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Employee-Owner Profiles - Adam Scott

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 1/26/22 8:00 AM

When Adam Scott interviewed for a job as a welder at Sentry Equipment, he was immediately impressed by the employee-ownership business model. More than six years later, he knows he made the right decision to join Sentry.

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Topics: Company News, Any Application

5 Key Sampling Locations in Co-Generation Plants

Posted by Jeff McKinney on 1/20/22 8:00 AM

Oversimplifying or ignoring steam and water sampling in combined steam and power plants can lead to significant problems, including operator error, equipment damage, injuries to personnel, and incomplete or inefficient power production. By following these five key sampling locations in your industrial steam system, you can ensure reliable steam production. 

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

How to Maintain Recipe Control with the Sentry SBC Controller

Posted by George Buss on 12/13/21 8:00 AM

Production of bulk solid materials is dependent on expensive capital equipment, often optimized to produce multiple products on the same line. These systems can make numerous products, including varying particle sizes, dimensions, and other characteristics. Maintaining these products is made simple with recipe control found in the Sentry SBC Controller.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder

Smart Cycle Chemistry Alarms Optimize Power Plant Processes

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 12/6/21 8:00 AM

The utility industry significantly contributes to the stability of the US and global economy and infrastructure. Given the stringent regulations plants must meet, it’s essential to prevent major chemical events to ensure dependable and safe power production. One way to support this production is by using smart cycle chemistry alarms.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

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