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Sierra’s Biggest Stories of 2017


Dec 15, 2017
Julie Graff
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Julie Graff

Another year has come and gone, and it certainly was a big one for Sierra! Let’s look back at the news and top content that we shared with you in 2017. New at Sierra in 2017 Last year was a big year of innovation for Sierra. Here are the developments we were particularly proud of: The Big-3™ […]

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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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Now Measure All Flow Energy In Your Facility — One Solution — Three Metering Technologies


Jul 01, 2017
Matthew Olin, President & CEO
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Matthew Olin, President & CEO

Facilities managers at large facilities often have the challenging task of managing all the flow energy in their facility with the mandate from upper management to save money on energy costs. To accomplish this goal, it’s critical to get accurate flow measurement data of the flow energy in your facility such as: natural gas, compressed air, steam, chilled […]

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Introducing Our New InnovaSonic 207i Ultrasonic Liquid Flow Meter


May 15, 2017
Matthew Olin, President & CEO
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Matthew Olin, President & CEO

For Liquid Flow Metering, Optimized for Thermal Energy/ BTU Sierra is proud to announce the new InnovaSonic 207i ultrasonic liquid flow meter with thermal energy/BTU capability.  Designed, built and calibrated by Sierra in Monterey, California for non-intrusive liquid flow metering, and optimized for thermal energy/BTU measurement, the 207i transit-time ultrasonic flow meter is the ideal turnkey solution for […]

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Sierra’s Biggest Stories from 2016


Jan 09, 2017
Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager

2017 is here and this year will bring many new exciting developments at Sierra, but before launching completely into the new year, let’s take a look back at our top stories of 2016. New at Sierra in 2016 We’re always looking for new ways to communicate and interact with our customers and industry. Find out about three […]

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Sensor Probe Insertion/Retractor Simplifies Installation of Steam Flow Meters in Hot Tapping Applications


Oct 26, 2016
Scott Rouse, Product Line Director
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Scott Rouse, Product Line Director

Accurately measuring fluid flows like steam in large ducts or pipes is a challenging application. Large ducts and pipes often have swirl or turbulent flow which makes accurate flow measurement difficult. Not to mention, installation of steam flow meters can be extremely challenging since in many cases you will need to shut off the steam flow to install […]

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The First Vortex Flow Meter with Apps Wins Innovation Award!


Oct 06, 2016
Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager
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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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New Video: Master Your Mass Flow Control Challenges


Jun 22, 2016
Matthew Olin, President & CEO
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Matthew Olin, President & CEO

For over 40 years, Sierra has pioneered the development of precision gas mass flow controllers. Today, our high-performance SmartTrak lineup, with over 100,000 successful installations, proves we’ve never let up. For Lab Researchers and Systems Integrators/OEMs, SmartTrak is often called the Swiss Army Knife of gas mass flow controllers. Find out why in our new video. The SmartTrak Advantage: A […]

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Video Series Highlights One-Minute Flow Measurement Tips


Mar 30, 2016
Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager
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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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Delivering an Award-Winning Engine Test Facility


Feb 05, 2016
Matthew Olin, President & CEO
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Matthew Olin, President & CEO

Across Sierra’s two divisions, Flow Measurement and Automotive Test, striving for the ultimate in accurate and repeatable measurement and control is the name of the game.  We have focused a lot on trying to publish useful and informative Flow Measurement and Control blogs. After all, that makes sense as the blog is called “Let’s Talk Flow.” I wanted […]

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Flow Meter Focus: Sierra’s Biggest Stories from 2015


Jan 04, 2016
Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager

Can you believe it’s 2016? At Sierra, 2015 was a busy year of launches with our new website, vortex mass flow meter product line, and employee development with Sierra University. Every step of the way we were inspired to bring our products and customer experience to the next level. One of the areas of our website we […]

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Sierra Website: Wide Selection, 1-Day Lead Times, Flow Meter Configurator


Dec 16, 2015
Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager

Find it in 2-Clicks When designing our new website, the mantra of our software engineers, designers, and marketing team was “put the customer first” and allow any type of customer to research, specify, or configure any flow meter in just two clicks. Check out www.sierrainstruments.com With over 15 user tests, multiple interviews and a deep dive into our […]

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It Has Apps! Our New Vortex Flow Meter Empowers You


Dec 10, 2015
Matthew Olin, President & CEO
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Matthew Olin, President & CEO

Sierra’s next generation InnovaMass “iSeries” features a new hyper-fast microprocessor, robust software apps, and an automated state-of-the-art manufacturing and flow calibration facility to assure the highest level of quality and delivery. It Has Apps! The InnovaMass iSeries features flow management apps driven by our new Raptor II OS that will empower your process and save you time and money. ValidCal […]

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Giving Back: Holiday Food Drive


Nov 23, 2015
Charlotte Chapman, Sr. Graphic Designer
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Charlotte Chapman, Sr. Graphic Designer

Fall is in the air.  It’s that time of the year when the days grow shorter and the weather transitions from summer to winter, the air taking on that crisp cold chill that seeps into your bones. Fall is a time of change, of reflection on the past year, and planning for the future. It’s […]

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Watch Video: Sierra’s NEW Website Simplifies Finding the Right Flow Meter


Nov 20, 2015
Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager

Let’s face it, finding the right flow meter for your application can often be a daunting task. Which product best suits my application? Which flow meter version will give me the best price vs. value to meet my needs? How can I get my meter quickly? Who can help specify flow meters for my facility? These […]

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The New Vortex iSeries has Arrived!


