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12
Apr
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Used widely across many industries, storage tanks are durable and long-lasting. However, many run the risk of damage if proper care is not practised. An imploded tank can cause your business valuable time and finances, so read on to discover one of the common causes of this equipment failure and what to look out for. On 19 June 2019, a storage tank (R1) in a local facility imploded followed by a loud noise during an unloading operation to a road tanker. All operations were stopped immediately after the incident. Imploded north-east section of R1 AGI was requested to conduct an onsite investigation to …

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05
Apr
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GLASS DOOR BREAKAGE INVESTIGATION

posted on April 5, 2021 / IN Fire and Explosion Investigation / 0 Comments

On the night of 22 August 2020, a Hotel’s Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) Manager was doing his patrolling rounds when he was informed of an incident involving the shattering of a glass door which injured a hotel guest. Upon enquiry, it was understood that the incident happened in one of rooms of the Hotel and the injured guest arranged to receive treatment at a nearby hospital. After the guest departed, further inspection of the hotel room was carried out. The M&E Manager found that the glass door of the room’s washroom had shattered and glass pieces were scattered on the floor. …

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22
Mar
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Lifts are key machines in any multi-story building and help save thousands of hours in valuable time, energy and effort. To ensure that they consistently work and serve you better, regular maintenance is very important as a lift that is not installed properly or maintained regularly is a ticking time bomb. Having your lift regularly serviced is a legal requirement and rightfully so. A well-maintained lift not only works in tip-top condition but also greatly reduces the risks of accidents, faulty parts, shorter lifespan (and a hefty bill on unexpected repairs down the line). In Malaysia, Lift and Escalator maintenance is governed …

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08
Feb
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HOW AGI FORENSICS UNCOVER THE TRUTH

posted on February 8, 2021 / IN Fire and Explosion Investigation / 0 Comments

Fire, broken down machines, electrical and motor vehicle failures can grind operations to a halt and cost businesses a lot of money. When unfortunate incidents like these happen, companies would want to find the cause of the problem, fix it, and get compensated by their insurers as quickly as possible to resume operations. On the other side of the coin, the insurer would also want to know the incident's real cause to determine if it's a genuine accident or a fraudulent claim. Approved Group International (AGI) can help both businesses and insurers determine the real cause and suggest the best solution for both …

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25
Jan
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As mentioned in the headline news, there’s nationwide category-3 flooding in Malaysia, and thousands of businesses and factories suffered from damaged assets and halted production. Category-3 flood is the most severe level of flooding, where humans & properties are contaminated with water and soil from sewers, waste lines, seawater, or rising river waters that potentially carry harmful pathogens and toxins.[IICRC]  Because of this, Insurers are working around the clock to resolve the influx of claims as effectively as possible. In this article, we’ll show you how Approved Group International can help assess flood damage professionally, so insurers pay fair compensation to resolve the …

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11
Jan
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SteraMist Vs New Coronavirus Strain

posted on January 11, 2021 / IN Fire and Explosion Investigation / 0 Comments

New Coronavirus Strain - What Scientists Know The Coronavirus makes copies of itself to spread and infect its target (in this case, human lungs). Over time, the virus is bound to mutate. A new strain of viruses, code-named B.1.1.7, was recently discovered and traced back to the UK. The mutation changes the shape of the virus's spike protein, which makes the virus a better fit for the targeted lung cells that they were designed to infect.  It is too soon to scientifically prove that the new Coronovirus strain is more deadly or is more contagious.  But common sense would suggest that due to the improved …

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02
Nov
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What is SteraMist? SteraMist is a sterilisation and decontamination system created by TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. It is designed to sterilise all types of buildings and surfaces in the most effective way possible without any downtime. TOMI is a global company specializing in disinfection and decontamination., utilizing its premier Binary Ionization Technology (BIT) platform through its SteraMist products; a hydrogen peroxide-based mist/fog composed of ionized Hydrogen Peroxide (iHP). This technology was invented for the U.S. Department of Defense. Represented by the SteraMist brand of products, iHP produces a germ-killing aerosol that works like a visual non-toxic gas. It is safe and easy to …

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02
Sep
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It is with great enthusiasm that Approved Group International (AGI) welcomes two new advisors into its existing board of seasoned scientists and engineers for risk prevention - Dr. Leslie Leong and Dr. Manmohan Yadav. Dr. Leslie, known as a reliable consultant and an orthopaedic surgeon, is also the director of L3M International that distributes quality sterilization for Coronavirus in the current global market. Dr. M. Yadav, on the other hand, is a well-known virologist in the medical world that has received many honours for his contribution of research articles in various topics. This is not the first time AGI has successfully …

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07
Aug
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ANTIMICROBIAL COATING: HOW DOES IT HELP IN THIS PANDEMIC?

posted on August 7, 2020 / IN Restoration / 0 Comments

What is Antimicrobial Coating? Antimicrobial coating is a process of applying a covering that consists of antimicrobial agents such as biocides or silver nanoparticles. It is mainly used on surfaces and devices to prevent the growth of microorganisms like bacteria, mold, mildew, or algae. It can continue to perform even through regular, repeated water exposure, and cleaning. Antimicrobial coating is principally applied to different establishment walls, counters, housewares, outdoor facilities, HVAC vents, and other high-touch areas. Likewise, we spray them onto gloves, masks, carpeting, and textiles. Paint manufacturers also apply antimicrobial coating to their primer products and wall paints to constrain pathogen …

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29
Jul
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AGI have acquired 3D Matterport and are planning to send it to seventeen different countries around the world for the relevant authorities to capture the 3D-images of fire sites, water damaged sites, etc., independent of human intervention. With an error of only one percent, this revolutionary camera is a technological feat, surpassing human capability and defying human fallibility.

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