We have 19 entries in our Glossary for this letter.
E&C - Engineering & Construction
Usually in reference to a contract e.g. an E&C contract
EA - Environment Agency
The leading public organisation for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales
The Engineering Construction Training Board - The UK's National Training Organisation for the engineering construction industry
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.
Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association
EN - EuroNorm
Standard issued by CEN/CENELEC normally prefixed by the national issuing body e.g. BS EN
Environmental (Hazard) Identification
Conducted like a HAZID but with the aim of identifying environmental issues
Enhanced Oil Recovery (Techniques)
Name given to a variety of techniques applied to mature oil fields to enhance the quantity of oil produced.
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
A US government agency that issues emissions standards and monitoring policies for environmental pollutants in air; water and soil.
Engineering Procurement and Construction
Usually in reference to a contract e.g. an EPC contract
Engineering Procurement Construction and Drilling
Usually in reference to a contract e.g. an EPCD contract
Engineering Procurement Installation and Construction.
Usually in reference to a contract e.g. an EPIC contract
Engineering Procurement and Supervision.
Usually in reference to a contract e.g. an EPS contract
ESD - Emergency Shutdown System
An automatic system for shutting down plant in a prescribed orderly manner to prevent escalation of a potentially hazardous situation
ESP - Electric Submersible Pump
Sub sea pump using electricity as its primary power
Explosion protection by means of the concept of Intrinsic Safety where protection is maintained with up to 2 component or other faults
Explosion protection by means of the concept of Intrinsic Safety where protection is maintained with up to 1 component or other fault
EXW - Ex Works
Incoterm used to describe responsibilities for carriage; risk and cost.
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