BS 1710:2014 Specification for identification of pipelines and services

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BS 1710:2014

Specification for identification of pipelines and services

Status : Current   Published : December 2014



BS 1710:2014 Specification for identification of pipelines and services

BS 1710 specifies the colours and other information that should be used to identify pipes, ducts and electrical conduits.

As the last version of the standard was published in 1984, it is long out of date. There was a particular need to update the coding system for the water supply industry, where alternative water reuse systems are becoming more popular – and where alterations can lead to contaminated drinking water if the content of different pipes is not explicit.

BSI has now fully revised the standard. Among other things, the new version:

  • Refines the labelling system to aid identification
  • Simplifies identification in building and water systems
  • Introduces a new three-size methodology to accommodate the full range of fluid services
  • Removes ship systems, which are now covered in BS ISO 14726

BS 1710:2014 will support the legal requirement for those who install and use plumbing systems to prevent cross contamination.

More broadly the new standard will be of interest to building designers, operators, users and service installers, and a wide variety of associated industries and activities including waste, water, liquid fuels, gases, and refrigeration.  

Standard NumberBS 1710:2014
TitleSpecification for identification of pipelines and services
Publication Date31 December 2014
Cross ReferencesBS EN ISO 7010, BS ISO 3864-1, BS ISO 3864-3, BS 4800, BS 8515, BS 8525-1, The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999, The Water Supply (Water Fittings) (Scotland) Byelaws 2014, The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations, (Northern Ireland) 2009, The Water Industry Act 1991, The Water (Scotland) Act 1980, The Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland), Order 2006
ReplacesBS 1710:1984
Draft Superseded By14/30283828 DC
DescriptorsPipes, Marking, Ducts (building services), Codes, Electric conduits, Building services, Pipelines, Safety colours, Ducting, Colour codes, Identification methods, Colour, Safety measures
ISBN978 0 580 83113 3
File Size242 KB

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