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How to Identify Printed HVAC Tape
The use of a printed HVAC tape helps HVAC system inspectors to identify the tape and determine whether the materials used adhere to the standards and codes required. Most UL listed tapes feature the manufacturer’s file number as well as the UL code on the tape’s backing so inspectors can quickly confirm that it meets the necessary UL performance requirements. If printed HVAC tape was not used, this can suggest that an incorrect type of tape was used instead, which can put the HVAC system at risk for issues including possible air leaks.
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About The Author
Lisa Zierfuss is Product Manager for HVAC, Electrical and Specialty Building and Construction tapes at Shurtape Technologies, LLC. In this role, she tackles the ongoing product development, project management and market research for the company’s pressure-sensitive tape solutions that serve the HVAC, electrical, remodeling and abatement and general construction markets. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication arts.