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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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Live Chat Now Available at frenchgerleman.com

Many of our customers rely on the convenience and wealth of information available on the French Gerleman website, so we’re always focused on anticipating what enhancements will bring value and save time. Today, we are excited to announce the latest tool we have put in place to accomplish this – live chat! Live chat offers […]

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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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Industrial Network Design: Best Practices for Today’s Needs & Tomorrow’s Growth

Today’s modern industrial facility is only as productive and profitable as its network allows. The more failsafe a network, the less worry of loss of connectivity and production downtime. While most understand the importance of their networks and smart manufacturing, many facilities find that their networks aren’t ideally structured for efficiency or sustainability. Many networks […]

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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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Meet FDA & UL Requirements with New LUTZE SILFLEX® FBP Cables

Safe and sanitary conditions are essential when it comes to the food and beverage industry. Manufacturing and processing facilities must meet both UL and FDA compliance requirements, which can often be at odds. The FDA requires that all equipment and machines meet the standards of 21 CFR which calls for components such as cables to […]

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