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Understanding Australian Pipe Marking Standards (AS 1345-1995)

Understanding Australian Pipe Marking Standards (AS 1345-1995)

AS 1345-1995 is the Australian pipe marking standard providing a consistent system for identifying the content of pipes and ducts in the workplace. By understanding and following applicable labeling standards, workers are able to quickly identify a pipe’s contents and take the proper safety measures. The standard was developed by Standards Australia—basically the Australian equivalent

Pipe Marking for Anhydrous Ammonia

Pipe Marking for Anhydrous Ammonia

Anhydrous ammonia is widely used in food production as a cost-effective refrigerant. Although efficient, ammonia is a very dangerous chemical that can pose serious risks to those working with, or around, the substance. The corrosive properties of ammonia are extremely hazardous to human health; within just a few seconds of contact, it can burn, blister,

The Importance of Valve Tags in Pipe Marking

The Importance of Valve Tags in Pipe Marking

An effective pipe marking strategy is more than just labels—it also includes the use of valve tags. While valve tags are not required by the ANSI/ASME pipe identification standard, they are an important visual tool that can improve safety and efficiency in the facility by reducing the risk of spills, accidents, and workplace injuries caused

Pipe Marking Season: Auditing Your Facility’s Pipes

Pipe Marking Season: Auditing Your Facility’s Pipes

Spring is just around the corner. As we leave behind the freezing temperatures and enter a new season, we also usher in the beginning of Pipe Marking Season. With longer days and spring cleaning in mind, it is the opportune time to evaluate your pipes and ensure they are properly labeled. If you are not

What No One Tells You About Pipe Marking

What No One Tells You About Pipe Marking

Ok, let’s be honest here. Unless you are a safety professional, or you work closely with safety professionals, the chances are that no one has really told you anything about pipe marking, right? But for those of us lucky enough to work in this industry, it quickly becomes all too clear that there is an

It’s Pipe Marking Season! Get All Your Pipe Marking Resources in One Place

It’s Pipe Marking Season! Get All Your Pipe Marking Resources in One Place

Now that spring has arrived and everything is thawing out, it’s the perfect time to take stock of your facility’s pipe labels. Maybe your labels took a beating over the winter and could use some cleaning. Maybe they’ve been in place for many years and are starting to look worn. Maybe you just haven’t thought about

Pipe Marking Ideas

Pipe Marking Ideas

Are you Looking for Some Pipe Marking Ideas? When looking through any facility you really just have to look up (or in most any other direction) to see how many pipes are running through the area. In most situations people don’t give it a second thought, but it really is quite remarkable how many different

Pipe Marking Saves Lives

Pipe Marking Saves Lives

Pipe Marking and Your Employees When someone is talking about pipe markings the conversation typically is focused on why they are important for regulatory compliance or for convenience or even to improve general safety. When it comes right down to it, however, pipe markings are important because they save lives. This isn’t an exaggeration or sales

Pipe Marking Tips and Tricks

Pipe Marking Tips and Tricks

Pipe Marking Tips that Could Improve Workplace Safety For many facilities the only thing they think about when it comes to pipe marking is whether or not they are in compliance with the required standards from organizations such as ANSI and ASME. While this may be sufficient to get you in compliance, it is not

The Most Effective Way to Label Pipes

The Most Effective Way to Label Pipes

The Most Effective Way to Label Pipes Labeling pipes may sound like a simple job at first, but once you really think about it, you’ll see that it is actually more complicated than you might expect. In addition, if you don’t do it properly you could be out of compliance with regulators and have to

Pipe Marking – Top 10 Best Practices

Pipe Marking – Top 10 Best Practices

Following Pipe Marking Best Practices The piping in many facilities can get quite elaborate, with different pipes going in virtually every direction. The fact that each pipe is used to transport different solutions, makes it is absolutely essential that you follow pipe marking best practices in order to keep everyone safe. It is not enough

LabelTac Labeler – European Pipe Marking Standards

LabelTac Labeler – European Pipe Marking Standards

An Introduction to European Pipe Marking Standards The specifics of the pipe marking systems throughout the world vary from country to country, but they all reflect the general idea that the safety and health of contractors and employees should be paramount to anything else. For that reason, ANSI – and by extension OSHA – has

British Pipe Marking Standards

British Pipe Marking Standards

An Introduction to British Pipe Marking Standards As a business owner or manager, I probably don’t need to remind you how specific some of ANSI’s (and by extension OSHA’s) pipe marking standards can get. Specific colors and labels are required in a number of precise areas and junctions, and it, of course, remains the responsibility

LabelTac Printer – Ammonia Pipe Marking

LabelTac Printer – Ammonia Pipe Marking

Ammonia Pipe Marking Guide Ammonia is used for many different things in many industries. One of the most common uses for this chemical is as a refrigerant to help keep areas nice and cold. Known as anhydrous ammonia, it can be either a liquid or a gas, and it is completely clear and colorless. Refrigeration

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