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Industry Organizations and Acronyms

Common Lubricant Testing Organizations and Acronyms


 AAAtomic Absorption
 AARAmerican Association of Railroads
 ACEAEuropean Automobile Manufacturers' Association
 AGMAAmerican Gear Manufacturers Association
 AISEAssociation of Iron and Steel Engineers
 AISTAssociation for Iron and Steel Technology
 ANSIAmerican National Standard Institute
 AOCSAmerican Oil Chemists Society
 APHAAmerican Public Health Association
 APIAmerican Petroleum Institute
 ASHRAEAmerican Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Condition Engineers
 ASTMAmerican Society for Testing and Materials
 BMSBoeing Material Specification
 BSIBritish Standards Institute
 CFRCode of Federal Regulations
 CTMCorporate Test Method, Dow Corning Corporation
 Def StanMinistry of Defense Standards (UK)
 DIDCDegré International de Dureté du Caoutchouc (see IRHD)
 DINDeutsches Institut fur Normung eV (German Institute for Standardization)
 DSCDifferential Scanning Calorimetry
 EIEnergy Institute (formerly IP)
 EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
 EPDMEthylene propylene diene monomer rubber
 FPMFluorocarbon elastomer (see Fluoroelastomer)
 FTIRFourier Transform Infrared Spectrograph
 FTMFederal Test Method (Federal Standard 791D)
 GCGas Chromatography
 IAGTIndustrial Application of Gas Turbines Committee
 ICP-OESInductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectroscopy
 IECInternational Electrochemical Commission
 IPInstitute of Petroleum (See Energy Institute)
 IRHDInternational Rubber Hardness Degree (see DIDC)
 ISOInternational Organization for Standardization
 IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
 KFRKarl Fischer Reagent
 LFW-1Alfa Model LFW-1 Load, Friction, and Wear Test (ASTM D2714)
 LUXSee ISO 4404-1
 NASNational Aerospace Standards
 NBRAcrylonitrile butadiene rubber
 NLGINational Lubrication Grease Institute
 PDSCPressurized Differential Scanning Calorimetry
 PLTL Petro-Lubricant Testing Labs Methods
 PTIPost Tension Institute
 RPVOTRotating Pressure Vessel Oxidation Test (ASTM D2272)
 SAE AMSSociety of Automotive Engineering Aerospace Material Specification
 SAE ARPSociety of Automotive Engineering Aerospace Recommended Practice
 SAE ASSociety of Automotive Engineering Aerospace Standard
 SODStandard Oil Development
 STLESociety of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
 SUSSaybolt Universal Seconds
 TEOSTThermal Oxidation Engine Oil Simulation Test (ASTM D7097)
 TFOUTThin Film Oxidation Uptake Test (ASTM D7098)
 TGAThermogravimetric Analysis
 UNUnited Nations
 USPUnited States Pharmacopeial Convention
 USSUS Steel