Abbreviations
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

A: Outside punch core (started flange die)
a-c, AC: Alternating Current
AIEE: American Institute of Electrical Engineers
amp: Amphere
AQL: Acceptable quality limit
ASME: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASTM: American Society for Testing Materials
atm: Atmosphere

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B

B: Inside punch cutedge (starting flange die)
B/A: Box annealed
BB: Base Box
BBM: Base Box / thousand
BH: Body Hook
Bm: Bodymaker
BP: Between plant
Btm: Bottom
BTU: British Thermal Unit

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C

c, cm: Centimeter
C: Outside die core ring (started flange die), Celsius or Centigrade
C/A: Continuous annealed
C&E: Crimped and expanded
cc: Cubic centimeter, carbon copy
CC: Coil Center
CCT: Center/Can Temperature
CD: Curl Diameter, Chuck Diameter, coil double row layout
CE: Cut Edge
CH: Cover Hook
CL: Center Line
CMI: Can Manufacturers Institute
CMQ: Can Makers Quality Black Plate
CO2: Carbon Dioxide
cpm: Cans/minute
CR: Crimped
crt: Cathode Ray Tube
CS: Coil single row layout
CTB: Chemically Treated Black Plate.
CTS: Chemically treated steel
ctsk: Countersink Cu.in.: Cubic Inches

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D

d: Inside diameter die core ring (started flange die), Depth
d-c, DC: Direct Current
dia.: Diameter
DL: Diameter Length (cut open length)
DS: Double Seam

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E

E: Sigma (sign of summation)
ECD: End Countersink Diameter
EN,ENA: Enamel ENGR&PP Engraving & Printing Plate
EPA: Environmental Protection Agency

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F

F: Farenheit
F, FLG: Flange
FC: Fiber Container
FDA: Federal Drug Administration
FF: Frozen food
FFC: Frozen food container
FFCH: Factory Finished Can Height
FIG: Figure
FL: Flange length, Feed line
F.O.B.: Free on Board
FM: Fiber milk
FMC: Fiber milk container
FNB: Food & Nutrition Board
FPEO: Finger Pull Easy Open
fpm: Feet/minute

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G

g: Gram
GL: General line
GLPM: General line cans produced on packers machine

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H

h: Henry
H, HT: Height
hp: Horse power

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I

IB: Instruction Book
ID: Inside Diameter
IDP: Intergrated Data Processing
in: Inch
Info: Information
IS: Instruction Book
ISO: International Standards Organization

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K

kg: Kilogram
KO: Knockout, Key Open

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L

LCL: Lower Control Unit, Less Car Load
LITHO: Lithograph , Lithography
LTL: Less truck load
LTPD: Lot tolerance percent defective

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M

M: Thousand
MEK: Methol Ethol Keytone
mf: Microfarad
mg: Milligram
MIK: Methol Isobutyl Keytone
MM: Million
mm: Millimeter
mmf: Micro-Microfarad
MS: Machine Shop , Manufacturing Standards, Mini-Seam
MVT: Moisture Vapor Transfer

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N

NEC: National Electrical Code
NFPA: National Food Processors Association
NI: Necked In N.L.G.I. National Lubrication Grease Institute
NOM: Nominal

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O

OBI: Open Backed Inclinable
OC: Operating Characteristic
OD: Outside Diameter
Oper: Operation
OS: Outside, One Side

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P

P&A: Parts and Attachments
PC: Packers can
ppm: Parts/Million
P&S: Primes and Seconds
psi: Pounds/Square Inch
psig: Pounds/Square Inch Gage

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Q

QA: Quality Assurance
QC: Quality Control

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R

R: Range
Rd.: Round
RDS: Reduced Double Seam
RFB: Roll-form bodymaker
rpm: Revolutions/Minute
RQL: Rejectable Quality Limit

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S

SAE: Society of Automotive Engineers
SAN: Sanitary
SCMT: Special Coated Manufacturers' Ternes
S.I.: Signed Introduction
SOT: Stay On Tab
spm: Sheets/Minute, Strokes/Minute
SQC: Statistical Quality Control
ss, std: Standard
SSDT: Society of Soft Drink Technologists
SSS: Side Seam Stripe
S.U.S.: Saybolt Universal Seconds

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T

T: Tight Seam
t, th: Thickness
tan: Tangent
T.C.P.: Tobacco Cover Piece , Tin Conservation Plate
tdr: Time Delay Relay
temp: Temperature
TFS: Tin Free Steel
thd: Thread
TPS: Taper/Inch
TS: Technical Service

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U

UCL: Upper Control Limit
USS: United States Standard
U.S.D.A.: United States Department of Agriculture

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V

VDSM: Video Double Seam Monitor

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W

W: Width
Wt: Weight

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X

X: Control

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Z

zn/cmq: Zinc-cmq Plate

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