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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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Properly Maintain Your ISOLOK MSE Sampler Seals

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 11/16/20 8:00 AM

The Sentry ISOLOK MSE automatic point sampler is designed for sampling toothpaste, peanut butter, tomato paste, juice concentrates – even rocket propellant. Like any piece of equipment, it sometimes needs repairs and maintenance. But it can be challenging to know how to make strategic decisions around maintaining sampling equipment. Here’s how to keep your ISOLOK MSE sampler working properly.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Downstream, Pharmaceutical, Liquid & Slurry

Employee-Owner Profiles - Richard Alves

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 11/5/20 8:00 AM

You could say that Richard Alves’ career path to Sentry Equipment started with go-karts and laundry.

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Topics: Company News

Employee-Owner Profiles - John Ivans

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/8/20 8:00 AM

When John Ivans was growing up in Milwaukee, WI, he didn’t know what he wanted to do as a career. So he took life as it came and enjoyed the surprises along the way.

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Topics: Company News

Employee-Owner Profiles - Megan Patterson

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 9/10/20 8:00 AM

Two years ago, Megan Patterson had a big decision to make. She was weighing job offers from multiple companies, including one from Sentry Equipment as a production controller. She turned to a trusted mentor to discuss her options. By the end of the discussion, the choice was easy.

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Topics: Company News

Employee-Owner Profiles - Ryan Linn

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

Ryan Linn already had interest from multiple companies when he agreed to an interview request from Sentry Equipment. Right away, though, he realized other companies couldn’t measure up to Sentry Equipment. Thirteen years later, he knows he made the right decision – and is looking forward to a long and satisfying career.

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Topics: Company News

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: Downstream

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: Downstream, 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