ANSI A13.1 Benefits & Problems

2 min read ANSI A13.1 is the set of guidelines which is used to ensure that all pipes in a facility are clearly marked with what they contain.  The idea behind these standards is to ensure people working with and around all pipes know exactly what they contain before they take any action.  If, for example, an unlabeled pipe valve is opened by someone thinking it was just water it could cause major problems if it were actually …

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GB 7231-2003

2 min read GB 7231 is a pipe marking standard for Chinese pipes used in industrial situations.  The standard covers a variety of things including the colors, symbols and other marketing specifications necessary for safety.  The standard goes into great detail regarding what needs to be used when marking pipes whether they are carrying harmless things like water or potentially dangerous chemicals.  When used properly these markings can help ensure people working with or around these pipes are much …

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Leak Detection & Repair

2 min read It is not uncommon while walking through any type of factory, refinery or other facility to see liquids dripping from pipes or other areas.   Disturbingly, however, in many cases the liquid which is leaking out is toxic or hazardous to the health of the people working around it or the environment in general.  In some cases it can even be flammable which presents a significant risk to the facility as a whole as well as …

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