Common Valve tags include the following-
Valve tags are also classified based on their material:
Plastic Valve Tags
Brass Valve Tags
Steel Valve Tags
Additionally, they are sometimes also categorized based on information they carry -
Color-coding valves can offer various benefits like -
Organization - In industrial settings, there can be a network of different valves and piping systems. With color-coded tags, each of the valves can have its own identity.
Visual communication - Valves can be identified just by looking at the tag’s color, which can save a lot of time wasted in valve identification. Even when anodized aluminum blanks are used, only the color will help determine whether to operate the valve or not.
Accident Prevention - Colors like red, orange, and yellow, which are often associated with danger, can mark valves controlling extremely hazardous contents. In contrast, green/blue/brown can be used for pipes/valves containing mild contents. Just the color of the valve tag can be a great life-saver and improve safety at times.
There are many advantages like -
Durability - Aluminum valve tags last at least 20 years outdoors.
Outdoor Application - 50 mil thick aluminum tags are UV and weather-resistant, ideal for harsh environments outdoors.
Wear-resistance - Anodized aluminum tags resist scratching and corrosion. Unlike plastic tags, anodized aluminum withstands weather, water, chemicals, heat, and pitting, and the text remains visible for a longer time.
Temperature Resistance - Aluminum tags can handle very hot and very cold temperatures and even humidity quite well.
Gloss-look - Colored anodized aluminum valve tags have a characteristic “metallic” look.
Blank tags can be used for stamping or engraving your own data on the spot. Anodized Aluminum Blanks and Tags are used in various industrial settings like -
These tags are used for marking and identifying not just valves but assets, equipment, tools, machinery, and more.