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June 2017

MSS PUBLISHES TWO REVISED STANDARDS FOR INSTRUMENT VALVES AND ONE FOR THE SEALING OF RISING STEM VALVES

MSS is pleased to announce the publication of revised SP-99-2016a, Instrument Valves (replaces 2016 edition), SP-105-2016a, Instrument Valves for Code Applications (replaces 2016 edition), and SP-120-2017, Flexible Graphite Packing Sealing for Rising Stem Valves ...

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May 2017

MSS PUBLISHES TWO REVISED STANDARDS FOR BUTTERFLY VALVES

MSS is pleased to announce the publication of revised SP-67-2017, Butterfly Valves and SP-68-2017, High Pressure Butterfly Valves with Offset Design ...

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May 2017

MSS PUBLISHES TWO REVISED STANDARDS INVOLVING THE TAPPING OF VALVES

MSS announces the publication of revised Standard Practices SP-60-2017 (Connecting Flange Joints between Tapping Sleeves and Tapping Valves) and SP-113-2017 (Connecting Joints between Tapping Machines and Tapping Valves) ...

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April 2017

MSS PUBLISHES AMENDMENTS TO TWO TAPPING SLEEVE STANDARDS

MSS announces the publication of revisions to existing Standard Practices SP-111-2015 and SP-124-2016 ...

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April 2017

MSS PUBLISHES REVISED AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD FOR VALVE AND FITTINGS TERMINOLOGY

MSS is pleased to announce the publication of the substantially revised and ANSI-approved ANSI/MSS SP-96-2017, Terminology for Valves, Fittings, and Their Related Components, ...

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April 2017

MSS PUBLISHES REVISED STANDARD FOR STAINLESS-STEEL OR STAINLESS-STEEL-LINED, BONNETLESS, KNIFE GATE VALVES WITH FLANGED ENDS

MSS is pleased to announce the publication of revised SP-81-2017, Stainless-Steel or Stainless-Steel-Lined, Bonnetless, Knife Gate Valves with Flanged Ends, ...

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March 2017

MSS PUBLISHES REVISED “FINISH” STANDARD FOR THE GASKET CONTACT FACES OF PIPE FLANGES AND CONNECTING-END FLANGES OF VALVES AND FITTINGS

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January 2017

MSS Publishes Revised Natural Gas Service Standards for Excess Flow and Manual Distribution Valves

MSS is pleased to announce the publication of the following revised Standard Practices: SP-115-2017, Excess Flow Valves, NPS 11/4 and Smaller, for Natural Gas Service and MSS SP-131-2017, Metallic Manually Operated Gas Distribution Valves ...

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January 2017

MSS PUBLISHES REVISED QUALITY STANDARD FOR VALVES AND FITTINGS INTENDED FOR SILICONE-FREE SERVICE

MSS is pleased to announce the publication of the following revised Standard Practice: MSS SP-140-2017, Quality Standard Practice for Preparation of Valves and Fittings for Silicone-Free Service ...

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December 2016

MSS PUBLISHES FIVE REVISED STANDARDS

MSS is pleased to announce the publication of the following five revised Standard Practices: SP-99-2016 (Instrument Valves), SP-105-2016 (Instrument Valves for Code Applications), SP-112-2016 (Quality Standard for Evaluation of Cast Surface Finishes – Visual and Tactile Method), SP-124-2016 (Fabricated Tapping Sleeves), and SP-132-2016 (Compression Packing Systems for Instrument Valves)!

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December 2016

MSS PUBLISHES NEW STANDARD FOR PRESSURE TESTING OF KNIFE GATE VALVES

MSS is pleased to announce the publication of the following NEW standard, SP-151-2016, Pressure Testing of Knife Gate Valves.  The new SP-151 was developed for the purpose of providing a uniform means of testing knife gate valves commonly used in the "full open" and "full closed" type of service for isolation.  This Standard Practice is not intended for use with control valves...

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November 2016

MSS PUBLISHES REVISED AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD FOR STEEL PIPELINE FLANGES AND RECEIVES ANSI APPROVAL

The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) announces that the substantially revised Standard Practice, SP-44-2016, Steel Pipeline Flanges, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a Revised American National Standard (ANS)...

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June 2016

MSS PUBLISHES REVISED STANDARD FOR HIGH PRESSURE KNIFE GATE VALVES AND RECEIVES ANSI APPROVAL

The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) announces that recently revised Standard Practice, SP-135-2016, High Pressure Knife Gate Valves, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (ANS)....

