The Manufactures Standardization Society (MSS) says that Standard Practice, SP-96-2011, Guidelines on Terminology for Valves and Fittings, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (ANS).

This Standard Practice was originally published in 1986. It was developed under MSS Committee 302 (Marking and Terminology) and is a unique and established industry standard that lists and defines principle terminology and acronyms widely used to describe valves, fittings, and related components. On Sept. 26, 2014, ANSI granted final approval of MSS SP-96-2011 as the comprehensive ANS for valve and fittings terminology. Industry will benefit from having MSS SP-96 as an ANS, with a common list of preferred terms and definitions, to improve communication and further promote standardization.

ANSI/MSS SP-96-2011 lists and defines principle terms and acronyms widely used to describe valves, fittings, and related components. It is comprised of separate sections which contain: (1) Acronyms for organizations whose documents are applicable to valves and fittings, and a brief summary of the applicable area of interest; (2) A glossary of terms used in valve and fittings specifications to describe design, operation, and performance characteristics; and (3) Abbreviations commonly used in the valve and fittings industry.

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