ASTM-E2631 Standard Practice for Physical Placement of an Entity-Controlled Supplemental Identification Label

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Standard Practice for Physical Placement of an Entity-Controlled Supplemental Identification Label



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1.1 This practice is for supplemental identification labels assigned by an entity and affixed to equipment to permit control.

1.2 Identifying labels include, but are not limited to, removable tags, bands, and plates.

1.3 This practice is not intended for material or manufacturer’s warranties.

1.4 This practice is not intended for markings of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.7 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Significance and Use

5.1 There is no consistent method for the physical placement of an identifying label on equipment in the possession of an entity.

5.2 This practice is intended to expedite and improve the physical inventory and self-assessment processes and other occasions in which the instant identification of equipment is needed for purposes of control, management, or determining ownership, or a combination thereof.

5.3 The further intent of this practice is to reduce the administrative costs associated with activities requiring equipment identification, that is, physical inventory, self-assessments, and audits and to supplement Practice E2279, Practice E2452, and MIL STD 130.


entity; equipment; identification label; placement; tag;

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