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May 2016

MSS Awards Five Scholarships To Engineering Undergrads

Mr. Mark Clark, President of MSS, annunces the award of the 2016 MSS Tom Hannafin Scholarships to five qualied undergraduate engineering students.  All five awardees...

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December 2015

MSS PUBLISHES THREE REVISED STANDARDS

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December 2015

MSS PUBLISHES TWO NEW STANDARDS: PTFE V-RING PACKING SETS FOR WATERWORKS VALVES, AND FOR VALVES USED IN HYDROGEN PEROXIDE SERVICE

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October 2015

MSS Receives ANSI Approval for Two Standards Involving Pressure Seal Bonnet Valves and Cryogenic Valve Service

MSS announces that current Standard Practice, SP-134-2012, Valves for Cryogenic Service, including Requirements for Body/Bonnet Extensions, and SP-144-2013, Pressure Seal Bonnet Valves, have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as American National Standards (ANSs). ...

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July 2015

MSS PUBLISHES THREE REVISED STANDARDS

July 16, 2015

MSS PUBLISHES THREE REVISED STANDARDS

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following three revised standards:

  • MSS SP-98-2015, Protective Coatings for the Interior of Valves, Hydrants, and Fittings

  • MSS SP-108-2015, Resilient-Seated Cast Iron Eccentric Plug Valves

  • MSS SP-111-2015, Gray-Iron and Ductile-Iron Tapping Sleeves

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May 2015

MSS Elects New President & Officers at Annual Meeting (May 2015)

Mark A. Clark is the newly elected President of the Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS). The MSS membership elected Mr. Clark, who serves on the MSS Board of Directors most recently as First Vice President, to a three-year term during its annual membership meeting on May 5, 2015...

...MSS also elected new Board officers: Fred Washburn of Rotork Controls as First Vice President, Jim Barker of DeZURIK APCO Hilton as Second Vice President, and Greg Johnson of United Valve as Treasurer.

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January 2015

MSS RECEIVES ANSI APPROVAL FOR STEEL PIPELINE FLANGE STANDARD

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) announces that Standard Practice, SP-44-2010, Steel Pipeline Flanges, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (ANS). In addition, the newly approved ANSI/MSS SP-44-2010 (incl. 2011 Errata) version has been published and is now available!

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December 2014

MSS PUBLISHES FIVE REVISED STANDARDS, INCLUDING ONE NEWLY APPROVED AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following five revised standards (including ANSI approval for one):

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October 2014

MSS PUBLISHES SIX REVISED AND ONE NEW STANDARD

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following six revised standards and one new publication:

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October 2014

MSS RECEIVES ANSI APPROVAL FOR COMPREHENSIVE TERMINOLOGY STANDARD FOR VALVES AND FITTINGS

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) announces 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).

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March 2014

MSS PUBLISHES NEW STANDARD FOR EVALUATING CASTING QUALITY AND FOR KNIFE GATE VALVES

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following new standards:

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March 2014

MSS PUBLISHES REVISED STANDARD FOR BRACING OF PIPING SYSTEMS

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) announces that Standard Practice, SP-127-2014a, Bracing for Piping Systems: Seismic – Wind – Dynamic Design, Selection, and Application, has been substantially revised and published.

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January 2014

MSS PUBLISHES REVISED STANDARD MARKING SYSTEM AND RECEIVES ANSI APPROVAL

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) announces that revised Standard Practice, SP-25-2013, Standard Marking System for Valves, Fittings, Flanges, and Unions, has been published AND approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (ANS).

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January 2014

MSS Tom Hannafin Scholarship Program and Application

The MSS Tom Hannafin Scholarship Program provides annual cash award(s) of $2,000 to one or more engineering and material science students engaged in approved undergraduate and graduate programs interested in the Valve and Fittings Industry and whose parent or employer is a member company of MSS.

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June 2013

MSS PUBLISHES SIX REVISED AND ONE NEW STANDARD

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following six revised standards and one new publication:

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March 2013

MSS PUBLISHES FIVE REVISED STANDARDS

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following five revised standards:

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February 2013

MSS PUBLISHES NEW STANDARD FOR PRESSURE SEAL BONNET VALVES

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following new standard:

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December 2012

MSS PUBLISHES REVISED QUALITY STANDARD FOR MAGNETIC PARTICLE EXAMINATION

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) wishes the industry a Happy New Year and is pleased to announce the following revised standard:

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August 2012

MSS MOURNS THE PASSING OF ITS PRESIDENT, THOMAS J. HANNAFIN

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) mourns the passing of its President, Thomas J. (“Tom”) Hannafin.  Tom was recently elected President by unanimous vote of MSS members at the May 15, 2012 Annual Meeting.  His wide-ranging knowledge of the valve and fittings industry as well as his sound judgment and loyalty to MSS were recognized by all who knew him.

