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What is a Warning Tape?
The underground warning tape, also called barricade tapes or caution tapes is a colored non-adhesive film made from low-density polyethylene. The warning tape manufacturers print a bold and visible “warning” message on the tape. The message warns about the work being completed of underground service locators in the area, that indicate the presence of service lines such as optical fibers, telecommunications, and gas and water pipelines below.
Usually, the authorities install the tape at a specific distance directly above the service lines, which makes it easier to carry out any future excavations. Moreover, the presence of the warning tape also aware the excavators about the presence of cable lines or pipelines.
Often an area requires further excavations, where the excavators unintentionally dig on the service lines. However, the warning tapes present on the surface indicate different service lines and protect them from any damage. Often warning tapes are used in combination with cable protection tape to offer a physical barrier to excavators.
Features of warning Tapes
- Highly resistant to weather, temperature, and abrasion, as we manufacture our products using pressure-sensitive adhesive tape.
- We produce warning tapes available in both economy and premium grades.
- We use high-quality LDPE. HDPE, SPVC, and HM-HDPE materials for better performance.
- Resistance against heavy impact
- Possess high tensile strength and durability
- Available in various thicknesses and ranges.
Advantages of Warning Tapes
Underground warning tapes form an important safety aid used for a variety of reasons. Most of the time, the use of these tapes becomes mandatory and guided by a variety of rules and regulations. The major advantages of the warning tapes include:
Barricade tapes are highly safe, which is beneficial to the highest extent. Organizations use these tapes to mark certain sites that are highly prone to hazards. Construction sites, accident sites on the road, the presence of electrical panels with open wiring, and any other areas prone to risk use these tapes to prevent hazards caused to humans.
Driving and restricting the flow
Organizations like banks, government institutes, and hospitals use caution tapes to ensure the flow of the process, such as maintaining a queue and guiding the route to certain offices. Caution tapes efficiently help in managing the traffic. The tapes are used in cases when a particular site becomes inaccessible by unauthorized persons.
Health and safety compliance
Often regulatory authorities supervise the function of different industries. These authorities use barricade tapes as an essential measure for health and safety. Tapes are a widely used tool in most industries.
Applications of Warning Tapes
The underground warning tapes are useful situations that promote safety by indicating high-risk areas or mark the areas of restriction. Here are some of the applications of the warning tapes.
In abate and remediation applications, these tapes find their use in tandem with abatement tapes. The tapes are used in building containment systems in areas that the authorities blocked to add extra security in contaminated areas.
In the construction sites, the barricade tapes warn against or block off hazardous areas and bring attention to dangerous equipment. Construction sites alone experienced almost 1000 deaths every year. However, proper placing of barricade tapes helps in preventing the incidents.
Law enforcement and emergency personnel
Firefighters use barricade tapes for isolating areas after a breakout. The fire officers, along with the police authorities, use the caution tapes for controlling traffic.
The most popular use of barricade tapes, as shown in television shows and movies. Forensic experts and police use these caution tapes to prevent any kind of tampering with crime scenes.
What is a Warning Mesh?
PE underground warning mesh helps in preventing utility pipes and cables during excavations. The mesh indicates the presence and orientation of underground cables and pipes. Our PE warning meshes are available in different colors with the “warning” message between the strips. The service authorities install the mesh between the buried utility and the surface so that the construction diggers receive an alert signal about buried cables and pipelines underground. Our warning meshes come in two designs- detectable and undetectable warning mesh.
Features of Our Warning Mesh
Our warning meshes come with the following features:
- Our manufacturers manufacture the mesh from polypropylene and polyethylene plastics
- We pack our mesh in woven sacks, which ensure safety, protection and involve damage-free transportation.
- Our meshes have high strength color and are rat resistant
- We color the meshes in lead-free pigments and highly resistant and solvent-based ink
- The meshes are highly resistant to alkali and acids and compliant to recognized standards like EN 12613.
Advantages of warning Mesh
Our underground warning mesh comes with the following advantages:
- Our meshes carry string signal and warning functions for underground excavation
- Our cable and pipe protection warning mesh comes with high impact and is very strong.
- Average tensile strength of filament
- Highly chemical resistant
- We bag each of the rolls for UV protection
- Highly scratch proof
- Minimizes time consumption for searching buried cables and pipes
- Prevent unnecessary injuries.
Applications of Warning Mesh
Usually, the authorities lay the mesh in the trench halfway between the pipe or cable and the surface area. The mesh imparts high impact resistance against any future excavations. For saving the pipeline repairs, the authorities protect each underground pipeline by the warning mesh. Our underground warning mesh comes in varied colors that help distinguish the use of mesh in varied applications. For instance, the blue meshes are used for detecting the water pipelines, yellows for gas lines, red for the electrical cables, green for telecom and optical fibers, and orange for the sewer pipelines.
Singhal Industries Pvt. Ltd. emerged as one of the leading manufacturers of underground warning tapes and underground warning mesh. Our warning tapes, also called caution or barricade tapes, contain well-printed text in various languages. Moreover, our tapes come in various sizes and colors, which we customize as per the requirements of our customers. All our tapes come with a bold, eye-catching background and big warning text such as ‘caution,’ ‘danger,’ and ‘warning.’ We manufacture our tapes using high-quality materials like SPVC, HDPE, LLDPE, and use lead-free pigments. Our warning tapes come in various thicknesses of SVPC and polyethylene.
We manufacture our caution detection mesh, detect mesh, or simply warning mesh, or whatever you may call using high-quality aluminum foil or detectable SS wire. All our meshes carry a printed “warning” message that highlights the existence of underground cables and pipes.