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April 05 2019 Process Analytical

How to Protect Sealing Surfaces and Keep a Leak Tight Seal

It makes sense to consider using inert, protective coatings in seal areas. But questions arise concerning coating surface durability. Can SilcoTek® inert coatings withstand sealing stress while...

October 19 2018 Process Analytical

Do SilcoTek Coatings Comply With My Standard?

We say all the time that SilcoTek® coatings are used in a wide range of applications. But where exactly? Let's discuss specific methods and standards where our coatings are used. SilcoTek® coatings...

October 05 2018 Process Analytical

Solving Contamination and Reliability Problems

Want to improve your product, process sampling or emission monitoring (CEMS) process? Here are some ideas on solving contamination and reliability problems. Customers experiencing material...

September 21 2018 Process Analytical

How do I Assemble and Maintain a Sample Cylinder?

Assembling and maintaining a sample cylinder is easy. Just screw in the valves and use, right? Well getting the results you want consistently throughout the life of the sample cylinder requires a...

August 24 2018 Process Analytical

How Coatings Improve Process Control

Nearly half of all sample transfer systems have failed or are failing. That can't be good for process control. Get tips on how to keep sample systems running, avoid regulatory penalties, and save...

June 01 2018 Process Analytical

How To Stop Tank Corrosion & Make Canister Cleaning Easier

Did you know that SilcoTek® can coat small process tanks and canisters with a high purity corrosion resistant coating? Learn how we do it and how CVD coatings improve the corrosion resistance of...

January 26 2018 Process Analytical

The Race Is On. What Material is Fastest For Analytical Response

What's the fastest surface? We challenged some of the best known analytical flow path materials to a race. Here's what happened. I've been running for years but I've gotta say that I'm not the...

December 08 2017 Process Analytical

What We Learned About Analytical Sampling

30 years ago our team developed the first inert silicon coating for analytical use. We called it Silcosteel®. Over the years our coatings became an integral part of the sample flow path and we...

October 20 2017 Process Analytical

How to Prevent Gas Regulator Failures

Gas regulators are at the forefront of process control. Engineers and technicians rely on them to maintain precise pressure control often under severe conditions. Regulators are taken for granted...