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ColorCoding:Pipelinesareanimportantmeansofconveyingliquids,gases,steamandair.Itishoweverimpossibletofind Isometrics
out what a pipeline contains from its external appearance.As the number and complexity of piping installations within any P&IDiagrams
facilityincrease,sodoestheneedforasystemtoquicklyandeasilyidentifypipework,pipelinesandtheircontents.Failureto 2DPiping
correctlyidentifytheserviceofapipeworksystemcanandoftenhasbeenshowntobethecauseofplantupsetsandsafety 3DPiping
incidents.Effectiveidentificationofallpipeworkshouldthereforehelptoeliminatethispotentialsourceofsuchproblems.In Models
linewithLossPreventionPhilosophyandcommitmenttomakeitsfacilitiessafe,itisthereforerequiredthatallpipelinesshall
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beclearlycolorcodedandlabeled,inaccordancewiththeRegulationsasdefinedtogetherwiththereferencedstandards.
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Pipes are the simplest, easiest and most economical way to move liquids and gases to where they need to be. But, it is
impossibletoknowwhatapipecontains,orthehazardsitpresents,fromitsexternalappearance.Inaddition,thenumberof DesignInfo
pipesandthecomplexityofpipingsystemsinafacilityisincreasing.Thismeansthatasystemthatallowsquickidentification Tubular
ofpipecontentsandpotentialhazardsisessential.Colorcodingisoneofthemosteffectivewaysofquicklycommunicating Exchanger
information.Thecolorcodingofpipemarkershaslongbeenrecognizedasanimportantpartofpipemarking,andisrequired Agitator/Mixer
byallofthevariouspipemarkingcodes.
Thereareavarietyofpipecolorcodesystems.ANSIA13.1isthemostcommonlyused.Otherorganizations,suchasIIAR, Design&
CGAandISO,publishpipecolorcodingsystemsforspecificapplications. Howdoyouknowhowtomarkthepipesinyour Drawings
facility?Howwillnewhiresquicklygetuptospeedonpipemarkingcolorcoding?It'seasy.JustuseaPipeColorCodeChart Tubular
fromGraphicProducts.
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ProductshaspublishedaseriesofPipeColorCodeChartsthatcoverallofthemajorpipemarkingstandardsintheU.S.They Agitator/Mixer
areavailablefree.
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ANSIA13.1PipeColorCodeChart:ANSIA13.1pipemarkingcodeisthestandardmostoftenusedforpipemarking.An Filter
estimated90%ofallpipesaremarkedusingtheANSIstandard. TheANSIA13.1PipeColorCodeChartshowstherequired ProcessVessel
textandbackgroundcolorcombinationsforeachtypeoffluid.Inadditionitshowstherequiredlabelsizeandlocations.
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pipemarkingkit.Thispipecolorcodechartisavailableeitherlaminatedornonlaminated.Itmaybepostedasawallchart,
providingthepipecolorcodinginformationtoanyonewhoneedsit.
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CommercialBuildingColorCodeChart:ThecolorcodingofpipesincommercialbuildingsstartswiththeANSIstandard
andpipemarkingcodeimageexpandsonitbyaddingcolorbandstoprovidemoredetailedinformation.GraphicProductshas CrossCountry
compiledaconsensusstandardbasedonlocalcodesandpracticeswiththeU.S.Tomakethisinformationavailabletheyhave Piping
published a Commercial Building Pipe Color Chart showing the color coding practices that are commonly being used in
commercialbuildingsandschools.
IIAR(InternationalInstituteforAmmoniaRefrigeration)PipeColorCodeChart:TheIIARpipemarkingsystemapplies
to ammonia pipes used in ammonia refrigeration systems. Ammonia presents unique hazards and having additional
informationaboutthepressureandliquid/vaporstateoftheammoniaisimportant.TheIIARprovidesapipemarkingcolor
coding system that addresses these needs.A Pipe Color Code Chart showing the IIAR standards is available from Graphic
Products.
GraphicProductsalsoprovidesPipeColorCodeChartsthatshowtheISOstandardsformarinepipemarkingandtheCGA
standardsformarkingmedicalgaspipes.
According to ANSI/ASME A13.1, pipe markers should conform to certain requirements. The most recent update to the
ANSI/ASMEA13.1codehasintroducedanewcolorschemethatspecifieswhichcolorstouseforpipelabels.Thecodealso
specifiesstandardsforthelabelsizesandplacement.
In 2007 theANSI/ASMEA13.1 standard was updated and is now recommended for all new pipe marker applications. For
facilitieswithexistingpipemarkers,itisrecommendedthattheyareupdatedforconsistentidentification.
ANSI/ASMEA13.1StandardLabelColors:ThecurrentversionoftheANSI/ASMEcodeusesapipelabelingstandards
colorcodechartwithsixstandardcolorcombinations,andfouruserdefinedcombinations,asshowninthetablebelow.The
colorsarebasedonthecontentsofthepipeingeneral,themosthazardousfeatureofthecontentsshoulddeterminethecolors
used.
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