Pipe markers help to quickly identify a pipe's contents, especially in an emergency situation. A successful pipe identification program will helps employees, contractors and emergency responders to distinguish between pipes where there are several side by side.
In addition to using pipe markers as a safety precaution, they are also a valuable time saving tool when it comes to tracin lines during maintenance or repairs.
AS 1345 specifies that pipe markers are placed adjacent to all bulkhead and wall penetrations, junctions, service appliances, and valves, and they should be placed no more than 8m apart (except for long, uninterrupted straight runs of external services where spacing shall not exceed 50m).
Brady Australia's pipe markers also strictly comply with Australian Safety Standards stipulation that pipe markers must be comprised of a printed word or words on a coloured background with a contrasting border and chevron to show direction of flow. The legend and background colours of a pipe marker are determined by the pipes contents.