Control and Instrumentation Glossary
We have 11 entries in our Glossary for this letter.
Fire and Gas
Typically used when refering to Fire and Gas detection systems
Factory Acceptance Test
A test of equipment carried out at supplier's factory prior to shipment of equipment - usually witnessed by purchaser
Functional Design Specification
A communications protocol used to connect process instrumentation and control systems
Term used when specifying cables.
A cable which is designed to function in a fire ensuring the integrity of vital circuits such as essential and emergency systems.
The common name for hazardous area protection type EExd.
Flash Point Temperature is the lowest temperature at which a liquid releases sufficient vapour that can be ignited by an energy source
FM - Factory Mutual
North American insurance company who provide certification of industrial and commercial products
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
Identifies failure modes - their causes and effects - the safeguards already incorporated and the potential additional measures that could be considered
Fault Tree Analysis
A method of calculating the probability of an event from the probabilities or frequencies of its causal events.
A measure of the tendency of a gas to escape or expand
Fugacity is the pressure value needed at a given temperature to make the properties of a non-ideal gas satisfy the equation for an ideal gas
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