In some instances, there are regulations regarding the minimum size of text height and where in particular a label needs to be installed.  We have captured below some of the more common regulations, however please check with your local authority before ordering.

GENERAL GUIDE FOR FITTING

All electrical/instrument equipment supplied or installed as part of any contract must have conspicuous labels fitted to non-detachable parts of the equipment. Labels must not be fixed to removable covers and doors, or to equipment that may be removed or replaced during maintenance.

STYLE AND SIZE REQUIREMENTS

Depending on the equipment, labels must meet the following requirements:

  • Switchboard Name/Data Plate
    White traffolyte, black lettering
    6mm Main Switch
  • MCC Incomer / Bus Tie
    White traffolyte, black lettering
    15mm Main Switch
    White traffolyte, black lettering
    10mm Drive Description, Tag Name, Drive KW.
  • Instruments and Electrical Equipment
    White traffolyte, black lettering (inside panels)
    5mm Function
  • Sub Distribution Lighting & Power Distribution Boards
    White traffolyte, black lettering (inside panels)
    5mm (see text below for requirements)
  • Light & Power Final Sub-Circuit Circuit Breakers
    White traffolyte, black lettering
    5mm C/B, circuit, rating and description as described in specification
  • Switchboard Main Identification
    White traffolyte, black lettering
    40mm Main Switch
  • Fuses & Circuit Breaker
    White traffolyte, black lettering
    5mm Type, rating and circuit identification.
  • Equipment Type of Label
    White traffolyte, black lettering
    5mm Relay or contactor identification and function
  • Pushbuttons and Switches (indoor)
    White traffolyte, black lettering
    5mm Circuit and equipment identification and on/off/auto positions
  • Switchgear and control panels (indoor)
    White traffolyte, black lettering
    5mm Equipment Identification
    • Local Control Stations (Outdoor)
      Stainless steel tag minimum 1mm thick – Laser etched or deep engraved & painted
      12mm Equipment Identification
    • Lights, GPO’s and Welding Outlets
      Stainless steel tag minimum 1mm thick – Laser etched or deep engraved & painted
      5mm MCC Circuit Number & Circuit Breaker Number