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ASME CODE - Abbreviations

AI Authorized Inspector – An individual holding a valid National Board Authorized Inspector Commission (AI) and designated as such by an Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA).  
AIA An Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) is an organization meeting the criteria of the current ASME QAI-1 and is accredited by ASME pursuant to the provisions set forth in ASME QAI-1 to provide AIA services within a jurisdiction. Such agencies employ Authorized Inspectors and Inspector Supervisors that meet the criteria of ASME QAI-1 and of the National Board Rules for Commissioned Inspectors RCI-1/NB-263.  
AIS Authorized Inspector Supervisor  
ANI Authorized Nuclear Inspector  
ANIS Authorized Nuclear Inspector Supervisor  
ANSI American National Standard Institute  
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers  
ASNT American Society for Nondestructive Testing  
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International)  
AWS American Welding Society  
BEP Boiler External Piping  
BP Boiler Proper  
CC Code Case  
CFR Code of Federal Regulations  
CI Certified Individual  
CMTR Certified Material Test Report  
COC Certificate of Conformance  
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  
ITP Inspection and Test Plan  
LA Lead Auditor according NQA-1  
LBW Laser Beam Welding  
MAWP Maximum Allowable Working Pressure (at Maximum Allowable Temperature)  
MDMT Minimum Design Metal Temperature at MAWP  
MDR Manufacturer's (Partial) Data Report  
MDR Manufacturer's Design Report (only Div. 2, do not mix with the Data Report)  
MT Magnetic Particle Examination  
MTR Material Test Report  
NB National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors  
NCR Nonconformity Report  
NDE Nondestructive Examination  
NQA-1 Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications  
PQR Procedure Qualification Record  
PT Liquid Penetrant Examination  
PWHT Post Weld Heat Treatment  
QA Quality Assurance  
QAI-1 Qualifications for Authorized Inspection  
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  
SB Non-ferrous Materials  
SFA Welding Filler Materials  
SMAW Shielded Metal Arc Welding  
Recommended Practice for Nondestructive Testing Personnel Qualification and Certification issued by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)  
UDS User’s Design Specification (for ASME Code Section VIII Div. 2 and VIII Div. 3; and for ASME Code Section III - Nuclear Codes)  
UT Ultrasonic Examination  
VT Visual Examination  
WL Qualified Welders List  
WE Welding Engineer  
WFM Welding Filler Material  
WOPQ Welding Operator Performance Qualification  
WPS Welding Procedure Specification  
WPQ Welder's Performance Qualification  
WTS Welding Procedure and Testing Schedule  
ASME Section VIII Division 1
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