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Achievement Unlocked: Brian Estep Appointed Vice Chair of ASME’s Thermal Committee


Nov 06, 2017
Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

To solve problems and build solutions in the modern world, an engineer must have clear focus, an ability to think critically under pressure, and a willingness to work long hours. When skills are developed over time and knowledge is refined, meaningful innovation can and does come to fruition. However, what allows one to rise above […]

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VIDEO: Mass Flow Meters for Power Plant Applications


Aug 14, 2017
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

Generating electricity in a natural gas power plant is a complex process due to the multiple steps involved with the different types of fluids being used and optimized. Dr. John Olin, Founder of Sierra Instruments, explains how thermal mass flow meters, vortex flow meters, and ultrasonic flow meters can improve the flow energy management in power plant applications in this latest video […]

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How to Supercharge the SmartTrak Mass Flow Controller with Compod


Jun 12, 2017
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

Streamline, simplify and save time and money by plugging the innovative Compod upgrade into the face of any SmartTrak 100 mass flow meter or controller. SmartTrak is not only a true multi-gas digital mass flow controller, it can control your process too. If you need more functionality to control a positive shutoff valve, have a pulse output, or […]

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Direct Mass Flow or Volumetric: The Thermal Flow Meter Technology Advantage!


Nov 18, 2016
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

In today’s world where everyone is watching the bottom line, you need high performance, cost-effective instrumentation—and capillary thermal mass flow meters and controllers have been proven to meet this criteria in a wide range of process applications. Thermal mass flow technology is an industry standard for mass flow control of gases because it measures flow directly, […]

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The First Vortex Flow Meter with Apps Wins Innovation Award!


Oct 06, 2016
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

Thank you to the readers of industry publication, Flow Control Magazine, who voted for Sierra’s InnovaMass 240i/241i iSeries multivariable and volumetric vortex flow meters in Flow Control’s 2016 Innovation Awards. Sierra was awarded an honorable mention. Sierra’s tradition and spirit of innovation spanning over 40 years drives everything we do, we are happy that the readers of Flow Control […]

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Scientific Application Knowledge Center


Aug 08, 2016
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Minute Flow Tip Video: Steam Measurement in Large Pipes—Hot Tapping


Mar 31, 2016
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Learn more about the product featured in this video:  InnovaMass 241i Insertion Vortex Flow Meter Need more information on measuring steam? Learn more about maximizing steam productivity and reducing the overall cost of ownership for additional energy savings when measuring steam. A new “Minute Flow Tip” will be posted to our YouTube channel every month. […]

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Video Series Highlights One-Minute Flow Measurement Tips


Mar 30, 2016
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

At Sierra, we get very excited about flow measurement and control as you can imagine, and sometimes we want to spread the information we have quickly without a whole lot of fuss. That’s the spirit behind our video series called “Minute Flow Tips.”  In just a minute or so, we discuss a specific flow application […]

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Happy Halloween!


Oct 31, 2015
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Sierra Thermal Mass Flow Meters in Space, the Final Frontier


Oct 23, 2015
Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Sierra FlatTrak 780S. Its mission: to assist NASA in exploring strange new worlds and to boldly go where no flow meter has gone before. On the surface, thermal mass flow meters may sound more technical, rather than interesting. However, they’re used in a wide variety […]

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Thermal Mass Flow Meters Offer Oil & Gas Companies Lowest Cost of Ownership


Aug 28, 2015
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that oil prices have hit a rock bottom $40 a barrel, the lowest since 2009. How does this affect the oil companies? Well, the consumer gets the benefit of the low pump price which does loosen discretionary spending, but the oil & gas companies are hurting-spending less money on capital investment […]

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Flow Meter Innovation: It’s a Sensor Game


Aug 26, 2015
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

Innovation doesn’t happen overnight, but when it does, it’s groundbreaking. In gasworld magazine, Sierra Instruments CEO and President Matt Olin shares  the dedication it took for his father and Sierra Founder Dr. John G. Olin to develop what is today a line thermal mass flow meters with the greatest accuracy. Thermal technology uses the physics of heat […]

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Vote for Sierra!


