A pipefitter is a person who is trained on how to install, assemble and repair industrial piping. If you are a business owner with your own building, you likely have a variety of piping systems running throughout the building. Here are three reasons why you might need to hire a pipefitter for a project inside your property.
1. Your Company Is Creating a New Production Line
After years of development and research, your company is finally ready to start producing its next major product. If you are an industrial company, there's a good chance you'll need a variety of piping for the machinery that will be used to create your new product.
A professional pipefitter can take your blueprint for the production line and put it all together for you, step by step. When the work is done, you'll have a series of pipes ready to move production from one point to another seamlessly and without delay. Sure, you could try and get some of your own employees to put the production line together, but if they don't have previous experience with pipefitting, you could end up dealing with costly mistakes or a delay during the initial set up.
2. You Need a Brand-New HVAC System
Normally you would call an HVAC professional to deal with your HVAC system, but if you have a large building and doing a fresh install from top to bottom, you might need a pipefitter as well. The pipefitter will create the physical piping and pathways that the HVAC system will use during operation. You can then call an HVAC contractor to finish set up after the actual system is built and put into place.
3. You Need a Complete Re-Do on Your Plumbing
Some pipefitters specialize in smaller pipes like those used in plumbing. The reason to hire a pipefitter for plumbing help is basically the same reason you might hire one to set up a new industrial HVAC system. If your plumbing spans multiple floors or stretches across a vast warehouse, you will need someone familiar with building and connecting pipes if you are doing a fresh install. A plumber can make sure the water is flowing correctly but the pipefitter is used for the actual construction of the plumbing pipes.
If your business has the need to build new piping for either production or an industrial-sized HVAC or plumbing system, you might need a few pipefitters to help you. Since this is a very specialized field, you will want to reach out to a company that offers pipefitter technician staffing to get started.