Why is Pipe Marking Important?

3 min read Pipes are found in just about every factory and warehouse in the world. They have been around for a very long time, and make it faster, easier, and safer to transport virtually any type of liquid or gas to where it needs to be. From the outside, however, pipes often look the same so it can be difficult to know what they contain just by looking. To solve this problem, companies and regulatory organizations have …

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A Guide to ANSI Pipe Marking Standards

2 min read Pipe marking is essential to workplace safety and ANSI and ASME has provided guidelines for the proper labeling of pipes. ANSI/ASME A13.1 (recently revised in 2015) is the most common standard for pipe marking in the United States. The scope of this standard includes identification of the pipe, what pipe labels should look like and where the markers go. Following the ANSI/ASME standard will keep you in compliance with regulations and ensure those working on …

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