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Pipeline Warning Tape

Pipeline Warning Tape

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Can anyone please give me information about requirements for warning tapes for underground pipelines (oil products). Namely regarding lettering. Does it needs to have lettering or not.

RE: Pipeline Warning Tape

Tuga29:
It’s a pipeline warning tape. It probably ought to say something like “warning.... petroleum pipeline below.” It may not have to say what’s being transported today. Maybe it should include the pipeline company’s name and contact info. Probably, states and nation’s pipeline safety agencies dictate some of this, contact them.

RE: Pipeline Warning Tape

Google pipeline warning tape to see what is commercially available.

RE: Pipeline Warning Tape

Other than specific company wording, I'm not aware of any other requirements.

It is pipeline warming tape so should say "WARMING BURIED PIPELINE BELOW " as a minimum.

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RE: Pipeline Warning Tape

(OP)
Yes, but the contractor is trying to use just a colored tape (black and yellow) and I wanted to check if there is anything required by a standard. API RP 1109 just mention warning tape as an optional and BS EN 12613 I don't have it.

RE: Pipeline Warning Tape

Well at least it's a tape. UIsually particular type is detailed in the construction spec.

State of the art now is a yellow or other colour mesh like this.

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RE: Pipeline Warning Tape

Typically we specify the tape is installed the full length of the trench and approximately 18" above and on the centerline of the pipe. Seton (https://www.seton.com/) is typically what we specify around.

RE: Pipeline Warning Tape

Color Code for marking ANSI Standard Z535.1
Red = Electric power lines, cables, conduit and lighting cables
Yellow = Gas, oil, steam, petroleum or gaseous material
Orange = communication, alarm or signal lines, cables or conduit and traffic loops
Blue = potable water
Purple = reclaimed water, irrigation & slurry lines
Green = sewer and drain lines

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