Why do Pipes need labels on them?
Labels on pipes and valves deliver important safety information. They show staff, contractors, customers and emergency response teams about the contents of a pipeline and the directional flow. This information is critical during an emergency situation.
Pipe labels must have the following information on them:
- The name of the substance (‘legend’)
- GHS symbols (if applicable)
- Optional comments about temperature or pressure
Pipe marking labels must effectively communicate the contents of the pipes and give additional detail if special hazards such as extreme temperatures or pressures exist. The ‘legend’ should be short in length and easy to understand. For example,”Steam 100 PSI” specifies the contents as well as the additional pressure hazard. An arrow should be used in conjunction with the ‘legend’ to show in which direction the material flows. If flow can be in both directions, arrows in both directions shall be displayed.
What we offer
We offer an unrivalled selection of Pipemarking solutions supported by sound advice. We provide a flexible service, tailored to meet each of our customers’ specific Pipemarking requirements – from reliable, high quality products through to expert advice as and when required.
- A standard off the shelf range of Pipemarkers
- Custom Pipemarkers
- In-house printers
All our sales team are experienced, trained product specialists, able to offer advice and recommendations to find the best solution for each application, based on their technical application expertise.
Where should a marker be placed in order to optimally follow the course of a pipe?
In the diagram below you can see where best to mark up your pipes, legislation also says that on straight runs you should place a label every 10 to 15 metres.