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PSI Glossary Terms

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  • P.S.I.

    Pounds per square inch: the pressure resulting from a force of one pound-force applied to an area of one square inch (typically 1 to 8 PSI buildings are requested/required). Also acronym for Paramount Structures Inc.

  • B.R.M.

    Blast Resistant Module. Also known as a Blast Resistant Structure.

  • MS

    Milliseconds (in reference to a blast duration)

  • API-RP 753

    American Petroleum Institute - Recommended Practice - Management of Hazards Associated With Location of Process Plant Portable Buildings.

  • HPBE

    High Performance Building Envelope

  • MgO

    Magnesium Oxide