By Anthony Giannone, president of Travelers' Boiler& Machinery division

A company that contracts to provide call center services toother businesses probably does not give a moment's thought toboiler and machinery coverage. Similarly, a hospital or a restaurant may pay little attention to insurance thatsounds more attuned to big factories and foundries.

But agents and brokers know that today's version of boiler andmachinery--often called equipment breakdown coverage--is a criticalcomponent of modern corporate protection. Consider this:

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