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Production Process Insights

Maximize Recipe Control with Automatic Sampling

Posted by Tod Myers on 11/1/21 8:00 AM

A repeatable, representative sampling of bulk-solid products is essential in today’s production environments. From food production to plastics, automatic samplers are becoming standard practice to provide the needed insights on product quality and safety for profitable production. 

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder

Maximize Co-Generation Reliability with Steam and Water Sampling

Posted by Jeff McKinney on 10/26/21 8:00 AM

Combined heat and power facilities (CHP), also known as co-generation power plants, create high-pressure steam to generate power and provide process steam. Process plants seek to minimize the use of make-up water by re-using condensate that theoretically should be clean water.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Avoid Pipeline Freeze with a Methanol Injection Plan

Posted by Bryan Stockburger on 10/19/21 8:00 AM

With winter quickly approaching, frozen pipelines can have a lasting impact on your oil and gas production operations.

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Topics: Downstream, Upstream & Midstream, Liquid & Slurry, Steam & Water

Repair vs. Replace: Managing Your Refinery's Sampling Equipment

Posted by Randy Cruse on 10/14/21 4:13 PM

Many industrial plants in the United States were built decades ago and were not expected to still be in operation. Yet many are still running today, well past their expected life span. Within these plants, hydrocarbon sampling systems and equipment are often overlooked, even as new technology and regulations demand more from them.

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Topics: Power, Downstream, Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry, Gas

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

Maximize Your Budget with SWAS Equipment Management

Posted by John Powalisz on 10/11/21 8:00 AM

In today’s utility plants, effective SWAS equipment management is crucial to maximizing uptime and generating revenue.

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Topics: Power, Steam & Water

Where Did the Milk Go? Find Out with Representative Sampling.

Posted by Israel Gamboa on 10/4/21 8:00 AM

The dairy process is closely monitored, from receiving raw milk to packing the end product. Sampling starts with a representative sample from the tanker. This sample analysis results in milk constituent data, including fats and solids. Milk sampling allows the processor to know what they're getting from the milk producer, such as butterfat content, so they pay the producer for precisely what they're getting.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Liquid & Slurry

Maintain Chemical Compliance with Representative Sampling

Posted by Horacio Salinas, Jr. on 9/30/21 8:00 AM

The specialty chemicals industry produces various substances for many applications, including paints and inks, detergents, pharmaceuticals, and biocides for agricultural use. Skin and respiratory exposure to chemicals used to develop these materials can leave operators at risk for burns, respiratory complications, rashes, and cancer.

Because of these serious risks, the specialty chemicals industry faces some of the most stringent safety standards and governmental regulations. Chemical compliance relies on representative sampling to reduce employees’ exposure to chemicals while maximizing production and minimizing capital costs.

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Topics: Downstream, Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry

Ask Sentry: Why Should I Consider PR or RX Samplers?

Posted by Tod Myers on 9/27/21 8:00 AM

The powder and bulk solid industry relies on sampling to ensure their production meets compliance, efficiency, and safety standards. Sentry Equipment’s PR and RX automatic samplers ensure that plants can satisfy these regulations by easily and safely obtaining samples without the need for direct human contact.

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Topics: Solids & Powder, Any Application

Optimize Specialty Chemical Processes with Representative Sampling

Posted by Horacio Salinas, Jr. on 9/20/21 8:00 AM

Specialty chemical plants manufacture compounds for many products in various industries, including agricultural fertilizers, electronic circuit boards, construction materials, and consumer goods like detergents and pharmaceuticals. With the growing demand of the specialty chemical market, the industry faces several unique challenges that could affect operations.

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Topics: Downstream, Any Application