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October 13 2017 Process Analytical

How To Improve Analyzer Sample Systems (CEMS)

Nearly half of all sample transfer systems have failed or are failing. Get tips on how to keep sample systems running, avoid regulatory penalties, and save money! Sample transfer systems may seem to...

September 08 2017 Process Analytical

Improve Continuous Emission Monitoring (CEM) Dispite Uncertainty

There's tremendous uncertainty swirling around the state of regulatory compliance. What to do? Move forward with quality and efficiency. Here are some tips on how to improve CEM performance.1...

August 11 2017 Process Analytical

Need an Impact Resistant Coating?  (Material Strength Test)

We smashed and stretched our impact resistant coating. Here's what happened.... It looks like our R&D staff had some pent-up anger lately. We set them lose on our Dursan® coating to so they could let...

June 16 2017 Process Analytical

Can Our High Temperature Coatings Take the Heat? (Technical Insight)

What's the maximum temperature of SilcoTek® high temperature coatings? Customers frequently ask that question so our R&D team studied the high temperature performance of our functionalized inert...

June 09 2017 Process Analytical

How to Survive an Audit (Tips for CEMS Emissions Monitoring)

It's audit time! Yay! OK no plant operator thinks happy thoughts when a state regulatory agency shows up for an emissions continuous emissions monitoring system (CEMS) audit. You're about to enter...

June 02 2017 Process Analytical

SilcoTek Coatings And Cassini Grand Finale

* Well it was fun while it lasted! One of our coating adventures in space will come to a Grand Finale on September 15th when NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and ESA’s Huygens probe plunge into Saturn's...

May 26 2017 Process Analytical

How To Improve Sample Transfer System Results & Profits?

* Automated plant sample transfer systems and extractive continuous emission monitoring (CEM) technology has been around for decades but continues to suffer from issues that can cause operational...

April 21 2017 Process Analytical

Can Coatings Be Applied To Conflat VCR & Compression Sealing Surfaces

Protecting sealing surfaces like conflat flanges, VCR glands, and compression fittings from corrosion and keeping them inert is important to maintaining sample transfer system integrity. Corrosive...

March 31 2017 Process Analytical

The Problem With Sticky Surfaces

We've all been there, walking along minding our own business when splat! That dreaded step into the abyss. Gum or worse DOG POOP! Now everything stops. Your number one priority now is to remove the...