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Special Standards for Medical Gas Pipe Marking


If your facility has pipes carrying medical gas, you should be aware of specific standards that are slightly different from general pipe marking standards. The standards were designed to prevent incidents in which the wrong gas is accidentally used. This is critical in the medical field because one mistake could kill or severely harm a patient.

Standards developed by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) specifically require pipes carrying medical gases to be clearly labeled with the name, direction of flow and pressure (if between 200 and 300 psi) of their contents. Also, pipes should be labeled according to the following color requirements:

  • Oxygen = Green
  • Carbon Dioxide = Gray
  • Nitrous Oxide = Blue
  • Cyclopropane = Orange
  • Helium = Brown
  • Nitrogen = Black
  • Air = Yellow
You can find medical gas pipe markers that comply with the Compressed Gas Association Standard: (CGA) C-9-1988(R1993) here.

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