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Insulators

Other titles : apprentice insulator

Details

Description :

Insulators apply insulation materials to plumbing, air-handling, heating, cooling and refrigeration systems, piping equipment and pressure vessels, and walls, floors and ceilings of buildings and other structures, to prevent or reduce the passage of heat, cold, sound or fire. They are employed by construction companies and insulation contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Main duties :

  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications to determine insulation requirements and select type of insulation required;
  • Measure and cut insulating material to required dimensions using hand and power tools;
  • Apply and secure insulation using spraying, blowing, pasting, strapping, taping and other application and installation methods.

Regions where this career
has the best propspects:

  • Laurentides

Training

Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)

 

Calorifugeage

(Training program available in French only)

Program Length : 1 year

Program Objectives

Acquérir les connaissances, les habiletés et les attitudes nécessaires pour interpréter des plans et des devis, utiliser des échafaudages, appliquer des notions de mathématique, de physique et de mécanique du bâtiment, installer des isolants et des revêtements sur des tuyaux, des appareils et des conduits d’air, tracer des patrons, fabriquer des pièces de revêtement rigide, appliquer des produits ignifuges, enlever des matériaux d’isolation.

Educational organization offering the program