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Using a Dymo XTL to create Pipe Marking Labels

02/06/2020

Whether you need to mark / label pipes that are carrying innocuous fluids like water, or something dangerous, it's always wise to adhere to standards, just in case there's an emergency.

The ANSI/ASME A13.1 Pipe Marking Standard was developed to enable a quick and easy method of identifying what pipes are actually carrying, it is simple to follow, and with a Dymo XTL label printer you can print compliant labels quickly. The ANSI/ASME A13.1 Pipe Marking Standard allocates colors for types of fluid or gases. Here's an overview:

Yellow with Black Text - for pipes that contain flammable liquids or gases. 
Red with White Text - for pipes that contain fire quenching fluids/retardants. 
Orange with Black Text - for pipes that contain toxic or corrosive fluids. 
Green with White Text - for pipes that contain potable water (hot or cold). 
Blue with White Text - for pipes that contain compressed air.  
Brown with White Text - for pipes that combustible fluids.
Purple with White Text - user defined
Black with White Text - user defined
White with Black Text - user defined
Grey with Black Text - user defined

Pipe marking labels are created using pre-defined layouts that are built into the Dymo XTL and can be accessed using the touchscreen menu. They can be printed on any of the continuous labels, but most likely will be printed on Dymo XTL Vinyl Labels

To create a pipe marking label on a Dymo XTL, you simply (1) Tap the Pipe Marking icon from the Home screen (2) Follow the steps to configure your label (3) Add text and formatting. A flow direction Arrow is automatically included in the template and you can choose Left Flowing, Right Flowing or Both directions.

Dymo developed the XTL label maker range with simplicity in mind. Printing labels for all kinds of purposes is simple and time-efficient. Printing pipe marking labels is no exception to this.

Labelcity sells the full range of Dymo XTL Printers, labels and Accessories.

In summary, the ANSI/ASME A13.1 Pipe Marking Standard is a simple method of helping to quickly identify what liquid or gas a pipe is carrying. It uses color-coded labels, large legible text and direction flow arrows, and these labels can easily be created using a small Label maker like the Dymo XTL.