Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS). Published as 49
the UFAS on May 8, 1985, and published the UFAS as FED STD 795 on
April 1, 1988.
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). A system of batteries and
capacitance power storage devices to preclude catastrophic
failure of critically important information processing systems.
During an electrical power failure, it provides a continuous flow
of power to a computer system for a specified period of time
during which system operators may shut down a system without loss
of information or loss of data base addressing structures.
Universal X-Ray Room. The universal x-ray room shall be capable
of accepting all routine radiographic, fluoroscopic, and
tomographic equipment up to 1200 ma, 150 kvp, regardless of
manufacture, during initial installation and subsequent
replacement actions with little, if any, facility modification.
The procedures shall be performed unencumbered and without any
restriction of system components, patient size, or any known
procedure that any installed X-ray equipment can perform now or
in the future. This definition does not apply to digital
radiography, special procedure rooms, C-arms, or angiography
rooms. (See Appendix C).
Unites States Army.
United States Army Corps of Engineers.
United States Air Force.
United States Code.
Using Military Department. Synonymous with using Service, i.e.,
the U.S. Army, Navy, or Air Force.
United States Marine Corps.
United States Navy.
United States Postal Service.
Value Engineering (VE). Value engineering studies consist of
analyses of certain high cost areas of a design to determine if
an alternate way exists to achieve the same or improved function
at a lower life cycle cost. The main objectives of VE studies
are reduced life cycle cost and improved quality of design. The
application of value engineering shall not result in a lowering
of criteria, quality standards, or reduction of scope as
established by the guidance in this document. (See Section 2).
Variable air volume.