Jul 27, 2015
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

qMix Gas Mixing Software Nominated for Flow Control’s 2015 Innovation Award! Sierra Instruments’ talented team of engineers has done it again, with yet another innovative solution to save you time and money. Sierra’s qMix gas mixing software has been nominated for Flow Control’s 2015 Innovation Awards. For the first time ever, you can use Sierra’s QuadraTherm […]

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Get Our New Full Line Flow Meter Product Catalog / Selection Guide


Jun 30, 2015
Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

Find the Right Meter for Your Application—Instantly Let’s face it, specifying the best flow instrumentation for your application can be a daunting task. That’s why we created a new Full Line Flow Product Catalog with all Sierra’s products, key specifications, and application benefits in one, easy-to-use brochure. Quickly specify the right flow meter for your […]

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Sierra University: Taking Teamwork to the Next Level


May 12, 2015
Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

Sierra is committed to the continuing education of its nearly 200 employees spread across the globe. That’s why we recently launched Sierra University, an internal training program that focuses on teaching relevant information about quality and effective business communication, along with specific job training. Continuing education is important to every workplace, but perhaps even more so […]

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Chemical Engineering Magazine Article By Sierra’s Founder


Feb 10, 2014
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

Sierra’s Founder, Dr. John G. Olin, looks at the Principles of Operation, Installation, Calibration and Best Applications for Thermal Mass Flow Meters… Read the full article in Chemical Engineering Magazine.

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SmartTrak MFC Highlighed on NOVA TV Program


Jan 13, 2014
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

It’s alive! No, I’m not talking about Dr. Frankenstein’s monster. But you’d be surprised by what researchers have discovered in the area of therapeutic hypothermia, or using hydrogen sulfide to slow the body’s demand for oxygen. A recent episode of NOVA, “Making Stuff Colder,” highlights research being conducted by Mark Roth, a biochemist for the […]

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In Search of the Perfect Sensor: Thermal Flow Meter History & Trends


Dec 09, 2013
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

What do you do when you have an entrepreneurial bent and a revolutionary idea for flow meter advancement? You start your own company, of course. That’s exactly what our founder, John G. Olin, Ph.D., did in 1973 when he founded Sierra Instruments in Minnesota subsequently moving it west to California. It’s that entrepreneurial spirit, as well […]

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Innovation Winner-Precision Gas-Ratio Control Applications


Nov 04, 2013
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

Thanks Flow Control Magazine for recognizing Sierra’s QuadraTherm 640i/780i four-sensor thermal mass meter as this year’s Innovation Award winner. We are honored. The recently published case study in Flow Control magazine this month, explores how the QuadraTherm 780i provides a fiberglass manufacturing company with precise gas-ratio control to increase production capacity and gas consumption efficiency. […]

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Innovation Recognized!


Aug 22, 2013
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

We’re honored that Flow Control Magazine has recognized Sierra once again with its Innovation Award.  And we’re also proud that we have been a winner of  Flow Control’s Innovation award for nine straight years. What drives innovation? It’s the desire to push into uncharted territory and discover.  Innovation is what drives Sierra’s engineering team—the excitement of  […]

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Bluetooth Wireless Portable Liquid Flow Measurement Made Possible


Jun 25, 2013
Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

As you might have guessed, Sierra has a passion for flow measurement and we are always striving for ways to improve our flow meters and processes to give you the best accuracy possible for your application. Today, we are pleased to announce the release of our new InnovaSonic 210 Portable with Bluetooth Wireless Android Tablet […]

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Article Highlights Advancements in Flow Meter Accuracy


Mar 26, 2013
Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

Thanks Flow Control magazine for the great coverage and helping to spread the word to our customers about new technology to improve flow measurement accuracy, which always improves plant efficiency and saves customers money in the long run. John G. Olin, PhD, founder of Sierra Instruments and inventor of a number of flow industry firsts, […]

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Sierra Brings World-Class Flowmeter Calibration to China


Jul 05, 2012
Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager
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Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager

If you are a researcher, manufacturer or industrial manager in China or another Asia-Pacific region, you can now access today’s most advanced flow meter calibration services faster than ever before. That’s because we’ve opened a new flow calibration laboratory in Shanghai, Pudong. Called the Sierra Flow Center of Excellence, this cutting-edge facility joins our other certified calibration […]

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Pittcon Trends: All Things Science


Apr 02, 2012
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I never imagined walking through the vast halls at the annual Pittcon trade show that scientists had so many gadgets for making their experiments and data come to life – from rocking test tubes to sophisticated gas and ion chromatography devices. One common passion is evident through all this disparate equipment: scientists love their experiments […]

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