Jul 11, 2016

Steamfitters lay out and either fabricate or assemble piping systems that carry water, steam, chemicals and fuel. These systems may be used in heating, cooling, lubricating and other industrial processes. Steamfitters also clean, maintain and repair these systems.

These skilled tradespeople typically:

  • read and interpret blueprints
  • select type and size of piping
  • prepare cost estimates
  • cut openings in walls, floors and ceilings
  • measure, cut, thread, bend and connect pipes
  • install valves and control systems


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