LATEST RELEASE: 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.
Mr. Clark has over 35 years of experience as an engineer in the valve and fittings industry. He earned a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Tri-State University and is currently the Standards and Codes Engineer at NIBCO, Inc. in Elkhart, Indiana. During his 31 years of participation in MSS, Mr. Clark has served as Chairman of two technical committees and as a member and officer of the Board of Directors. Mr. Clark leads NIBCO’s participation in national and international standards, as well as technical support for product design, application, installation, and standards compliance. Among Mr. Clark’s industry committee memberships are the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA), Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), and NSF International.
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.
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!
Active American National Standard Projects (ANSI/MSS)
Updated: June 2015 Opened: April 2014
Project: 15-22-ANS Committee: C-402 Standard: SP-122-2012 Action: New
PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL BALL VALVES
ANS Processing involves 201x edition. CC Approved Issuance of ANS PN-15-ANS. Staff preparing ANSI PINS submission. Board Approved ANS Processing on 5/3/2015 and C-402 approved initiating ANS processing for SP-122-2012 at 2004 annual meeting.
Updated: June 2015 Opened: May 2013
Project: 13-22-ANS Committee: C-114 Standard: SP-134-2012 Action: New
VALVES FOR CRYOGENIC SERVICE, INCLUDING REQUIREMENTS FOR BODY/BONNET EXTENSIONS
In ANS Processing. Pre-Canvass Interest Forms sent out 6/11/2015. See ANS Projects database. Also see PN-15-17 for revision of 2012 edition.
Active MSS Standard Projects (New Standards)
Updated: July 2015 Opened: April 2014
Project: 14-15 Committee: C-407 Standard: New SP Action: New
VALVES FOR USE IN HYDROGEN PEROXIDE SERVICE
In Committee 407 (primary) and 304 Ballot Results Review by C-407 Chair (Ballot closed May 23, 2015). Waiting on response by Chair.
Updated: July 2015 Opened: February 2009
Project: 09-20 Committee: C-308 Standard: New SP Action: New
PREFORMED ELASTOMERIC AND POLYTETRAFLUOROETHYLENE (PTFE) V-RING PACKING SETS FOR WATERWORKS VALVES
The CC ballot period ended 5/7/2015 with multiple comments and one negative to resolve. In Ballot Results review by Chair.