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Your Guide to Proper Pipe Marking

Your Guide to Proper Pipe Marking

If you are looking to implement or update a pipe marking strategy for your facility it is important to gathering as much information as possible. Read More...

A Guide to Pipe Marking Standards

A Guide to Pipe Marking Standards

For most industries, abiding by ASME/ANSI pipe marking standards is sufficient for staying safe and OSHA compliant. Some workplaces, though, are required to comply to more unique pipe marking standards due to the nature of the substance the pipes contain.

What is a Thermal Printer?

What is a Thermal Printer?

Thermal printers are essential to printing in an industrial setting. Learn about the two types of thermal printing to determine which one suits your facility’s needs.

Anhydrous Ammonia – Safety & Labeling

Anhydrous Ammonia – Safety & Labeling

Concentrated (or anhydrous) ammonia presents significant hazards to people and the environment. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe.

Pipeline Labeling

Pipeline Labeling

Pipeline labeling is essential when using pipelines in the facility. Without the proper labeling, you are putting your employees at risk.

Ammonia Refrigeration

Ammonia Refrigeration

When using ammonia refrigeration, or ammonia for anything in the workplace, there are a variety of OSHA regulations that need to be followed.

ANSI Color Codes for Pipe Marking

ANSI Color Codes for Pipe Marking

When following the ANSI A13.1 standards, the most important thing is to understand the six most common color schemes.

Guide for Proper Valve Tag Use

Guide for Proper Valve Tag Use

Tips and recommendations for labeling the valves on your pipe system.

Pipe Color Codes - ANSI/ASME A13.1

Pipe Color Codes - ANSI/ASME A13.1

The ANSI/ASME A13.1 pipe marking color code explained.


Pipe Marking Questions and Answers

What are pipe labeling standards for sea vessels and marine environments?

Operating on offshore platforms, sea vessels, or other marine areas is significantly different than working on normal land. It is so different, in fact, that many of the safety and… 

What are different materials you can use for pipe labels?

One of the most important decisions to make when implementing a pipe labeling strategy is what type of label stock to use. In most cases, any standard label stock will… 

How do I clean pipe labels?

Once you have all your pipe marking labels in place it will be easy for those working with, or around, the pipes to learn what is contained within. This will… 

Can I create custom pipe labels and still be compliant?

If you are looking to label the pipes in your facility, you will want to make sure you are compliant with the ANSI/ASME standards that are in place. While these… 

Does pipe marking affect efficiency?

When companies look at pipe marking strategies, they often start by reviewing how these markings can improve the safety of a company. While pipe markings certainly do help to improve… 

What are the ANSI standards for pipe color codes?

The American National Standards Institute, or ANSI, is a private organization that creates and publishes standards for a wide range of different products, services, systems, and personnel. One of the… 

What information can I include on a pipe label?

When labeling pipes you will have a lot of options available in terms of what exactly goes on the labels. This is because OSHA typically doesn’t regulate exactly how the… 

How do I calculate how many pipe labels I will need?

When adding labels to your pipes it can be difficult to estimate how many of each type of label you will need. Understanding the requirements of where the labels need… 

What text should I use on a pipe label?

Pipe labels are quite a bit different than most other types of labels in the workplace. This is partly because of the fact that there is a very limited amount… 

What symbols should be put on a pipe label?

When labeling pipes in the workplace it is important to be able to convey as much information as possible with a limited amount of space. There are a variety of… 

What should the height of text on a pipe label be?

When using labels in the workplace to convey information it is important to ensure everything is readable from as great a distance as possible. For many things this simply means… 

What do user-defined color combos mean for pipe marking?

When labeling pipes in the workplace most companies will follow the ANSI recommended pipe color codes. This will help ensure everyone who needs to see the labels will know what… 

Where should I place pipe labels?

One of the most important decisions to make when starting a pipe marking strategy is where to place the labels. Proper positioning will ensure that people can see them, and… 

What are different types of pipe labels?

When working to label the pipes in your facility you will want to start out by making a plan that is in line with the ANSI/ASME standards. This will help… 

What is the ASME standard for pipe marking?

Pipe markings are used in a wide range of environments including commercial, industrial, and even residential. They are also used in structures around the world. These markings are an easy… 

What are the different standards of pipe marking?

When it comes to pipe markings in the workplace, there is really one major set of standards that is used in virtually all locations. This set of standards has been… 

Is pipe labeling required by law?

To answer the question of whether pipe labeling is required by law, the simplest reply is yes, they are required. The way they are required, however, is a little different… 

Does OSHA regulate pipe marking?

This is an interesting question, and not quite as straight forward as it would seem. OSHA hasn’t ever come up with their own set of pipe marking or labeling requirements… 

Why is pipe labeling important?

Marking or labeling the pipes in a facility is a very important, but sometimes overlooked, effort. There are many reasons why a company should ensure their pipes are properly marked… 

What is pipe labeling/pipe marking?

Pipe labeling, also commonly called pipe marking, is a common practice in most buildings and many other environments around the world. To put it simply, it is any effort that… 

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The Importance of Industrial Label Printers

The Importance of Industrial Label Printers

The Importance of Industrial Label Printers in the Workplace Safety 2.8 million workplace injuries occur every year in the US alone.This equates… 

Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?

Pipe Marking 101: Why is Pipe Marking Important?

Pipe Marking 101 - Why is pipe marking important? Safety - Eliminate accidents by minimizing identification errors. Efficiency - No wasted time… 

GHS Timeline: What's Next?

GHS Timeline: What's Next?

GHS: What's Next? The timeline of GHS Compliance The GHS Mission: To internationally standardize classification and labeling of chemicals with pictograms, signal… 

5 Steps for Pipe Label Compliance

5 Steps for Pipe Label Compliance

It's Pipe Marking Season! Are you in Compliance? Now that the snow is melting and spring is springing, this is a… 

Pipe Marking Podcasts

Ammonia hazards are more common than you think. Many companies use this dangerous substance for refrigeration, and workers need to… 

Pipe marking can stop injuries. Labels on pipes give visual safety cues to workers on the job. Color codes from… 

Hazard labels give critical information. Labels are the glue that hold the whole safety system together. From manufacturing to office settings,… 

Industrial labels are cheaper to make in-house. And quicker. For a manufacturing, in a warehouse, or almost any work site,… 

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