Power Providers

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

Imagine having 400 machines on your shop floor, all with complicated moving parts and pieces. Everything seems to be going well. Your lockout tagout (LOTO) 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 […]

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industrial lubrication storage and organization solutions

Industrial Lubrication Simplified with Lubriplate® & French Gerleman

What is the state of your facility’s lubrication program? For many customers we talk to, it’s not exactly the picture of order and organization they wish it was. Over time, as maintenance staff members come and go, old machines reach end of life, and new machines enter the plant floor, causing disorganization with your lubrication […]

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Facemask Standards Explained: Choosing the Right Mask for the Job

Over the course of the past year, the average person has learned more than they probably ever thought they would about masks and face coverings. While we’ve come to understand the role masks play in reducing the transmission of viruses, it’s important to understand how each type of mask works so you know which applications […]

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Finding the Right Glove for the Job: The Basics of Hand Safety Ratings

Nearly everything that’s been invented, built, or written exists because of human hands. When you consider how important hands are, on both an individual and societal scale, keeping them protected is a paramount concern. Hand protection, specifically through the use of gloves, is critical in today’s manufacturing world. It can be a cost-effective way to […]

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switchgear

Why Switchgear Fails and How to Fix or Prevent It

When it comes to dealing with complex power systems, the adage is: “It is not a matter of if, but when it will fail.” And when that day comes will you be prepared? Here at French Gerleman, our goal is to help our clients with identifying weak links in your power system and knowing how […]

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Solving Commercial Power Issues with SolaHD

Lights flickering in the office. Machines on the factory floor experiencing lapses in power. Unpredictable IT and phone system outages. Sound familiar? According to recent Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research, power-related problems cost U.S. companies between $119 billion and $188 billion per year. And 80% of the time, the source of those problems is […]

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LED Lighting: There’s More to the Story than Lumens Per Watt (LPW)

When it comes time to choose your LED lighting, there are more options on the market now than ever before. Each manufacturer boasts the best product, but how can you tell which one is right for your application?  Lumens per watt (LPW) is often how LED options are compared, but there are many other key performance […]

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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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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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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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