Best Practices to Consider When Creating Pipe Markings

Every business should be aware of the regulations surrounding pipe markings, a safety measure that ensures that employees and any emergency workers can quickly identify the contents of the pipes and the direction of flow. Whether a business chooses to create custom markings, use standard pipe marking labels, or apply warehouse pipe marking covers, the

What is a Pipe Marker?

A pipe marker is a visual aid that is used to identify the contents of a pipe, as well as the direction of flow and other important information. Pipe markers are typically used in industrial and commercial settings, such as factories, warehouses, and power plants, where the transport of various types of fluids or gasses

Why it’s Important to Label Pipes

Marking pipes in industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities can help make a workplace safer and more efficient. When pipes are clearly labeled, fewer accidents involving injuries and damage to property occur. If the people working in your facility—and even visitors and emergency responders—cannot easily see what flows through a pipe, this problem can lead to

Pipe Labeling Requirements and Standards

Pipe Label Standards

Pipe marking regulations are not always as straightforward as others like PPE or HazCom standards. While OSHA has not put out specific regulations and standards for labeling pipes, OSHA does reference the ANSI/ASME standards. Following the ASME/ANSI A13.1 standard will keep you in compliance with OSHA recommendations. Where to put pipe labels There are four

Pipe Marking Color Codes

Arguably the most important component of a label is the color. People working with or near a pipe will need to know the pipe’s contents and color can immediately communicate that. While OSHA does not have a set and sealed requirement for pipe marking, there are industry standards to draw from. Probably the most commonly