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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

Ensure Safety and Accuracy with Low-E Sampling Systems

Posted by Horacio Salinas, Jr. on 5/4/20 8:00 AM

Petrochemical and refinery plants can eliminate sample imprecision by transitioning to a low-emission (low-e) closed loop sampling system. But choosing from the many types of low-e systems can be overwhelming. These guidelines will help you select the right low-e system for your process to establish a successful sampling program that will ensure operator safety and sample accuracy.

In the petrochemical and refinery industries, it’s critical that operations run safely and efficiently with controlled, real-time data. Plants can eliminate data imprecision by transitioning to a low-emission (low-e) closed loop gas and liquid sampling system. These systems are simple, safe and accurate ways to manage representative sampling in your plant.

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Your Guide to a Successful Downstream Panel Start Up

Posted by Randy Cruse on 4/27/20 8:00 AM

Being ready for startup requires a holistic approach to the entire process of implementing a sampling system. Make sure you’ve considered every step with these guidelines to getting ready for startup. These will help you establish a successful sampling program that will continue to ensure operator safety and equipment performance.

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Make the Most of Your Oil and Gas Sampling Partnership

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

Managing relationships with outside vendors and suppliers can be challenging. These best practices can guide you in building strong relationship with a full-service oil and gas provider that will help you improve profitability, speed up innovation and improve reliability.

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

Solutions to Your Most Common LPG Sampler Problems

Posted by Randy Cruse on 4/13/20 8:00 AM

LPG sampling systems help you safely and effectively sample liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and other gases with high vapor pressures. But even the most reliable LPG sampling solution will need ongoing maintenance and service. When your LPG 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