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Employee-Owner Profiles - Quality Interns

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 4/8/21 8:00 AM

At Sentry Equipment, we’re committed to creating a forward-thinking company that respects the employee-owner experience while embracing fresh perspectives. That’s what intern Nikole Trudeau and co-op Isabelle Yoshizaki have learned through interning at Sentry Equipment headquarters.

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Topics: Company News

Your Step-by-Step Video Guide to Installing an AutoVREL

Posted by George Buss on 4/5/21 8:00 AM

Power plants that frequently cycle or have sliding pressures often require technicians to adjust the variable pressure-reducing element manually. However, properly installing an automated flow controller helps alleviate this stress by automating sample flow.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Improving Refinery Sampling With ProShield Service

Posted by Randy Cruse on 3/29/21 8:00 AM

Gleaning insights from sampling equipment is essential to product quality, safety and operational processes. A comprehensive sampling program including full service and support helps your plant expertly manage these elements by combining product updates and technical expertise.

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Topics: Downstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Automate Sample Flow to Maximize Accuracy

Posted by John Powalisz on 3/22/21 8:00 AM

Incorrect flow rates can cause incorrect critical measurements, unreliable steam and water sample analysis system (SWAS) performance and damaged equipment. Automating sample flow control on your SWAS can help you meet plant process needs without high personnel costs and metric concerns.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Maintain Your B1 Sampler: A Step-by-Step Video Guide

Posted by George Buss on 3/15/21 8:00 AM

Depending on what materials are run through a Sentry B1 point sampler, material can stick to the auger, sample tube and chute. Understanding how to disassemble and reassemble the sampler is critical to proper sampler maintenance and cleaning.

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

Safeguard Your SWAS: Update Your Components for Reliability

Posted by Jason Thomas on 3/8/21 8:00 AM

Faced with budgetary and personnel constraints, many plant managers must make difficult choices to ensure their steam-water analysis system can provide the critical data they need to protect their equipment. Yet, improperly installed or retrofitted SWAS can have far-reaching maintenance and downtime effects, leaving you without necessary visibility.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Employee-Owner Profiles - John Kuykendall

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 3/4/21 8:00 AM

Company acquisitions can be stressful transitions. For John Kuykendall, joining Sentry Equipment through an acquisition was a seamless move that accelerated his career trajectory.

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Topics: Company News

A Game Changer: Automatic Sampling in Cement Processes

Posted by Tod Myers on 3/1/21 8:00 AM

Improving plant performance efficiency requires cement processes to be monitored closely using fewer plant personnel. That's where automatic process sampling can help improve your efficiency and profitability.

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Topics: Cement, Solids & Powder

Adapting Automatic Sampling to Produce High-Quality Edible Oils

Posted by Israel Gamboa on 2/22/21 8:00 AM

Due to shifting tastes in the industry, edible oil companies must transform their manufacturing processes to keep pace. Automatic sampling systems easily adapt to these new products to optimize sampling accuracy, while minimizing the risks associated with updating production processes.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Liquid & Slurry

Steam and Water Management: Going Beyond Power Plant Processes

Posted by John Powalisz on 2/15/21 8:00 AM

High-quality steam is the key to safe and efficient production in processing plants including refineries, chemical facilities, pulp and paper production, food processing and co-generation plants. Improper chemistry control in the steam cycle can leave your plant at risk for buildup of impurities and corrosion of equipment, insufficient power production, and damages to the environment and plant personnel.

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Topics: Any Application, Steam & Water