NFPA 99 Compliant Signage

Customer Colors and Designs

Includes Zone Valve Designation Number

Includes Area/Master Alarm Electrical Circuit Number

You Should Know These Important NFPA Guidelines for Annual Inspections:

5.1.11.2.1 Shutoff valves shall be identified with the following:

  • Name or chemical symbol for the specific medical gas or
    vacuum system
  • Room or areas served
  • Caution to not close or open the valve except in emergency

 

5.1.11.1.1 Piping shall be labeled by stenciling or adhesive markers that identify the patient medical gas, the support gas, or the vacuum system and include the following:

  • Name of the gas or vacuum system or the chemical
    symbol per Table 5.1.11
  • Gas or vacuum system color code per NFPA guidelines
  • Where positive pressure gas piping systems operate at
    pressures other than the standard gauge pressure in

5.1.11.1.2 Pipe labels shall be located as follows:

  • At intervals of not more than 6.1 m (20 ft)
    At least once in or above every room
  • On both sides of walls or partitions penetrated by the
    piping
  • At least once in every story height traversed by risers

5.1.11.4.1 Labeling of alarm panels for each indicator shall indicate the condition monitored and its area of surveillance. Area alarm panels shall be identified with the following:

  • Name or chemical symbol of the specific medical gas or
    vacuum system being monitored
  • Area(s) monitored by the alarm panel

5.1.3.1.8 Locations containing positive pressure gases other than oxygen and medical air shall have their door(s) labeled as follows:

Positive Pressure Gases
NO Smoking or Open Flame
Room May Have Insufficient Oxygen
Open Door and Allow Room to Ventilate Before Entering

5.1.3.1.9 Locations containing central supply systems or cylinders containing only oxygen or medical air shall have their door(s) labeled as follows:

Medical Gases
NO Smoking or Open Flame

5.1.11.2.3 Source valves shall be labeled in substance as follows:

SOURCE VALVE
FOR THE (SOURCE NAME).

5.1.11.2.4 Main line valves shall be labeled in substance as follows:

MAIN LINE VALVE FOR THE (GAS/VACUUM NAME)
SERVING (NAME OF THE BUILDING).

5.1.11.2.5 The riser valve(s) shall be labeled in substance as follows:

RISER FOR THE (GAS/VACUUM NAME) SERVING
(NAME OF THE AREA/BUILDING SERVED BY THE
PARTICULAR RISER).

5.1.11.2.6 The service valve(s) shall be labeled in substance as follows:

SERVICE VALVE FOR THE (GAS/VACUUM NAME)
SERVING (NAME OF THE AREA/BUILDING
SERVED BY THE PARTICULAR VALVE).

5.1.11.2.7 Zone valve box assemblies shall be labeled with the rooms, areas, or spaces that they control as follows:

ZONE VALVES FOR THE (GAS/VACUUM NAME)
SERVING (NAME OF ROOMS OR SPACES SERVED
BY THE PARTICULAR VALVE)

Labeling shall either be visible from outside the zone valve box assembly through the cover or be replicated on the outside, but not affixed to the removable cover

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