world standards abbreviations

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AA Aluminum Association / Aluminum Atandards & Data  
AAMA Architectural Aluminum Manufacturers Association / AAMA Std & Manual:  
AAR Association of American Railroad  
AASHTO American Association of Atate 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