Natural Gas is extracted from the Earth in varying ways depending upon the source location. Gas can be found in underground gas fields or in oil reservoirs where it is known as associated gas. It is also found in coal and shale fields. Whatever the source, the gas is sent to production facilities for refinement to separate impurities and to transform the gas into pipeline quality for transport and distribution to end-users.

The purification processes at the refinery utilize a vast infrastructure of pipes, distillers and many more mechanisms. Identification for this infrastructure is enormous. Pipe marker labels, arrow indicator labels, valve tags, lock-out tags, accident prevention tags, hazardous material labels and tags and non-skid floor markers are just a few of the many forms of identification utilized to create a safe, informative and compliant environment.

Refineries can be a harsh environment for safety and regulatory labels. LEM’s harsh environment pipe markers handle temperature ranges from -40°F to 248°F. They are also resistant to chemicals, abrasion, humidity and UV light. These markers identify pipe contents and direction of flow. Valve tags also play an important role in identifying valves and their function. These tags can be pre-printed or written on in the field.

marine labels

Transportation and distribution of the refined product in pipelines or tanker cars and trucks or via ship requires the same harsh environment identification. From hazardous material labels to identify contents to marine labels for tanker ships that withstand saline and moisture without deteriorating, LEM can provide compliant safety markers to identify, warn and inform of hazards and display critical safety information.