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July 2012

MSS ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT AND OFFICERS

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the newly elected MSS President and members of the Society’s 10-member Board of Directors.  MSS members in attendance at the 2012 Annual Meeting in Naples, Florida unanimously elected a new President, First Vice President, Treasurer, and a new Board member. The President and Board members serve for terms of three years. The new officers include: Mr. Tom Hannifin (KITZ Corp.), President; Mr. Greg Johnson (United Valve), First Vice President; and Mr. Jim Barker (Dezuirk), Treasurer.  Mr. Phil Ellenberger (Bonney Forge) was elected as a new member of the MSS Board.

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May 2012

MSS PUBLISHES ELEVEN REVISED STANDARDS

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following eleven revised standards:

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March 2012

MSS PUBLISHES SIX REVISED AND ONE NEW STANDARD

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following six revised standards and one new publication:

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December 2011

MSS PUBLISHES ELEVEN REVISED STANDARDS

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following eleven revised publications:

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December 2011

MSS PUBLISHES THREE NEW STANDARDS

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) is pleased to announce the following three new publications:

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August 2011

MSS AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRAD

John V. Ballun, President of MSS, announces the award of the 2011 MSS Scholarship to South Dakota State engineering student, Mr. Jacob Lueders.  Leuders majors in mechanical engineering and minors in mathematics and military science.  The $1,000 award was presented to Mr. Lueders by Mr. Wally Stommes, President of StoneL Corporation, a subsidiary of Metso Automation, an MSS member company.

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June 2011

MSS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

John V. Ballun, President of MSS, announces the start of the MSS Scholarship Program for Engineering and Materials Science students.  The MSS Scholarship Program will provide annual cash awards of one thousand dollars to one or more engineering and material science students interested in the Valves and Fittings Industry and whose parent or employer is a member company of MSS.

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March 2011

MSS RECEIVES ANSI APPROVAL FOR CORROSION RESISTANT PIPE FITTINGS STANDARD

Vienna, VA – The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) announces that Standard Practice, SP-114-2007, Corrosion Resistant Pipe Fittings Threaded and Socket Welding Class 150 and 1000, has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (ANS).

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October 2010

UPDATED MSS PUBLICATIONS

The Manufacturers Standardization Society is pleased to announce the following publications:

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August 2010

MSS PUBLISHES NEW VALVE STANDARD FOR LOW LEAD CONDITIONS

Vienna Va. - The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) has published a new Standard Practice, MSS SP-139-2010, Copper Alloy Gate, Globe, Angle, and Check Valves for Low Pressure/Low Temperature Plumbing Applications.

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July 2010

REVAMPED MSS WEB SITE INCLUDES E-COMMERCE

John V. Ballun, President of MSS, announces the debut of the redesigned MSS web site.  The new and enhanced front page features an e-commerce portal that offers online purchase of MSS standards.  Available information includes MSS member companies, current standards projects, News and Events, and recent publications.  The web site is equipped with a search engine for finding current and historical MSS Standard Practices.

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April 2010

NEW AND UPDATED MSS PUBLICATIONS

The Society is pleased to announce the following New and Updated publications:

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February 2010

NEW PRESIDENT OF MSS

John V. Ballun begins 2010 as newly elected president of the Manufacturers Standardization Society
(MSS).  Mr. Ballun has served on the MSS Board of Directors since 2001 and most recently as First Vice President. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and an MBA from Northern Illinois University and is currently the Vice President of Engineering at Val-Matic Valve & Mfg. Corp.  He has been working with valves for the waterworks and power industries for over 30 years and been involved with MSS for most of that time. He also serves on several American Waterworks Association (AWWA) valve standard committees.

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November 2009

MSS PUBLISHES COMPREHENSIVE STANDARD PRACTICE FOR PIPE HANGERS AND SUPPORTS

Vienna Va. - The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) has published a newly revised and enhanced Standard Practice, SP-58-2009, Pipe Hangers and Supports –Materials, Design, Manufacture, Selection, Application, and Installation.

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