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reducer fuses from Mersen

Decrease Current Rating Safely & Permanently with Reducer Fuses from Mersen

Forward thinking manufacturers don’t build for today’s needs, but for tomorrow’s. In a new or newly expanded manufacturing facility there’s often a ramp up period for production and electrical demand. What does the electrician do with available power the facility isn’t yet ready to use? To answer that question, Mersen introduced Reducer Fuses. Reducer Fuses […]

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industrial lubrication storage and organization solutions

Industrial Lubrication Simplified with Lubriplate® and 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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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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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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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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