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


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