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How to Approach SWAS Service Through COVID-19

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 4/6/20 8:00 AM

A well-functioning power infrastructure is critical for public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, the energy sector and its workers are considered essential to maintaining the services and functions Americans depend on daily. But without proper maintenance services on equipment, many power plants could experience issues that lead to equipment failure and shutdowns.

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Topics: Power, Company News, Any Application

4 Major Benefits of Automated Sampling

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 3/30/20 8:00 AM

This article originally appeared in the news section of Borrow-Agee Laboratories' website. This testing service blog has been republished here for our readers. 

One of the most important things to consider in order to get accurate test results in food safety testing is your sampling process. Many companies still rely on manually sampling animal feed, byproduct, or animals themselves rather than automated sampling. But this encourages a number of problems that may not allow for the most effective quality testing. 

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder

Hydrofluric Alkylation Sampling: What You Need to Know

Posted by Horacio Salinas, Jr. on 3/23/20 8:00 AM

Hydroflouric acid (HF) is one of the most dangerous acids in the world, and it’s commonly used as a catalyst to produce alkylate, a gasoline blending component for clean-burning fuels. But using HF comes with risks to people and the environment. Only automatic representative sampling can perform safe, reliable and efficient sampling of HF in a hydrocarbon plant.

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing

What Are FFS and Are They Right for Your Plant?

Posted by John Powalisz on 3/16/20 8:00 AM

Organic cycle chemistry based on film-forming substances (FFS) is being considered more frequently as an alternative to conventional corrosion-treatment programs. Here’s what you need to know about using FFS to inhibit corrosion throughout the water and steam circuits of fossil and combined cycle/heat recovery steam generator plants.  It should be noted that a well controlled, traditional chemistry program is a heavily favored, first choice for most plants.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Ensure High-Quality Edible Oils with Automatic Sampling

Posted by John Powalisz on 3/9/20 8:00 AM

Extracting and refining seeds, legumes and sometimes the “fruit” into oils, such as olive, avocado and vegetable oils, can be complicated. Processed oils need to be consistent in color and taste, and free of impurities that could negatively affect its quality. Automatic sampling can help optimize sampling accuracy and repeatability in every step of the extraction process, while ensuring a safe and delicious final product.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Liquid & Slurry

Employee-Owner Profiles - Brian Sizemore

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 3/5/20 8:08 AM

As Sentry Equipment sought to expand product offerings, we broadened our service expertise in the Gulf Coast region with the Process Monitoring Tech Center in Houston. Brian Sizemore joined Sentry during that expansion and has found a fulfilling role as a Sales and Application Engineer supporting upstream and midstream pipeline corrosion customers in the region and around the United States.

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Topics: Company News

Increase Your Automatic Samplers' Performance

Posted by George Buss on 3/2/20 8:00 AM

Automatic sampling systems are simple, safe and accurate ways to manage representative sampling in your plant. But even the most reliable sampling solution will need ongoing maintenance and service. When your automatic samplers aren’t functioning properly, these troubleshooting tips can keep your system running smoothly.

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Topics: Cement, Food & Beverage, Mining, Solids & Powder

How to Choose the Right SWAS Configuration for Your Plant

Posted by John Powalisz on 2/24/20 8:00 AM

The technical design specification is the first step in designing a steam and water analysis system (SWAS) that operates accurately, reliably and safely for your plant’s conditions. Understanding the different possible configurations when designing your SWAS can help you choose one that will maximize efficiency and output while protecting plant assets, operators and the environment.

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Topics: Power, Hydrocarbon Processing, Steam & Water

Maximize Your Low-Emission Gas and Liquid Samplers' Output

Posted by George Buss on 2/17/20 8:00 AM

Low-emission (low-e) closed loop gas and liquid sampling systems are simple, safe and accurate ways to manage representative sampling in your plant. But even the most reliable sampling solution will need ongoing maintenance and service. When your gas and liquid samplers aren’t working properly, these troubleshooting tips can keep your system running smoothly.

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing, Upstream & Midstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

5 Ways to Ensure a Seamless Custom Engineered Project

Posted by Valdo DeLaGarza on 2/10/20 8:00 AM

Developing a custom-engineered product can be a daunting undertaking – but with the right partner, it doesn’t have to be a challenge. Whether your facility needs a new piece of specialized equipment or an entire customized sampling system, working with an experienced partner can make it easy to develop custom-engineered samplers and systems to meet your most demanding requirements for your specific industry.

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Topics: Any Application