T&E
TEST AND EVALUATION

TAC
TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANTS

TAG
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS

TANK LOAD
A group of LOADS run together in a single tank at any one time; ( is sometimes called a 'LOT' ).

TANTUNG ALLOY
An alloy consisting of: Colbalt, 45-50%, Chromium, 27-32%, Tungsten, 14-19%.

TARGETS
A TARGET is a milestone towards the accomplishment of a desired goal.
TARGETS are set to give someone a milestone  to measure the effectiveness
of performance, to see if potential improvements are successful in accessing
the problem  and therefore moving the indicator closer to the TARGET.

TBC
THERMAL BARRIER COATING

TCE
1 1 1-TRICHLOROETHANE

TCLP
TOXICITY CHARACTERISTIC LEACHING PROCEDURE

TCRF
TOXIC CHEMICAL RELEASE FORMS

TEM
TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

TEMPERATURE CONVERSIONS
A FAHRENHEIT DEGREE IS SMALLER THAN A CELSIUS (CENTIGRADE) DEGREE
ONE FAHRENHEIT DEGREE BEING 5/9 OF A CELSIUS DEGREE.
TO CONVERT FAHRENHEIT DEGREES INTO CELSIUS  SUBSTRACT 32
MULTIPLY BY 5  AND DIVIDE BY 9.

TENTH ( 1/10 )
Unit of THICKNESS measure; ( aka. 'one ten-thousandth' = .0001' ).

TERNE PLATE
Terne plate consists largely of a lead-tin alloy.

TES
TECHNICAL ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT

TESTING
A means of determining the capability of a product to meet the operating or environmental conditions.

TGIC
TRIGLYCIDYL ISOCYANURATE

THC
TOTAL HYDROCARBONS

THE DEMING PRIZE
The Deming Prize  named after W. Edwards Deming and instituted in 1951
is often given credit for guiding Japanese manufacturing beyond its second-class
reputation for poor quality  to its current position of excellence.

THERMOMETRIC TITRATION
An analytical procedure based on the enthalpy change in a reaction of a component with a suitable reagent.

THIEF
The auxiliary cathode used to divert current from a corner or edge to divert a burnt deposit.

THROWING POWER
The ability to deposit metal into a recess. It measures the ratio of the deposit in low current density over the
high current density in the bath

TIE
TOXCITY IDENTIFICATION EVALUATIONS

TIN-FREE STEEL
Tin free steel consists of layers of metallic and non-metallic chromium. It is an alternative to tin plate.

TIO
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION OFFICE (EPA)

TLV
THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE

TM
TRANSITION METAL

TMC
TITANIUM MATRIX COMPOSITE

TOLERANCE
The permissible range of variation in a particular dimension of a product.

TOP-DOWN APPROACH of COST ESTIMATION
Start with the overall cost of some budget item or other known variable
and an estimate of the percentage of that total which   represents the problem and calculate unit cost.

TOTAL QUALITY CONTROL
An expression coined by Armand Feigenbaum  TQC involves the application of quality
principles in all processes  at all levels of a company.

TPO
THERMOPLASTIC POLYOLEFIN

TPQ
THRESHOLD PLANNING QUANTITIES

TQ
TOTAL QUALITY

TQL
TOTAL QUALITY LEADERSHIP

TQM
TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT
TQM, represents the latest phase of evolution in the quality discipline.
Distinctive features are a strong and  pervasive customer orientation and
a view toward managing quality for competitive advantage.  The term 'TQM'  is
equivalent to TQC and CWQC in Japan, where the word 'control' has the same
connotations as 'management:  in the United States.
 

TRANSCAER
TRANSPORTATION COMMUNITY AWARENESS AND  EMERGENCY RESPONSE

TRC
TOTAL RESIDUAL CHLORINE

TRD
TECHNICAL RESOURCE DOCUMENT

TRE
TOXIC REDUCTION EVALUATIONS

TREEING
A nodule or irregular deposit on a part or rack, usually occurring on high current density area.

TREND LINES IN CONTROL CHARTS
In general, Control Charts are line graphs in which the process is shown as a TREND LINE drawn on a chart
along  with these three lines:                       _                                                                                                  _
1.) A mean ( X ) or central line represents the average value of the process.  X is the same as X-bar.
2.)  An upper control limit ( UCL ) drawn at a calculated distance above the central line which represents
the maximum variation  that could be expected if only normal cause of variation are present.
3.)  A lower control limit ( LCL ) drawn at a calculated distance below the central line which
represents the minimum variation  which could be expected only when normal causes of variation are present.

TRG
TECHNICAL REVIEW GROUP

TRI
TOXIC RELEASE INVENTORY

TRO
TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER

TROY WEIGHT
24 GRAINS = 1 PWT    20 PWT = 1 OUNCE    12 OUNCES = 1 POUND
USED FOR WEIGHING GOLD  SILVER AND JEWELS

TSCA
TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT

TSDF
TREATMENT  STORAGE  DISPOSAL FACILITY

TSS
TOTAL SUSPENDED SOLIDS

TT
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

TTI
TIME/TEMPERATURE INDICATOR

TTO
TOTAL TOXIC ORGANICS

TTU
TRANSPORTABLE TREATMENT UNITS

TWA
TIME-WEIGHTED AVERAGE