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Acronyms, Definitions, and Fact Check
Trinidad & Tobago – Trinidad and Tobago is a dual-island Caribbean nation near Venezuela, with distinctive Creole traditions and cuisines.
Oil & Gas in Trinidad & Tobago – the country’s economy is primarily industrial, with an emphasis on petroleum and petrochemicals. The country’s wealth is attributed to its large reserves and exploitation of oil and natural gas. (wikipedia)
Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) – an examination board in the Caribbean. It was established in 1972 under agreement by the participating governments in the Caribbean Community to conduct such examinations as it may think appropriate and award certificates and diplomas on the results of any such examinations so conducted. The Council is empowered to regulate the conduct of any such examinations and prescribe the qualification requirements of candidates and the fees payable by them. It is now an examining body that provides educational certifications in 16 English speaking Commonwealth Caribbean Countries and Territories. (Wikipedia)
Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE) – introduced in Trinidad and Tobago by the CXC about five years ago but has been in existence in some other CARICOM member countries for a longer period of time. The CAPE curriculum offers a modular approach with 1-unit and 2-unit courses. Advanced standing credit should be considered for appropriate 2-unit subjects, but is not recommended for 1-unit subjects, because they are more limited in scope.
University of West Indies (UWI) – The St. Augustine campus is situated 15km from the bustling capital of one of the Caribbean’s most rapidly developing island states, Trinidad and Tobago. With its focus on research and innovation, fully accredited programmes across seven faculties, and a cosmopolitan campus community. (www.sta.uwi.edu)
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International Conference for Machine Learning (ICML) – The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) is a vendor-neutral, not-for-profit organization founded to serve global industry as the world-class authority on machinery lubrication that advances the optimization of asset reliability, utilization and costs.
The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) – the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 13,000 individuals and 250 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. STLE members are experts who research, develop and market the methods and products that make industry more successful and that enhance the well-being of people worldwide. Our members are employed by the world’s leading corporations and academic institutions and by governmental agencies dealing with science and technology. STLE supports these distinguished men and women with a variety of professional education and certification programs. (www.stle.org)
Lubrication Engineering relates to the reduction of friction and wear between relatively moving parts. The term tribology describes the study of interacting moving surfaces. Tribology encompasses aspects of physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, metallurgy, material science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and applied mechanics. (www.stle.org)
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Failure Mode Analysis – Failure mode and effects analysis is the process of reviewing as many components, assemblies, and subsystems as possible to identify potential failure modes in a system and their causes and effects. (wikipedia)