It is assumed that basic concepts of OPC UA information modelling, OPC Unified Architecture - Part 100, and OPC UA for Machinery - Part 1 are understood in this specification. This specification will use these concepts to describe the OPC UA for Pumps and Vacuum Pumps Information Model. For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in OPC 10000-1, OPC 10000-3, OPC 10000-4, OPC 10000-5, OPC 10000-7, OPC 10000-100, OPC 40001-1, and VDMA 24223.

Note that OPC UA terms and terms defined in this specification are italicized in the specification.