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Employee-Owner Profiles - Ollie Ward

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 11/29/21 8:00 AM

After years in the U.S. Coast Guard, Ollie Ward was looking for a change. So, when Sentry reached out two years ago, it seemed like a perfect fit. The variety of work in the service department was appealing to him and a good fit for his “methodical” personality.

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Topics: Company News

Why is Sampling Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels Important?

Posted by Horacio Salinas, Jr. on 11/17/21 8:00 AM

Renewable hydrocarbon biofuels are fuels produced from biomass sources, such as vegetable oils, animal fats, or specialized crops. These products are chemically identical to standard petroleum-based products and can be used in existing engines and infrastructure. Because of this, these biofuels require stringent testing similar to petroleum-based products.

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Topics: Downstream, Upstream & Midstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Stand Ready: Discussing Bulk Solid Sampling Trends

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 11/10/21 8:00 AM

The powder and bulk solids market includes OEMs, process engineers, and executives whose activity accounts for 70% of the manufacturing lifecycle of every product on earth. Sampling plays a vital role in this production to ensure safety and product quality.

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Topics: Solids & Powder, Any Application

Maximize Recipe Control with Automatic Sampling

Posted by Tod Myers on 11/1/21 8:00 AM

A repeatable, representative sampling of bulk-solid products is essential in today’s production environments. From food production to plastics, automatic samplers are becoming standard practice to provide the needed insights on product quality and safety for profitable production. 

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder

Maximize Co-Generation Reliability with Steam and Water Sampling

Posted by Jeff McKinney on 10/26/21 8:00 AM

Combined heat and power facilities (CHP), also known as co-generation power plants, create high-pressure steam to generate power and provide process steam. Process plants seek to minimize the use of make-up water by re-using condensate that theoretically should be clean water.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Avoid Pipeline Freeze with a Methanol Injection Plan

Posted by Bryan Stockburger on 10/19/21 8:00 AM

With winter quickly approaching, frozen pipelines can have a lasting impact on your oil and gas production operations.

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Topics: Downstream, Upstream & Midstream, Liquid & Slurry, Steam & Water

Repair vs. Replace: Managing Your Refinery's Sampling Equipment

Posted by Randy Cruse on 10/14/21 4:13 PM

Many industrial plants in the United States were built decades ago and were not expected to still be in operation. Yet many are still running today, well past their expected life span. Within these plants, hydrocarbon sampling systems and equipment are often overlooked, even as new technology and regulations demand more from them.

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Topics: Power, Downstream, Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Employee-Owner Profiles - Tod Myers

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/14/21 8:00 AM

In the ten years that regional sales manager Tod Myers has been with Sentry Equipment, there’s rarely been a dull day – and that suits him perfectly.

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Topics: Company News

Maximize Your Budget with SWAS Equipment Management

Posted by John Powalisz on 10/11/21 8:00 AM

In today’s utility plants, effective SWAS equipment management is crucial to maximizing uptime and generating revenue.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Where Did the Milk Go? Find Out with Representative Sampling.

Posted by Israel Gamboa on 10/4/21 8:00 AM

The dairy process is closely monitored, from receiving raw milk to packing the end product. Sampling starts with a representative sample from the tanker. This sample analysis results in milk constituent data, including fats and solids. Milk sampling allows the processor to know what they're getting from the milk producer, such as butterfat content, so they pay the producer for precisely what they're getting.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Liquid & Slurry