This 1in. x 9in. Self-Adhesive Sprinkler Water Decal provides a reliable and clear way to label fire sprinkler system pipes. When installing a piping system, standards from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ANSI) recommend that all piping to be labeled according to:
- The type of piping system
- The contents of the pipes
- The direction in which the contents of the pipes flow
This 1in. x 9in. self-adhesive fire sprinkler pipe marker features 3/4 'SPRINKLER WATER' lettering over a 9in. red background. Each is constructed using glossy vinyl film, will withstand temperatures between -40F (4C) and 180F (82C), and is ideal for use on 1-1/2in. to 2in. pipes.
Where do I place these pipe markers?
The Self-Adhesive 'SPRINKLER WATER' Decal tells technicians, firefighters, inspectors, and anyone working with the piping system that pipes contain water meant for a fire sprinkler system. However, this pipe marker does not include arrows to communicate the direction of water flow.
These two decals should be installed on pipes between 1-1/2in. and 2in. in size at locations such as:
- Near valves and flanges
- When a pipe changes direction (wherever elbows are used)
- On both sides of ceiling, wall, or floor penetrations
- At any line entry or re-entry point
- Every 25-50 on straight pipe runs
Are Kolbi pipe markers right for my piping system?
Piping labels that use white markings on red backgrounds are reserved for piping systems that carry any water meant for fire sprinklers or fire-fighting. The Style C Kolbi labels will fit pipes with an outer diameter between 1-1/2in. and 2in..
After the label is applied the temperature cannot drop below -40F (4C) or rise above 180F (82C), or the labels may fall off. During application, the piping system must be clean and dry, and cannot measure above 50F (10C).
Other styles available include:
- Style A: 1/2in. Lettering, Fits 3/4in. to 1-1/4in. Pipes
- Style B: 3/4in. Lettering, Fits 1-1/2in. to 2-1/4in. Pipes
- Style D: 2-1/2in. Lettering, Fits 8in. to 10in. Pipes
- Style E: 3-1/2in. Lettering, Fits Pipes Over 10in.
How do I apply these decals to my pipe?
Self-Adhesive 'SPRINKLER WATER' Decals use a reliable adhesive material. Follow these steps to stick this Kolbi pipe marker to a fire sprinkler pipe:
- Be sure that the surface of the pipe is clean, dry, and measures at or above50F (10C) before applying the label.
- Determine the normal point of approach, the angle the decals will likely be viewed from
- Remove the back film.
- Place the decal over the pipe and rub it until securely attached.