Pipe ID Tape Information

Pipe ID Tape Information

Pipeline Marking

There are legislation requirements regarding the marking of pipe work in the UK, EU and other countries, there are also standards standardising the colour schemes used when marking pipes. These are the British Standard (BS 1710) and the European Standard (RAL), our tapes are designed to mark up pipes in accordance with these regulations and standards.

Pipes should be assessed as part of a health and safety assessment in accordance with The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 and The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Pipes containing dangerous substances must be marked in order to comply with the Health & Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations 1996, these regulations govern the shape, colour, & pattern of signs for pipe marking. In accordance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Heal Regulations 2002 pipes must be marked with what substance is contained with in the pipe, the direction of flow, and the pressure it is under. In addition to these EC Directive 92/58/EEC requires that all visible pipes conveying dangerous substances be labelled with a symbol or pictogram against a coloured background.

Pipeline marking should be applied every 7-14m of pipe work, at any change of direction of the pipe, where the pipe passes through floors and walls and close to any valves.

  • Indoor pipe identification tape for use in covered areas.
  • Outdoor pipe identification tape for use in all weather and extreme conditions.
  • We hold all our tapes in stock.
  • Largest stock in the UK.
  • Any custom tapes can be ordered, these include: Custom spec., Custom print, Custom perforations... Anything is possible!


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Tape Specifications

Standard/Indoor Pipeline ID Tape Specification

White rigid PVC coated one side with a transparent resin rubber adhesive laminated with a 30 micron transparent polypropylene laminate for enviromental protection. Recommended for internal use only. Stock widths are 48mm, 196mm or 144mm, all in 33m length. Other widths and lengths are possible but we would not recommend rolls longer than 50m for convenience of handling. All our tapes conform to current British or RAL standards.

Base - Rigid PVC white film
Thickness: 0.060mm
Adhesion: 700g/24mm
Tensile strength: 11kg/24mm
Elongation: 40%
Temperature: -40°C to +70°C

Laminate - Transparent Polypropylene
Thickness: 0.050mm
Adhesion: 1050g/24mm
Tensile Strength: 11kg/24mm
Elongation: 100%

All Weather/Outdoor Pipeline ID Tape Specification

Campbell all weather external pipeline identification tapes are produced from high specification polyester substrate and laminate to give long term resistance to all chemical conditions and hostile environments. They demonstrate excellent ultra-violet resistance which preserves the colour fastness of the inks which themselves have a very high UV tolerance. Our all weather pipeline identification tapes also have an extremely low chloride content which makes them suitable for use on all pipe surfaces including that of stainless steel. Leachable chloride less than 10 parts per million. Stock widths are usually 50mm, 100mm or 150mm with a length of 23m.

Base - White Polyester -- Laminate - Linerless Transparent Polyester (Excellent UV protection)
Adhesive: Acrylic High Tack
Temperature Range: -40°C to +150°C

Chemical Resistance
30W Oil -- 24 hours - No edge penetration
Petrol -- 24 hours - 1.65"
Detergent -- 24 hours - No edge penetration
Sulphuric acid 10% -- 24 hours - No edge penetration
Bleach 20% -- 24 hours - No edge penetration
Ethylene Glycol -- 24 hours - No edge penetration
100% Humidity 100°F -- 168 hours - No edge penetration
Excellent water and UV resistance.

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- Custom Colour/Size/Print Pipe Identification Tape - Any Colour / Size / Print

If you require a pipe identification tape which is not listed on this website then it may be a colour/size/print we do not currently stock. Note a £36 origination is applicable here.Simply select a size (indoor or all weather), a base colour and optionally any text you wish printed on the ta..