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Have questions about your materials testing equipment?  We have the answers to these questions and much more right here! Check back monthly for long-form blog posts, how-to guides and infographics. We’ll address industry insights, the operation and maintenance of specific equipment, and our product line recommendations, all designed to better serve you.

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Rejoin A Separated Thermometer: 6 Dos and Don’ts
 thermometer column separation

Mercury or indicating fluid separations can occur in the columns of mercury-in-glass thermometers, as well as in non-mercury thermometers. With expertise, caution and strict adherence to safety measures, the separated fluid can often be rejoined in the column by following some specific methods developed by others.

Steps to Reduce Nuisance Dust & Prevent Silica Exposure
Steps to Reduce Nuisance Dust & Prevent Silica Exposure

Is your lab or worksite equipment-ready for compliance with OSHA’s final rule for the construction industry on protecting workers from exposure to silica dust?

Choosing the Correct Laboratory Thermometer for your Application
Laboratory Thermometers: What is the Best Choice for your Application?

This blog post discusses the differences between Liquid in Glass (LiG) mercury, LiG non-mercury and digital thermometers used in laboratory materials testing. It also explores the role each type of thermometer plays in maintaining compliance with industry standards and regulations governing the use of mercury.

Choosing the Right Lab Oven
Choosing the right lab oven

This blog post lays out some of the most important features to consider when you’re looking for an oven for aggregate, soils, concrete or asphalt testing.

6 Alternatives to Mercury Thermometers

As mercury continues to present shipping challenges and high costs, Gilson wants to make it as easy as possible to select the proper non-mercury alternative for your application, if mercury thermometers are not an option for you.

Kill Laboratory Noise With These Solutions to Protect Your Employees

Protecting your employees, especially in the lab is an important concern. Read our post about efficient noise-reducing technology solutions to keep the productivity going while keeping your employees happy and safe.

6 Features to Look for When Purchasing a Laboratory Scale
Read our helpful hints for features to look for when selecting a laboratory scale.
5 Steps to Setting up a Flawless Quality Control Program

Unsure of when to replace your sieves? The best place to start is with an ongoing, in-house quality control program. Learn how to implement this type of program in five easy steps.