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E&C - Engineering & Construction

Usually in reference to a contract e.g. an E&C contract

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EA - Environment Agency

The leading public organisation for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales

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ECITB

The Engineering Construction Training Board - The UK's National Training Organisation for the engineering construction industry

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ED - Explosive Decompression

Phenomenon whereby seals of a valve (or similar) absorb high pressure gas and when the system is depressurised the seals release their pressure causing failure.

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EEMUA

Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association

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EMC

ElectroMagnetic Compatibility

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EN - EuroNorm

Standard issued by CEN/CENELEC normally prefixed by the national issuing body e.g. BS EN

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ENVID

Environmental (Hazard) Identification
Conducted like a HAZID but with the aim of identifying environmental issues
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EOR

Enhanced Oil Recovery (Techniques)
Name given to a variety of techniques applied to mature oil fields to enhance the quantity of oil produced.
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EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

A US government agency that issues emissions standards and monitoring policies for environmental pollutants in air; water and soil.

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EPC

Engineering Procurement and Construction
Usually in reference to a contract e.g. an EPC contract
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EPCD

Engineering Procurement Construction and Drilling
Usually in reference to a contract e.g. an EPCD contract
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EPIC

Engineering Procurement Installation and Construction.
Usually in reference to a contract e.g. an EPIC contract
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EPS

Engineering Procurement and Supervision.
Usually in reference to a contract e.g. an EPS contract
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ESD - Emergency Shutdown System

An automatic system for shutting down plant in a prescribed orderly manner to prevent escalation of a potentially hazardous situation

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ESP - Electric Submersible Pump

Sub sea pump using electricity as its primary power

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Exia

Explosion protection by means of the concept of Intrinsic Safety where protection is maintained with up to 2 component or other faults

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Exib

Explosion protection by means of the concept of Intrinsic Safety where protection is maintained with up to 1 component or other fault

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EXW - Ex Works

Incoterm used to describe responsibilities for carriage; risk and cost.

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