The Basics of Ammonia Pipe Marking

3 min read Ammonia is a very dangerous chemical, but it is also important for many different products and processes. Any facility that uses ammonia needs to make sure they are taking the proper safety precautions to avoid any type of accident or injury. One of the many safety steps that can be taken is to ensure all pipes that transport ammonia are properly labeled. This is not only going to help to keep the area safer but …

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Why it’s Important to Label Pipes

2 min read 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 dangerous situations. Pipes might be misidentified, or someone might not even consider the hazards related to a particular substance because …

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Where do I start with pipe marking?

2 min read Undertaking a pipe labeling project can be a daunting task. Whether your facility has hundreds of pipes or just a few, it is important they are marked correctly! Those working on or around pipes in your facility, whether it be employees or emergency responders, will greatly benefit from well-marked pipes. Your first step in a pipe labeling project will be to learn the requirements. Having a good understanding of the standards that regulate your industry …

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Best Practices for Pipe Marking

2 min read Pipe marking can be a tricky project. With multiple sets of standards and no set OSHA regulations, it can be hard to navigate pipe labels. Below we’ve compiled a list of best practices that ensure your pipe marking strategy will be effective. Ensure the labels are placed for maximum visibility Pipe labels are only effective if they can be seen! A good rule of thumb is to place labels so they are visible from most …

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Pipe Labeling Requirements and Standards

Pipe Label Standards

2 min read 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 places on a pipe that should be labeled: Every 25’ to 50’ intervals along straight runs At all changes in …

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Pipe Marking Color Codes

2 min read 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 used (and recommended by OSHA) standard is the ANSI/ASME A13.1 standard, which explains colors, text, size, and placement for pipe …

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Pipe Marking Made Simple and Easy

2 min read 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 …

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