The IAM is the professional body for those involved in acquisition, operation and care of physical assets, especially critical infrastructure – and particularly for professionals worldwide dedicated to furthering our knowledge and understanding of Asset Management, and it was a privilege to be featured in the journal of the IAM.
Hevasure Ltd have partnered with Caption Data since they began offering an innovative service that protects expensive HVAC assets and reduces risk by continuously monitoring the parameters that cause corrosion and system failure. Hevasure is a unique clean-technology spin-off from one of the UK’s leading corrosion consultancies, Midland Corrosion Services, and supplies corrosion monitoring equipment and corrosion monitoring services within building services.
Corrosion of Pipework and components in water based heating and cooling systems nearly always results in costly repairs and unwelcome disruption, especially where a large office block, hospital or district heating scheme is concerned. When failures occur the tendency is to investigate the failed component and possibly much later to call in specialist corrosion consultants to find the root cause of the problems and recommend a solution. That is all well and good, but it is a bit like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted, especially when one considers that the problems could have been predicted and therefore avoided if proper measurements of key parameters had been made from the point of installation and commissioning.
It is worth putting the financial implications into context here: As a consultancy Hevasure have worked with many clients where failures of heating systems due to poor maintenance practices have required hugely expensive remedial action or litigation costs (well in excess of £1m). These costs would have been avoided by early detection of adverse conditions. The cost of monitoring systems to avoid this eventuality are almost negligible by comparison to potential losses, even when allowing for the many premises that might be monitored compared to the few that might have suffered major failures.
Steve Munn, Managing Director at Hevasure said, “Hevasure have partnered with Caption Data Limited in developing a revolutionary HVAC monitoring service. Using the Caption Data Nano data loggers coupled with our high quality sensors, we are able to remotely and continuously record data on important aspects of HVAC systems. This not only prevents failures but provides FM companies and installers with proof that they have maintained their client’s systems during their watch, thus stopping unfair litigation. Read the article in the May edition of Assets (The institute of Asset Management magazine) written by Jonathan Penn of Caption Data.”
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