Clear and prominent pipe identification tags are very important in industrial environments. It can be easy to get two valves mixed up and cause errors or slow down processes. Identification tags display all relevant information to ensure correct procedures are followed.
Valve inspections are a necessary part of the industrial business. Making sure they are functional and up-to-code is important.
While these inspections can take a long time, valve tags and inspection tags make them much less of a headache. Clear inspection tags and labeling means quicker, easier, and more accurate inspections.
Safety is always a top priority. Employees working with valves and pipes may be exposed to potential hazards if they are not cautious. One mistake is an accident waiting to happen.
Stainless steel valve safety tags and safety signs eliminate any guesswork and keep workers safe. They can even be used to mark when something is broken or needs to be repaired.
There is also a multitude of OSHA and ANSI guidelines that require safety signs in potentially hazardous environments. Don’t let your organization fall behind on OSHA or ANSI standards. Keep your staff safe with long-lasting safety tag solutions.
Identification tags serve as an excellent addition to a lockout/tagout program, and often coincide with GHS and other safety labels.
We use high-quality materials to provide you with the best custom valve tag. Some examples include:
- Aluminum Valve Tags
- Stainless Steel Valve Tags
- Brass Valve Tags
- And More!
One of the main end-users of valve tags are companies within the energy industry. However, any industry that uses piping or valves can make use of valve identification tags, pipe markers, custom labels, and safety tags.
Here are some examples of industries we serve:
- Oil & Gas
- And Many More!
At Metal Marker, we manufacture metal tags from the ground up just for you. Our identification products are truly custom solutions. We can create valve tags or placards with any size, shape, or design.
In addition, you can add any text, barcode, numbers, logos, etc. If you want something on an ID tag, we can make it happen.
We can even add color to aluminum valve tags with anodized aluminum material. Their vibrant designs make identifying your pipes in low lighting or from a distance easier. Plus, they are frequently used to color-coded pipes.
For example, affixing a blue tag on a valve controlling sprinkler system water, or a yellow pipe marking tag to indicate a potential hazard.
In addition to choosing the best process and material for your application, deciding on how you will attach your tags is equally important.
For fire extinguisher and other safety label requiring valves, a beaded chain looped through the tag is a popular choice. Tag fasteners and other hardware are great options for equipment repair tags or machinery near valves.
Adhesive backing or banding tape may be used when attaching custom pipe markers to avoid damaging the pipe.
Note that the marking process selected may impact the attachment method options. For example, stamped brass valve tags cannot utilize an adhesive backing due to the nature of the process.
One of the most popular choices for valve tags is the metal embossing process. A die set punches the metal creating a raised design. This proves is incredibly durable, and is perfect for industrial environments. Steam trap valve tags are often embossed to make them easier to read in any condition.
Some organizations choose to mark their own blank tags on site with an embossing machine or label printer.
Photo anodization is a unique process that embeds information in between layers of aluminum material. This provides the appearance of printed text, but with outstanding durability. These tags are resistant to scratches, chemicals, weather, and more and rated to last for 20+ years outdoors. These metal tags are much more durable than plastic valve tags, or temporary paper tags.
The best feature is the ability to add any design to your nameplate you may need, whether it’s a simple text or complex images. We can even include custom barcodes for scanning purposes.