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How to Choose Your Internal Corrosion Mitigation Method

Posted by Lance Witt on 12/9/19 8:00 AM

This is the third part in our series about preventing, monitoring and treating corrosion in hydrocarbon pipelines. You can read the first two posts here and here.

Internal corrosion monitoring is critical to preventing and addressing corrosion inside gas and oil pipelines. It’s also the first step in choosing the right corrosion mitigation method based on identified corrosive constituents.

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Topics: Upstream & Midstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Employee-Owner Profiles - Kim Lobert

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 12/5/19 8:00 AM

As a Sales and Application Engineer, Kim Lobert is tasked with fielding requests for product information and quotes from customers, regional sales managers, website leads and more. But her real skill lies in reading between the lines to decipher the true need – and turning it into a successful order.

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Topics: Company News

Maintenance 101: Developing a Reliable Sampling Program

Posted by Randy Cruse on 12/2/19 8:00 AM

Developing a reliable sampling program doesn’t end with implementation. It requires a maintenance program that will keep your equipment running properly to ensure operator safety and equipment performance. But it can be overwhelming to establish a maintenance program. Get started with these 5 steps.

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Internal Corrosion Monitoring: What You Need to Know

Posted by Lance Witt on 11/18/19 8:00 AM

Read Part I in this series to learn about the tools used to monitor pipeline corrosion.

Pipelines carrying oil and gas experience internal corrosion when water is present inside the lines. The amount of corrosion will vary, depending on factors such as temperature, total pressure, CO2 and H2S content of the gas, pH of the water, flow conditions, use of inhibiting chemicals and more.

But no matter the amount of corrosion, it can have devastating effects on your equipment.

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Topics: Upstream & Midstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Where Should You Be Sampling in Your Hydrocarbon Processing Plant?

Posted by Rod Lunceford on 11/11/19 8:00 AM

In a hydrocarbon processing plant, crude oil must be processed into more refined products. Establishing a sampling program for all types of refining processes in hydrocarbon processing plants requires special considerations for successful and safe operations.

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Employee-Owner Profiles - George Buss

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 11/7/19 8:00 AM

As a Senior Product Support Specialist, George Buss’ only goal is to solve customers’ problems. And after 19 years with Sentry Equipment, he has seen the impact of dedication to the customer and employee-ownership culture through significant company and professional growth.

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Topics: Company News

Common Practices to Prevent Pipeline Freeze

Posted by Bryan Stockburger on 11/4/19 8:00 AM

According to the Farmers’ Almanac, this year’s winter is predicted to be a “polar coaster” with freezing, frigid and frosty weather across two-thirds of the country. This level of extreme weather leaves midstream pipelines at risk for damage such as freezing.

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Topics: Upstream & Midstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Our Commitment to Excellence in 2020 and Beyond

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/30/19 8:00 AM

As October comes to an end, so does Employee Ownership Month and Manufacturing Month. 

Catch up on all of the ways we celebrated and showcased our employee owners, manufacturing capabilities, community involvement and more.

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Topics: Company News, Any Application

Employee-Owner Profiles - Mitch Hensler

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/28/19 8:03 AM

Mitch Hensler was born and raised in Watertown, Wisconsin, just 30 minutes west of Sentry’s headquarters in Oconomowoc. He grew up fishing in the area’s many lakes and hunting in the woods with his dad, Dave. “My dad’s a hard worker, and it really drove into me that a good work ethic can go a long way.”

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Topics: Company News

When Women Are at the Table, Manufacturing Wins

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/23/19 8:00 AM

Today, Sentry Equipment employs thirty-four female employee-owners, with six in manager roles. Some of these women recently discussed how they got started in manufacturing and what their experience in the traditionally male industry has been so far. Their stories lead to four points for why manufacturing is a great career choice for women. 

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Topics: Company News, Any Application