak Testing
LT Long Term
M&M Materials and Metallurgy
MAOP Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure
MAT Minimum Allowable Temperature
MAWP Maximum Allowable Working Pressure
MDMT Minimum Design Metal Temperature 
MDR Manufacturer’s Data Report
MFD Material Flow Diagram
MFE Magnetic Flux Exclusion
MFL Magnetic Flux Leakage
MI Mechnical Integrity
MIC Microbiologically-Induced Corrosion
MMS Maintenance Management System
MOC Management of Change
MT or MPT Magnetic Particle Testing
MTR Material Test Report (Mill Test Report)
MWMA Meandering Winding Magnetometer Array
NAC Naphthenic Acid Corrosion
NACE NACE International (Formerly National Association of Corrosion Engineers)
NDE / NDT Nondestructive Examination / Nondestructive Testing
NDTMA Nondestructive Testing Management Association
NGL Natural Gas Liquid
NII Non-Invasive Inspection
NPS Nominal Pipe Size
OD Outside Diameter
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
OJT On-the-Job Training
OPEX Operational Expenditures
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA NEP OSHA National Emphasis Program
OSI On-Stream Inspection
P&C Paint and Coatings
P&ID Piping and Instrument Diagram 
PASCC Polythionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking
PAUT Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing
PCC Post-Construction Committee (of ASME)
PdM Predictive Maintenance
PEC Pulsed Eddy Current
PEIM Pressure Equipment Integrity Management
PHA Process Hazards Analysis
PHMSA Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
PM Preventive Maintenance
PMI Positive Material Identification
PoF Probability of Failure
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
ppm Parts Per Million
PQR Procedure Qualification Record
PRCI Pipeline Research Council International
PRD Pressure Relieving Device
PRT Profile Radiographic Testing
PRV Pressure Relief Valve
PSM Process Safety Management
PSV Pressure Safety Valve
PT or LPT Liquid Penetrant Testing
PV Pressure Vessel
PVV Pressure Vacuum Vent
PWHT Post-Weld Heat Treatment
QA Quality Assurance
QC Quality Control
QSF Qualified Suppliers and Fabricators
RA Risk Assessment / Risk Analysis
RAGAGEP Recognized And Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices
RBDM Risk-Based Decision Making
RBI Risk-Based Inspection
RBTAP Risk-Based Turnaround Planning
RCA Root Cause Analysis
RCM Reliability Centered Maintenance
RFEC  Remote Field Eddy Current
RFID Radio Frequency Identification Device
RIK Replacement-in-Kind
RL Remaining Life
RP Recommended Practice
RT  Radiographic Testing or Radiography
RTP Reinforced Thermoset Plastic
RTR Real Time Radiography
RVI Remote Visual Inspection
SAI Soil-to-Air Interface
SBP Small-Bore Piping
SCC Stress Corrosion Cracking
SCIMI Subcommittee on Inspection and Mechanical Integrity (within the API)
SDO Standards Development Organization (e.g., API, ASME, NACE, ASNT, ASTM)
SEIP Special Emphasis Inspection Program
SEMS Safety and Environmental Management Systems
SLOFEC Saturated Low Frequency Eddy Current
SMAW Shielded Metal Arc Welding
SME Subject Matter Expert 
SMYS Specified Minimum Yield Strength
SOHIC Stress Oriented Hydrogen Induced Cracking
SPCC Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Regulations
SRU Sulfur Recovery Unit
ST Short Term
STI Steel Tank Institute
TA Turnaround
TBI  Time-Based Inspection
TML Thickness Monitoring Location
TOFD Time of Flight Diffraction
TRV   Thermal Relief Valve
UAS Unmanned Aerial System
UAV  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
ULSD Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (
USW United Steel Workers
UT Ultrasonic Testing 
UTT Ultrasonic Thickness Testing
VCE Vapor Cloud Explosion
VOC Volatile Organic Compounds 
VT Visual Testing
WFMPT Wet Flourescent Magnetic Particle Testing
WOL Weld Overlay
WPS Welding Procedure Specification

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