HALT = Highly Accelerated Life Testing
HAT = Highly Accelerated Testing (similar to HALT but specific to some companies/industries)
HASS = Highly Accelerated Stress Screening
AGREE = Department of Defence Advisory Group on Reliability of Electronic Equipment
BEST = Board Electronic Strife Test
ESS = Environmental Stress Screening
HASA = Highly Accelerated Stress Audit
LATENT Fault = A hidden defect yet to emerge, & that may only emerge in operational service
LN2 = Liquid Nitrogen
GN2 = Gaseous Nitrogen
NDT = Non Destructive Testing
VLSI = Very Large Scale Integration (microchip terminology)
SMT = Surface Mount Technology (small electronic component mounting technique)
THP = Through Hole Plated (circuit board design feature)
POS = Proof of Screen
UUT = Unit Under Test (term used mainly in Aerospace and electronics)
EOL = End of Line (usually product line)
DVT = Design Verification Testing
DUT = Device under test [semiconductor origins.]
Torr = Measurement of vacuum.
In the Product Environmental Testing technologies some equipment has a number of names to describe it some with more precision than others although many have a generic meaning that is more specific in some contexts.
An environmental Test chamber may be called…
Often terms exist with entirely different meanings in different industries & technologies e.g. URL in controls engineering generally refers to UPPER RANGE LIMIT. In IT & computing URL generally means UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR.
Lots of these terms are not formally well defined. They are common use, or custom and practice terms that may be interpreted differently in different technology sectors/industries.
URL = Upper Range Limit. (instrumentation term)
URL = Uniform Resource Locator (computing term)
TPE = Total Probable Error. (instrumentation term)
CPI = Chemical Processing Industry.
PCI = Process Control Instrumentation.
EPIC = Engineer Procure Install Commission
EBIT = Earnings Before Interest & Tax. (financial)
CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate (financial)
CAAGR = Compound Average Annual Growth Rate (financial)
SPC = Sales Profit Centre. ((financial)
FSD = Full Scale Deflection (instrumentation term)
MRO = Maintain Repair Replace Overhaul (manufacturing industry)
OTIF = On Time In Full (usually refers to goods delivery although can apply to other services)
BOOT = Build Operate Own Transfer (contractual description)
BOT = Build Own Transfer (project financing structure)
TLA = Three Letter Acronym
SCADA = Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (controls and instrumentation industry)
HMI = Human Machine Interface. (controls industry)
MIP’s = Molecular Imprinted Polymers.
FBO = Fixed base operators (military term?)
CBT = Computer based training
RONA = Return On Net Assets (financial)
ROTC = Return On Total Capital (financial)
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* Please consult a recognised & approved standard for exact conversions.