Marking pipes on ships, offshore or onshore sites is essential to ensure safety at all times. Accidents, injuries anddamage to machines and equipment can be caused by the fact your crew, operators or external maintenanceengineers and intervention services are unaware of the risks of the substances that flow through pipes. The importance of marking pipes becomes clear when we look at the different standards & regulations.
Standards & regulations
Several regional or maritime organisations require compliance with pipe marking standards. Whether it is ISO14726, ISO 20560, ANSI, ASME A13.1, BSI 1710, DIN 2403, NORSOK or other company standards, T-ISS cansupply the correct and compliant pipemarkers in any color with any print that meet these standards.
Because of this variety in global or regional standards, the new published ISO 20560 standard will realize a trulyglobal, harmonized system of hazard recognition for pipemarking systems with uniformity of graphics, color-coding and formatting of safety messages. T-ISS can supply you with pipe markers meet the requirements of this newISO 20560 standard.
PIPE MARKING REQUIREMENTS
The color, the color pattern, the size, the width, the content description, the letter size, the flow direction and thesafety symbols differ from one standard to another. Our markers, regardless of the sector in which they are to beused, always comply with the latest applicable standards and requirements regarding legislation and regulations.
Where to apply pipe markings?
• At least one in every room for every pipe and every medium
• At frequent intervals on straight pipe runs, between 3 and 5 meter
• When pipes pass through the floor, ceiling or wall, mark both sides
• When pipes change direction
• In the proximity of each valve and pump
For particular surfaces or if the pipes have a too large diameter, it is also possible to provide individual pipemarkers. This marker contains all the necessary information in accordance with legislation and regulations, suchas color coding, medium name, safety symbols and possibly the direction of flow. These also differ per standard.
Layout & Design
Within our production process we can make several different layoutsof pipe marking. These layouts always include the mandatory (in mostnational norms & regulations) safety information:
• Flow direction
• GHS/CLP symbols and warning signs
• Pipe contents description
It has recently also become common to include process information, secondary language and more detailed information about the hazard symbolsand even QR codes.
Customized Pipe Marking
Our fully customizable pipemarkers can include all the pipe, contents andflow information your location (both maritime, offshore or industry & chemical sectors) needs to optimally increase workplace safety and efficiency.We will produce all pipe markers using the colors according to the latestglobal or local regulations and your specific demands. We can supplycustomized pipe markers with an Self-Adhesive layer, or Non-Adhesive.
PIPE MARKING QUALITY LEVELS
We supply pipe markers for any location (maritime, offshore or onshore) in the world. Our standard maritimeprogramm has 3 quality levels and can be fully customised to include any pipe, contents and flow informationyour location or customer needs.
Single Color Pipe Marking
Single color pipe marking tape is a tape which needs to be combinedwith the correct color coding. Additionally, a flow direction tape can beadded to the combination to enhance identification.
Vinyl Unlaminated Pipe Marking (Economy Line)
This pipe marking tape is an economic, unlaminated vinyl. The recommended use of this tape is indoors such as a ships engineroom and canbe used outdoors with a short lifespan compared to PolyesPro® and the Basic Line。
Vinyl Laminated Pipe Marking (Basic Line)
This pipe marking tape is a standard performance vinyl sandwich manufactured according to 3M™ MCS™ (Matched Component System™)production specifications. This tape comes with a gloss laminated finishand can be used outdoor and indoor in various types of environments.
ELEMENTS OF PIPE MARKING DESIGN
Our multi-color pipe marking comes standard with medium text and flow direction and is available in two sizes(100 and 150 mm wide). The pipe marking tape can also be supplied without text and flow direction upon request.