Loss Control Resources
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Loss Control Specialization
Our loss control professionals are well known throughout the industry for their technical skills and business acumen. Find
Equipment Breakdown (Machinery & Boiler Services)
Chubb’s Loss Control provides risk consulting services for a variety of businesses, ranging from real estate and manufacturing
to hospitals and universities. In addition to conducting mandated state and jurisdictional inspections, our risk consultants
use the latest in technology to identify and prevent losses to valuable machinery and equipment. We also offer oil and vibration
analysis and other nondestructive tests where needed.
Mandated State and Jurisdictional Inspections
Chubb’s risk consultants are licensed by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, as well as in individual
states and jurisdictions, to conduct mandated inspections. These consultants have an average 15 years of machinery assessment
experience. They work with companies to analyze exposure to physical damage and business interruption, and recommend actions
to prevent loss and mitigate its impact if a loss does occur. With their knowledge of repair and replacement firms, they can
also expedite restoration to normal operations.
Chubb uses infrared thermography to measure temperature in electrical and mechanical equipment, such as ovens, furnaces, boilers,
pressure vessels, bearings on motors − essentially anything that generates heat. Measurements above normal result in further
investigation to identify the source. This technology plays a critical role in loss prevention. In 2004, we conducted 669
infrared surveys that minimized downtime and saved more than $26 million in losses by identifying potential problems and preventing
damage from occurring.
Airborne Ultrasonic Technology
Through airborne ultrasonic diagnostic equipment, Chubb’s Loss Control can evaluate any unusual noise emitting from electrical
machinery, or machinery under pressure. This equipment can actually “hear” a leak in piping under pressure, identify lack
of lubrication in a bearing close to failure, and detect arcing in electrical equipment. Airborne ultrasonic technology is
another diagnostic tool Chubb uses onsite to identify loss-producing conditions, so action can be taken before a loss occurs.
Loss Control Services in Action
In a refrigerated food storage warehouse in Southern California, employees were unaware that a critically located disconnect
switch had overheated. Using infrared technology, the Chubb risk consultant identified the faulty mechanism, which was then
repaired. Gone undetected, the faulty mechanism would have resulted in a power loss and up to $5 million of food products
would have spoiled.
At a steel mill in Pennsylvania, the refractory lining of a large furnace developed a crack. Without detection and repair,
the molten steel would have burned through the walls of the vessel. Production would have shut down, workers could have been
injured and the mill itself might have been severely damaged. Using infrared technology, the Chubb risk consultant discovered
the crack before it caused any damage.
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.
Commercial Loss Control Services
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