Common Industry Abbreviations Posted on 2 Jun 09:23

Whether you are new to the industry, or a foodservice veteran, a lot of acronyms get thrown around in your line of work and sometimes it’s hard to remember what is what. Here’s a quick run-down of commonly used abbreviation.

CSA - CA International
BTU - British Thermal Unit
NSF - National Sanitation Foundation
UL - Underwriters Laboratory
AC/DC - Alternate Current/Direct Current
ETL - Edison Testing Laboratory
NAFEM - National Association of Foodservice Equipment Mfg
NEMA - National Electrical Manufacturers Association
ASM - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
KWH - Kilowatts Per Hour
S/S - Stainless Steel
HP - Horsepower
AMP - Ampere
Hz - Hertz