Titles will be applied in such a manner as to be clearly visible from operating positions. The black
background will have a minimum border three-fourths of an inch wider than lettered area. For piping smaller
than three inches in diameter, metal flags or signs securely fastened to the pipe may be used with the
appropriate title and product group band(s) lettered thereon. For multiproduct lines, a flag or sign identifying
the product currently in transit may be used in lieu of or as a supplement to the yellow band and
nomenclature. An arrow painted in yellow may be used to indicate direction of flow of the product in the line.
It will appear adjacent to the title and band(s). In instances where a piping system or tankage is buried or
inaccessible, and only a valve stem and wheel or gaging hatch are exposed, a metal flag or brass disc will be
used as an aid identifying the product in the facility. The flag post may be permanently fixed to the pipeline
or tank or in concrete adjacent thereto. The brass identification disc will be placed on top of the valve or
gaging hatch. In concrete pits and similar conditions where space will not permit banding and stenciling of
the pipe, the vertical band(s) will be painted on the wall adjacent to the pipe. The title of the product will be
stenciled horizontally in white across the band(s). Where pit covers are installed, markings may be applied
to the top of the covers.
Product title, grade, and NATO symbol stenciled at the same locations as non-camouflaged systems
using gray or black, whichever shows up best against background color.
Yellow bands and markings which would detract from the camouflage will not be used.