Pipe Fitter

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A pipefitter installs, assembles, fabricates, maintains and repairs a variety of mechanical piping systems that may carry water, steam and air, fuel, or chemicals.

Depending on the materials being transported, piping systems are constructed from a range of materials: utility piping typically consists of copper, PVC, CPVC, polyethylene, and galvanized pipe; whereas industrial piping is made from carbon steel, stainless steel, and many different alloy metals.

Many pipefitters are employed in the manufacturing and energy industries - particularly power stations, refineries, offshore installations, and factories.

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