Pipe Identification Tape

Pipeline identification on board ships is very important for safety reasons, especially for the safety of the entire crew.

The medium flowing through the the pipework can cause a lot of damage, and be dangerous to the people on board the ship during an emergency or in case of pipework damage. The appropriate marking makes it possible to identify the type of danger we are dealing with during the emegency and to take the steps to get rid of it.

The basic colours which should be used for pipeline identification on-board ships, as well as the additional ones that can be used together with main colours, have been defined by International ISO regulations.


The identification tapes are available in two systems:

Multi-colour system – tapes with the colour combination printed on it – this system is the easiest to install.
Single-colour system – tapes from which you can make any number of colour combinations by yourself, this is a more economical and flexible solution, however, the installation takes longer to complete.
Sizes: from 40mm to 150mm

Considering many size standards available on the market we can manufacture any particular size for you.


Each pipe should be marked at least once in each separate room.The best places for installing the identification tapes are: close to the objects like valves, filters or tanks, exits passing through the walls or cellings, close to the room entrances.All surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned before applying the identification tapes.During the application tape should be overlaped 3-4 cm beyond the starting edge.


Technical specifications:

  • Thickness (average): 80 microns (without protective paper and adhesive)
  • Dimensional stability: (FINAT TM 14) adhered to steel, no measurable shrinkage in cross irections, in length 0,44 m max
  • Temperatur resistance: adhered to aluminum -40C to 80C, no variation
  • Water resistance: adhered to aluminum, after 48h / 23C, no variation
  • Adhesive power: 16 N / 25 mm (FINAT TM 1, after 24h, stainless steel)
  • Tensile strength: (DIN EN ISO 527) along – min. 19 Mpa, across – min. 19 Mpa
  • Elongation at break: (DIN EN ISO 527) along – min. 130%, across – min. 150%
  • Shelf life: 2 years (in original packaging, at 20C and 50% relative humidity)
  • Application temperature: min. +10C
  • Service life by specialist application: 3 years (depending on individual use conditions)