Pipe Insulator

Insulator workers install and replace the materials used to insulate mechanical systems to help control and maintain the temperatures. Insulator workers typically do the following:
  • Remove old insulation and dispose of it properly
  • Read blueprints and specifications to determine job requirements
  • Determine the amount and type of insulation needed
  • Measure and cut insulation to fit into walls and around pipes
  • Fasten insulation in place with staples, tape, or screws

  • Annual Apprenticeship Program Includes:

  • Registration of Apprentice with D.C. and/or Maryland (if apprenticed) 
  • Attending Council meetings with and on behalf of Registered Employers 
  • Monitoring Apprentice annual progression  
  • Monthly on-site class evaluation for testing and hands-on 
  • Monitoring monthly grades and attendance reporting 
  • Monitoring monthly off-site OJT reporting  
  • Monitor and submission of NCCER Student Certification material
  • Instructor, Lab and Book Fees
  • Course Work

    Pipe Insulator 1

    Includes registration fee, books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Material Handling, Storage, and
    • Characteristics of Pipe Insulation
    • Installing Fiberglass Pipe Insulation
    • Installing Pipe Fittings, Valves, and

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate* 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate*
    *does not include C.O.R.E.

    Pipe Insulator 2

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Installing Flexible Foam Insulation
    • Installing Blanket/ Board Insulation for
    • Installing Calcium Silicate/Expanded
    Perlite Pipe Insulation
    • Installing Mineral Wool / Rigid Foam /
    Board and Block Insulation
    • Cement and Fabric Finishes and Mastics
    • Plumbing / Chilled and Hot Water
    Heating Systems

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate

    Pipe Insulator 3

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Air Duct Systems
    • Theory of Heat Transfer and Moisture
    • Adhesives and Their Uses
    • Steam, Condensate, and Process Water
    • Large Boilers, Breechings, Precipitators,
    and Apparatus
    • Refrigeration and Cryogenic Systems
    • Specialized Insulation Systems
    • Blueprints and Specifications
    • Jacketing Fabrication - Piping and
    Fittings / Vessels and Equipment
    • Sheet Metal Lagging

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate