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Equipment Breakdown Risk Engineering Services

Chubb provides equipment breakdown risk engineering services for a variety of businesses, ranging from real estate to complex manufacturing. These services include jurisdictional boiler and pressure vessel inspection, risk analysis and mitigation, accident investigation, and infrared thermography.  

Jurisdictional Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspections

Chubb is an Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) with the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. Chubb equipment breakdown risk engineers are licensed to inspect boilers and pressure vessels throughout North America, subject to the codes and standards adopted by each jurisdiction. By performing these inspections, we verify that boilers or vessels are maintained in a safe and reliable manner in accordance with regulatory standards adopted by the jurisdiction.

Risk Analysis and Mitigation

Chubb equipment breakdown risk engineers conduct detailed risk analysis associated with a wide range of industries and market segments. We are trained to identify potential exposures associated with machinery and electrical equipment as well as providing solutions on how to mitigate the cost of repairs and downtime to the facility.

Claims Investigation Service

Equipment failures can have a significant financial impact. Determining the cause of the failure and the repairs necessary to restore operations can be complex. Chubb’s network of equipment breakdown risk engineers provides a wide range of expertise that can assist customers on how best to recover and restore operations impacted by an occurrence.    

Infrared Thermography

Electrical systems present some of the most critical property damage and business interruption exposures to any facility. The loss of a main electrical component or system can shut down an entire facility for long periods of time. Electrical deficiencies caused by loose connections, load imbalances, and/or overloaded circuits can lead to arcing and ensuing fires. These deficiencies—commonly referred to as hot spots—are rarely visible to the naked eye and can occur with little or no warning. Chubb Loss Control Services maintains its own network of industry certified infrared thermographers and professional grade infrared imaging cameras throughout the world. Each year we perform hundreds of infrared inspections to identify potential loss producing conditions before they manifest into costly property damage and business interruption.  

Loss Control Services in Action

During a jurisdictional boiler inspection at an elementary school, the equipment breakdown risk engineer discovered that the safety relief valve on a heating boiler was defective and would not have operated in the event of an over pressure condition. This could have resulted in a catastrophic explosion – putting students, faculty, and staff at significant risk. We advised the customer on the corrective action necessary. Once completed, we verified that this risk to life and property was eliminated.

In a refrigerated food storage warehouse, maintenance personnel were unaware that a critical disconnect switch was overheating. The Chubb risk engineer identified the deficiency using infrared thermography. The switch was promptly repaired by the customer. Gone undetected, the failure of the disconnect switch could have resulted in a total electrical outage to the facility and the loss of refrigeration to $5 million of food products in cold storage.

Count on Loss Control Services

We understand the hazards that could cripple a business. Chubb's Loss Control services are designed to improve safety and prevent or mitigate losses. We first analyze the loss history and understand the business issues, then develop solutions geared toward removing the loss causes so history does not repeat itself. We work closely with many levels of an organization to craft asset management and loss prevention solutions that help businesses have greater control over downtime and more influence on their bottom line.

Our global network of loss control professionals reside in 28 countries. In fact, 25% of our staff is located outside of the United States. Wherever they are, our loss control professionals understand the local business environment and regulations, making global account coordination seamless and ensuring consistency and quality at any location.

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