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Building Equipment Inspector

Examine steam-heat systems and record steam-meter readings.

What does a Building Equipment Inspector do?

Examines steam-heat systems and records steam-meter readings at regular intervals to verify accuracy of meter registration and to ensure economical service to customers of steam utility company: Examines steam-distribution equipment, such as meters, steam traps, safety valves, and pipes, for loose connections or other defects and makes minor repairs and adjustments. Notifies INSPECTOR, CHIEF of necessary major repairs and of changes, such as installation of additional steam-utilization equipment or repositioning of pipes which might affect metering equipment or steam rates. Reads meters and compares readings with previous recordings to detect fluctuations indicative of meter or equipment defects. Submits meter readings for billing purposes and reports equipment status. May notify customer of equipment requiring repair.