Piping systems are used to transport various types of fluids, including gaseous elements. The color code used for a piping system conveying gaseous elements is going to be determined based on the ANSI/ASME standards.
The specific color used for piping systems that are transporting gaseous elements will depend largely on the type of gases that are present. If the gas is oxygen, it would be white lettering on a green background. If it is medical air, however, it would be black lettering on a yellow background.
Since there is no one specific color that is used for all gaseous elements, you need to make sure that you have the list of standards available to reference at all times. Fortunately, ANSI/ASME standards are easily available online and can also be printed off. These standards are not typically updated very often, so you can be confident that your systems will remain correct for years at a time.
In addition to simply making sure that the colors your piping systems are labeled with are correct, you will also need to make sure that you have all the required information on them. This will include things like the flow direction of the pipe, whether the contents are pressurized or flammable, and more.
Taking the time to fully understand all pipe marking requirements, especially when conveying gaseous materials, is well worth the effort. Once you have all your pipes properly labeled, you just need to make sure that they are kept in good shape so that you are sure that they are visible and will help to protect the people and facility for years to come.
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