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Why Small Things Like Sample Bottle Caps Are Big Things In A Hydrocarbon Processing Plant

Posted by Derek Lindsay on 10/9/18 9:27 AM


Sampling in a hydrocarbon processing plant has its hazards. Tapping into a process line to extract a representative sample requires careful planning, specialized equipment and a partnership with the right sampling application experts. Commonly, however, more focus is spent on the best and safest way to extract the sample, than the method to seal the sample collection bottle. That can be just as hazardous.

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing, Oil & Gas, Liquid & Slurry

Three steps to take to maintain your samplers

Posted by Paul Williams on 4/5/16 9:09 AM

Our cars wouldn’t run very well if we didn’t fill them with gasoline, change the motor oil, or conduct routine maintenance and repairs. In the same way, your facility’s sampling equipment needs regular preventative maintenance.

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Topics: Cement, Food & Beverage, Hydrocarbon Processing, Mining, Oil & Gas, Solids & Powder, Pharmaceutical, Liquid & Slurry, Any Application, Gas

How many sample cooler types does it take to meet your needs?

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 10/28/15 10:00 AM

The answer currently is 154. The leading brand of sample coolers – Sentry – supplies more than 6,000 per year to customers around the globe.

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Topics: Power, Cement, Food & Beverage, Hydrocarbon Processing, Mining, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Liquid & Slurry, Any Application, Steam & Water, Gas

Four New Ways To Solve Challenges In Hydrocarbon Liquid Sampling

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 7/8/15 10:00 AM

Today alone, the world will use more than 93 million barrels of oil and liquid fuels. That’s a lot of fuel that needs to undergo quality control at one or more points during refining. Automatic sampling provides a representative sample of hydrocarbon liquids – oils and liquid gas – so properties such as water content, weight and composition can be determined.  

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Topics: Hydrocarbon Processing, Liquid & Slurry

Sentry ISOLOK SAA sampler accurately samples marine oil sludge ratios

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 6/10/15 10:00 AM

Container ships move products from China to ports all over the globe. Sludges containing oil and water gradually build up on any relatively large ship as a byproduct of its lubrication and fuel oils used in electrical generation machinery and the main propulsion engine. This oil sludge presents operators with issues of safe disposal in compliance with maritime environmental regulations.

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Topics: Oil & Gas, Liquid & Slurry

New product: Innovative Sentry No-E Double Cap allows NO emissions

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 4/8/15 10:00 AM

New design further protects safety of operators and environment

In many industries, such as petrochemical, chemical and nuclear, lab personnel need to conduct liquid sampling for quality control and regulatory compliance. In such industries, process fluid and gases are volatile or could be harmful to the operator and the environment, or the process fluid can be dangerously altered through a chemical reaction when exposed to the atmosphere – so exposure must be avoided at all costs.

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Topics: Power, Hydrocarbon Processing, Liquid & Slurry

Double sampling validation meets regulatory compliance in hazardous environments

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 3/11/15 10:00 AM

Manufacturing and quality control engineers across a variety of industries are faced with the daily challenge of maintaining regulatory compliance using questionable sample analysis results. This is especially true for pharmaceutical and other production environments where industrial waste volumes must be accurately characterized. Standard sampling practices, such as taking a repeatable sample from a good location, are just not enough for complete confidence in these environments.

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Topics: Pharmaceutical, Liquid & Slurry