Detectable underground warning tape helps detect, locate, identify, and protect buried utility lines such as water, gas, electrical, sewer, and telecommunications. Detectable underground warning tape comes in different widths, usually 3 inches or 6 inches. You choose the width you use based on the size of and how deeply buried the underground utility is.
How Does It Work?
Detectable underground warning tape has an alum Detectable Underground Warning Tapeinum foil backing that makes it easy to locate with a metal detector. Properly installed, this warning tape can eliminate a potentially catastrophic digging accident. It lets you easily and accurately locate the utilities, so you know where to dig.
What Should You Look For?
Look for an industrial tape supplier with a variety of detectable underground warning tapes in stock. The tape should have excellent flexibility, have no adhesive, and be printable. Some colors you should consider:
- Red tape for electric or high voltage
- Orange tape for fiber or telephone
- Yellow tape for gas, oil, pipelines
- Blue tape for water, potable water
- Green tape for sewer, storm drain, force main
Why Is It Important?
Detectable underground warning tape lets you locate and prevent damage to valuable underground utility installations. When excavating, if you don’t locate the utilities first, you are facing severe injury, high repair costs, fines, and outages. According to the Underground Detective, every 6 minutes someone damages an underground utility line because they dug without locating utilities first.
Using detectable underground warning tape in your construction projects lets others find the utilities easily so you can avoid an expensive and dangerous catastrophe.
The LINO International Difference
For nearly 20 years, LINO International, Inc. has been a trusted manufacturer of cast iron pipes, fittings, couplings, tubing, tapes, and safety equipment. LINO is headquartered in New York and operates three plants in China. Our long-term relationship building with our customers and our Chinese plants give you a competitive advantage when sourcing your plumbing supplies like detectable underground warning tape.
The most experienced craftsmen at our factories meet the highest quality standards. LINO’s products are UPC, CSA, UL, ISO, and ANSI certified.
Contact us online or at 1.516.482.7100 today to discuss how we can help you take advantage of the benefits of importing wholesale plumbing supplies from China.