Abbreviations

From AI - Authorized Inspector to WTS - Welding Procedure and Testing Schedule.

A short list of common abbreviations that you may come across in the ASME Code or other standards.

 

Useful List of common Abbreviations

AI Authorized Inspector regularly employed by an ASME accredited Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) holding a valid NB Commission with A-Endorsement
AIA Authorized Inspection Agency, that is the Inspection Organization of a State or municipality of the United States, a Canadian Province or an Insurance Company authorized to write Boiler and Pressure Vessel Insurance
AIS Authorized Inspector Supervisor
ANI Authorized Nuclear Inspector
ANIS Authorized Nuclear Inspector Supervisor
ANSI American National Standard Institute
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers,
Three Park Avenue,
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ASNT American Society for Nondestructive Testing
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
AWS American Welding Society
BEP Boiler External Piping
BP Boiler Proper
DE Design Engineer
DM Design Manager
EBW Electron Beam Welding
ESW Electroslag Welding
FCAW Flux Cored Arc Welding
FSM Field Site Manager
FW Friction Welding
GMAW Gas Metal Arc Welding
GTAW Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
LBW Laser Beam Welding
MAWP Maximum Allowable Working Pressure at Maximum Allowable Temperature
MDMT Minimum Design Metal Temperature at MAWP
MDR Manufacturers (Partial) Data Report (not to be mistaken for Manufacturers Design Report)
MT Magnetic Particle Examination
MTR Material Test Report
NB National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
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NCR Nonconformity Report
NDE Nondestructive Examination
PQR Procedure Qualification Record
PT Liquid Penetrant Examination
PWHT Post Weld Heat Treatment
QA Quality Assurance
QAW Quality Work Procedure
QC Quality Control
QCM Quality Control Manager
QCI Quality Control Inspector
QCR Quality Control Inspector Receiving
OFW Oxyfuel Welding
PAW Plasma Arc Welding
RPE Registered Professional Engineer
RT Radiographic Examination
RW Resistance Welding
SA Ferrous Materials
SAW Submerged Arc Welding
SB Non-ferrous Materials
SFA Welding Filler Materials
SMAW Shielded Metal Arc Welding
SNT-TC-1A Recommended Practice for Nondestructive Testing Personnel Qualification and Certification issued by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Edition and Addenda, as referenced by the Code of Construction
UDS Users Design Specification (only Division 2)
UT Ultrasonic Examination
VT Visual Examination
WL Qualified Welders List
WE Welding Engineer
WFM Welding Filler Material
WPS Welding Procedure Specification
WPQ Welder's Performance Qualification
WTS Welding Procedure and Testing Schedule

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