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Production Process Insights

Steam and Water Management: Going Beyond Power Plant Processes

Posted by John Powalisz on 2/15/21 8:00 AM

High-quality steam is the key to safe and efficient production in processing plants including refineries, chemical facilities, pulp and paper production, food processing and co-generation plants. Improper chemistry control in the steam cycle can leave your plant at risk for buildup of impurities and corrosion of equipment, insufficient power production, and damages to the environment and plant personnel.

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Topics: Any Application, Steam & Water

The Importance of Industrial Boiler Water Treatment

Posted by John Powalisz on 2/1/21 8:00 AM

Industrial steam plants and combined steam and power facilities, also known as cogeneration plants, commonly use boilers to provide high-quality steam and electric power. As the heart of the plant, these boilers are crucial to efficient energy creation. If impurities enter the boiler feedwater or corrosion develops inside the boiler, equipment can be damaged, the plant can experience unexpected downtime, and energy creation can be extremely ineffective. It’s critical to limit impurities and corrosion in a boiler system to maximize boiler output and prevent these challenges.

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Topics: Any Application, Steam & Water

How to Solve Common SBC Controller Issues

Posted by George Buss on 1/25/21 8:00 AM

The Sentry SBC controller is a dedicated logic control system that can control any automatic sampler in the Sentry Equipment product line, including liquid, slurry and bulk solids samplers. With just a few simple connections, the sampler can be in operation.

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Topics: Solids & Powder, Liquid & Slurry, Any Application, Gas

Match the Right Heat Exchanger to Your Application

Posted by John Powalisz on 7/20/20 8:00 AM

Many industrial processes require the addition or removal of heat and heat exchangers are often used to do this. There are many heat exchange applications within processing plants such a process heating and cooling, vapor condensing to sample conditioning. Ensure you are meeting your application needs by selecting the right specialty heat exchanger. 

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Topics: Any Application, Steam & Water

How to Approach SWAS Service Through COVID-19

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 4/6/20 8:00 AM

A well-functioning power infrastructure is critical for public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, the energy sector and its workers are considered essential to maintaining the services and functions Americans depend on daily. But without proper maintenance services on equipment, many power plants could experience issues that lead to equipment failure and shutdowns.

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Topics: Power, Company News, Any Application

5 Ways to Ensure a Seamless Custom Engineered Project

Posted by Valdo DeLaGarza on 2/10/20 8:00 AM

Developing a custom-engineered product can be a daunting undertaking – but with the right partner, it doesn’t have to be a challenge. Whether your facility needs a new piece of specialized equipment or an entire customized sampling system, working with an experienced partner can make it easy to develop custom-engineered samplers and systems to meet your most demanding requirements for your specific industry.

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Topics: Any Application

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

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

Helping Students Navigate to a Career in Manufacturing

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/16/19 8:00 AM

When Andy Kostecki was in high school, he had a hard time succeeding within the traditional education model. “I just can't learn from looking at a chalkboard. I'm a hands-on learner,” says Kostecki. “Learning in the traditional way isn't for me.”

He was introduced to the GPS Education Partners program, which provides students with first-hand experience in technical careers to help prepare them for life as working adults. Little did he know that the GPS program was leading him to meaningful manufacturing career at Sentry Equipment.

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Topics: Company News, Any Application

Top 5 Best Practices for 20+ Years of Safety

Posted by Canton Larson on 10/3/19 8:03 AM

Workplace injuries and illnesses have a major impact on an employer's bottom line. It’s estimated that employers pay almost $1 billion per week for workers' compensation payments, medical expenses and costs for legal services. But indirect costs – including lost productivity, repairs to damaged equipment or property, and the cost of lower employee morale – can be just as damaging to a company.

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Topics: Company News, Any Application