Dwyer Instrumentation at Steamfitters 449 Training Center

Steamfitters 449 is a union training center that represents nearly 2,700 union-trained steamfitters and are affiliated with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada.

According to the their website, members are highly trained craftsmen who fabricate, install, and service piping systems. Their craftsmen may be found on job sites involving single-family homes, garden and high-rise apartment buildings, supermarkets, food warehousing and processing facilities, power plants, chemical installations, factories, public buildings, and healthcare facilities.

Photo taken at Steamfitters 449 on February 27, 2020

The center trains their craftsmen on applications involving:

  • Process piping
  • Steam – hot water
  • Refrigeration
  • Air conditioning
  • Medical gas
  • Boilers
  • Pipe fabrication
  • Hydraulics
  • Controls
  • Welding processes
  • HVACR service
  • Energy management
  • Rigging
  • Drafting CAD drawings
  • Industrial instrumentation
Steamfitters 449 has a fairly new training center in Harmony, PA (northwest of Pittsburgh, PA). They needed state-of-the art instrumentation that would develop the skills of their craftsmen, including installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance.
Dwyer Instruments, working in liaison with Ken at DMS Controls (a Dwyer distributor), provided instrumentation including the Series IEF (Insertion Electromagnetic Flow) meter and a variety of handheld test instrumentation, as well as a Test, Adjust, and Balance Kit.
Photo taken at Steamfitters 449 on February 27, 2020
During a follow-up visit, it became apparent that Steamfitters 449 needed training to fully take advantage of their new instrumentation. Jaden Lane, Dwyer National Account Executive, was invited in to provide extensive presentations to two groups during all-day training sessions.
Photo taken at Steamfitters 449 on February 27, 2020

Jaden’s training was very well received and afterward the instructors and apprentices felt much more confident with fully utilizing our instrumentation.

The test and measurement solutions provided will greatly help Steamfitters 449 with training current and future steamfitters, who will go on to numerous job sites in the future with better training, as well as confidence in specifying and utilizing Dwyer Instruments as a vendor of choice.