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Bakeries

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Steam Oven
  • Refrigeration Plant
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Pallet Trucks
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring
  • Catering Equipment e.g. Mixers

Breweries

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Steam Boiler
  • Steam Oven
  • Air/Steam Pressure Plant e.g. Steam Heated Vessels (Coils)
  • Refrigeration Plant
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Vats
  • Pressure Vessels (CO2)
  • Tankers
  • Storage Tanks
  • Steam Coils (Fuel Oil Tanks)
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Craneage
  • General Lifting Equipment e.g. Blocks, Runway Tracks
  • Lifting Tackle e.g. slings
  • Pallet Trucks
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring

Building Contractors

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Air Pressure Plant
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Tower Cranes
  • Roof Hoists
  • Builders Hoists
  • Excavators
  • Piling Rigs
  • Scaffolding
  • Craneage (Mobile, Lorry Mounted)
  • General Lifting Equipment e.g. Blocks, Gin Wheels
  • Lifting Tackle e.g. slings
  • Pallet Trucks
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Portable Apparatus (welding Sets, Tools)

Chemical Works

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Steam Boiler
  • Other Steam process plant e.g. vessels, steam coils
  • Pressure plant (gases)
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Chemical Storage Vessels
  • Reactors
  • Oil Heaters
  • Pipelines
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Craneage
  • Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • Local exhaust ventialtion plant e.g. dust and fume extraction
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Stand-by Generators
  • Diesel Engines
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring, Hazardous Areas,
  • High Voltage Systems

Clothing Manufacturers

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Steam Boiler
  • Other Steam process plant e.g. garment presses
  • Air pressure plant
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • Local exhaust ventialtion plant e.g. dust and fume extraction
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring

Docks

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Air Pressure Plant e.g. Air Receiver
  • Refrigeration Plant
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Pallet Trucks
  • Cranes e.g. Portal/Dockside;Overhead;Mobile
  • Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.
  • Vehicle Lifting Tables
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring

Dry Cleaners

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Steam Boiler
  • Other Steam process plant e.g. garment presses
  • Air pressure plant
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring

Electroplate & Metal Finishing

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Steam Boiler
  • Other Steam process plant e.g. vessels
  • Air Pressure Plant e.g. Air Receiver
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Pallet Trucks
  • Craneage
  • Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • Local exhaust ventilation plant e.g. dust and fume extraction
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring

Engineering & Machine Shops

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Air Pressure Plant e.g.Air Receiver
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Craneage
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Pallet Trucks
  • Window Cleaning Equipment
  • Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • Local exhaust ventialtion plant e.g. dust and fume extraction
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring
  • Power Presses


The following is an extract from the HSB Equipment Connection: (c) Copyright 1997, The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All Rights Reserved.

Process Overview

Note 1: This occupancy description is used for metal machining operations. These operations may include small forging or stamping presses, but only as auxiliary equipment. Locations used primarily as foundries or forging operations are to be coded under those occupancy descriptions.

Note 2: This occupancy specifically does not include any primary or secondary metal melting operations.

Machine shops receive pre-manufactured metal stock in the form of bar, sheet, rough casting, rough forging, etc. Various machining operations are performed on the stock, such as bending, trimming, turning, drilling, planing, cutting, welding, threading, etc., to achieve the design specifications for the desired end product. These processes involve a wide variety of miscellaneous machines (machine tools).

Most modern machine tools are computer controlled. These machines can easily have a replacement value exceeding a million dollars. Sophisticated equipment such as lasers, electrode discharge (EDM) cutters, water jet cutters, or plasma cutters may be used to shape materials. These machines may also have values exceeding a million pounds.

Most modern machine shops perform a wide variety of computer based design and documentation functions utilizing computer aided engineering (CAE) and/or computer aided drafting (CAD) computers and software packages.

Critical Equipment Exposures

The operating environment for most equipment is usually dirty. Smaller shops usually have little or no preventive maintenance.

Miscellaneous Machines: Machine tools and sophisticated forming equipment may be custom made and/or of foreign manufacture. As noted above, some of this equipment may have replacement values over £1,000,000. Lead times for repairs / replacement parts for custom and/or foreign equipment may be months rather than days.

Electrical Supply & Distribution: Older locations that have been expanded may have an undersized electrical supply system resulting in frequent transient voltage variations (surges and sags) which are harmful to all electrical equipment.

Metal Forging / Stamping, Plastic Forming: If any of the following processes are done at the location, an equipment exposure survey is required prior to quoting or binding any equipment coverage: metal forging or stamping, use of a Banbury Mixer or plastic extruders.

