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1 JURISDICTIONAL INSPECTION PREPAREDNESS SORM 2014 Risk Management Symposium

2 Agenda 1.Boilers – a short primer 2.Why do inspections? 3.How do we and our customers know an inspection is needed? 4.How do we help our partners and customers with inspections? 5.The inspection process 6.What do we find and how do we follow up? 7.The importance of maintenance 2© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved.

3 A Short Primer – Definition Boiler  A closed vessel in which water is heated, steam is generated or steam is superheated for use external to itself by the application of heat Boiler  A closed vessel in which water is heated, steam is generated or steam is superheated for use external to itself by the application of heat 3© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved.

4 A Short Primer – Boiler Categories 4© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Heating Boilers  Steam is generated at or below 15 psig, or water is heated at or below 160 psig and/or 250°F psig = pounds per square inch gage Heating Boilers  Steam is generated at or below 15 psig, or water is heated at or below 160 psig and/or 250°F psig = pounds per square inch gage Power Boilers  Steam is generated above 15 psig  Steam boilers, high temperature water boilers, electric boilers, miniature boilers Power Boilers  Steam is generated above 15 psig  Steam boilers, high temperature water boilers, electric boilers, miniature boilers

5 A Short Primer – Boiler Types 5© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Firetube Boiler Watertube Boiler Cast Iron Boiler

6 A Short Primer – Boiler Applications Utility Boilers  Large field erected units (~1M–10M lbs/hr)  Used to generate electricity  Sometimes referred to as steam generators  This category includes heat recovery steam generators Utility Boilers  Large field erected units (~1M–10M lbs/hr)  Used to generate electricity  Sometimes referred to as steam generators  This category includes heat recovery steam generators Industrial Boilers  Packaged or field erected units (~5,000–1M lbs/hr)  Used to drive production machinery, pumps, electric generators, compressors and provide heat for manufacturing processes Industrial Boilers  Packaged or field erected units (~5,000–1M lbs/hr)  Used to drive production machinery, pumps, electric generators, compressors and provide heat for manufacturing processes Commercial Boilers  Small capacity steam (~100–5,000 lbs/hr) or hot water boilers (~100, M Btu/hr)  Hospitals, schools, govt. / commercial / residential real estate settings, commercial laundries and dry cleaners Commercial Boilers  Small capacity steam (~100–5,000 lbs/hr) or hot water boilers (~100, M Btu/hr)  Hospitals, schools, govt. / commercial / residential real estate settings, commercial laundries and dry cleaners 6© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved.

7 Why do Inspections? 7© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Legal Requirement Most states or jurisdictions require periodic inspections Efficiency & Cost Savings Accident Prevention Boilers and pressure vessels represent explosive potential and can cause serious damage Systems degrade over time and can result in significant loss in efficiency and extra cost

8 Why do Inspections? 8© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. External and/or internal inspections may be performed: External inspections mainly address service requirements Internal inspections principally address certificate requirements External and/or internal inspections may be performed: External inspections mainly address service requirements Internal inspections principally address certificate requirements Most states or jurisdictions require: Periodic inspections of boilers by a commissioned inspector Current certificates of operation or inspection Most states or jurisdictions require: Periodic inspections of boilers by a commissioned inspector Current certificates of operation or inspection Requirements vary by state or jurisdiction: Frequency of low pressure boiler inspections may vary (e.g., annual, biennial) There are over 65 jurisdictions in the continental USA Requirements vary by state or jurisdiction: Frequency of low pressure boiler inspections may vary (e.g., annual, biennial) There are over 65 jurisdictions in the continental USA Legal Jurisdictional Inspection Requirements

9 Why do Inspections? 9© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Accident Prevention The Explosive Potential of Boilers If you could capture all the energy released when a 30- gallon home hot-water tank flashes into explosive failure at 332°F you would have enough force to send the average car (weighing 2,500 pounds) to a height of nearly 125 feet – or more than the height of a 14- story … building – starting with a lift-off velocity of 85 miles per hour!” The Explosive Potential of Boilers If you could capture all the energy released when a 30- gallon home hot-water tank flashes into explosive failure at 332°F you would have enough force to send the average car (weighing 2,500 pounds) to a height of nearly 125 feet – or more than the height of a 14- story … building – starting with a lift-off velocity of 85 miles per hour!”

10 Why do Inspections? 10© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Improve Efficiency & Save Costs Effect of Boiler Scale Buildup on Fuel Efficiency

11 Helping our Partners and Customers 11© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. 2. Do you have any large water heaters > 200,000 Btu/hr at your location? 4. Do you have air conditioning / refrigeration units at your location other than household refrigerators and freezers or window unit air conditioners? 1. Do you have any heating or process boilers at your location? 3. Do you have any pressure vessels at your location such as commercial air tanks or hot water tanks? Need an inspection? If the answer is “Yes” to any of the following questions, an inspection may be required

12  Nationwide force of over 200 qualified inspectors serving every jurisdiction  Certified by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors  Most experienced staff in the industry averaging 14 years on the job  Rigorous training and testing of staff and solid reputation for thoroughness and know how  Cross-trained in property and electrical exposures  Proprietary work management system for optimized auto-scheduling of inspections  Nationwide force of over 200 qualified inspectors serving every jurisdiction  Certified by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors  Most experienced staff in the industry averaging 14 years on the job  Rigorous training and testing of staff and solid reputation for thoroughness and know how  Cross-trained in property and electrical exposures  Proprietary work management system for optimized auto-scheduling of inspections  Staff of over 70 qualified professionals located at Valley Forge, PA center  Location Processing unit reviews and vets incoming data against over 12 million locations in our database  Inspection Support group schedules / dispatches selected inspections and addresses regulatory issues  Location Qualification unit generates service orders and resolves service issues  Technical Support unit conducts EB telephone surveys, processes loss prevention reports and follows up on recommendations and compliance matters  Staff of over 70 qualified professionals located at Valley Forge, PA center  Location Processing unit reviews and vets incoming data against over 12 million locations in our database  Inspection Support group schedules / dispatches selected inspections and addresses regulatory issues  Location Qualification unit generates service orders and resolves service issues  Technical Support unit conducts EB telephone surveys, processes loss prevention reports and follows up on recommendations and compliance matters Helping our Partners and Customers 12 Our Resources Inspection Field ForceCustomer Solution Center © 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved.

