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Production Process Insights

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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.

Recent Posts

Smart Cycle Chemistry Alarms Optimize Power Plant Processes

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 12/6/21 8:00 AM

The utility industry significantly contributes to the stability of the US and global economy and infrastructure. Given the stringent regulations plants must meet, it’s essential to prevent major chemical events to ensure dependable and safe power production. One way to support this production is by using smart cycle chemistry alarms.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Employee-Owner Profiles - Ollie Ward

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 11/29/21 8:00 AM

After years in the U.S. Coast Guard, Ollie Ward was looking for a change. So, when Sentry reached out two years ago, it seemed like a perfect fit. The variety of work in the service department was appealing to him and a good fit for his “methodical” personality.

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Topics: Company News

Stand Ready: Discussing Bulk Solid Sampling Trends

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 11/10/21 8:00 AM

The powder and bulk solids market includes OEMs, process engineers, and executives whose activity accounts for 70% of the manufacturing lifecycle of every product on earth. Sampling plays a vital role in this production to ensure safety and product quality.

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Topics: Solids & Powder, Any Application

Employee-Owner Profiles - Tod Myers

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/14/21 8:00 AM

In the ten years that regional sales manager Tod Myers has been with Sentry Equipment, there’s rarely been a dull day – and that suits him perfectly.

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Topics: Company News

Employee-Owner Profiles - Kelly O'Shea

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 9/13/21 8:00 AM

“To be in your child’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.”

Kelly O’Shea began at Sentry Equipment over 14 years ago to make Barbara Johnson’s words a reality, and continues to enjoy that work-life balance today.

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Topics: Company News

Ask Sentry: Why Should I Consider Low-E Samplers?

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 8/19/21 8:00 AM

In the petrochemical and refinery industries, operations must 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. Low-e sampling, combined with proper staff training, can help maximize sampling accuracy while minimizing risks to people, equipment, and the environment.

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Topics: Downstream, Liquid & Slurry

Employee-Owner Profiles - Steve Steigerwald

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 8/5/21 8:00 AM

Nine years ago, Steve Steigerwald didn’t know what an employee-owned business was and had never heard of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). But the idea intrigued him, so he decided to join Sentry Equipment as a service technician. Now he profoundly believes in the employee-owner business model, a conviction that was only reinforced through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: Company News

Ask Sentry: What are ISOLOK Samplers?

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 7/22/21 8:00 AM

Automatic representative sampling is the act of capturing a limited volume of material from a process stream that accurately reflects the characteristics of the entire lot, batch or process stream. Most material within a production environment can be sampled and then analyzed for product quality and process monitoring. 

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry

Employee-Owner Profiles - Canton Larson

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 7/15/21 8:00 AM

Our commitment to health and safety has never been more critical than the last year, as the world contended with the COVID-19 pandemic. In a stroke of excellent timing, Canton Larson joined Sentry Equipment in 2019 as an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist. This role became essential in leading the company through the crisis.

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Topics: Company News

Ask Sentry: How Do Mag Traps Mitigate Magnetic Particles?

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 6/24/21 8:00 AM

Magnetite is a form of iron particulate that forms naturally on the inside of steam and water pipes. In power plants, particles can shed, damaging a plant's steam and water analysis system (SWAS) by plugging components and analyzers. And when the SWAS doesn't operate properly, the water chemistry for the whole plant is at risk.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water