Many industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities have pipes running in nearly every direction in the ceiling, under the floor, or along walls. Dangerous situations are a huge risk when a facility has pipes carrying a multitude of different liquids and gases throughout the workplace. Standards for pipe marking have been put in place by ANSI and ASME to ensure safety.
People working in your facility, visitors, and emergency responders can all benefit from clearly marked pipes. Unmarked pipes or a confusing pipe labeling strategy can lead to dangerous situations. Misidentified pipes might confuse workers and not inform them of a hazardous substance within the pipe. Improperly labeled pipes can compromise the efficiency of a facility and workers may gave to spend an extra amount of time figuring out what travels through the pipe and in what direction.
While the concept of pipe marking can seem simple and straight forward, there are a lot of components and regulations you will need to understand for a compliant pipe marking strategy. Many industries have specific standards for labeling, and a labeling project may not be a one size fits all. There are color codes you will need to follow depending on the pipe’s contents as well as a standard for text sizing on the label. Standards regulate how many labels a pipe will need and where these labels will need to be placed on the pipe.
We hope this blog will help to inform you about standards that are in place for pipe marking. From ANSI/ASME standards to ammonia pipe marking standards, these regulations are crucial for any pipe marking project. We will discuss how to make you own pipe labels in house and how to train your employees to understand pipe labels. This blog aims to make your pipe labeling project, whether you’re just starting or updating an existing strategy, simple and easy.
- Why it’s Important to Label Pipes
- Best Practices for Pipe Marking
- Where do I start with pipe marking?
- Pipe Marking: Valve Tags 101
- Pipe Labeling Requirements and Standards
- Pipe Marking Color Codes
- A Guide to Pipe Marking Standards– creativesafetysupply.com
- Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?– infographicsdirectory.org
- A Guide to ANSI Pipe Marking Standards– pipemarking.info
- ANSI Pipe Marking Colors Standards– blog.creativesafetysupply.com
- How to Make Pipe Labels– label-printers.org
- Visuals for the Workplace: Safety Signs & Labels– safetyvisuals.com
- What is GHS?– ghstraining.info
- A Guide to Safety Labels– heavydutylabel.com