Pipe Flow Direction Tape – A Little Thing You Should Know

pipe flow direction tape
There may be hundreds to thousands pipe lines in a chemical plant site. Those pipe lines carry various kind of liquids and gases. To master those pipe lines, one chemical plant operator will need long time if there are no flow direction on each pipe.

Pipe flow direction helps new and experienced chemical plant operators and engineers to operate the plant in much better ways.

Flow direction on pipe can be shown by using pipe flow direction tape. The selection of pipe flow direction tape will depend on pipe size, fluids contained inside the pipe, fluids temperature and environment condition.

Good pipe flow direction tape should at least having the following features:

  • Made of durable, high gloss ad flexible material such as vinyl
  • High performance adhesive (self-sticking)
  • 360 degree visibility
  • Color code visibility
  • Weather-resistant ink

Benefits of Applying Pipe Flow Direction Tape

I remembered when I was working for a chemical plant for the first time. When I came to the plant, I saw complicated pipe lines without flow direction. Those pipe lines were only differentiated with color code only. But, it was very hard from where a flow begins.

Several years later, the management improved the conditions. Pipe flow direction is applied. It is now much better for all plant operators, supervisors and engineers to operate the plant.

By applying pipe flow direction tape, safety operation is improved. Miss operation due to wrong judgment of pipe line can be avoided. It is a  lot of easier and quicker to trace a pipe line and distinguish them.

Plant tour and production process training for new operators and engineers are much easier and of course takes shorter time to understand.

Perhaps, I cannot mention all the benefits of applying pipe flow direction tape. What I have said here are just main benefits.

Brady 91424 1″ is an example of pipe flow direction tape available in the market. It is black on yellow color arrow tape. It is sold for $24.23 per 90′ length. You can here to get discount.

Below here are some pipe flow direction tapes from Brady. You have many choices here.

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TitleBrady 91424 1" Width, 90' Length, B-946 High Performance Vinyl, Black On Yellow Color Arrow Tape, Legend (Arrow Pictogram)Brady 91425 1" Width, 90' Length, B-946 High Performance Vinyl, White On Green Color Arrow Tape, Legend (Arrow Pictogram)Brady 91426 1" Width, 90' Length, B-946 High Performance Vinyl, White On Red Color Arrow Tape, Legend (Arrow Pictogram)
FeatureUse arrow tape with self-sticking vinyl pipe markers to indicate the directional flow of pipe contents and to provide 360 degree visibility, contents flow direction and color code visibility
Banding pipes with directional flow arrow tape at regular intervals between markers can enhance safety and improve operating efficiency
Tapes are made of durable B-946 material that withstands the elements indoors and out, supplied in liner-mounted rolled form - use two bands per marker
Brady B-946 is printed with weather resistant inks and is particularly suited for use in outdoor applications where weatherability is a key consideration
Average outdoor durability 8-10 years (average expected outdoor life of product will depend on user definition of failure, climate, mounting techniques and material color)
Use arrow tape with self-sticking vinyl pipe markers to indicate the directional flow of pipe contents and to provide 360 degree visibility, contents flow direction and color code visibility
Banding pipes with directional flow arrow tape at regular intervals between markers can enhance safety and improve operating efficiency
Tapes are made of durable B-946 material that withstands the elements indoors and out, supplied in liner-mounted rolled form - use two bands per marker
Brady B-946 is printed with weather resistant inks and is particularly suited for use in outdoor applications where weatherability is a key consideration
Average outdoor durability 8-10 years (average expected outdoor life of product will depend on user definition of failure, climate, mounting techniques and material color)
Use arrow tape with self-sticking vinyl pipe markers to indicate the directional flow of pipe contents and to provide 360 degree visibility, contents flow direction and color code visibility
Banding pipes with directional flow arrow tape at regular intervals between markers can enhance safety and improve operating efficiency
Tapes are made of durable B-946 material that withstands the elements indoors and out, supplied in liner-mounted rolled form - use two bands per marker
Brady B-946 is printed with weather resistant inks and is particularly suited for use in outdoor applications where weatherability is a key consideration
Average outdoor durability 8-10 years (average expected outdoor life of product will depend on user definition of failure, climate, mounting techniques and material color)
ListPrice$27.07$27.07$27.07
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PackageQuantity111
PartNumber914249142591426
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Price$24.23$24.23$27.07
PackageHeight100100100
PackageWeight0.5 pound0.5 pound6.25 pound
PackageWidth0 inch0 inch0 inch
PackageLength510480490
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