Local 51 Pipefitters are the best in the business when it comes to the installation and repair of both high and low pressure pipe systems that are used in manufacturing, in the generation of electricity and in the heating and cooling of buildings. They also install automatic controls that are increasingly being used to regulate these systems.

It takes 10,000 hours of on the job training and 1230 hours of classroom instruction for a Local 51 apprentice to become a journeyman pipefitter. Just like Local 51 plumbers these requirements exceed those for state licensing in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Additional instruction is required for our Pipefitters to receive certification in the various welding disciplines.
Local 51 Journeymen Pipefitters are experts in a number of areas including:

* Controls
* Industrial High/Low Pressure Gas Piping
* Industrial High/Low Pressure Steam Piping
* Fossil Fuel Power Generation Piping
* Nuclear Power Generation Piping
* Welding
* Automatic
* Heliarc
* Mechanical
* Orbital
* Shielded Metal Arc