world standards abbreviations

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AA Aluminum Association / Aluminum Standards & Data
AAMA Architectural Aluminum Manufacturers Association / AAMA Std & Manual:
AAR Association of American Railroad
AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
AATCC American Association for Textile Chemists and Colorists / AATCC Technical Manual
ABNT Associacao Brasileira de Normas Teonicas
ABS American Bureau of Shipping / ABS Rules
ACI American Concrete Institute / ACI Manual of Concrete Practice
ACS American Chemical Society
ADA American Dairy Association
AECMA Associaton Europeenne des Constructeurs de Material Aerospatial
AFBMA Anti-Friction Bearing Manufacturers Association / AFBMA Std.
AFNOR French Standards Institution
AGA American Gas Association / AGA Std. AGA Reports and Manuals
AGMA American Gear Manufacturers Association / AGMA Std., AGMA Reports
AHAM Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers / AHAM Std.
AIA American Institute of Architects / AIA Manuals. Masterspec.
AIA Aerospace Industries Association, Inc
AISC American Institute of Steel Construction / Manual of Steel Construction / Manual of Steel Consruction(M016)
AISI American Iron and Steel Institute / Steel Products Manuals
AMCA Air Movement & Control Association / AMCA Standards
AMS Society of Automotive Engineers
AMS Aerospace Materials Specs
ANS American Nuclear Society / ANS Std.
ANSI American National Standards Institute / ANSI Std.
AOAC Association of Official Analytical Chemists / Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC
API American Petroleum Institute / API Std. Bull, and Recommended Practices
ARSO African Regional organization for Standardization
AS Australian Standards
ASA American Standards Association
ASAE American Society of Agricultural Engineers / ASAE Std. Eng' Practices
ASC Adhesive and Sealant Council
ASCE American Society of civil Engineers / ASCE Manual & Report
American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning engineers / ASHRAE Handbook
ASLE American Society of Lubricant Engineers
ASM American Society for Metals / Metals handbook
ASME) American Society of Mechanical Engineers / ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code
ASMO Arab Organization for Standardization and Metrology
ASSE American society for Nondestructive testing / Implementing Recommended Practice
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
AWPB American Wood Preservers Bureau
AWS American Welding Society . AWS Std., WHB
AWWA American Water Work Association / AWWA Std. Manual., H/B
BDS Comite Superieur Normalizaion de la Republique Populaire de Bulgarie
BHMA Builders hardware Manufacturers Association
BIA Binding Industries of america
BSI British Standards Institution / BS Std.
BV Bureau Veritas / Rules and Regulations for the construction and classification of Steel Vessel
CAGI Compressed Air and Gas Institute
CEE European Committee for Standardization
CEN European Committee for Standardization
CENELEC European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
CEOC Collogue European des Organizations de controole
CFR Code of Federal Regulations / USA Title NO.1 ~ No. 50
CGA Compressed Gas Association / Handbook of Compressed Gases
CGPM General Conference of Weights and Measures
CGSB Canadian General Standards Boards
CMEA Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
CNS national Bureau of Standards for Republic of China (Taiwan)

Pan America Standards Commission - Brazil, Panama, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Central America (Guatemala), Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Argentina, Peru, Trinidad, Tobago, and Uruguay

