Category: Contingent Business Interruption Exposures
Dec
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The major hazards associated with hurricanes are: storm surge and storm tide heavy rainfall and inland flooding high winds rip currents tornadoes For coastal areas, storm surge and large waves produced by hurricanes pose the…

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Sep
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Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 in the Northern Hemisphere. Windstorm is the second highest cause of property loss after fire. Recent severe windstorms have proven that buildings and roofs designed to…

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Aug
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Vacant facilities need loss prevention consideration just as much as full-functioning ones, and in many cases perhaps more so. Empty facilities pose exposures due to theft, arson and vandalism, and hazards such as freezing pipes…

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May
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We occasionally see on TV news where buildings are inundated or submerged in flood water after heavy rain, typhoons or hurricanes. Many people believe it never happens to their own buildings. But is that really…

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Feb
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Facts about Hailstorms: Hail develops during most mid-latitude thunderstorms, often melting before reaching the ground. Hail forms in the updraft of a thunderstorm with stronger storms producing larger hail. The updrafts pull the precipitation up…

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Mar
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Bromochloroflourocarbons (Halons) were developed in the 1930s. Halon is low in toxicity, non-flammable, non-corrosive and very compatible with many materials. Halon has thermodynamic and physical properties that make it ideal as a fire extinguishing agent…

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Feb
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Typically, we consider fire protection as a combination of adequate physical protection and implementation of loss control programs which in combination help to reduce the number of fires and minimize the extent of damage should…

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Jan
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Although fires in air preheaters (ap’s) of US power plants are infrequent, the result can be extensive damage and downtime of several months. Here, we consider steps that can be taken to minimize the incidence…

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Jul
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A facility can be idle for many reasons, such as annual shutdowns, labor strikes and building renovations. When a facility is idle there is a high risk for potential loss. During a recent four-year period,…

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