Planning Your Next Pipe Marking Project

If you are working on planning out a pipe marking project for your facility, it is important to make sure you get it done right the first time. Properly labeling and marking your pipes, if done correctly, only needs to be done about once every decade unless you make changes to your pipes. This is because proper pipe markings are designed to last a very long time as long as they are cared for. Whether …

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Ammonia Pipe Marking Requirements

Ammonia used in an industrial setting is an extremely dangerous chemical that can corrode eyes, skin, and the respiratory system and poses a great risk to human health. Because ammonia is so dangerous, there are specific label requirements when it comes to marking pipes carrying the chemical. If your facility uses ammonia refrigeration piping or system components, you will need to understand to comply with process safety management requirements for ammonia refrigeration, and that includes …

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Pipe Marking Text – Can It Be Abbreviated?

Pipe Marking Illustration

When you’re labeling the pipes in your facility, you want to make a pipe’s contents as clear to viewers as possible. Achieving this involves selecting the appropriate size, color and location for your pipe labels. By using the guidelines established by the ANSI/ASME 13.1 standard, you can create a pipe marking system that is easy for workers, maintenance personnel and emergency responders to understand. What should you do, though, when the text you need to …

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Preparing for Your Pipe Marking Project

Have you been tasked with implementing a pipe labeling system or improving upon your facility’s current system? If so, you have a project ahead of you that might feel daunting for anyone not experienced in pipe labeling. A pipe-marking project is best tackled with careful planning. If you jump right in and start installing labels in one corner of your facility without considering the rest of your space, you’ll likely run out of the labels …

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Pipe Marking – 5 common Mistakes

Pipe Label Flow Direction Water

Pipe Marking – 5 common Mistakes Taking the time to properly label the pipes in your facility may seem like wasted effort, but in reality it is very important. Pipes are typically used to bring a wide range of different fluids (or even gasses) to different areas throughout the facility. While the markings might not be too important when everything is operating normally, they are an essential safety feature when things go wrong. For example, …

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Where to Place Pipe Marking Labels

Pipe Marking Label Inspection

In our last post, we discussed what pipe labels need to look like. They need to follow the ANSI/ASME 13.1 industry standard for pipe marking, meaning they need to conform to certain color scheme and size guidelines. Now, let’s take a look at where to put pipe labels. Making a plan ahead of time for where you need to place pipe labels will allow you to print or purchase the correct number. You won’t waste …

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What Pipe Marking Labels Should Look Like

Does your facility need pipe labels? If it has pipes, then labels should be put in place to communicate to workers, visitors and emergency responders what those pipes contain. Pipes that carry water serve very different purposes than pipes that carry potentially toxic substances, and everyone needs to be aware of possible hazards. While it is possible—and often most cost-effective—to make your own pipe labels using an industrial label printer, you can’t just make the …

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