SECTION I. ABBREVIATIONS
Corrosion Prevention and Control
Degree(s) Centigrade (Celsius)
Equipment Improvement Recommendation
Formazin Turbidity Units. Turbidity units of measure based on a Formazin stock
Milligrams per liter
Milliliter-approximately the same as a cubic centimeter
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical
Parts per million, used interchangeably with milligrams per liter (mg/l)
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
The Army Maintenance Management System
Volts alternating current
Volts direct current
Water Quality Analysis Set
Water Quality Analysis Set-Preventive Medicine
SECTION II. DEFINITION OF UNUSUAL TERMS
Acid-Having a pH of less than 7.
Adjust-To maintain or regulate, within prescribed limits by bringing into proper position, or setting the operation
characteristics to specified parameters.
Align-To adjust specified variable elements of an item so as to bring about optimum or desired performance.
Alkaline-Having a pH of more than 7.
Ammonia Nitrogen-A product of the microbiological decay of plant and animal protein.
Buffer (reagent) solutions-Buffer solutions are equilibrium systems containing substances which, within limits, neutralize
added acids or bases.
Burette (Buret) - A graduated tube for measuring liquid volumes or granular substances.
Calibrate-To determine and cause corrections to be made or to be adjusted on instruments or test, measuring and
diagnostic equipment used in precision measurement. Consists of comparisons of two instruments, one of which is a
certified standard of known accuracy, to detect and adjust any discrepancy in the accuracy of the instrument being
Colorimetric Test-A test used to measure the concentration of a constituent of a sample by comparing the color of the
sample against the colors of known standard solutions.