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Insurance Company Saves Millions with Infrared!!$$

CNA Celebrates More Than $100 Million in Savings for Clients Through More Than 4,000 Infrared Testing Surveys
CHICAGO --- For many businesses, identifying building hot spots might mean pointing out lobbies or employee break rooms. But, for global insurer CNA, the identification of dangerously overheated places through infrared testing -- within a buildings electrical system or machinery means saving its clients millions of dollars in costs for repairs, property damage, energy costs, and business interruption.

CNA is one of the leading carriers providing infrared testing. In collaboration with FLIR Thermography of North Billerica MA, more than 75 of CNAs risk control employees have been trained to identify hot spots through a Thermography process which uses an infrared imaging and measurement camera to detect the amount of thermal energy an object or piece of machinery emits. While infrared testing survey costs are estimated at $2,000 or more, CNA provides these surveys every one to three years as necessary at no extra cost to its property/casualty and boiler/machinery insured clients at facilities with $10 million or greater in total insured value.
"The immediate and long-term benefits of infrared testing ultimately translate into cost savings for our customers either directly or indirectly, said Bill Boyd, senior vice president of Risk Control, CNA. "Most plants or businesses have extremely reliable electrical systems that are often taken for granted. However, infrared testing has shown that what appears to be fine from the outside can be an expensive accident waiting to happen on the inside.
Since 2005, CNA has conducted over 4,000 infrared testing surveys resulting in more than $100 million in client savings and the following primary benefits:
  • Cost savings through the identification of low-cost, corrective actions versus costly, unscheduled emergency maintenance.
  • Prevention of lost productivity and major repairs which are typical following power failure/outages.
  • Efficient energy usage that can be reflected in bottom line reporting.
  • Protection of equipment, facilities, and employees.
For additional information about CNAs infrared testing surveys or other risk control services, visit www.cna.com/riskcontrol or call 866-262-0540. CNA Risk Control offers a wide range of services focusing on management accountability, cost drivers, and developing business solutions to help customers improve their bottom-line profit.

CNA is the countrys seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNAs insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverage’s. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. Please remember that only the relevant insurance policy can provide the actual terms, coverage’s, amounts, conditions and exclusions for an insured. All products may not be available in all states. CNA is a service mark registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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