New Product Range – Plasterboard Marking Tapes

Plasterboard Marking Tape
Plasterboard Tapes

A quick and easy way to mark up your plasterboard. Choose from 48mm wide Double Board, Moisture Board, Fire Board and Insulation tapes, or Solid Dabs which is 72mm wide. All tapes are 66 metres long and made from a light weight acrylic tape suitable for short term use.

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Identifying Pipework Containing Water

A quick reminder of how to mark up pipework containing water to the latest British Standard BS1710:2014 full banding guidelines:

The Colours

The basic identification colour for water is Green 12-D-45

For water from the public water supply the centre code colour is Auxiliary Blue 18-E-53 or for water from any other source the centre colour colour is Flint Grey 00-A-09

Examples of Banding Colours for Pipework containing Water

If the water is non potable (not suitable for drinking) the safety colour required is an additional black 00-E-53 central band

The Sizes

The minimum band widths are:

Pipework diameters up to 50mm (incuding any lagging)

Basic Identification colour: 50mm

Code or Safety colours: 30mm

Pipework diameters from 50mm to 100mm (including any lagging)

Basic Identification colour: 100mm

Code or Safety colours: 75mm

Pipework diameters above 100mm (including any lagging)

Basic Identification colour: 150mm

Code or Safety colours: 150mm

This is just a guideline and you should always refer to the full BSI Standards Publication BS1710 Specification for identification of pipelines and services for information on the full requirements.

We have a range of products that comply with the BS 1710 2014 specification:

Pipe Banding

R M Labels Full Colour Banding for Water Pipework

Pipe Identification Tapes

Pipe Identification Tapes

Pipe Markers

Pipe Markers to BS 1710 2014

If you have any questions regarding any of our products or wish to discuss your requirements, we are always happy to help! You can contact us on 01348 840 675 or your can email us at info@rmlabels.com.

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Why We Use A Traffolyte Hard Engraving Laminate

There are many different types of engraving laminate available on the market, but for all mechanical, electrical and building services uses we recommend using the Traffolyte hard engraving laminate.

We always use this hard engraving laminate when producing all of our engraved labels, tags and discs. This material can only be engraved using a rotary engraving machine and cannot be laser engraved.

Available in 1.5mm and 3mm thicknesses, the material is described as a 3 ply rigid or hard laminate (also known as Traffolyte, Ivorine or Formica).

The hard laminate comes in a variety of 3 ply colours. As an example, when using a white/black/white hard laminate, the top white layer is engraved into to reveal the centre or middle black core, so creating black lettering on a white background.

Have a look at the short video below to see why it is imperative to use this material:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRAurninEGw

View our full range of Engraved Traffolyte Products

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Bespoke Pipe Banding

Bespoke Pipe Banding Proves A Popular Choice

Our new range of 6m and 12m rolls of bespoke Pipe Banding in varying widths is proving a great alternative to rolls of pipe identification tape when only small quantities are required.

Motive Water Pipe Banding

If you are looking for a quick solution for marking up internal or external pipework this may be the answer.  Available in any width from 50mm to 450mm on 6m and 12m rolls.  Printed to British Standard, Pantone or RAL colours. For more information call 01348 840 675.

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He did it! He is an Ironman!

Our Ironman on the finish line!
On the finish line!

We are delighted to announce that our MD, Ray Thomas, after a gruelling 16 hours and 36 minutes, completed the Ironman Wales Triathlon in Tenby on Sunday for the second time.  Not satisfied with just one Ironman medal in 2016, he was back again this year for a second go!

 

The 2.4 mile Swim!
The 2.4 mile Swim!

It all started at 7am on Sunday morning on Tenby’s beautiful North Beach with the 2.4 mile swim.

 

The 112 mile Cycle Ride!
The 112 mile Cycle Ride!

 

Then on to the 112 mile cycle ride around the challenging Pembrokeshire roads.

 

The Marathon!
The Marathon!

 

Finally, back to Tenby to finish with a little 26 mile run!!

 

Ironman Wales Finisher 2018
Back in work the next day wearing his medal!

 

Really well done Ray, a great achievement – we are all in awe of you at R M Labels Limited!

 

 

And guess what, he’s already talking about next year’s event…!

See what it’s all about: Ironman Wales 2018

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Quick Solutions For Full Colour Banding For Pipework

We get lots of enquiries from customers looking for bespoke rolls of tape printed with full colour banding to the latest British Standard specification.  We are always happy to print made to order tapes, but for some customers this can be a costly option if they only need to mark up a small amount of pipework, as there is a minimum quantity of six rolls for the bespoke tapes. There is also the time factor involved when producing these tapes, which take around 10-14 working days to produce.

When you are short on time or only need to mark up a small amount of pipework, here are a couple of solutions…

Solution 1 – Pipe Banding

We have a range of individual self adhesive vinyl pipe banding strips that come in three standard widths, each piece is long enough to wrap around the pipework and any lagging, and it then sticks back onto itself – quick, secure and easy to apply!  The banding is printed on an high quality vinyl suitable for internal or external use.  For added protection the vinyl can also be over-laminated.  The banding strips are printed to the latest British Standard BS 1710:2014 full colour specification and comes complete with directional arrows and mirrored descriptive text that clearly identifies the pipe contents and can be seen and read from any direction.

