ASTM E2631 - 09

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

    Active Standard ASTM E2631 | Developed by Subcommittee: E53.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.12


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    Significance and Use

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

    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.

    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 E 2279, Practice E 2452, and MIL STD 130.

    1. Scope

    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 manufacturers warranties.

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

    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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    FIG. 1 Entity Identification Labels Facing the User


    FIG. 2 Entity Identification Label Placed on Front Right Side of the Equipment


    FIG. 3 Entity Identification Label Attached to Tool


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E2135 Terminology for Property and Asset Management

    E2279 Practice for Establishing the Guiding Principles of Property Management

    E2452 Practice for Equipment Management Process Maturity (EMPM) Model

    Federal Standard

    MILSTD130 Standard Practice for Identification Marking of U.S. Military Property


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.080.99 (Other graphical symbols); 55.020 (Packaging and distibution of goods in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 80131801(Property management)


    DOI: 10.1520/E2631-09

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