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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:23 pm 

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I was wondering what type of labels should be used for arc flash labels? Any thoughts on materials, size, etc. or perhaps a manufacturer and model number?


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ronlow00 wrote:
I was wondering what type of labels should be used for arc flash labels? Any thoughts on materials, size, etc. or perhaps a manufacturer and model number?


They need to comply with ANSI Z535, an easy google search will find you all the right labels.


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Do a search for label in this forum and you'll find a lot of discussions on labels.

Ah, if you asking what type of label maker is good.
Well I use the Brady Globalmark color and cut, 4X6 white tape with orange and black ribbon usig the logo Warning. Or, in higher hazard areas I use red and black ribbon with Danger.

You can see this on http://www.Bradyid.com , many other and lazer printer labels to choice from on the market.

Zog is right the standard is there.


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RonLow00 there is a web page at [url="http://www.labelprinters.org/arc-flash-labeling-supplies.html"]http://www.labelprinters.org/arc-flash-labeling-supplies.html[/url] that shows the three basic types of arc flash labels. They can be made with pre-formated die-cut labels, two color continuous vinyl, or single color continuous vinyl. Labels do not need to be made from vinyl, but thermal transfer printed vinyl provides the greatest durability and longest life.

There are not any specific rules on what the label needs to look like, although labels must have a minimum amount of information. NFPA 70E states that "Switchboards, panelboards, industrial control panels, meter socket enclosures, and motor control centers in other than dwelling occupancies, which are likely to require examination, adjustment, servicing, or maintenance while energized, shall be field marked to warn qualified persons of potential electric arc flash hazards."

Also labels must state either

* the available incident energy; or
* the PPE level required to work on equipment.

This is a new requirement for 2009.

In addition, IEEE 1584 suggests that arc flash labels contain one of two signal words:

* DANGER to indicate a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

* WARNING to indicate dangerous situations judged to be less hazardous than those requiring a DANGER signal.

This information comes from: [url="http://www.labelprinters.org/arc-flash-labels.php"]http://www.labelprinters.org/arc-flash-labels.php[/url]

So there is full disclosure, I'm the one who wrote these web pages (comments are welcome).


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ronlow00 wrote:
I was wondering what type of labels should be used for arc flash labels? Any thoughts on materials, size, etc. or perhaps a manufacturer and model number?

The most cost effective Arc Flash labeling package that is much less expensive than the Duralabel or Globalmark is labeltac.com and see Arc Flash package. This package will include a 4 year warranty, Arc Flash labeling/calculation software (called ArcAd) and some supplies to get you started. They will also customize these kits to fit your needs.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:14 pm 
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THE CABLE GUY wrote:
Do a search for label in this forum and you'll find a lot of discussions on labels.

Ah, if you asking what type of label maker is good.
Well I use the Brady Globalmark color and cut, 4X6 white tape with orange and black ribbon usig the logo Warning. Or, in higher hazard areas I use red and black ribbon with Danger.

You can see this on [url='http://www.Bradyid.com']www.Bradyid.com[/url] , many other and lazer printer labels to choice from on the market.

Zog is right the standard is there.

Do you still use your Globalmark? Are the software that comes with it licensed and are there additional costs for upgrades?


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