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International orange

International orange is a color used in the aerospace industry to set objects apart from their surroundings, similar to safety orange, but deeper and with a more reddish tone.

International Orange
(Engineering)
#BA160C

International Orange
(Golden Gate Bridge)
#C0362C

International Orange
(Aerospace)
#FF4F00

Contents

  • Variations of international orange 1
    • Aerospace 1.1
    • Golden Gate Bridge 1.2
    • Engineering 1.3
  • International orange in human culture 2
    • Astronautics 2.1
    • Engineering 2.2
    • Sports 2.3
    • Trucking 2.4
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Variations of international orange

Aerospace

International Orange
(Aerospace)
.
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #FF4F00
sRGBB  (rgb) (255, 79, 0)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 69, 100, 0)
HSV       (h, s, v) (19°, 100%, 100%)
Source []
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

This is the shade used by NASA.

Golden Gate Bridge

International Orange
(Golden Gate Bridge)
.
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #C0362C
sRGBB  (rgb) (192, 54, 44)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 72, 77, 24)
HSV       (h, s, v) (4°, 77%, 75[1]%)
Source GGB/Pantone
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)
The Golden Gate Bridge is painted international orange.

Above is displayed the tone of international orange used to paint the Golden Gate Bridge.

According to the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, the tone of international orange used to paint the Golden Gate Bridge is most closely matched by Pantone color 180.[2] Pantone color 180C is equivalent to the hex code #C0362C.[3]

The tone of international orange used to paint the Golden Gate Bridge is slightly lighter than the standard International orange used by military contractors and in engineering (shown below) in order to increase its visibility to ships.

Engineering

International Orange
(Engineering)
.
    Color coordinates
Hex triplet #BA160C
sRGBB  (rgb) (186, 22, 12)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k) (0, 88, 93, 27)
HSV       (h, s, v) (3°, 94%, 73[4]%)
Source FedStd 595
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

In the adjacent box is displayed the generic tone of international orange used by military contractors and in engineering generally.

The source of this color is Federal Standard 595, a U.S. Federal Government standard set up in 1956 for paint colors which is mostly used by military contractors and also in engineering. International Orange is designated as Federal Standard 595 color #FS 12197.

International orange in human culture

Astronautics

The Advanced Crew Escape Suits pressure suits worn by NASA astronauts and the previous Launch Entry Suit use this color,[5][6] as opposed to the lighter tone of safety orange used by the United States Air Force's high-altitude suits. This was also planned for the new Constellation Space Suit systems that were to be flight-ready by 2015.

Engineering

The tone of international orange used on the Golden Gate Bridge is a deeper, darker tone of international orange than that used by the aerospace industry. It is considerably closer to red. It is also slightly lighter than the generic tone of international orange used by military contractors and in engineering generally in order to increase the visibility of the bridge to ships. The international orange paint used on the Golden Gate Bridge is specially formulated to protect the bridge from the danger of rust from the moisture of the frequent San Francisco fog that rolls in from the Pacific Ocean through the Golden Gate to San Francisco Bay.
In accordance with air safety regulations, the Tokyo Tower is painted in white and international orange.[7]

Sports

The World Football League used international orange (instead of the traditional white) for the stripes on their footballs. The league also painted a short international orange mark on the field at the two-yard line.

Trucking

Schneider National paints its trucks "international safety orange".

See also

References

  1. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #C0362C (International Orange (Golden Gate Bridge)):
  2. ^ Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation Districe—official description of the international orange used to paint the Golden Gate Bridge as being most closely equivalent to Pantone color 180:
  3. ^ Pantone color 180C—hex code of this color is stated as being equivalent to #CO362C:
  4. ^ web.forret.com Color Conversion Tool set to hex code of color #BA160C (International Orange (Engineering)):
  5. ^ Why Are Astronauts' Spacesuits Orange?
  6. ^ The NASA Spacesuit
  7. ^ "Tokyo Tower Data". Nippon Television City Corporation. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 

External links

  • http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/FEDMIL/tte489j.pdf - the 12-page 1988 GSA-approved specifications for International Orange paint, including other "formulas"
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