Mains Marker Tape Detectable Yellow (Gas Main)
Mains marker tapes are highly visible, non-adhesive plastic tapes that are buried underground. They are used to warn workers during excavation that buried gas mains, water pipes, electricity cables or other underground services are in the vicinity. They provide an early warning system to excavator operators who can easily see the tape when digging with earthmoving equipment.
The tape is laid an even distance between the surface and the underground pipe or cable, thereby giving the excavator operator an indication of how deep the services are. Marker tape creates a margin of safety before digging crews dig too deep. Underground warning tapes are chemical resistant, soil tolerant and resist rotting.
Detectable underground warning tape incorporates a stainless steel tracer wire laid in a wave pattern and laminated between two layers of polyethylene. This enables detecting equipment to pick up on the presence of buried services before any digging begins. Available in bright colours, marker tapes ensure maximum visibility. Underground tapes are also known as detectable warning tapes, detectable mesh tapes, underground hazard tapes and underground marker tapes.
Mains Marker tapes also known as underground warning tapes provide a warning message to identify buried services and dangers beneath the ground.
Brightly coloured tapes display a range of danger warnings