Graphic Products Offers Free Pipe Marking Guide

February 05, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
This free guide shows, at a glance, the minimum required size and color for pipe marking labels. Based on the outside diameter of the pipe or pipe covering it gives the minimum length of the label, the required label color, and the minimum size and color of the text printed on the label. It also lists the recommended locations where pipe markers should be used.

Identifying the purpose of a pipe, it's contents, and the direction of flow is important information. The primary purpose of a pipe marker is to help emergency response personel "in identification of hazardous materials conveyed in piping systems and their hazards when released into the environment." (ANSI A13.1-1996) This is why pipe markers should be placed such that the contents of the pipe and direction of flow can easily be identified from every possible direction from which someone might approach the pipe.

In addition, proper pipe marking helps your staff, contractors and vendors to quickly see where they are in a system, and understand what is hapening in the system, so they can make the correct decisions, saving time and preventing accidents. For example, a power industry study found that 54% of errors are a result of inadequate or missing labels. (Electric Power Research Institute Study. "Effective Plant Labeling and Coding," NP-6209) Proper pipe marking is an important component of reducing errors.

The Graphic Products pipe marking guide is available either laminated or unlamined. It is suitable for use as a desk reference or a wall chart. It may be ordered online by going to their web site at:, or call them at 1-800-788-5572.

Graphic Products has been a leading label printer and supplies dealer since 1970. They are the manufacturer of the DuraLabel 4TTP label printer, and they carry a wide variety of labelers made by other manufacturers. They stock label printer brands such as Brady, Kroy, Brother, K-Sun, Dymo and Varitronics. They also stock a complete selection of labeling supplies, including specialized supplies such as glow-in-the-dark labels, chemical resistant labels and low temperature labels. They even stock supplies for discontinued label printers. Graphic Products specializes in fast, same-day shipping to meet their customers’ just-in-time delivery requirements.

The Graphic Products' web site is located at:

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