Oct 28, 2015
Matthew Olin, President & CEO
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Matthew Olin, President & CEO

InnovaMass. Reinvented. I am proud to announce on behalf of our entire development team, our completely re-designed, next generation InnovaMass 240i and 241i vortex volumetric flow and multivariable mass flow meter product line. Learn more… The all new iSeries InnovaMass 240i inline and 241i insertion vortex flow meters are manufactured at our brand new assembly and calibration facility in […]

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4 Ways to Make Flow Calibration Easy for You


Oct 16, 2015
Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager

Our flow experts here at Sierra are committed to ensuring your flow meter is accurately calibrated and returned quickly so downtime is kept to a minimum. Sierra’s latest flow meter service and calibration brochure, “Precision Delivered”, details that level of commitment, showcasing four key components of our approach to flow calibration service. Assuring your flow […]

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


Aug 28, 2015
Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager
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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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Putting People First – Sierra University


Aug 03, 2015
Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager

School’s out for the summer! Congratulations to the forty (40) Sierra employees that have completed their first course at Sierra University.  As you might have read in our previous blog post on Sierra University, the training program is about taking teamwork and personal development to the next level – putting people first. “We believe that giving […]

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Vote for Sierra!


Jul 27, 2015
Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager
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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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Sierra’s Auto Test Division Is Growing with Lansing Facility Expansion


Jul 07, 2015
Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager

We’re revving our engines and expanding to support our growing automotive test division. Sierra-CP has been providing the automotive industry with reliable engine and vehicle testing hardware and software solutions with precision accuracy for over 30 years. As demand for these high-quality products and services increases, we are expanding to provide better service and support […]

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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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ACHEMA Show, Frankfurt, Germany: See qMix Gas Mixing Demo


Jun 15, 2015
Maurtis, Managing Director, Sierra Europe
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Maurtis, Managing Director, Sierra Europe

As the leading trade show for chemical engineering and the process industry, ACHEMA attracts the top manufacturers from around the world to showcase their innovative products and services. Sierra will once again exhibit at the Frankfurt, Germany, June 15-19. Location: Be sure to visit Sierra booth E2 in Hall 11.0 for a live demonstration of […]

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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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Engineering Spotlight: Meet Morgan!


Mar 20, 2015
Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager

This week, we continue our 2015 spotlight on engineers, focusing on the people behind the innovation that Sierra delivers on a regular basis. In our last post, I introduced you to Director of Engineering Kam Bansal, an integral part of our talented team of engineers. Sierra’s innovative approach to solving flow measurement problems can be […]

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Sierra’s Top 10 Posts from 2014: What a Year for Flow Meters!


Jan 17, 2015
Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager

2104 was quite a year! Thanks to all our loyal customers for giving us inspiration for this year’s “Let’s Talk Flow” blog topics. Our vision is to write about topics that matter to you and make a difference in your job in handling flow metering application challenges.  Over our 40 years in business, we have learned a lot […]

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Precision in Formula 1 Testing


Nov 22, 2014
Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager

Not many of our flow meter customers know we have been active in the automotive test industry since the early 1990s. Like Sierra’s Flowmeter Division, our Automotive Test Division is passionate about precision measurement and control. There is a lot of flow measurement needed in automotive testing, but Sierra’s capabilities in this area spread well […]

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45-feet Under Ground in the Steam Tunnels of New York City


Jun 19, 2014
Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager

Glen Coblentz, VP of Sales for  North America, lives a really interesting life!  Now you can find out more about it because we’re taking our social media to the streets! Or, maybe we should say, to the steam tunnels, oil and gas wells, research laboratories and many other locations that use Sierra’s mass flow meters and controllers every day. Take […]

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Best Practices for Mass Flow Controller Selection & Installation


Apr 07, 2014
John, Chief Engineer
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John, Chief Engineer

As scientists, facilities managers and manufacturing engineers, specifying equipment is a part of our daily work life. What product do I need? What’s the best price for the value? How do I install the product once I get it? The more information about best practice principles, the easier the job is of specifying and buying […]

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Chemical Engineering Magazine Article By Sierra’s Founder


Feb 10, 2014
Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager
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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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How Refreshingly Human! An Actual Person Talks to Me…


Jan 27, 2014
Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager

Automated answering services run rampant across all businesses these days–large or small.  I guess these companies have better things to do than talk to customers.  However, in the complex process of specifying and servicing flowmeters, human to human “H2H” contact, although becoming extinct, is an absolute must. With this in mind, a high level goal at Sierra is simply stated: […]

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SmartTrak MFC Highlighed on NOVA TV Program


Jan 13, 2014
Maryadine Washington, Mar-Com Manager
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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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5 Reasons to Stay at Your Job for 25 Years!


Jan 06, 2014
Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager
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Erica Giannini, Marketing Manager

In Silicon Valley, where the Facebooks, Twitters, and Googles of the world thrive, job hopping is a common practice. It’s part of the Silicon tech culture to dive into a start-up, work relentlessly for 3 to 5 years and move on to the next endeavor. Just 70 miles south of this transient Silicon Valley workforce, however, is […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Nov 25, 2013
Matthew Olin, President & CEO
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Matthew Olin, President & CEO

With this Thanksgiving holiday season upon us, it’s important to pause and reflect on the past year with appreciation and gratitude. Sierra hit a major milestone this year celebrating our 40th year in business.   I know deep down that the reason for our longevity is people–our hundreds of employees, local agents spread over more than […]

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2013 Laboratory Equipment Winner: SmartTrak 100 Is Flow Meter of Choice


Jul 17, 2013
Scott Rouse, Product Line Director
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Scott Rouse, Product Line Director

While there are many mass flow meters and controllers on the market, we believe our SmartTrak 100 stands out from the crowd, and the readers of Laboratory Equipment agree. The SmartTrak 100 has been named the best device in the Meters, Monitors and Gauges Category in the 5th annual Laboratory Equipment Readers’ Choice Awards. The […]

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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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