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Production Process Insights

Ask Sentry: Cation Conductivity and Why It's Important

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 4/22/21 8:00 AM

In the utility industry, cation conductivity measurements help plants identify minor problems so plant personnel can remedy the issues before they become major complications.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Maximize Crude Oil Distillation with Representative Sampling

Posted by Horacio Salinas, Jr. on 4/19/21 8:00 AM

Crude oil distillation allows crude to be transformed into petroleum products for transportation, heating, paving roads, generating electricity, and feedstocks. Regular representative sampling helps ensure that distillation and other equipment and processes aren't adversely affected.

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Topics: Downstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Maintain Quality with Automatic Nut Butter Sampling

Posted by Israel Gamboa on 4/12/21 8:00 AM

As consumers’ tastes change, nut butter producers and co-packers are optimizing their processes to meet this consumer demand. With the variety of options and process variability, it has become imperative to utilize proper sampling techniques to prevent cross-contamination.

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

Employee-Owner Profiles - Quality Interns

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 4/8/21 8:00 AM

At Sentry Equipment, we’re committed to creating a forward-thinking company that respects the employee-owner experience while embracing fresh perspectives. That’s what intern Nikole Trudeau and co-op Isabelle Yoshizaki have learned through interning at Sentry Equipment headquarters.

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Topics: Company News

Your Step-by-Step Video Guide to Installing an AutoVREL

Posted by George Buss on 4/5/21 8:00 AM

Power plants that frequently cycle or have sliding pressures often require technicians to adjust the variable pressure-reducing element manually. However, properly installing an automated flow controller helps alleviate this stress by automating sample flow.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Improving Refinery Sampling With ProShield Service

Posted by Randy Cruse on 3/29/21 8:00 AM

Gleaning insights from sampling equipment is essential to product quality, safety and operational processes. A comprehensive sampling program including full service and support helps your plant expertly manage these elements by combining product updates and technical expertise.

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Topics: Downstream, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

Automate Sample Flow to Maximize Accuracy

Posted by John Powalisz on 3/22/21 8:00 AM

Incorrect flow rates can cause incorrect critical measurements, unreliable steam and water sample analysis system (SWAS) performance and damaged equipment. Automating sample flow control on your SWAS can help you meet plant process needs without high personnel costs and metric concerns.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Maintain Your B1 Sampler: A Step-by-Step Video Guide

Posted by George Buss on 3/15/21 8:00 AM

Depending on what materials are run through a Sentry B1 point sampler, material can stick to the auger, sample tube and chute. Understanding how to disassemble and reassemble the sampler is critical to proper sampler maintenance and cleaning.

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Topics: Cement, Food & Beverage, Mining, Solids & Powder, Pharmaceutical

Safeguard Your SWAS: Update Your Components for Reliability

Posted by Jason Thomas on 3/8/21 8:00 AM

Faced with budgetary and personnel constraints, many plant managers must make difficult choices to ensure their steam-water analysis system can provide the critical data they need to protect their equipment. Yet, improperly installed or retrofitted SWAS can have far-reaching maintenance and downtime effects, leaving you without necessary visibility.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Employee-Owner Profiles - John Kuykendall

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 3/4/21 8:00 AM

Company acquisitions can be stressful transitions. For John Kuykendall, joining Sentry Equipment through an acquisition was a seamless move that accelerated his career trajectory.

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Topics: Company News