Farming

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Steam Boiler e.g. vertical steam boiler
  • Air Pressure Plant e.g. Air Receiver
  • Refrigeration Plant
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.
  • Personnel lifts
  • Excavators/Loading Shovels
  • Telehandlers
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring



Other items such as tractors, combine harvesters etc. are not usually considered as requiring a 'statutory' inspection, although the owner/operator may consider that it is best practise to have an independent inspection carried out by a competent person as part of their health & safety policy.



The following is an extract from the HSB Equipment Connection: (c) Copyright 1997, The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. All Rights Reserved.

Agricultural Non-Manufacturing & Farms Process Overview

This Occupancy does not apply to any manufacturing / processing locations, or to locations that use animals / fowl as an integral part of the operation.

Agricultural farm processes include tilling soil, planting, fertilizing, insecticide and herbicide spreading, watering, harvesting, bulk storage, and preparation for sale / shipment. Agricultural farms have become more mechanized and automated over recent years. Boiler and Machinery exposures are generally limited to miscellaneous machines, deep well pumps, simple HVAC equipment, and MEA (the electrical supply and distribution system).

Depending on product type, there may be significant exposure from electric motors associated with nonmobile conveyer systems.

Depending on product mix and geographic location, many farms will possess a number of deep wells and associated pumping equipment for irrigation. Harvesting and planting equipment is excluded from coverage as most types are highly-modified and specialized vehicles.

Most larger farms have sophisticated short distance radio communications equipment. Other processes usually include a telephone equipment, computers and data systems, fax, photocopy, and fire suppression systems.

Critical Equipment Exposures

At all locations, business is usually on a daily basis, without possibility of making up lost production.

Deep Well Pump Units: If deep well systems are present, an adequate inventory of spare pump assemblies and drivers based on failure history minimizes the risk of prolonged outages. Motors driving pumps are subject to electrical variations and lightning surges. Although exposed to weather, equipment is usually designed and constructed for that service. When the location is remote and water is provided by submersible deep well pumps, Business Interruption exposure may be greatly increased if an adequate number of complete spare pump units are not kept in inventory. All pump units, regardless of design, should be equipped with lightning arrestors.

Electrical Supply & Distribution: Heavy amounts of dust and debris are common at these types of locations. Electrical systems and motors are adversely affected by dust and debris accumulations. Locations are often remote, and are subject to electrical supply variations and lightning surges. Incoming electrical power should be protected against lightning surges.

Miscellaneous Machines: Machines used to bag / package bulk products are usually single-line, with no installed spare capacity.

Food Processors

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Steam Boiler
  • Other Steam process plant e.g. vessels
  • Autoclaves/Sterilisers
  • Air pressure plant
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Refrigeration Plant
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Pallet Trucks
  • Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring

Foundries

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Air Pressure Plant e.g. Air Receiver
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Cranes e.g. Overhead Travelling
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • General Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • Local exhaust ventialtion plant e.g. dust and fume extraction
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring
  • Power Presses

Garages / Motor Trade

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Air Pressure Plant e.g. Air Receiver
  • Refrigeration Plant
  • Pressure Washers/Steam Cleaners
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Cranes e.g. Engine Cranes
  • Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.
  • Vehicle Lifting Tables
  • Jacks and Axle Stands
  • Breakdown Crane/Spectacle Lift
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring
  • Local Exhaust Ventilation Plant e.g. Fume Extraction
  • Power Presses e.g. Bearing Presses

Laundries

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Steam Boiler
  • Other Steam process plant e.g. vessels
  • Air pressure plant
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Pallet Trucks
  • Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring

Metal Workers

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Air Pressure Plant e.g. Air Receiver
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Cranes e.g. Overhead Travelling and Swing Jib Crane
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • General Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • Local exhaust ventialtion plant e.g. dust and fume extraction
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring Power Presses

Plastics Industry

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Air Pressure Plant e.g.Air Receiver
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Cranes e.g.
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • General Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.
  • Local exhaust ventialtion plant e.g. dust and fume extraction
  • Plastic Injection Moulding Machines
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring

Printers

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Air Pressure Plant e.g. Air Receiver
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Cranes e.g. Overhead Travelling, Swing Jib Crane
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • Pallet Trucks
  • General Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.
  • Passenger/Goods Lifts
  • Local exhaust ventialtion plant e.g. dust and fume extraction
  • General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
  • Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring
  • Guillotines

Woodworkers

Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the above:

  • Air Pressure Plant e.g. Air Receiver
  • Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
  • Cranes e.g. Overhead Travelling, Swing Jib Crane
  • Fork Lift Trucks
  • General Lifting Plant e.g. blocks and tackle, slings etc.


Local exhaust ventialtion plant e.g. dust and fume extraction General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring


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