Will “Pipe Insulator” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
64% Chance of Automation
“Pipe Insulator” will maybe be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #356 out of #702, where higher means less likely to be replaced.
Apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 47-2132.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 51,100.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 24.00
- Currently, there are 27,270 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Insulation Workers, Mechanical”.
Also Known As…
- Insulation Workers, Mechanical
- Mechanical Insulator
- Mechanic Insulator
- Insulation Worker
- Insulation Mechanic
- Insulation Installer
- Insulation Helper
- Industrial Insulator
- Heat and Frost Insulator
- Commercial Insulator
- Sheet Metal Insulator
- Scaffold Builder
- Refrigeration Insulator
- Pipe Coverer and Insulator
- Pipe Coverer
- Marine Insulator
- Insulation Worker Furnace Installer
- Insulation Worker Apprentice
- Insulation Power Unit Tender
- Insulation Machine Operator
- Firestopper Technician
- Firestopper Installer
- Boiler Coverer
- Blanket Maker
- Air Conditioning Insulation Installer
Tasks for “Pipe Insulator”
- Fit insulation around obstructions, and shape insulating materials and protective coverings as required.
- Read blueprints and specifications to determine job requirements.
- Measure and cut insulation for covering surfaces, using tape measures, handsaws, knives, and scissors.
- Apply, remove, and repair insulation on industrial equipment, pipes, ductwork, or other mechanical systems such as heat exchangers, tanks, and vessels, to help control noise and maintain temperatures.
- Move controls, buttons, or levers to start blowers, and to regulate flow of materials through nozzles.
- Remove or seal off old asbestos insulation, following safety procedures.
- Prepare surfaces for insulation application by brushing or spreading on adhesives, cement, or asphalt, or by attaching metal pins to surfaces.
- Select appropriate insulation, such as fiberglass, Styrofoam, or cork, based on the heat retaining or excluding characteristics of the material.
- Install sheet metal around insulated pipes with screws to protect the insulation from weather conditions or physical damage.
- Distribute insulating materials evenly into small spaces within floors, ceilings, or walls, using blowers and hose attachments or cement mortar.
- Cover, seal, or finish insulated surfaces or access holes with plastic covers, canvas strips, sealants, tape, cement, or asphalt mastic.
- Determine the amounts and types of insulation needed, and methods of installation, based on factors such as location, surface shape, and equipment use.
- Fill blower hoppers with insulating materials.
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- North American Insulation Manufacturers Association NAIMA 3E Plus
- Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal
- Comput-Ability Mechanical Insulation Key Estimator
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