13 Helping our Partners and Customers 13© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. What do we do?  Identify and vet customer locations with jurisdictional objects requiring inspections  Automatically schedule, prepare the customer for, and perform boiler / pressure vessel external and/or internal certification inspections in accordance with jurisdictional requirements  Provide recommendations and advice to customers regarding hazardous conditions noted and opportunities to improve equipment operation, maintenance, reliability and efficiency  Make occupancy, property and electrical observations for selected locations while on site and provide recommendations where conditions or opportunities are noted  Identify and vet customer locations with jurisdictional objects requiring inspections  Automatically schedule, prepare the customer for, and perform boiler / pressure vessel external and/or internal certification inspections in accordance with jurisdictional requirements  Provide recommendations and advice to customers regarding hazardous conditions noted and opportunities to improve equipment operation, maintenance, reliability and efficiency  Make occupancy, property and electrical observations for selected locations while on site and provide recommendations where conditions or opportunities are noted What does it cost?  All of the above included as part of the equipment breakdown coverage at no extra cost to our partners or customers  Customer pays equipment certificate fees, any inspection costs, and fines for missed/late inspections that are not HSB’s fault  All of the above included as part of the equipment breakdown coverage at no extra cost to our partners or customers  Customer pays equipment certificate fees, any inspection costs, and fines for missed/late inspections that are not HSB’s fault

14 Customers should provide the following information when calling to schedule an inspection:  Location Name & Address  Contact Name & Telephone  Policy Number & Period  HSB case or Service Order Number’ Customers should provide the following information when calling to schedule an inspection:  Location Name & Address  Contact Name & Telephone  Policy Number & Period  HSB case or Service Order Number’ Helping our Partners and Customers 14© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Requesting Inspections   Fax:  Request certificate inspections  Questions about our services   Fax:  Request certificate inspections  Questions about our services Our Inspection Hotline INSP (4677) 8 a.m.–8 p.m. EST

15 The Inspection Process 15© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Preparing for inspections – minimizing disruption of our customer’s operations  Schedule appointment when boiler operator or maintenance personnel are available to perform any required testing of controls and safety devices  Inform operator of date and time  Make sure current certificate is posted  Keep clutter and debris out of boiler room to ensure inspector access  Schedule appointment when boiler operator or maintenance personnel are available to perform any required testing of controls and safety devices  Inform operator of date and time  Make sure current certificate is posted  Keep clutter and debris out of boiler room to ensure inspector access  Perform the external inspection preparation steps above plus…  Arrange to have boiler shut down, cool, and manhole and handhole covers removed  Clean all exterior and interior boiler surfaces thoroughly  Dismantle low water fuel supply cut out if present  Disconnect feed line connection at the boiler  Perform the external inspection preparation steps above plus…  Arrange to have boiler shut down, cool, and manhole and handhole covers removed  Clean all exterior and interior boiler surfaces thoroughly  Dismantle low water fuel supply cut out if present  Disconnect feed line connection at the boiler Internal Inspections External (In-Service) Inspections

16 The Inspection Process 16© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. External (In-Service) Inspections Logs Repairs Relief Valves Controls

17 The Inspection Process 17© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Foundation & Mounting Structure Low water cut-off Piping External (In-Service) Inspections Leaks, Corrosion, Cracking

18 The Inspection Process Internal Inspections Lockout/TagoutWaterside – Scale, Corrosion, Warping Fireside – Cracking, Spalling, Flame ImpingementFireside – Soot, Ash, Overheating 18© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved.

19 The Inspection Process  Feedwater / makeup  Water pumps  Feedwater / makeup  Water pumps  Control air compressors  Fuel pumps  Fans & blowers  Control air compressors  Fuel pumps  Fans & blowers  Electrical panels 19© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. What else…?

20 The complete spectrum… What Do We Find? 20© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Well-maintained equipment and facilities, all required permits and certificates, regular and appropriate maintenance Poorly maintained and/or compromised equipment, inadequate recordkeeping, code issues, variable maintenance to

21 The Importance of Maintenance 21© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Regular Preventive Maintenance

22 The Importance of Maintenance 22© 2011 The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All rights reserved. Pay now…or pay more later Business Continuity Planned Downtime Cost ($) vs. Unplanned Outage Cost due to Deferred Maintenance ($$$$$) Business Continuity Planned Downtime Cost ($) vs. Unplanned Outage Cost due to Deferred Maintenance ($$$$$) Equipment Life Regular Upkeep Cost ($) vs. Replacement Cost due to Deferred Maintenance ($$$$) Equipment Life Regular Upkeep Cost ($) vs. Replacement Cost due to Deferred Maintenance ($$$$) Accident Prevention Safety Program Cost (¢ on $) vs. Injury or Fatality Cost ($$$$$$) Accident Prevention Safety Program Cost (¢ on $) vs. Injury or Fatality Cost ($$$$$$)

23 THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ATTENTION SORM 2014 Risk Management Symposium


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