Glossary

  1. Abkürzungen

    ANSI
    American National Standards Institute
    API
    American Petroleum Institute
    BRIC
    Collective abbreviation for the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China
    DIN
    Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. [German Institute for Standardisation]
    ELSY
    Intelligent electronic systems for use in device and plant engineering and in medical engineering
    IE3 + IE4
    International efficiency classes for motors
    IMO
    International Maritime Organisation
    LNG
    Liquefied natural gas
    USCG
    United States Coast Guard
    VDMA
    Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V. [German Engineering Federation]
  2. Unternehmens- und Fachbegriffe

    725 HWT GKM
    Joint project involving partners from science and industry. Power plant components are tested at steam temperatures of up to 725 °C in a high-temperature materials testing facility at the German “Großkraftwerk Mannheim” power plant.
    Cloud-Application
    Storage of data and programs in a remote data centre
    Industrie 4.0
    A visionary project from the German government’s future technologies strategy
    InnoTop
    A programme led by the government of Rhineland-Palatinate to promote research and development projects of companies based in the federal state
    Retrofit
    Modernisation of installed systems or components, often aimed at extending their service life, increasing efficiency or complying with new legislation
    Synchronous reluctance motor
    Highly energy-efficient motors whose specially designed rotor laminations guide the lines of magnetic flux. Rare earths are not required to manufacture these motors.
    Triple-offset butterfly valve
    Butterfly valve design suitable for use in applications with extremely high and low temperatures. The triple-offset design ensures that the butterfly valve opens and closes smoothly.
    UN Global Compact
    A global initiative for businesses and organisations launched by the United Nations with the aim of shaping social and ecological globalisation
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