3 Reasons Every Engineer Should Specify Colored PVC Jacketing
1. Color Code Your Systems
Color coding is an easy way to make a maintenance manager’s life simpler, with only a small premium to make it happen. It’s much easier to explain to the rookie maintenance personnel that he needs to check something on the blue line above hallway ceiling tiles than it is to physically point out the line that needs to be checked on the other end of the campus.
Additionally, the vast majority of a facilities maintenance manger’s time is spent diagnosing problems vs. solving them. Color coding eliminates what could be a timely step in problem discovery; system identification.
Plumbing inspectors will be pleased with the extra effort you put in to color code your design. Making their job easier helps put you on their good side, which may be beneficial down the road.
Sometimes, the architectural design leaves few options for routing pipe throughout a building. When this is the case, you are sometimes forced to position pipe within reach of the building occupants.
Maybe there is a pipe running vertically in a stairwell or hanging low in a storage area. Using colors like red, orange, or yellow may help signal to passersby that the pipe is hot and they should take caution.
The added cost for colored PVC Jacketing is minimal in the grand scope of the project, and some owners place significant importance in the aesthetic result of your design. How about a university with piping running through the gymnasium? Traditional white PVC provides the cleanest appearance, but maybe the school colors would be more appropriate to blend with the decor.
To explore color offerings, take a look at our manufacturers directory and select PVC Jacketing from the dropdown.
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