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Colour Coding of Equipment to SANS Standards

Equipment Description

Danger Zones - Moving machinery, ground or overhead, with a crushing potential, unprotected
edges, low head room - Diagonal Stripes (Chevrons at danger area or on floor)
Movable parts of machines, equipment, transport vehicles (In conjunction with Floor Chevrons)
Hoists, scissor lifts and transfer trolleys (In conjunction with Floor Chevrons)
Fixed Conveyors, Fixed hangers with no crushing potential
Protective Mesh Fence
Doors in Protective Mesh Fence
Protective Perspex Fence
Bumper Posts, Guard Rails, Barrier Rails, Hand Rails
Cat Ladders
Equipment
Bases of equipment
Fire Protection equipment
Steel Work, Columns Etc.
Electrical Ducting
Electrical Distribution Boards
Platform Working Area
Platform Undersides

Metal Stairways - stairs in Black and Handrails in Golden Yellow


Chevrons must be at 45o and the stripes must be equal widths throughout.

Items marked in Yellow are SANS 10140-2 (SABS 0140-2) standard.


Colour Code RAL No.

Golden Yellow & B49 &


Graphite Black 9011
Golden Yellow B49
Golden Yellow B49
Pure White 9010
Grey Blue 5008
Golden Yellow B47
Golden Yellow B48
Golden Yellow B49
Golden Yellow B49
Grey Beige 1019
Pure White 9010
Flame Red 3000
Pure White 9010
Electrical Orange 2000
Electrical Orange 2000
Concrete Grey 7023
Pure White 9010
Golden Yellow & B49 &
Graphite Black 9011
Colour Coding of Pipes to SANS Standards

Flow Media Pipe Colour Code Type

Gas Light Stone C37 Acetylene

Gas Light Stone C37 Propane / LPG

Gas Light Stone C37 Carbon Dioxide

Gas Light Stone C37 Nitrogen

Gas Light Stone C37 Oxygen

Gas Light Stone C37 Argon

Gas Light Stone C37 Mixed Gas - Argon and CO2

Oils & Flammable Liquids Golden Brown B13 Petrol

Oils & Flammable Liquids Golden Brown B13 Solvents

Oils & Flammable Liquids Golden Brown B13 Paints

Oils & Flammable Liquids Golden Brown B13 Oils

Oils & Flammable Liquids Golden Brown B13 Diesel

Oils & Flammable Liquids Golden Brown B13 Heavy Furnace Oil

Air Arctic Blue F28

Water Brilliant Green H10 Drinkable Water/Cold

Water Brilliant Green H10 Drinkable Water/Hot

Water Brilliant Green H10 Industrial Use

Water Brilliant Green H10 Hot Water Heating (Supply)

Water Brilliant Green H10 Hot Water Heating (Backflow)

Water Brilliant Green H10 Cooling Water (Supply)

Water Brilliant Green H10 Cooling Water (Backflow)

Water Brilliant Green H10 Demineralised Water

Effluent HDPE/Any

Fire fighting liquids Signal Red A11


Electrical Orange RAL 2000 Power Distribution

Electrical Orange RAL 2000 Fire Alarm

Electrical Orange RAL 2000 Clock Systems

Electrical Orange RAL 2000 Telephones

Electrical Orange RAL 2000 Data Transmissions

All Items are SANS 10140-2 (SABS 0140-2) standard.


Colour Band Code Examples

Maroon A01

Light Stone C37

Light Brunswick Green H07

Light Grey & Black G29 & HG19

White HG 100

Peacock Blue F08

Peacock Blue & Light Brunswick Green F08 & H07

Signal Red A11

Golden Yellow B49

Arctic Blue F28

Poppy Red A14

White HG100

Black HG19

Arctic Blue F28

Cornflower F29

Cornflower & Crimson F29 & A03

Golden Yellow B49

Crimson & Golden Yellow A03 & B49

Golden Yellow & Crimson B49 & A03

Signal Red & Golden Yellow A11 & B49

Golden Yellow & Signal Red B49 & A11

White HG100

Black HG19

Signal Red A11


Orange RAL2000

Signal Red A11

Arctic Blue F28

White HG100

Jacaranda F18
Bands spaced not more than 20 metres apart, and within 5 meters of bends,
junctions and where passing through walls/partitions. Water pipes to be
clearly marked with labels as well as bands.

Drinkable Water - Cold


Drinkable Water - Hot
Water for Industrial Use
Hot Water Heating (Supply)
Hot Water Heating (Backflow)
Cooling Water (Supply)
Cooling Water (Backflow)
Demineralised Water
Effluent