Acronym Dictionary

FSI Acronym Dictionary

  • AB 32 – California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
  • AER – Annual Emissions Report
  • ANPR – Advanced Notice of Public Rule making (along with TSD)
  • ANSI – American National Standards Institute
  • ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • ASTM – American Society for Testing Materials
  • AQMD – Air Quality Management District
  • BACT Best Available Control Technology
  • BDT – Best Demonstrated Technology
  • BMP – Best Management Practice
  • Btu/SCF – Btu/Standard Cubic Foot
  • CAA – EPA empowered Clean Air Act
  • CAR – Climate Action Reserve (required for Carbon Reduction Credit Issuance)
  • CC –  Carbon Content
  • CCX Chicago Climate Exchange (required for Carbon Reduction Credit Issuance)
  • CEMS-  Continuous Emission Monitoring System
  • CFR – Code of Federal Regulations
  • CO2 – carbon dioxide, a GHG
  • CRU catalytic reforming units
  • EAB – Environmental Appeals Board
  • EGU – (?)
  • EPA – Environmental Protection Agency, the US federal agency responsible for “policing” the US environment, including air, water and ground quality (and contamination). Sets policy and follows with enforcement.
  • EPA- Method 21 (see definitions)
  • FCCU – Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (see definitions)
  • FCU – Fluid Coking Units
  • GC –  Gas Chromatograph
  • GC/TDC – Gas Chromatography / Thermal Conductivity Detection
  • GHG – Greenhouse gas, a pollutant, according to the EPA
  • HAP –  Hazardous Air Pollutants
  • HHV – High Heating Value
  • ISO – International Organization for Standardization
  • LDAR- Leak Detection and Repair
  • LEL – Lower Explosive Limit
  • MACT – Maximum Available Control Technology –
    Used in the Clean Air Act, it is the emissions control standard that applies to major sources of hazardous air pollutants (See also GACT)
  • MACT UUU Subpart UUU to 40 CFR Part 63 (see definition)
  • MAERT – Maximum Allowable Emissions Rate
  • MBtu/hr – One Thousand Btu/hr
  • MF – Mole Fraction
  • MMBtu/hr – One million Btu/hr
  • MST – Major Source Thresholds
  • MT CO2e – Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide equivalents
  • NESHAPS – National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air
  • NG – Natural Gas
  • NMHC – Non Methane Hydrocarbon
  • NS -Natural (?)
  • NSPS – New Source of Performance Standards
  • OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer
  • PHSVS – ProGreen® Hybrid Solids Removal System (PHSRS)
  • P&ID – Process and Instrumentation Diagram
  • PFD – Process Flow Diagram
  • PSD – Program Support Data
  • PTE – Potential to Emit
  • RFG – Reformulated Gasoline
  • RFP – Request For Proposal
  • SRU –  Sulfur Recovery Units
  • TA – Turn around
  • TG – Tail Gas
  • TOC – Total Organic Carbon
  • TRS – Total Recovered Sulfur
  • TSD – Technical Supporting Document
  • TPY – Tons Per Year
  • VOC – Volatile Organic Compound
  • WWTU – Waste-water Treatment Units

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

  • ADQ audit of data quality
  • ANSI American National Standards Institute
  • APCT Air pollution control technology
  • APCTVC Air Pollution Control Technology Verification Center
  • APHA American Public Health Association
  • ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
  • CI confidence interval
  • CL confidence limit
  • CO2 carbon dioxide
  • DQO data quality objective
  • ECD electron capture detectors
  • EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • ETV Environmental Technology Verification (EPA Program)
  • FID flame ionization detector
  • FTIR Fourier transform infrared
  • GC gas chromatography
  • GC/MS gas chromatography/mass spectrometry
  • GVP generic verification protocol
  • H2O water
  • HAPs hazardous air pollutants
  • HC hydrocarbons
  • IR infrared
  • MRI Midwest Research Institute
  • NOx nitrogen oxides
  • ORD Office of Research and Development (EPA)
  • PEA performance evaluation audit
  • PID photoionization detector

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS 

  • ppb parts per billion
  • ppmv parts per million by volume
  • PQL practical quantitation limit
  • PTFE polytetrafluoroethylene
  • QA quality assurance
  • QC quality control
  • QMP quality management plan
  • RTI Research Triangle Institute
  • SA surveillance audit
  • SAC Stakeholders Advisory Committee
  • SI Standard International
  • SOPs standard operating procedures
  • THC total hydrocarbon analyzer
  • TO total organics
  • TOC total organics compound
  • T/QAP test/quality assurance plan
  • TSA technical systems audit
  • VOCs volatile organic compounds
  • VOST volatile organic sampling train
  • VR verification report
  • VS verification statement


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