Below is a list of the typical types of plant that you might expect to find at the
Steam Boilers e.g. Canteen Boilers
Hot Water Heating/Supply Systems
Window Cleaning Equipment
General Electrical/Mechanical Plant e.g. Motors, Pumps
Electrical Installations e.g. Fixed Wiring
Hotels / Motels
These occupancies usually consist of buildings in which rooms are rented on a daily
The locations will often have a complete kitchen and restaurant facility.
The primary processes are environmental air conditioning and heating, electrical
power supply, refrigeration of food, extensive telephone systems, and other business
Many locations will have a swimming pool, with associated pumps and heaters.
Other processes may include television satellite receivers, elevator systems, and
fire protection systems.
Critical Equipment Exposures
Restaurant equipment includes small hermetic refrigeration units that receive
little or no maintenance. CONSEQUENTIAL exposure may be high in some hotel restaurants.
Heating & Air Conditioning equipment size and type varies from location to location,
depending upon the age, size, and design of the location. The variation can be as
much as individual heat pumps for each room to a single centrally located system.
Normally, the equipment is of a type and located such as to allow for rapid repair
or replacement of even major components. When there are individual heat pumps, there
is usually no maintenance program. The units are operated until they break down,
and are changed out as a unit. Larger centralized units usually have preventive
maintenance programs in place, and have some installed spare capacity to minimize
a Business Interruption loss.
Electrical Supply originated losses are usually due to lightning and other surges
or under voltage conditions. The electrical supply should be protected against wide
voltage swings. The telephone system should be specifically protected against power
variance, both on the power supply lines and on the incoming telephone connections.
Cut-away sketch of typical
The following "checklist" has been prepared to aid in the identification of plant
and submission of details for this type of location: