CEC Combustion Services Group will sponsor a major study of flood-related damage and claims to boilers, furnaces, hot water heaters, fuel systems, generators, and other infrastructure-related systems.
The Midwest floods have crippled infrastructure systems at many manufacturing
facilities and institutions such as hospitals. Homeowners also are impacted by
claims for furnaces and hot water heaters.
CEC Combustion Services Group, an independent fuel-train-safety testing
company headquartered in Cleveland, is soliciting information from insurers and
end users related to claims for flood damage to equipment such as boilers,
furnaces, heaters, fuel systems and generators. In many cases, this equipment
can not be reused once it is exposed to water damage.
Lead times for damaged components can be six to eight weeks, ranging up to 12
to 52 weeks for some boilers. Contaminated fuel oil can damage systems and make
for explosion risks if it is not handled properly. Utility regulators and
meters underwater can delay facilities from being usable. These issues impact
the basic ability of these facilities to function and can make for significant
business interruption claims to insurers. Fuel oil contamination and utility
regulator issues can make for explosion and fire risks
CEC Combustion Services Group's staff serves on NFPA and ASME code
committees for fired equipment and boilers. The firm provides services to many
fortune 500 companies and insurers. The study will result in a paper providing
information on how to flood harden these kinds of infrastructure systems
If your company would like to participate, contact John Puskar, P.E., at (216)
749-2992 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study to Look at Flood Impact on Fuels and Combustion Equipment
July 15, 2008