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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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How Safer Sampling Helps Generate Green Power

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 1/25/17 11:00 AM

A large parabolic trough solar power plant in the southwest part of the U.S. uses two 125 megawatt (net) steam turbine generators to generate more than 250 megawatts of energy. Since the power plant uses solar energy to create steam that drives a turbine, the plant faces many of the same concerns as a conventional fossil fueled power plant.

Therefore, it is critical to safely monitor and measure the quality of the steam and water used when generating steam. For this reason, a conventional steam and water analysis system (SWAS) was part of the original construction.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Safety first: The benefits of partnering with a safe manufacturer

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 3/24/16 10:22 AM

In March, our company celebrated an almost unheard-of safety record of 17 years without a lost-time incident in our factory. This is due to numerous safety policies and the care our employee-owners take in ensuring safety. 

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Topics: Company News, Any Application

Power plant retrofit solutions require knowledge, creativity

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 3/8/16 2:08 PM

Because many of the nation’s power plants were built some time ago, it often is a challenge for project managers to update the steam and water analysis (SWAS) system by retrofitting the plant with needed new technology within the existing facility footprint.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Allergen testing based on representative sampling crucial to food safety

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 1/28/16 2:38 PM

Food allergy is a rising public health concern. Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 9 million – or 4% – of adults and 6 million – or 8% – of children. Young children are affected most. While some food allergies resolve over time, allergies to tree nuts, peanuts, fish or shellfish generally are lifelong (Food Allergy Research & Education).

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Topics: Food & Beverage

How to Choose a Heat Exchanger for Your Petrochemical Plant

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 1/7/16 8:34 AM

There are different types and brands of heat exchangers, so how do you pick a model for your petrochemical plant?

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing

Five questions to ask when selecting an automatic sampler for solids and powder

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 12/1/15 3:14 PM

Automatic-sampler-for-solids-and-powder.jpgLet’s say you have a large order for a dry powdered food product and you need to be sure the product fits the customer’s specifications before it’s shipped, or you need to keep tabs on the moisture content of your material throughout a processing run, or you need to ensure that your chemical material doesn’t rise above a certain level of volatility. To accomplish these tasks, you’ll need to accurately sample and test the material using a sampler that can enter the material stream, capture a quantity of that material, and extract a representative sample for analysis. For the most accurate and repeatable sampling, you will need to employ a sophisticated method that allows precise samples to be taken at regular intervals, leaving no room for error – an automatic sampler.

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Topics: Food & Beverage

How many sample cooler types does it take to meet your needs?

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/28/15 10:00 AM

The answer currently is 154. The leading brand of sample coolers – Sentry – supplies more than 6,000 per year to customers around the globe.

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Topics: Power, Cement, Food & Beverage, Hydrocarbon Processing, Mining, Upstream & Midstream, Pharmaceutical, Liquid & Slurry, Any Application, Steam & Water, Gas

Two Coffee Customers, Two Different Sampling Solutions

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/21/15 10:00 AM

As sure as a cup of morning joe, food processors need to conduct representative sampling to gain the insights they need to ensure process control and product quality and safety, and determine product characteristics. Two coffee producers recently purchased different Sentry® samplers specific to their applications to help them meet those needs.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder

Two Refinery Sampling Solutions For Temperature Extremes

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/7/15 10:00 AM

Sentry sampling solutions for refineries are ready to meet any application, anywhere, even in extreme conditions. The following customer case studies show solutions for two applications, one in a high temperature and one in a sub-zero temperature environment.  

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing, Upstream & Midstream, Gas

The Good Jobs helps attract good people

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 9/30/15 10:00 AM

Sentry Equipment Corp seeks to attract the best talent to become employee-owners. As an employee-owned company, our team fully appreciates the value of every customer and the importance of every relationship – taking pride in everything we do, delivering on our promises and standing behind our commitments.

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Topics: Company News