ASTM E2631 - 20

    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

    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.

    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 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.


    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 Asset Management

    E2452 Practice for Equipment Management Process Maturity (EMPM) Model


    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)


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    DOI: 10.1520/E2631-20

    Citation Format

    ASTM E2631-20, Standard Practice for Physical Placement of an Entity-Controlled Supplemental Identification Label, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2020, www.astm.org

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