Pipe marking is critical aboard seagoing vessels holding flammable or corrosive materials. Unlike workers in a warehouse, crew members aboard a boat cannot seek safety from hazardous exposure or fire on the open sea, making the efficient practice of safety and preventive measures imperative. Pipe marking provides crew members with all the necessary information, as prescribed by ANSI .13.1, to safely operate around hazardous materials and act quickly and knowingly in case of a spill or emergency.
The International ISO14726-1 standard defines the basic colors used for pipeline identification on board ships. Another regulation, the ISO 1476-2, specifies additional colors that can be used in conjunction with the main colors for more thorough marine pipe marking.
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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the standards for Shipyard Employment Ship's Machinery and Piping Systems, number 1915.163, states that: "Before work is performed on a valve, fitting, or section of piping in a piping system where employees may be subject to injury from the direct escape of steam, or water, oil, or other medium at a high temperature, the employer shall insure that the following steps are taken: The isolation and shutoff valves connecting the dead system with the live system or systems shall be secured, blanked, and tagged to indicate that employees are working on the systems. This tag shall not be removed nor the valves unblanked until it is determined that this may be done without creating a hazard to the employees working on the system, or until the work on the system is completed. Where valves are welded instead of bolted at least two isolation and shutoff valves connecting the dead system with the live system or systems shall be secured, locked, and tagged."