Identifying Pipework Containing Water

A quick reminder of how to mark up pipework containing water to the latest British Standard BS1710:2014 full banding guidelines:

The Colours

The basic identification colour for water is Green 12-D-45

For water from the public water supply the centre code colour is Auxiliary Blue 18-E-53 or for water from any other source the centre colour colour is Flint Grey 00-A-09

Examples of Banding Colours for Pipework containing Water

If the water is non potable (not suitable for drinking) the safety colour required is an additional black 00-E-53 central band

The Sizes

The minimum band widths are:

Pipework diameters up to 50mm (incuding any lagging)

Basic Identification colour: 50mm

Code or Safety colours: 30mm

Pipework diameters from 50mm to 100mm (including any lagging)

Basic Identification colour: 100mm

Code or Safety colours: 75mm

Pipework diameters above 100mm (including any lagging)

Basic Identification colour: 150mm

Code or Safety colours: 150mm

This is just a guideline and you should always refer to the full BSI Standards Publication BS1710 Specification for identification of pipelines and services for information on the full requirements.

We have a range of products that comply with the BS 1710 2014 specification:

Pipe Banding

R M Labels Full Colour Banding for Water Pipework

Pipe Identification Tapes

Pipe Identification Tapes

Pipe Markers

Pipe Markers to BS 1710 2014

If you have any questions regarding any of our products or wish to discuss your requirements, we are always happy to help! You can contact us on 01348 840 675 or your can email us at info@rmlabels.com.

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