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Don’t Let Coarse Materials Damage Samplers Beyond Repair

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

Solid and powder/bulk solids material can be particularly hard on sampling equipment due to the large and hard particle composition of some materials. These materials are abrasive and can produce large quantities of dust, which can be hazardous to operators and damage equipment. Friction can develop between the sampler and walls as well, which can cause damage to the sampler.

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

Sampling Of Cement Key To Product Quality, Safety

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 6/17/15 10:00 AM

There are four main ingredients needed to make cement: calcium, alumina, iron and silica. The percentages of each ingredient are 90, 3, 2, and 5, respectively.

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Topics: Cement, Solids & Powder

Product Quality is Only as Good as Your Sampling Method

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

Sampling can help determine product purity and makeup, whether a product meets customer requirements or specified regulations, whether moisture content is appropriate, or whether chemicals are below their recommended level of volatility. This requires using a sampler that will enter the material stream, capture a quantity of that material, and extract a representative sample for analysis.

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Topics: Food & Beverage, Solids & Powder, Pharmaceutical