Commercial

Cooling Cabinet Audit

Identify & Mitigate Thermal Issues with a Control Cabinet Cooling Audit

As the summer heat sets in, proactive identification of critical hot spots can mean the difference between equipment failure and cool running. Heat’s damaging effects can cause weak links in your control system. Failure to identify these potential issues can lead to an array of obstacles. With the current social distancing protocol in place across […]

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2020 Energy Efficiency Incentives Announced for Ameren Missouri & Illinois

At French Gerleman, we recognize that commercial and manufacturing facilities utilize a great deal of energy for their daily operations. Fortunately, Ameren does as well, and once again this year, is offering incentives to help to make your business more energy efficient and save you money in the process. The initial cost to move your […]

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Enhance Electrical Safety in Your Facility with an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis

An electrical explosion, and subsequent arc flash and arc blast, can happen in any facility. There are many causes for this type of event, including power irregularities, equipment faults, corroded parts, or even a lightning strike. We’ve recently written about understanding arc flash hazards, as well as National Electric Code changes put in place in […]

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Healthcare Facility power Hubbell

Safe, Reliable Power for your Healthcare Facility with Devices from Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems

Safety and efficiency are critical in healthcare environments. Today, healthcare workers and facilities are being asked to operate during an extraordinary time with unprecedented strains on the system. In facilities and situations where patient and employee safety are paramount, you can trust Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems to deliver safe, reliable power to ensure continuity of patient […]

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Motor Repair & Replacement: How Fast Can You Get Back Up & Running?

When a motor goes down in your facility, the clock starts ticking. You’re facing downtime on that machine, and chances are, a costly interruption in your overall production. Do you have a clear process in place to make quick decisions to repair or replace? The faster you can act, the sooner you can get your […]

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Reduce Workplace Hazards Through Design with Panduit’s VeriSafe™ Access Control Kit

The importance of safety is crucial when servicing electrical equipment. To comply with NFPA 70E, workers must test to verify an electrically safe work condition  which is a multi-step, time-consuming process. Panduit launched their new VeriSafe™ Access Control Kit to provide an added layer of protection by preventing enclosure doors from being opened until the […]

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Use Thermography to Stay Ahead of the Maintenance Curve in Your Facility

Thermography and thermal imagery have been used for detection purposes since the 1950s. It has a wide variety of capabilities in facility management. At French Gerleman, our certified technicians are trained to utilize thermography to detect abnormalities in equipment temperature that could adversely affect facility operations. What Is Thermography? Infrared thermographic assessments use heat pattern […]

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Enhance Productivity, Safety & Efficiency with a Lighting Audit from French Gerleman

Today’s successful industrial and commercial businesses strive to innovate, finding new ways to operate efficiently and save money while enhancing worker experience and product quality. One of the areas that’s been proven to make an impact is lighting. Many businesses may be aware of options but unsure of how to implement a solid plan, while […]

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Your Lockout Tagout Program: Why You Can’t Set It & Forget It

Imagine having 400 machines on your shop floor, all with complicated moving parts and pieces. Everything seems to be going well. Your lockout tagout program is in place, probably sitting on a shelf in a beautiful set of binders. Then OSHA walks through the door. Their visit may not have anything to do with your […]

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PPE Covid-19

Workplace PPE Care During COVID-19

When the Presidential Coronavirus task force addressed the nation a few weeks ago, they put out a plea to the construction industry for unused N95 masks to be donated to hospitals. For many Americans, this might have been the first time they realized that the types of masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) being worn […]

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