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George Buss

As one of our expert service technicians, George has been working on Sentry sampling products and systems since 2001. This means he knows everything there is to know about Sentry sampling equipment, and is happy to share his knowledge with customers looking to ensure their sampling equipment is working optimally and efficiently. In his spare time, George can be found fixing stuff and making it work (which also sounds a lot like work, doesn’t it?)

Recent Posts

Automated sampling of plastic pellets within line improves efficiency

Posted by George Buss on 3/22/16 12:32 PM

Preproduction plastic, commonly known as plastic pellets – and also called nurdles – is comprised of raw plastic resin materials that are heated and reformed into a wide variety of plastic products.

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing

Flour Miller Replaces Bin Scooping With Cross-Section Sampling For Increased Quality Assurance

Posted by George Buss on 2/2/16 10:24 AM

In solid and powder sampling applications, it is important to obtain a representative sample with a sampler that enters the material stream, captures a quantity of that material, and extracts a representative sample for analysis. For all solids and powders, the sampler chosen is determined by the material flow rate, the sample amount required, and the material characteristics such as flow behavior, the shape and makeup of the particles, and the tendency of the solid or powder to segregate or group together.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder

How to keep your sampling program at 100% scheduled uptime

Posted by George Buss on 12/8/15 10:10 AM

Over the years, I’ve had a number of conversations about sampler uptime that all basically boil down to the same question: How do we keep our samplers at 100% scheduled uptime to avoid loss of productivity and plant efficiency?

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Topics: Any Application