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Abbreviations

09.11.2021

Abbreviations

An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase used chiefly in writing to represent the complete form. Abbreviations are widely used among professionals with different occupations and consequently abbreviations may have different meanings from group to group.

To avoid confusion the following is a list of abbreviations used in this book.

The abbreviations are alphabetically sorted.

Abbreviations on P&IDs and those related to formulas, class notations and chemicals are not included.

For other meanings to abbreviations the internet can be a good source with for instance the internet site dedicated to abbreviations that can logically be found at www.abbreviations.com.

A

 

F

 

A

Ampere

FAT

Factory Acceptance Test

ABS

American Bureau of Shipping

FMEA

Failure Mode Effect Analysis

AC

Alternating Current

FPSO

Floating Production Storage and Offloading

AC

Air Conditioning

FW

Fresh Water

AFE

Active Front End (Freq.Drive)

 

 

Ah

Ampere hour

G

 

AIS

Automatic Identification System

 

 

API

American Petroleum Institute

GHz

Giga Hertz

ARPA

Automatic Radar Plotting Apparatus

GL

Germanisher Lloyd

ATEX

ATmosphere Explosive

GMDSS

Global Maritime

AVR

Automatic Voltage Regulator

GPS

Global Positioning System

AWG

American Wire Gauge

GT

Gross Tonnage

В

 

H

 

BV

Bureau Veritas

HAT

Harbour Acceptance Test

 

 

HF

High Frequency (radio)

C

 

HPP

Hydraulic Power Pack

 

 

HT

High Temperature

CCTV

Closed Circuit Television

HV

High Voltage

CEE

Commission (standard) for Electrical Equip-

HVAC

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

 

ment, common abbreviation for IECEE, Inter-

Hz

Hertz (frequency)

 

national Electro technical Commission (stand-

 

 

 

ard) for Electrical Equipment

I

 

CL

Centre Line

 

 

CPA

Closest Point of Approach

IEC

International Electric Committee

CPU

Central Process Unit

IMO

International Maritime Organisation

 

 

IP

Insulation Protection

D

 

ISM

International Safety Management

 

 

IWW

Inland Water Ways

DAD

Design Appraisal Document

 

 

DC

Direct Current

J

 

DGPS

Differential Global Positioning System

 

 

DNV

Det Norske Veritas

К

 

DOL

Direct on-line

 

 

DP

Dynamic Positioning

kHz

Kilo Hertz

DSC

Digital Selective Calling

kV

Kilo Volt

 

 

kVA

Kilo Volt Ampere

E

 

 

 

EC

European Community

L

 

ECDIS

Electronic Chart Display

LED

Light Emitting Diode

EMC

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Lm

Lumen

ENV

Environmental

LNG

Liquefied Natural Gas

EPIRB

Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon

LR

Lloyd's Register

EPL

Equipment Protection Level

LRIT

Long Range Identification and Tracking

EPR

Ethylene propylene rubber (cable)

LT

Low Temperature

ESB

Emergency Switchboard

LV

Low Voltage

ESD

Emergency Shutdown

Lx

Lux

ETA

Estimated Time of Arrival

 

 

ETD

Embedded Temperature Detector

 

 

Ex

Explosion

 

 

M

 

S

 

MCA

Maritime & Coastguard Agency

SART

Self Activating Radio Transmitter

МСТ

Multi Cable Transit

SAT

Sea Acceptance Test (Sea trials)

ME

Main Engine

SB

Starboard

MED

Marine Equipment Directive (European)

SCADA

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

MF

Medium Frequency (radio)

SOLAS

Safety Of Life At Sea

MHz

Mega Hertz

SSAS

Ships Security Alert System

MODU

Mobile Offshore and Drilling Units

SSC

Special Service Craft

MSB

Main Switchboard

SW

Salt Water

MW

Mega Watt (power)

 

 

N

 

T

 

 

 

TA

Type Approval

NEC

National Electrical Committee (US)

TBT

Tri Butyl Tin Fluoride

NKK

Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Japanese Class)

TEFC

Totally Enclosed, Fan Cooled

NMEA

National Marine Electronics Association

TFT

Thin film transistor (monitors)

 

 

THD

Total Harmonic Distortion

О

 

 

 

P

 

U

UHF

Ultra High Frequency

PCB

Printed Circuit Board

UMS

Unmanned Service

PLC

Programmable Logic Controller

UPS

Uninterruptable Power Supply

PMS

Power Management System

UV

Ultra Violet

PS

Portside

 

 

PTFE

Poli Tetra Fluor Ethylene (Teflon)

V

 

PTO

Power Take Off

 

 

PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride

V

Volt

 

 

VDR

Voyage Data Recorder

Q

 

VFD

Variable Frequency Drive

 

 

VHF

Very High Frequency

Qty

Quantity

VLCC

Very Large Crude Carrier

R

 

W

 

RADAR

Radio Detection and Ranging

X

 

RC

Rotating Current

 

 

RINA

Registre Italiano Navale

XLPE

Cross-Linked Poli-Ethylene

RMS

Root Mean Square

 

 

ROV

Remote Operated Vehicle

Y

 

RPM

Revolutions per Minute

Z

 


 


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