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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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Helpful Resources & Information for COVID-19

Keeping your workforce healthy in today’s environment is a top priority for employers. The news is changing by the minute and new guidelines are being updated each week as the spread of COVID-19 reaches more places and affects more people. It can be overwhelming to stay abreast of the updates as they occur. At French […]

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