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Acronyms

A list of commonly used maintenance, reliability and software acronyms follows:

  • ACR: Asset Criticality Ranking
  • API: Application Program Interface
  • CBM: Condition-Based Monitoring
  • CMMS: Computerized Maintenance Management System
  • CMRP: Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional
  • CMRT: Certified Maintenance & Reliability Technician
  • EAM: Enterprise Asset Maintenance
  • ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning
  • FAMS: Facilities Asset Management Software
  • FMEA: Failure Mode Effects Analysis
  • LDAP: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (Windows)
  • MP2: Maintenance Pack II
  • MRO: Maintenance, Repair, & Operations
  • MRP: Material Requirements Planning / Manufacturing Resource Planning
  • MTBF: Mean Time Between Failure
  • MTTR: Mean Time To Repair
  • MVP: Most Valuable Player
  • OLE: Object Linking and Embedding
  • OPC: OLE for Process Control
  • OPC UA: OPC Unified Architecture
  • PdM: Predictive Maintenance
  • PLC: Programmable Logic Controller
  • PM: Preventive Maintenance
  • RCM: Reliability Centered Maintenance
  • SaaS: Software as a Service
  • SaaP: Software as a Product
  • SMRP: Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals
  • TPM: Total Productive Maintenance