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The Basics of Ammonia Pipe Marking

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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 will also help ensure the facility is compliant with all regulatory requirements. Hazards of Ammonia One of the reasons that ammonia pipe marking is so important is because this chemical can cause serious injuries, or even fatalities, if people are exposed to it. It can also be harmful to the environment if it is spilled or leaked into nature. Taking the right precautions will help to ensure there is no accidental exposure. If there is …

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Pipe Labeling Requirements and 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 direction (on both sides of the turn) At both sides of entry points through floors and walls Next to all flanges and valves While ANSI/ASME standards recommend labeling every pipe in the facility, OSHA requires pipe labels in the following circumstances: When pipes contain hazardous substances Contents of pipes could impact emergency procedures The flow direction or destination of contents is unknown Maintenance requires that valve(s) be shut off or flow be redirected. Formatting a …

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