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Downstream Sampling: Match Your Equipment to the Application

Posted by Randy Cruse on 6/29/20 8:00 AM

Capturing representative samples and protecting the operator is critical in high-temperature and high-pressure applications commonly found in hydrocarbon processing. That’s why it’s essential to match your application to the sampling equipment. Here’s your guide to ensuring you choose the right sampler for your application.

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Optimize Lithium Mining Processes with Automatic Sampling

Posted by Nate Leonard on 6/22/20 8:00 AM

The demand for lithium – sometimes known as “white gold” – is predicted to remain strong, as it’s increasingly used in electronics and electric vehicles. This makes it important to establish a reliable automatic sampling system in your mining operation to ensure you’re consistently producing high-quality lithium.

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Topics: Mining, Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry

Create an Effective Corrosion Program for Downstream Processes

Posted by Lance Witt on 6/15/20 8:00 AM

Corrosion is the hidden enemy within refineries, silently and invisibly eating away at the interior of critical infrastructure and equipment. Learn how to monitor and mitigate corrosion in our free eBook, The Corrosion Monitoring and Mitigation Handbook: Creating A Balanced and Effective Program for Downstream Processes.

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

The Art of Blending Coffee with Automatic Sampling

Posted by Tod Myers on 6/8/20 8:00 AM

Roasting and combining coffee beans into distinctive blends can be challenging. Each type of bean in the blend needs to be carefully roasted to ensure consistency of color and taste of the final brew. Automatic sampling can help optimize sampling accuracy and repeatability in the coffee blending process, while ensuring a delicious cup every time.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder

Employee-Owner Profiles - Madeline Hardin

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

If you contact Sentry Equipment about a request or an order, you might end up speaking with Madeline Hardin. Madeline is part of our customer service team, and she’s an important point of contact for entering orders, handling shipments and more for our customers.  

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Topics: Company News

Safely Sample Aluminum Alkyls in Your Hydrocarbon Plant

Posted by Steve Shiller on 6/1/20 8:00 AM

Aluminum alkyls are a family of organo-aluminums often used as catalysts in the polymerization of olefins and dienes in hydrocarbon plants. Some plants use aluminum alkyls in their manufacturing operations for a variety of uses, from afterburner sustainers for jet engines to reducing agents. Learn how one plant ensured personnel and environmental safety with aluminum alkyl sampling. 

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing, Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry

How to Succeed with Sample Conditioning

Posted by John Powalisz on 5/26/20 10:00 AM

Cycle chemistry is an often overlooked, but critical, process in a power plant that helps provide and maintain the protective layer on equipment and surfaces. Monitoring your cycle chemistry starts with sample conditioning. 

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

A Custom Solution Improves Cement Sampling at Load-Out

Posted by Tod Myers on 5/18/20 9:15 AM

Cement is typically manufactured by heating lime, silica, alumina, iron and other materials at high temperatures. This combination of heavy materials can have a major impact on wear and tear of sampling equipment. Learn how one company mitigated this risk with a custom solution.

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Topics: Cement, Solids & Powder

Successfully Navigate the Custom Engineered Bid Process

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 5/11/20 8:00 AM

The bid process for custom engineered and expansion projects in a hydrocarbon plant can take up to a year to complete. Projects of this scope and size need a strong process to ensure deadlines and budgets are met. Navigate your project successfully by following this roadmap.

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Employee-Owner Profiles - Brian Nichols

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 5/7/20 8:00 AM

If you’ve used any of our corrosion mitigation products, you’ve been the fortunate recipient of Brian Nichols’ work. As a Work Cell Technician on our Saf-T-Vise line, he’s responsible for assembling and testing our corrosion monitoring products so every customer gets a quality product. It’s all part of his drive to do his best every day and put a smile on people’s faces.

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Topics: Company News