3M 973
CONFORMABLE
REFLECTIVE TAPE
for
Hydrants, Bollards,
and Vehicle Striping

3M 973 Flexible Prismatic Reflective Tape, 1-inch Identi-Tape Logo

for Transportation, Mining, Manufacturing, Industrial, and Civic Safety


3M 973 Flexible Prismatic Reflective Tapes are flexible and conformable microprismatic reflective tapes that can be applied to fire hydrants, bollards, EMS vehicles, helmets, wheelchairs, etc.  3M 973 is also flexible enough to be placed around the 90-degree corners of square trail marking stakes and adhere completely.

HYDRANTS: 3M 973 is ideal for banding the bonnet edge or barrel of fire hydrants to color-code them to their flow rate (see rate table at right).  They give hydrants reflective conspicuity at night when they otherwise might not be seen by fire-fighters.  A hydrant may have a bonnet edge thickness of up to 2-1/2" and a circumference of up to 40 inches.  973 conforms nicely over its center bead.  In the case of placement on the hydrant barrel, the circumference is around 28 inches.  Note that the gap between the bottom of a bonnet and the nozzles may be as little as 1-1/2".  Identi-Tape offers three widths in the four NFPA flow-rate colors; 1", 1-1/2", and 2".

973 has a diamond pattern and an agressive adhesive.  Approximate thickness for all colors is 13-mils (0.013").  A link to 3M 973 specifications is here

NFPA HYDRANT
FLOW RATES:

BLUE > 1,500 gpm
GREEN 1,000 - 1,500 gpm
ORANGE 500 - 1,000 gpm
RED < 500 gpm


   NOTICE:    3M has discontinued production of their 973 series reflective tapes.
The items listed below are the last remaining ones we have available.
For an alternative, please see our high-intensity micro-prismatic Oralite V92
3M 973 Flexible Prismatic Reflective Tape
for night time conspicuity
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3M 973-77 Green Flexible Prismatic Reflective Tape, 1-inch 3M 973-77
Green
NFPA
for
fire hydrants
3" x 15-ft $30.00
now $20.00
3M973,3gn Qty
1 on hand
3M 973-74 Orange Flexible Prismatic Reflective Tape, 1-inch 3M 973-74
Orange
NFPA
for
hydrants
bollards
barriers
3" x 15-ft $30.00
now $20.00
3M973,3o Qty
3 on hand
3" x 50-yd $199.00
now $159.00
3M973R3o Qty
1 on hand
3M 973-72 Red Flexible Prismatic Reflective Tape, 1-inch 3M 973-72
Red
NFPA
for
hydrants
bollards
barriers
2" x 50-yd $149.00 3M973R2r Qty
3 on hand
3M 973-71 Yellow Flexible Prismatic Reflective Tape, 1-inch 3M 973-71
Yellow
for bollards
3" x 15-ft $30.00
now $20.00
3M973,3y Qty
4 on hand
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