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Pipe Labelling

Pipe Labelling

Pipe Labelling


Is it mandatory in the US to place labels to ID service & flow on pipes in Polyethylene plants?


RE: Pipe Labelling

I dont think so, but why would you not do that?

RE: Pipe Labelling

IMO, the piping system identification is one of the OSHA requirement, and may be adapted by the Plant Owner.

RE: Pipe Labelling

It is nearly impossible to write Haz Ops without labeled piping.

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RE: Pipe Labelling

There isn't even a uniform system, each standards organization has their own labeling code.

RE: Pipe Labelling

I'd even paint them different colors.

RE: Pipe Labelling

Don’t forget OSHA’s general duty clause. Even if there is no specific law, if an incident occurs in such a way that a lack of clear labeling contributed to the incident, it will be held against you under the general duty clause.

RE: Pipe Labelling

As mentioned above, it is foolish NOT to clearly (paint for example) label each system's piping and every valve operator.

Training, repair, maintenance and shutdown work (by contractors and scaffolders and millwrights and pipefitters and other outsiders to the plant!). Startup, shutdown, adjustments, are ALL more reliable when the systems are clearly defined.

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