AMERICAN ASSOC FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE
ARCHITECTURAL ANODIZERS COUNCIL
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERING SOCIETIES
AMERICAN ASSOC OF STATE HWY & TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS
ACCREDITTATION BOARD FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
AMERICAN BOARD OF INDUSTRIEAL HYGIENE
A proprietary mixture of abrasive and chemicals used to polish or burnish parts in on oblique barrel
or vibrating tumbler.
ACCEPTABLE QUALITY LIMITS
A concept used with sampling procedures applied to arms-ammunition suppliers during
World War II, AQL is the POOREST QUALITY that a supplier can provide and still be
considered 'acceptable' or satisfactory. The concept -that some errors or defects are
normal-is the antithesis of 'zero defects,' which holds that the only allowable
standard for quality is error-free work.
The maximum number of non-conforming items allowable in a sample for the purpose of acceptance.
ACCEPTABLE QUALITY LEVEL
The quality level approved for outgoing product. It is the worst quality, as a percent of non-conforming items,
that would still be considered acceptable.
A system by which a lot is accepted or rejected based on the result of inspecting samples from the lot.
ANODE CURRENT EFFICIENCY
AMERICAN CONSULTING ENGINEERS COUNCIL
AMERICAN CONFERENCE OF GOVERNMENTAL AND INDUSTRIAL HYGIENISTS
ALTERNATE CONCENTRATION LIMITS
ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIALS
ALTYERNATIVE CLEANING TECH ALTERNATIVE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY
ADVANCED CIVILIAN TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
Chemical step following ( electro ) CLEANING in which acid is used to neutralize
residue from the cleaner as well as lightly etch base metals.
Elimination of passive condition on the cathode surface to promote deposit adhesion.
The degree to which the mean of a series of measurements differs from the value.
A chemical added to a plating bath to improve its plating current density, brighten and/or improve other deposit characteristics.
An alloy containing 55% copper and 45% nickel, posseessing high electrical resistance.
ALUMINUM EXTRUDER'S COUNCIL; ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION
ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGISTS
AMERICAN ELECTROPLATERS AND SURFACE FINISHERS SOCIETY
ASSOCIATION FOR FINISHING PROCESSES OF THE SOCIETY OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS
ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA
AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLE
AMERICAN GEAR MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
ASSOCIATION OF GROUND WATER SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
ASBESTOS HAZARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT
ANALYTIC HIERARCHY PROCESS
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
The hypothesis that the investigator is trying to prove, also called the Research Hypothesis.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF HYDROLOGY
AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE ASSOCIATION
AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE OF METAL FINISHING
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF POLLUTION PREVENTION
ASSOCIATION OF IRON AND STEEL ENGINEERS
AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE
AS LOW AS REASONABLY ACHIEVABLE
A lead frame alloy made of nickel and iron. This alloy has the same expansion coefficient as the glass seal used.
The depositon of two or three metals simulaneously onto a part.
Almen strip is used to measure stress induced by shotpeening.
ACCELERATED - LIFE TESTER
A copper alloy with 9% Aluminum, 2% iron and 89% copper.
The amount of CURRENT ( amps ) is multiplied by the number of hours a
load is in solution with the rectifier on; acronym: 'AM' A-Hr'.
The amount of CURRENT ( amps ) is multiplied by the number of minutes that
a load is in solution with current on; acronym: 'AM' OR 'A-Mn'.
AUTOMATED METER READING
AEROSPACE MATERIALS SOCIETY
The positive electrode in the tank, in which the soluble anodes are dissolved to replenish the metal being plated.
The electrode at which oxygen is discharged.
The polypropylene bags are used to contain the anodes. It prevents dissolved particles during electrolysis from
entering the solition and codepositing onto the part.
The actual weight of metal dissolved divided by the theoretical weight of anode that should be dissolved during eletrolysis.
Electrocleaning the part at a positive voltage. Also called reverse cleaning. The oxygen discharged tens to passivate the part.
Positively charged (+) terminal of the rectifier to which the metal to be dissolved is attached;
also see INSOLUBLE anodes.
ADVANCE NOTICE OF PROPOSAL RULEMAKING
AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE
ANALYTICAL OPERATIONS BRANCH
AUTOMATED OPTICAL INSPECTION
ADVANCED OXIDATION PROCESSES
AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; AMERICAN PLASTICS COUNCIL
AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE
ALTERNATE POLLUTANT LIMITS
One of the three evaluative dimensions used in Baldridge scoring, 'approach' refers to the methods
a company uses to achieve the purposes stated in the criteria. Some specific components of the
approach concept are the degree to which it is systematic, integrated, consistently applied,
and prevention based.
AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION
Aqua Fortis is the scientific name for nitric acid.
Aqua Regia is a strong oxydizer consisting of one part of nitric acid and three parts of hydrochloric acid. It is used to strip or dissolve metal.
APPLICABLE OR RELEVANT AND APPROPRIATE REQUIREMENTS
AIR RESOURCES BOARD
ALTERNATE REMEDIAL CONTRACTING STRATEGY
ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH AND EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT LABORATORY
AUTOMATED STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ELECTROPLATED PLASTICS
AMPERES PER SQUARE FOOT
ASF or Amps/SqFt
Acronym for ' Amps per Square Foot'; divide AMPS applied by the LOAD AREA or square feet in a tank at one time;
( aka CURRENT DENSITY ).
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HEATING REFRIGERATING AND AIR CONDITIONING ENGINEERS
AMPERES PER SQUARE INCH
ASSOCIATION OF STATE AND INTERSTATE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ADMINISTRATORS
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING
The American Society for Quality Control, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.
With the industrial fury that World War II engendered, and life -or-death necessity of decent product quality, the profession took another major forward. The sudden increase of inspectors and quality engineers resulted in the formation of an academic and professional society to further the spread of quality techniques and technologies. This group, formally established in 1945, was originally called the SOCIETY for QUALITY ENGINEERS. Today we know it as the American Society for Quality Control ( ASQC ). Its creation went a long way toward legitimizing quality control as an integral part of the industrial scene.
A cause of variation that is large in magnitude and readily identified, also called a Special Cause or a Findable Cause.
The confidence that the product or service meets specifications
ABOVE GROUND STORAGE TANKS
American Society for Testing and Materials
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS
AIRBORNE TOXIC CONTROL MEASURES
ATMOSPHERE (PRESSURE MEASUREMENT)
The weight of an atom of an element. This is used to calculate its percentage in a chemical.
AGENCY FOR TOXIC SUBSTANCES AND DISEASE REGISTRY
A quality characteristic that cannot be measured, it a classified as either conforming or not conforming to specifications.
AVERAGE SAMPLE NUMBER CURVE
A curve that inspected per lot by the con or non-conforming values.
27-11/32 GRAINS = 1 DRAM 16 DRAMS = 1 OUNCE 16 OUNCES = 1 POUND 25 POUNDS = 1 QUARTER
4 QUARTERS = 1 CWT 2 000 POUNDS = 1 SHORT TON 2 240 POUNDS = 1 LONG TON
AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION