The invention of the steam engine in the 1800s began the Industrial Revolution. Virtually every industry was powered by steam. Equipment was installed and maintained by steamfitters.
Today`s steamfitters work with all forms of heat energy, from installing piping systems in power generation plants to hot water heating in residences. Virtually all piping systems that move liquids or gases fall into the scope of the steamfitter`s work.
The in-school steamfitting theory and practical component of this program cover general piping practices, hot water and steam heating (design and layout), pumps, refrigeration and air conditioning, fire protection systems, irrigation systems, hydraulic piping, medical gas piping, cross connection and backflow prevention and construction safety. All training is delivered in modern shops and classrooms at Sault College.
Graduates can become employed in areas related to the industrial environment, construction sites, residential contracting, industrial maintenance, utilities, and commercial maintenance.