ARTICLES ABOUT equipment breakdown

July 17, 2017

Nine Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips to Prevent Costly Breakdowns

Appropriate maintenance at the beginning of the cooling season is one of the best ways to prevent an air conditioning breakdown. Prevention is the key to avoiding an air conditioning emergency in the height of summer.

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July 1, 2014

Introduction to Business Income Loss

One of the challenges for business entities, owners and managers today is navigating the world of insurance in order to select insurance coverage that will adequately protect the business entity should a loss event occur. Paul L. DeBoer of RGL Forensics helps make the process easier.

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July 1, 2014

Don’t Lose Your Cool: Summer is the Peak Time for AC Breakdowns

The hotter the weather, the harder air conditioning equipment must work, increasing the risk of equipment breakdowns. The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company encourages our members to maintain their air conditioning units before an unexpected breakdown strikes.

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July 1, 2013

What is Infrared and What is the Benefit of a Survey?

Infrared Thermography is a noncontact and nondestructive way to detect problems in an electrical system. All electrical and mechanical equipment emits heat in the form of electromagnetic radiation. Infrared cameras, which are sensitive to thermal radiation, can detect and measure the temperature differences between surfaces.

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July 1, 2013

We Dodged a Bullet and Saved a Lot of Money

Recently Roxborough Water and Sanitation District had Hartford Steam Boiler perform a thermographic inspection at our water treatment facility. The report identified several issues in our electrical cabinet. A couple which were discovered were considered to be in the “severe” category, forcing us to shut the unit off until repairs were made.

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July 1, 2013

It’s Power Surge Season – Are You Protected?

Claim data shows that air conditioning breakdowns occur most frequently in June and July as systems work hard to cope with heat and humidity. A compressor may be worth $20,000 or more. A centrifugal chiller might cost as much as $40,000 to replace. Lost income can total much more. But many air conditioning breakdowns can be prevented.

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