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The Advantages of Chlorine Dosing to Control Biofilm

Posted by John Powalisz on 5/19/22 8:00 AM

Microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and algae can present challenges in maintaining and operating industrial cooling systems. These contaminants can increase pathogens and create biofilms in cooling systems. This biofilm can lead to equipment damage and inaccurate measurements. One way to combat these concerns is through chlorine dosing.

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Topics: Any Application, Steam & Water

Employee-Owner Profiles - Devin Draeger

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 3/2/22 2:00 PM

When he was a kid, Devin Draeger was fascinated with building computers. So, it makes sense that he chose a career that led him to work with computers every day. The path to this career may not have been direct, but since starting at Sentry Equipment over 16 years ago, Devin's proud of the support he's received from his team after transitioning out of active military duty.

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Topics: Company News, Any Application

Employee-Owner Profiles - Adam Scott

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 1/26/22 8:00 AM

When Adam Scott interviewed for a job as a welder at Sentry Equipment, he was immediately impressed by the employee-ownership business model. More than six years later, he knows he made the right decision to join Sentry.

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Topics: Company News, Any Application

Stand Ready: Discussing Bulk Solid Sampling Trends

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 11/10/21 8:00 AM

The powder and bulk solids market includes OEMs, process engineers, and executives whose activity accounts for 70% of the manufacturing lifecycle of every product on earth. Sampling plays a vital role in this production to ensure safety and product quality.

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Topics: Solids & Powder, Any Application

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

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