I am suggesting some sort of “Glossary”. This may be technical/ language acronyms and/or American slang words and other. This topic could mainly be aimed to beginners (like me) and the rest of the world for a better understand of this forum.
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CHP: Combined Heat & Power.
FEMA (F.E.M.A, fema): Federal Emergency Management Agency. Usually refers to a
gasifier they created, stratified downdraft design.
GEK: Gasifier Experimenter’s Kit (All Power Labs).
MEN: Mother Earth News (a magazine. Sometimes refers to a gasifier they designed).
TDR: Turn Down Ratio.
TLUD: Top Lit Up Draft (refers to a stove).
B/S engine: Briggs & Stratton engine (small engine).
ICE (IC Engine): Internal Combustion Engine.
MIL: Malfunction Indicator Light.
CEL: Check Engine Light. Same as MIL.
SES: Service Engine Soon light. Same as MIL.
Fueling / Combustion.
AFR: Air / Fuel Ratio.
EFI: Electronic Fuel Injection.
Lambda: value for total combustion of fuel.
MAF: Mass Air Flow sensor.
MPFI: Multiport Fuel Injection.
PCV valve: Positive Crankcase Ventilation system/valve.
SEFI (SFI): Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection. Each individual four-stroke cylinder only
getting just the right amount of gasoline injected on only it’s intake stroke. Versus bank injected on every down stroke; and throttle body all-strokes pulsed injected.
TBI: Throttle Body fuel Injection.
WOT: Wide Open Throttle (full speed).
CAT (cat): Catalytic converter.
EGR: Exhaust Gas Recirculation. Redirecting engine exhaust through the air intake.
EGT: Exhaust Gas Temperature. Measured for performance.
BARO: Barometric air reference sensor. Determines atmospheric pressure.
CTS: Coolant Temperature Sensor.
IAC: Idle Air Control valve.
IAT: Intake Air Temperature.
MAF: Mass Air Flow.
MAP: Manifold Absolute Pressure.
MAT: Manifold Air Temperature (same as IAT).
TPS: Throttle Position Sensor.
TS: Temperature Sensor.
BTC: Before Top dead Center of a piston.
ECU: Electronic Control Unit, or Engine Control Unit.
ECM: Electronic Control Module, or Engine Control Module.
PCM: Powertrain Control Module.
TCM: Transmission Control Module.
OBD1: On Board Diagnostics version 1 (automotive computer).
OBD2: On Board Diagnostics version 2 (automotive computer).
PWM: Pulse Width Modulation. Refers to a system of limiting current but not voltage, used to control motors etc.
AWG: American Wire Gage. The higher the number the thinner the wire or sheet metal thickness.
EMT: Electrical Metallic Tubing. Is a thin wall electrical conduit.
NPT: National Piping Thread (American standard pipe thread system).
PPI: Pores Per Inch, it is a measure of the filtering capacity of a filter.
RTV sealant: Room Temperature Vulcanization (silicon sealant).
S.S.: Stainless Steel.
Sayings / Slang Words.
BBB: Burn Baby Burn.
B.S.: Bull Shit (is a lie or a gross exageration)
BTW: By The Way.
DIY: Do It Yourself.
DOW: Drive On Wood.
HWWT: Have Wood Will Travel.
KISS: Keep it Simple Stupid.
RTFM: Read The F****ing Manual.
SWEM: Smile With Every Mile (driven on wood).
W.A.G.: Wild Ass Guess.
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary (a disclaimer popularized by the EPA).