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FAQ & Acronyms


If you have a specific question about PIP, you might find the answer here. You’ll also see the list of acronyms that are often used when working with PIP.

Once you are logged in to the Member’s Area by using either the pipmembers Consider: PIP Members (?) userID and password, or your own unique userID and password, click on the “Practices Lists” tab in the left margin to be redirected to the Published Practices index page: http://pip.org/members/practices/index.asp . Note the “Log in to view Native Practices” button in the bottom left side of the page. After clicking this button you will be prompted to input the Native userID and password (this information is available from your Steering Team Member if you do not already have it).

View new and revised Practices recently published by clicking on the "Download Practice Database" button on the Current Practices page after logging into the Members area of the website.

This will open an excel file of PIP Practices listed in descending order by the publication date.

Login information (userID and password) for general access to the Member’s Area is available from your company's PIP Steering Team. If you are on a Function Team your Function Team Leader can also supply you with a userID and password. As a regular participant or discipline contact listed on the PIP roster, you will be given a unique userID and password as an alternative means to login. Uncertain who to contact for this information or need additional help? Please contact the PIP Office.

For PIP, the native format – or format in which a document was created - for most files is usually the PIP standard version of Microsoft applications. Also for PIP, the native formats for drawings are AutoCAD (.dwg) and MicroStation (.dgn).

In general, a Practice in PDF format is read-only and one in native format is editable.

The Electronic Entry Data Sheet (EEDS) of a published Practice is a form with protected fields to accommodate electronic data entry in a manner that preserves the layout/structure of the data sheet. Because the EEDS is an enhanced version of the "native" data sheet, use of the EEDS is preferred over that of the "native" data sheet. Note, many of the EEDS files may open a cover sheet view only. If so, choose "Attachments" tab or paper clip icon on bottom left corner of open cover sheet to access attached datasheet(s) in their working format.

The file format of the electronic-entry data sheet (EEDS) of a published Practice is either Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. The Electronic Entry Data Sheet (EEDS) of a published Practice is a form with protected fields to accommodate electronic data entry in a manner that preserves the layout/structure of the data sheet. Because the EEDS is an enhanced version of the "native" data sheet, use of the EEDS is preferred over that of the "native" data sheet. Note, many of the EEDS files may open a cover sheet view only. If so, choose "Attachments" tab or paper clip icon on bottom left corner of open cover sheet to access attached datasheet(s) in their working format.

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Acronyms

to Know

  • AC:

    Annual Conference

  • ACPC:

    Annual Conference Planning Committee

  • ADG:

    Administrative Guide – Internal PIP Administrative Practices

  • AFPM:

    American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

  • AIChE:

    American Institute of Chemical Engineers

  • API:

    American Petroleum Institute

  • AR:

    Architectural (CSA)

  • ARC:

    Awards and Recognition Committee​

  • ASCE:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

  • ASME:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

  • CAD:

    Computer Aided Drafting

  • CI:

    Coatings & Insulation

  • CII:

    Construction Industry Institute

  • CSA:

    Civil, Structural, Architectural

  • CT:

    Coatings

  • CV:

    Civil (CSA)

  • DM:

    Data Management

  • DMS:

    Document Management System

  • EDTC:

    Electrical Design Tools Configuration

  • EEDS:

    Electronic Entry Data Sheet

  • EID:

    Electronic Identification

  • EL:

    Electrical

  • EPC:

    Engineering, Procurement, Construction

  • FC:

    Finance Commitee

  • FT:

    Function Team

  • FTL:

    Function Team Leader

  • FTLO:

    Function Team Leader Orientation

  • FTLT:

    Function Team Leader Team

  • FTO:

    Function Team Orientation

  • GC:

    Globalization Committee

  • GCTT:

    Globalization Checklist Task Team

  • GRIP:

    Global Reach Implementation Program Committee

  • HP:

    Hygienic Process

  • HXTT:

    Heat Exchanger Task Team

  • IDTC:

    Instrumentation Design Tools Configuration

  • IEEE:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

  • IHS:

    Information Handling Services (now S&P Global)

  • IN:

    Insulation

  • ISA:

    International Society of Automation

  • KDTT:

    Knowledge Development Task Team

  • LC:

    Legal Committee

  • MA:

    Machinery

  • MBC:

    Membership Committee

  • MC:

    Member Company

  • MCR:

    Member Company Review

  • MKC:

    Marketing Committee

  • MTI:

    Materials Technology Institute

  • NIA:

    National Insulation Association

  • NIST:

    National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • OM:

    Operations Manual

  • P&ID:

    Piping & Instrumentation Diagram and Process Design

  • PC:

    Process Control

  • PDH:

    Professional Development Hours

  • PDTT:

    Piping Database Task Team

  • PE:

    Project Engineering

  • PGP:

    Practice Generation Proposal

  • PH:

    Hygienic Process (for Practice Naming)

  • PL:

    Pipeline Systems

  • PMS:

    Piping Material Specification

  • PN:

    Piping

  • PNL:

    Practice Number Log

  • PNVTT:

    Piping Valve Task Team

  • PRP:

    Practice Revision Proposal

  • PS:

    Process Safety

  • PSR:

    Practice Status Report

  • RAGAGEP:

    Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices

  • RC:

    Research Committee​

  • RE:

    Rotating Equipment

  • RF:

    Refractory

  • SDO:

    Standards Development Organization

  • SP:

    Strategic Plan; SharePoint; SmartPlant

  • SPC:

    Strategic Planning Committee

  • SRD:

    SmartPlant Reference Data

  • ST:

    Steering Team

  • STB:

    Steering Team Ballot

  • STO:

    Steering Team Orientation

  • TCO:

    Total Cost of Ownership, aka Life Cycle Cost

  • TIC:

    Total Installed Cost

  • TT:

    Task Team

  • UT:

    University of Texas

  • VE:

    Vessel

  • VTTT:

    Vessel Tanks Task Team

  • WPC:

    Work Processes Committee

  • XC:

    Executive Committee

  • YPF:

    Young Professionals Forum