In addition to the commonly used situations engraved tags can be used in a number of areas where conventional labelling systems may not be appropriate such as:
If the surface area isn’t suitable for good or strong adhesion with labels.
If the Surface area is too small and cannot accommodate the label size.
If the area is congested which could cause an obstructed view of the label.
If Labels need to be frequently changed or are in cycles or rotations.
If the Surface area has a temperature that exceeds 160°F which will interfere with the adhesiveness of most labels.
Often pipes or pipe valves don’t have sufficient surface area for adequate labelling. A valve tag can be used to display all the necessary identification information or safety data and then can be easily attached to the area.
Engraved Tags – What Information Should Be Included on Valve Tags?
The information to be included on Valve Tags is completely dependent on the use of the valve, its situation. There are no hard and fast rules or formal industry standards. The key how ever is to develop the most logical system for your own use. Tags give a convenient way of labelling but space will still be limited so the use of abbreviations is common place. A system of colour coding can also be employed to match standard pipeline identification colours.
Some suggestions for valve tag information are:
• Pipe Contents i.e. compressed air, oil water
• Valve Identifier – often a system using numbers and letters for easy identification
Memorial Plaques – a guide to creating remembrance plaques and nameplates
Stocksigns can manufacturer a wide range of commemorative and memorial plaques and nameplates including engraved plaques, etched plaques, vitreous enamel, screen printed plaques, cast aluminium, slate and other natural materials. So whether you are looking for a professional nameplate or heritage sign we can guide you through the choice of materials and manufacturing techniques to make your ideal plaques.
Here are some factors to think about when choosing your Memorial Plaques:
When choosing memorial plaques first work out what text you want to include. The shape of the plaque can depend on the length of the text line. For example, an oval shaped plaque will only accommodate long lines of text in the middle of the sign, where as rectangular or square plaques are suited to where there are long lines of text at the top or bottom. By including braille on your memorial plaques you extend your signs accessibility to the visually impaired.
The choice of material is also equally important. Castsigns or signs mounted on a wooden back plate are ideal as presentation plaques. Stainless steel gives a modern feel while polished brass is often the preferred choice for professional services nameplates. The engraving and etching process add depth and texture to your sign. The use of a time-honoured natural stone such as slate creates a distinguished looking durable sign.