Heat and frost insulators fabricate, assemble and apply insulation materials to plumbing, heating, cooling and refrigeration systems, as well as piping equipment and pressure vessels, to reduce the passage of heat, cold, sound, smoke or fire. Their role is essential to Canada's economy and environment. Nearly every large industrial, institutional and commercial construction project requires a heat and frost insulator. And their work helps save energy, reducing pollutants and preserving valuable natural resources.
Some of the main duties of a heat and frost insulator include:
- applying and securing insulation
- measuring and cutting insulating material using hand and power tools
- installing vapour, fire and smoke barriers
- applying waterproofing cement over insulating materials to finish surfaces, and
- reading and interpreting specifications to select the type of insulation required