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The Louisiana Industrial Employers Jobs guide lists insulation contractors that may be looking for qualified journeyman insulators, metal mechanics and helpers. There are insulator jobs out there you simply need to know where to look. Please visit our Home page and our about page for more information about the jobs guide we are offering. There will be a job openings page coming soon where employers will list job openings in the fields that this website caters to. As The Louisiana Industrial Employers Jobs Guide grows it would be wise to visit our site periodically  for news about upcoming construction projects, Turnarounds, and Offshore drilling production.

 Below you will find a brief description of what insulation is and what an insulator job encompasses.

INSULATOR JOBS IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY; There can be many insulator job openings for Insulation Installers and metal mechanics in Louisiana because of the extensive use of thermal insulation in the oil refineries and chemical plants. Insulation is used on large and small bore steam and product piping, Heat Exchangers, Chemical Reactors, Condensers, Coolers, and Furnaces. Insulator jobs may consist of the removal of old insulation from piping or equipment and or the installation of new insulation and protective metal. Insulation has become a vital part of every building project – whether commercial, industrial or residential and there are potential insulator jobs in all three settings . For pipes, boilers and other equipment, sheets of insulation must be fitted precisely to ensure optimum thermal effectiveness. The insulation mechanic must measure, cut and fasten it around the piping or equipment. Depending on the situation, fastening can be accomplished using tape, wire or cement. Sometimes they must sew a cover of plastic or canvas to properly secure the insulation or may encase pipes in sheet metal for protection against moisture. Insulator Jobs in the oil and gas indusrty can sometimes be numerous can sometimes be numerous. You simply need to know where to look.

INSULATOR JOBS IN THE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL SETTING; Insulation is installed in ceilings, around boilers, tanks and refrigeration units, and pipes that carry water and gas. Essentially, insulation is used anywhere where it’s necessary to maintain a certain climate or temperature. When people think of insulation, and insulator jobs , what often come to mind are the cushiony fiberglass blankets (known as Batts) that are laid between ceiling joists. However, in the past two decades, few construction materials have undergone more changes than thermal insulation, and products have been so well adapted to fit the needs of commercial, industrial and residential users. Insulation is now crafted using advanced materials and is installed using a variety of methods such as pasting, wiring, taping and spraying. Among the most advanced materials that insulation professionals currently use are calcium silicate, cellular glass, polyurethane and organic foam. Insulator jobs also consist of the installation of acoustical control material that keeps sound from emanating outside a room. Acoustical control is used in theaters, recording studios and locations where it is important to keep sound waves from escaping an enclosed area. Residential and commercial construction can sometimes create numerous insulation jobs.


INSULATOR JOBS IN THE REMOVAL OF ASBESTOS; Other than installing new insulation, an insulator’s job may often consist of the removal old materials, which may include asbestos. There are those insulators in the trade whose job  specialty is the removal of asbestos, which was widely used from the 19th century until the mid-20th century when it was found to be a severe health hazard. There is still a significant amount of asbestos insulation in the refineries that has to be removed. This fact increases the need for insulators and opens the door for insulator jobs. When removing old material, the latest safety equipment – including coveralls and masks – are required and offer ample protection.

INSULATOR JOBS IN GENERAL; There are a many companies that hire insulators and metal mechanics, opening the door for numerous insulator jobs. The companies that hire insulators and metal mechanics include Insulation contractors, Scaffolding building contractors, Construction contractors, Turnaround contractors,  Painting contractors, Mechanical contractor, and Ship builders. Insulation mechanics don’t only know how to install insulation and protective metal-they also understand the physics of temperature transfer. By knowing the fundamentals of temperature transfer they can achieve the best results for each individual project. Insulation mechanics also install materials that prevent fire and smoke from penetrating walls and ceilings. With these materials in place, fires that begin in one part of a building can be stopped from spreading throughout the entire structure. In summary Insulator jobs cvan be found in all phases of the construction industry.



Types of insulation

Building insulation is any object in a building used as insulation for any purpose. While the majority of insulation in buildings is for thermal purposes, the term also applies to acoustic insulation, fire insulation and impact insulation. In many cases insulation material types are chosen for its ability to perform several of these functions at once.

Thermal Insulation

Thermal Insulation in buildings is an important factor to achieve thermal comfort for the occupants. Insulation reduces unwanted heat loss or gain and can decrease the energy demands of heating and cooling system. Some of the Insulation materials used to slow heat loss, can be; cellulose, glass wool, rock wool, urethane foam, and perlite. The effectiveness of insulation is commonly evaluated by its R-value. However, an R-value does not take into account the quality of construction or local environmental factors for each building. Construction quality issues include inadequate vapor barriers, and problems with draft-proofing. In addition, the properties and density of the insulation material itself is critical.


Soundproofing is any means of reducing the sound pressure with respect to a specified sound source and receptor. There are several basic approaches to reducing sound: increasing the distance between source and receiver, using noise barriers to reflect or absorb the energy of the sound waves, using damping structures such as sound baffles, or using active anti-noise   sound generators.

Electrical Insulators

An electrical insulator is a material whose internal electric charges do not flow freely, and which therefore does not conduct an electric current under the influence of an electric field. A perfect insulator does not exist, but some materials such as glass, paper, and teflon, which have high resistivity are very good electrical insulators. A much larger class of materials, even though they may have lower bulk resistivity are still good enough to insulate electrical wiring and cables. Examples include rubber-like polymers and most plastics. Such materials can serve as practical and safe insulators for low to moderate voltages (hundreds, or even thousands, of volts).Insulators are used in electrical equipment to support and separate electrical conductors without allowing current through themselves. An insulating material used in bulk to wrap electrical cables or other equipment is called insulation. The term insulator is also used more specifically to refer to insulating supports used to attach electric

Insulated Glazing

Insulated glazing (IG) also known as double glazing are double or triple glass window panes by an air or other gas filled space to reduce heat transfer across a part of the building.

Glass in windows is used to provide light and allow a view from either side to the other side. While the composition and manufacturing of glass is covered elsewhere, for the purposes of this article, its importance to the construction is its dimensional stability over a wide temperature range.

Insulated Glass Units (IGUs) are manufactured with glass in range of thickness from 3 mm to 10 mm or more in special applications. Laminated or tempered glass may also be used as part of the construction. Most units are manufactured with the same thickness of glass used on both panes, but special applications may require wide ranges of thicknesses to be incorporated in the same unit.