Common Abbreviations

ABPA - American Backflow Prevention Association


ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASSE - American Society of Sanitary Engineers

AVB - Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker

AWWA - American Water Works Association

DC - Double Check Valve Assembly

DCDA - Double Check Detector Assembly 

EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

FCCCHR - Foundation for Cross Connection Control and Hydraulic Research

HBVB - Hose Bib Vacuum Breaker

IPC - International Plumbing Code

NFPA - National Fire Protection Association

PSIA - Pounds per Square Inch Absolute

PSID - Pounds per Square Inch Differential

PSIG - Pounds per Square Inch Gauge

PVB - Pressure Vacuum Breaker 

RP - Reduced Pressure Principle 

RPDA - Reduced Pressure Detector Assembly

SVB - Spill Resistant Vacuum Breaker 

TCEQ - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

TSBPE - Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners

UPC - Uniform Plumbing Code