PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Download our free BWater Works Coating Systems eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


New Hose Color Coding to Start in New Year

Thursday, December 27, 2012

More items for Health & Safety

Comment | More

The new color-coding scheme for pressure hoses adopted by the WaterJet Technology Association-Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (WJTA-IMCA) will take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, the association announced.

The color coding scheme appears in the Recommended Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment, published by the WJTA-IMCA.

"The purpose of the color coding scheme is to help ensure on-the-job safety by making various hoses more easily identifiable on sight," said George Savanick, Ph.D., chairman of the WJTA-IMCA Safety Committee for High Pressure.

Flow International Corp.

WJTA-IMCA will adopt the safety practice of coloring entire high-pressure hoses instead of using only color-coded stickers.

The Board of Directors of the WJTA-IMCA approved the new color-coded safety scheme at a September 2011 meeting.

Avoiding Safety Hazards

By coloring entire hoses instead of color-coded stickers, the association hopes to help contractors avoid the danger of using a hose at the wrong pressure.

Although the change doesn't take effect until the new year, the Recommended Practices manual was updated in 2011 to include the new language.

The newest version states that:

"Pressure hoses are designed for various pressures and could present a safety hazard if not used for the designated working pressure. In order to better identify the pressure in use, it is recommended that the following color code scheme is used for the applicable maximum working pressure:

"The color scheme should be easily identifiable at least two feet from both hose ends.

"If working between pressures in the chart, ensure that all hoses are color coded to indicate the next higher maximum rated pressure above the intended working pressure. For example, if the desired working pressure is 12,000 psi, use a hose rated at the next highest pressure (15,000 psi)."

Recommended Practices applies to the operation of all types of high pressure waterjets used in construction, maintenance, repair, cleaning, cutting, hydro-excavation, and hydro-demolition work. The manual describes different types of equipment and operating systems used in industrial applications and establishes recommendations for safe operation of high pressure equipment, the association said.

"We encourage hose manufacturers, suppliers, and users to observe this color coding scheme in the manufacture and use of high pressure hoses," Savanick said.

About WJTA-IMCA

The WJTA-IMCA is a professional association providing service, education, and representation to members, which include contractors, manufacturers, researchers, and educators in the waterjetting, industrial cleaning, and industrial vacuum equipment industries.

The association aims to educate members, their employees, and all users of the technology on safety and best practices.

More information: www.wjta.org.

   

Tagged categories: Associations; Certifications and standards; Health and safety; Industrial Contractors; Surface preparation; UHP waterjetting; Vacuum; WaterJet Technology Association; Waterjetting

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Bullard

The Next Generation
of Blasting

• Lightest
• Coolest
• Most Comfortable
• Most Dependable


RPB Respiratory
AN INSTANTLY CLEAN VISOR? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?

With RPB Safety’s new Nova 3 Cassette Lens System which has been specifically designed to save you time and money! See the benefits for yourself now!


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
http://www.sspc.org/

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !


Atlantic Design, Inc.
BUILDING INNOVATION, NOT IMITATION

The smallest version of our Blast Vacuum Recyclers, this ADI 2300CFM 2-Pot is a cleverly designed power package for those smaller jobs. 866.Call.ADI


Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors

Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.
IndustrialVacuum.com


Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.


Waterjet Technology Association (WJTA)
2015 WJTA-IMCA Conf/Expo Click here to register today!

Nov. 2-4, New Orleans. See the latest advances in automated and handheld UHP waterjetting tools/systems for paint/coating removal, surface prep, industrial cleaning. Exhibits, live demos.


Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste money on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint


Minerals Research & Recovery

HIGH PERFORMANCE ABRASIVES


“Made in the USA!”

Why recycle waste from other countries? Go FASTER, CLEANER, at 1/3 THE COST with MR&R “All-American” Sharpshot®HP!!

WATCH THE VIDEO


CS Unitec
Work Cleaner and Safer

CS Unitec’s Vibro-Lo low-vibration scalers offer high performance for greater productivity & improved operator comfort. Optional dust shroud. info@csunitec.com

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com