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Heat & Frost Insulator


Applies insulating material to exposed surfaces of structures, such as air ducts, hot and cold pipes, storage tanks, and cold storage rooms: Reads blueprints and selects required insulation material (in sheet, tubular, or roll form), such as fiberglass, foam rubber, styrofoam, cork, or urethane, based on material's heat retaining or excluding characteristics. Brushes adhesives on or attaches metal adhesive-backed pins to flat surfaces as necessary to facilitate application of insulation material.

Measures and cuts insulation material to specified size and shape for covering flat or round surfaces, using tape measure, knife, or scissors. Fits, wraps, or attaches required insulation material around or to structure, following blueprint specifications. Covers or seals insulation with preformed plastic covers, canvas strips, sealant, or tape to secure insulation to structure, according to type of insulation used and structure covered, using staple gun, trowel, paintbrush, or caulking gun.

O*NET Code: 47-2132.00
DOT Code
: 863.364-014

Heat & Frost Insulation workers install and replace the materials used to insulate buildings and their mechanical systems to help control and maintain temperature.

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Heat & Frost Insulator
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  Pre-fabrication of fittings
Making plastic cement fitting-applying canvas
Blocking boiler, tanks and flues
Applying finish reinforcements and comer board
Applying rigid board on duct work and housings
Insulating valves and flanges with blocks or curved segments
Low temperature insulation, such as, cellular glass,fibrous glass, expanded forms, etc.
Applying sectional pipe covering
Applying manufactured fittings
Vapor sealing of fittings, flanges, etc.
Applying finish cements
Applying clip type and welded pins
Applying flexible duct insulation
Canvassing large areas, tanks, ducts, etc.
Fabricating removable insulation for turbines and vessels with rigid and flexible materials
Applying felt paper and metal for weather protection of  pipes and fittings   
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