Buy as many or a little as you need Pipe Banding Stripsfor the job: sizes 1 and 2 are sold in packs of 5 pieces, with the larger size 3 being sold in individual pieces, get a discounted price when you buy 4 or more packs (or for size 3 20 pieces), and further discounts are available for larger quantities.

We offer a quick turnaround on all pipe banding orders, including bespoke bandings, with most items being dispatched within 1-3 working days. All orders are dispatched using a next day courier service.

There is a full range of Pipe Banding for all the main services: water, gas, air, steam, acids & alkalis, electrical, waste effluents and oils, plus the option to create your own banding.

Download the Pipe Banding Information Sheet for more details on this product.

Solution 2 – Pipe Identification Tapes

Create your own full banding from our ranges of internal grade text, arrow and coloured tapes.  These are all kept in stock and are ready for immediate dispatch.  We have many of the basic British Standard Identification, Code and Safety colours available in 50mm, 100mm and 150mm widths, so that you can build the full colour banding to suit your pipework (don’t forget to allow for any lagging when working out the diameter of the pipework).

Here are some examples…

Example 1 – Full colour banding for pipework containing Drinking Water derived from the Public Water Supply

This example is suitable for drinking water pipework and any lagging up to 50mm in diameter with the water being derived from the public water supply. To conform to the latest BS 1710:2014 full banding requirements you would need a minimum banding width of 130mm (made up of 2 x 50mm Identification colour bands and a central Code colour of no less than 30mm); to achieve this you could use the following tapes:

Place the above tapes side by side around the pipework in the following sequence: Green Drinking Water/Auxiliary Blue/Green Arrows

This would give a 150mm wide band as shown below:

Pipe Identification Tapes Example 1

Example 2 – Full colour banding for pipework containing Lubricating Oil

This example is suitable for pipework and any lagging up to 100mm in diameter with the pipework containing lubricating oil. To conform to the latest BS 1710:2014 full banding requirements you would need a minimum banding width of 275mm (made up of 2 x 100mm Identification colour bands and a central Code colour of no less than 75mm); to achieve this you could use the following tapes:

Place the above tapes side by side around the pipework in the following sequence: Brown Lubricating Oil/Brown Arrows/Emerald Green/Brown Lubricating Oil/Brown Arrows

This would give a 300mm wide band as shown below:

Pipe Identification Tapes Example 2

Example 3 – Full colour banding for pipework containing Non Potable Water derived from Any Other Source

This example is suitable for pipework and any lagging in excess of 100mm in diameter, the water in the pipe is non potable and is derived from any other source (ie. the water does not come from the public water supply) . To conform to the latest BS 1710:2014 full banding requirements you would need a minimum banding width of 450mm (made up of 2 x 150mm Identification colour bands, plus the central Code and Safety colours with a combined width of no less than 150mm); to achieve this you could use the following tapes:

Place the first three tapes side by side around the pipework in the following sequence: Green/Flint Grey/Black/Flint Grey/ Green

Then add the Non Potable Water tape and the arrow tape over the centre of the outer green bands

This would give a 450mm wide band as shown below:

Pipe Identification Tapes Example 3

Choose from over 130 different 50mm wide descriptive text and directional tapes covering the following main services: water, gas, air, steam, acids & alkalis, medical gases and oils, plus there is the option to create your own pipe identification tapes.

Download the Pipe Identification Tapes Information Sheet for further details on these products.

The text, arrow and coloured tapes are all kept in stock for immediate dispatch using a next day courier service.

Alternatively, contact us for details of our bespoke internal and external tapes printed in full banding colours, including text and directional arrows.  The maximum width available is 275mm, with a minimum order quantity of six rolls per type.

If you would like advice on marking up your pipework please give us a call on 01348 840 675 or send us an email.

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R M Labels Tag spotted at the County Show!

We were pleased to see one of our valve tags being used by Barnstead Fire Sprinklers on their stand at the Pembrokeshire County Show in Haverfordwest last week.

Bespoke Valve Tag
Bespoke Valve Tag for Barnstead Developments

We created this bespoke valve tag for Barnstead to use on all their fire sprinkler system emergency stop valves.

Many thanks Barnstead Developments for using and displaying our products!

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Tenby Long Course Weekend Triathlon

Congratulations to our MD, Ray Thomas, on completing the Tenby Long Course Triathlon this weekend!

Tenby Triathalon
Ray with his medals!

A 2.4 mile sea swim!

A 112 mile cycle ride!

And a full 26 mile Marathon!

All in one weekend!

 

 

Tenby Long Course Marathon
Father and son at start of Marathon

 

Ray’s son, Bob, joined him for the Marathon.

Ray & Bob complete the Marathon
Ray & Bob complete the Marathon

 

Well done to you both, what a fantastic achievement!

 

 

Ray loves a challenge and can always be found out and about in Pembrokeshire either swimming, cycling, running or sailing!

112 mile cycle ride!
The 112 mile cycle ride!

He’s next challenge is Tenby’s Ironman Triathlon on the 9th of September. If you happen to be in our little corner of Pembrokeshire, why not come along and cheer him on!

 

Tenby Long Course Weekend, Wales

Ironman, Wales

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New Improved Valve Tag Sets

We have been busy putting together our new style Valve Tag Sets that New Style Valve Tag Setsmake it even easier  for the homeowner to understand their plumbing and heating systems; giving instructions on how to quickly find and turn off the Mains Water Stopcock and Emergency Gas Control Valve if a problem occurs.  Take a look at the new style Valve Tag Sets that are available now!

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