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Abbreviations and Acronyms

The table below covers typical abbreviations and acronyms on a bulk material handling project.

Abbreviation Description
APW Anglo Project Way
LoM Life of Mine
MCC Motor Control Centre
OPEX Operating Expenditure
PFS Pre-Feasibility Study
SIB Stay in Business
SoW Scope of Work
WBS Work Breakdown Structure
C&I Control and Instrumentation
EIA Environmental impact assessment
EN European Standards
ISO International Organization for Standardization
P&ID Process and Instrumentation Diagrams
MRM Mineral Resource Management
PFD Process Flow Diagram
AGMS American Gear Manufacturers Association
BSP British Standard Parallel
GGBS Ground granulated blastfurnace slag
CAPEX Capital Expenditure
BH Brinell hardness
DFT Dry film thickness
EMP Environmental Management Plans
IBR Inverted Box Rib
ROM Run of Mine
u.n.o Unless noted otherwise
FRD Fine Residue Disposal
FS Feasibility Study
GA General Arrangement
AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
O.D Outside Diameter
SANS South African National Standards
SMP Structural, Mechanical and Plate-work
EDL Engineering Document List
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
MHSA Mine Health and Safety Act
BMH Bulk Materials Handling
DMR Department of Mineral Resources
NGL Natural Ground Level
VDRL Vender Document Requirement List
FEL Front End Loader


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