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Valve Tags

Unchecked, unmonitored valves can lead to a devastating outcome. With thousands of complex operating components maintained and inspected in your facility, a systematic approach to labeling valves and components is essential. It all comes down to the valve tag - getting the longest lasting, easiest-to-understand tag is vital to your system and your safety.
  • • We offer both engraved valve tags and a broad range of write-on valve tags that can be customized on-site. These write-on tags are very durable and provide a reliable, economical way to mark your valves.
  • • For simple valve systems, consider our in-stock color-coded valve tag. Click the button below.
    Numbered Valve Tags
  • • For more information, visit our - Valve Tags FAQs
Write Numbers Yourself
Fill in your own valve numbers with a permanent pen or a marker. Tag’s self-laminating flap seals in your numbering too!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the attachment options that come with valve tags?


There are various attachment options you can choose from: 

  • Beaded Chain - No. 6 Beaded Chain is 4 inches long and 0.12 inches thick. Each length has a locking link.
  • Jack Chain - No. 16 Brass Jack Chain measures 5 inches in length and 0.25 inches in thickness.
  • S-Hook - Made up of non-rusting brass, the "S" Hook measures 0.875 x 0.25 inches and is suitable for valves with ¼ inches of stem diameter.

Some vinyl tags also come with 8 inches long nylon ties or 12 inches long tag wires to attach your tag to equipment, machinery, and more.

Q. Which valve tag material has a better life - plastic or aluminum?


Aluminum valve tags offer better durability than plastic tags. Plastic tags are more suited for indoor applications, while aluminum tags are ideal for outdoor applications and harsh conditions. We do, however, offer a 60 mil thick acrylic plastic version of valve tags that comes loaded with UV inhibitors and co-extruded impact layers making it highly durable. These tags should last up to 20 years outdoors, just like 50 mil thick anodized aluminum metal tags.

Q. How to use numbered valve tags?


Numbered valve tags help identify specific valves in your facility. Many companies tag every valve with a different number and register these numbers in a document or computer system. This makes it fast and easy for them to look up all the information about a given valve and pipe contents.

We have pre-made numbered valve tags in all colors and all common legends. You can choose your system (Hot Water, Sprinkler, Cold Water, etc.). These stock packs come with 25 valve tags each that are sequentially numbered - just choose your series. The other way is to order custom valve tags and choose your starting number.

Q. What are the advantages of wrap-around pipe markers?


Wrap-around pipe markers come as coiled sheets that offer an excellent way to quickly and easily mark your pipes. Simply uncoil the marker, apply it to the pipe and it will coil back around the pipe on its own. The different advantages of using wrap-around coil markers are listed here - 

  • There is no need to clean or prep the pipe surface before applying these markers. 
  • These markers offer 360-degree viewing. 
  • They have directional flow arrows printed on them which speed up the installation process and simplify the identification of the direction of pipe contents.
  • Wrap Around Pipe Markers include an adhesive strip for added durability on applications over 120F.
  • The print on these markers is UV fade and abrasion-resistant.

Q. What is the largest size you offer for Blank Plastic Tags that I can use on my valves?


The largest size we offer for our Blank Plastic Tags is 3.25 inches x 6 inches (width). These vertically oriented rectangular tags come in fluorescent green, fluorescent orange, fluorescent pink, green, red, white, and yellow color options and can be used as valve tags. These tags come with natural nylon ties.

Q. How do photoluminescent valve tags work? What are the color options in photoluminescent material?


Photoluminescent Valve Tags are made of matte plastic with a photoluminescent core enabling the engraved text to glow-in-the-dark. Tags are engraved on 1 side and are 63 mil thick. Photoluminescent tags use IPI material that has received MEA certification from the NYC Department of Buildings (MEA-203-8-M). They comply with NYC Local Law 26. Tags glow brilliantly in a blackout.

Tags are available in glow on red, glow on navy, glow on black, red on glow, green on glow, and black on glow color schemes.

Q. What is the turnaround time for stock valve tags?


All of our tags in stock are ready to ship and can take anywhere from 1 to 3 business days before they are shipped. Processing begins the day that you finalize your design. For rush orders, please email our customer service department - c[email protected]. Your orders can be tracked in the My Account tab. Unless otherwise specified, all delivery dates are estimates only. For shipping estimates to non-US destinations, please contact our customer service department at 1 (718) 889 3700.