CPSC Consumer Products safety Commission / USA
CRSI Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute / CRSI Handbook
CS Chinese Standards - Peoples Republic of China
CSA Canadian Standards Association / CSA Std.
CSN Cechosolvakian Office for Standards and Measurements / Urad pro Vynalezy a Normalisaci
CTI Cooling Tower Institute / CTI Code Tower Std.
DIN Deutsches Institute for Normung / DIN Std.
DGN Direccion General de Normas
DGQ Portuguese Institute for Quality / General Directorate of Quality
DNV Det Norske Veritas / DNV Rule
DOD United States Department of Depenses Specs
DS Dansk Standards
EFTA European Free Trade Association
EIA Electronic industries Association / USA,ANSI/EIA 232E
EIAJ Standards of Electronic Industries Association of Japan
EJMA Expansion Joint Manufacturers Association / EJMA Std.
EN European Standards
EOQC European Organization for Quality Control
EPA Environment Protection Agency / USA, in CFR Title NO.40
EPRI Electric Power Research Institute / EPRI Report.
ETRTO European Tire & Rim Technical Organization / ETRTO Standard Manual
ETSI European Telecommunication Standards Institute
EURONORM European Coal and Steel Community
FCC Federal Communications Commission / USA, in CFR Title No.47
FDA Food and Drug Admin. / FDA Regulations, USA, in CFR Title No. 21, Pard 1~1299
FID International Federation for Documentation
FMS Factory Mutual System / Approval Gide
FMVSS Natl. Highway Traffic safety Admin. / USA, in CFR Title No.49 Part 571
FS General Services Administration / Fed=Spec, Std.
GB Guojio Biaozhun / China
GL Germanisher Lloyd / Rules for Classification and Construction of Seagoing Ship
GOST State Standards of Soviet
HEI Heat Exchange Institute / USA, Standards for Steam Surface Condecsers.
HI Hydraulic Institute / HI Std for Centrifugal, Rotary and Reciprocation Pumps
HTI Hand tools Institute
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICBO Intl. Conference of Building Officials / UBC, UMC, UPC
ICEA Insulated Cable Engineers Association
IDF International Dairy Federation
IEC International Electro technical Commission
IECEE IEC System for Conformity Testing to Standards for Safety of Electrical Equipment
IEE Institution of electrical Engineers / U.K.
IEEE Institute of Electical and Electronics Engineers / IEEE Std.
IES Illuminating Engineering society / IES Lighting H/B:2 Bol. Recomm, Practice.
IFAN International Federation for the Application of Standards
IFI Industrial Fasteners Institute / Fasteners Std., Metric Fasteners Std.
IIAR International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration
IMO International Maritime Organization
INLITECNOR Instituto de Norman Colmbianas
IOCU International Organization of consumers Unions
IP The Institute of Petroleum / IP Standards Methods for Analysis and Testing of Petroleum and Related Products
IPC The Institute for Interconnecting and Packaging Electronic Circuits / ANSI/IPC Cm Guidelines for Pringed Voard Component Mounting IPC-Tm-650 Test Methods Manual
IRAM Istituto Argentino de Racionalizacion de Materials
IRANOR National Institute of Rationalization and Normalization for Sapin
IS Indian Standard Institution - isi
ISA Instrument Society of America
ISO International Organization for Standardization
JAS Japanese Agricultures Standards
JASO Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan
JCS Japanese Cable Makers' Association
JEC Japanese Electro technical committee
JEM Japan Electrical Manufacturers' Association
JGMA Japan Gear Manufacturers Association
JIS Japan Industrial Standards
JPI Japan Petroleum Institute

Japan Water Works Association

KS Korean Industrial Standards
LR Lloyd's Register of Shipping / The Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Ships
MIL Military Specifications and Standards / USA, Dept. of Defense, MIL-Index, H/B-217E,-STD-883C
MSS Manufacturers Standardization Society of the Fittings Industry
NAS Aerospace Industries Association
NACE National Association of Corrosion Engineers
NBBI The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors
NBN Normas Belges / Institute Belge de Normalisation
NBS United States National Bureau of Standards
NEC National Electric Code / ANSI CI
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Assiociation
NEN Nederlandse Norm / Nederlands Normalisatie Instituut - NNI
NF Norme Francise
NFPA National Fire Protection Association
NNI Netherlands Normalization Institute
NORVEN Comision Venezolana de Normas Industrias
NORCUBA Departamento de Normas Tecnicas
NP Norma Portugguesa
NPCA National Paints and Coating Association
NSF National Sanitation Foundation
NWMA National Woodwork Manufacturer's Association
NZS New Zealand Standards
OCMA Oil Company materials Association
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OIML International Organization for Legal metrology
ONORM(ON) Osterreichische Normungsinstitut / Austrian Standards Institute - ONA
ORGALIME Organization for Liaison between the European Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Industries
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PNS Philippine National Standard
RAL Ausschuss fur Lieferbedingungen und Gutesicherung / RAL Color File
REA Rural Electrification Admin / REA Spec
RMA Rubber Manufacturers Association
RTCA Rubber Manufacturers Association Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics / RTCA-Do-160C Environmental Condition and Test procedures Airborne Equipment
RWMA Resistance Welder Manufacturers; Association
SAA Standards Association of Australia
SABS South African Bureau of Standards
SAE Society of Automotive Engineers / SAE H/B, AMS Std.
SEMKO Svenska Elecktriska Materielkontroll-Anstaltem
SII Standards Institute of Israel
SIS Svensk Standard Sweden
SFS Finnish Standards Association
SMACNA Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractor's National Association
SMPTE Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
SNV Schweizerische Normen-Vereinigung
SPI The Society of the Plastics Industry, inc.
SS Singapore Standards
SSPC Steel Structures Painting Council / Steel Structures Painting Manual
STI Steel Tank Institute
TAPPI Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry
TEMA Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers' Association / Std. of TEMA
TIS Thai Industrial Standards
TSE Turkish Standards Institute
TÜV Technischer Überwachungs Verein e.V. /German
UBPVLS Uniform Boiler and Pressure Vessel Laws Society
UIC Intl. Union of Railways
UL Underwriters Laboratories-USA / UL Standards
UNCO Instituto de Norman Colombianas
UNI Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione
UNICE Union of the Industial Federations of the EEc Countires
UNS Unifeied Numbering System
USCG United States Coast Guard
UTE Union Techenique de I Electircite / UTE Publication List
VDE Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker
VDEh Verein Deutscher Eisenhüttenleute
VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure
WRS Welding Research Council
WES Welding Engineering Standard