Energy (Oil & Natural Gas, Mining, Utilities)


Energy resources are extracted in some of the most extreme environments on earth. Mining, hydraulic fracturing, hydro-electric and oil drilling operations take a heavy toll on equipment labels and nameplates. Abrasion, hydraulic fluids, sunlight exposure and corrosion threaten the readability of identification items, which can impede safe operation, cost companies downtime, and lead to regulatory fines.

MPC’s Metalphoto® photosensitive anodized aluminum has been the material of choice for durable equipment identification in the harshest operating environments for more than 50 years. Metalphoto’s durability comes from its image that is sealed beneath a sapphire-hard anodized layer, providing resistance to corrosion, sunlight degradation, abrasion, extreme temperatures, and chemical exposure.

Specified by National Oilwell Varco, Seatrax, and the U.S. Navy, Metalphoto is used for these applications:

  • approval plates
  • load charts
  • control panel faceplates
  • equipment schematics/diagrams
  • barcode and maintenance labels

Metalphoto can meet several energy-specific specifications, including:

  • OSHA 1910.145
  • ANSI Z535.4
  • ISO 3864
  • National Electric Code (NEC) Article 690
  • OSHA 1910.145

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