Warning Tape is used for detecting, locating, identifying, and protecting buried utility lines for gas, water, sewer, telecommunication, and electrical markets. The width of such tapes is usually determined by the size of, and depth at which the underground utility line is buried.
Warning tape works 24 hours a day and year-round without any need for electricity or any other form of energy. Even if it is not inductively located during excavation, a warning tape provides a “stop-sign” effect that is highly visible to whoever is digging at the site.
Generic Dimensions of Warning Tapes
Underground warning tapes are usually supplied by warning tape suppliers in the following dimensions:
Width: 2″, 3″, 4″, 6″, or 12″
Thickness: 0.50 mm (± 0.10 mm)
Warning tapes are manufactured using clear virgin polypropylene film which is then reverse printed and laminated to a solid aluminum foil or foldable rod core or, and then further laminated to a design for maximum visibility, and meets the prescribed Color-Code standard for identification of buried utilities.
Major Types of Warning Tapes
One can separate warning tapes from one another by applying one of the following two criteria:
Classification On The Basis Of Color Codes Followed Globally
|Type of Warning tapes||Warning|
|White Warning tape||Proposed excavation|
|Red Warning tape||Cables, electric power lines, conduit|
|Pink Warning tape||Temporary survey markings|
|Orange Warning tape||Communication, signal lines conduit, alarm|
|Yellow Warning tape||Steam, petroleum, gas, oil, gaseous substances|
|Purple Warning tape||Reclaimed water, slurry lines, irrigation|
|Blue Warning tape||Potable water|
|Green Warning tape||Drain lines and sewers|
Classification On The Basis Of Nature of These Tapes
Warning tapes suppliers or manufacturers generally supply or manufacture warning tapes of the following two different natures:
Detectable Warning tape
This kind of warning tape is used over lines that can’t be detected from the ground otherwise. In short, Detectable Warning tapes are used over lines that aren’t metallic in nature. The metallic feature either in the form of metallic wire or metallic foil is introduced in these tapes during their manufacturing process. This metal makes the presence of such tape and thus the presence of subterranean line known to the excavator.
Non-detectable Warning tape
This kind of warning tape is used over lines that can be detected from the ground otherwise. In short, Detectable Warning tapes are used over lines that are metallic in nature and can be easily detected by the digger on the ground.
If you are in the need of detectable warning tapes or Non-detectable warning tapes then you can always rely on Warnmat. It is India’s leading manufacturer and supplier of Warning tapes. They have a wide range of tapes. This business offers the greatest range of warning tapes and mats at a fair price.
Furthermore, Warnmat does not compromise on product quality, which is why they have been maintaining their lead in the industry for years now.
Please contact Warnmat if you have any queries concerning caution tape or barricade tape. We will be happy to address your issues.