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Pipe Marking: Valve Tags 101

2 min read Identifying and tagging the valves in your facility is an important component to any pipe marking strategy. There can be very serious consequences if someone from the maintenance crew or an operator is working to repair a pipe and opens the wrong valve because it’s not tagged. Taking the time to audit the pipes and valves and properly tag them will work to improve not only safety in the workplace, but also efficiency. Valve tags are a fairly straightforward concept: a simple tag placed on valves to communicate the pipe’s contents but labeling every individual valve in a workplace can seem like a strenuous task. Below we have gathered some best practices and piece of advice you may find helpful whether you’re going to use valve tags for the first time or you want to refresh your facility’s current program. Know what goes on a tag: Valve tags communicate important …

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