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With proven sampling expertise since 1924, Sentry products and services provide business operations the critical insights to optimize process control and product quality. We deliver true representative sampling and analysis techniques to customers around the globe, empowering them to accurately monitor and measure processes for improved production efficiency, output and safety. Standing behind our commitments, we are determined to tackle any application, anywhere.

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Common Sampling Programs for Hydrocarbon Processing [Infographic]

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 7/13/20 8:00 AM

Establishing a sampling program for all types of refining processes in hydrocarbon processing plants requires special considerations for successful and safe operations. The high-temperature and high-pressure applications found in hydrocarbon processing also add a degree of complexity to ensure samples are representative and the operator drawing the sample is protected.

Make sure you are maintaining true representative sampling with a properly designed and placed hydrocarbon sampling program. 

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing

Employee-Owner Profiles - Rick Gierke

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 7/9/20 8:00 AM

When Rick Gierke applied to Sentry Equipment, he didn’t realize he’d be working remotely for a company in Wisconsin. But eight years later, he’s fully settled into his role as a product support specialist and is looking forward to continuing a long career with Sentry.

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Topics: Company News

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

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

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

Employee-Owner Profiles - Amanda Slowik

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 4/9/20 8:00 AM


Coworkers call Amanda Slowik a “ray of sunshine” who brings a megawatt smile and positive energy to work every day. Her philosophy is that a simple smile or compliment can make someone’s day, which she feels fits into Sentry’s employee-owned culture where everyone can bring more of themselves to their jobs.

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Topics: Company News

How to Approach SWAS Service Through COVID-19

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

A well-functioning power infrastructure is critical for public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, the energy sector and its workers are considered essential to maintaining the services and functions Americans depend on daily. But without proper maintenance services on equipment, many power plants could experience issues that lead to equipment failure and shutdowns.

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Topics: Power, Company News, Any Application

4 Major Benefits of Automated Sampling

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 3/30/20 8:00 AM

This article originally appeared in the news section of Borrow-Agee Laboratories' website. This testing service blog has been republished here for our readers. 

One of the most important things to consider in order to get accurate test results in food safety testing is your sampling process. Many companies still rely on manually sampling animal feed, byproduct, or animals themselves rather than automated sampling. But this encourages a number of problems that may not allow for the most effective quality testing. 

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder

Employee-Owner Profiles - Brian Sizemore

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 3/5/20 8:08 AM

As Sentry Equipment sought to expand product offerings, we broadened our service expertise in the Gulf Coast region with the Process Monitoring Tech Center in Houston. Brian Sizemore joined Sentry during that expansion and has found a fulfilling role as a Sales and Application Engineer supporting upstream and midstream pipeline corrosion customers in the region and around the United States.

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Topics: Company News