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Amy is having a baby!!!

Amy is having a Baby.

She just graduated from college majoring in Accounting.  She just got married.  She is taking one last class to complete her double major in Business Administration.  She is working full time, and she is studying for her CPA.  I may have missed something, it is hard to keep track.

Barring any unforeseen surprises, Amy is expecting a Baby Girl.

Due Date: 01-20-2010

PS: I got to feel the baby move today

We have also hired 3 new shop employees.  Mick, John, and Cody.   We will have up some new photos soon to show the new gauge crew.

-Lee Geurts

www.ksentry.com

Overfill Gauge Alarms – New Options Available.

New models available for the Krueger Audible Overfill Prevention Alarms

The Audible Alarm accessory for the Krueger Gauge line of products has become a hot selling item.  Able to provide audible overfill protection or audible low level warnings, it is a convenient and inexpensive solution.  In response to feedback, we are now offering the Overfill Gauge Alarm in several new configurations.  All of the configurations are available in both our remote mounted versions and direct mounted versions.

  • DAlarm-FL and RAlarm-FL : With this model, the audible fill alarm is replaced with a flashing light.  The flashing light will trigger with the magnetic sensor in the fill gauge and continues to flash until reset.
  • Dalarm-FL-TO & RAlarm-FL-TO : With this model, there is an audible alarm, a flashing light, and a time out feature.  When triggered, the alarm will sound for 20 seconds, then it will silence itself and chirp every few seconds.  The flashing light will go until reset.
  • DAlarm-DC-FL & RAlarm-DC-FL : This gauge alarm replaces the audible alarm with a set of dry contacts and a flashing light.  The light will flash until reset.
  • DAlarm-DC-FL-TO & RAlarm-DC-FL-TO : This version has dry contacts, audible alarm, flashing light, and a time out feature.  The alarm itself will shut off after 20 seconds and begin to chirp until reset.  The flashing light will go until reset as well.

Lee Geurts

Remote Liquid Level Gauge Monitor- Extreme Tests

LED At A Glance Remote Monitor – Liquid Level

The LED At A Glance, a remote display accessory for the Krueger line of liquid level gauges, has been put through some rigorous weather tests and has passed with flying colors.

Early in the winter season, we set up some liquid level gauges outside the shop mounted to some 55 gallon drums.  The wires for the remote level monitors were then run over to the wall and the LED At A Glance remote level gauge displays were then set up in exposed areas.

LED At A Glance Remote Monitor – Liquid Level

Luckily, (for our testing purposes anyway), we got hit with a major snow storm. (18 inches of snow, 20 below zero with windchill).

Pictured above (the first picture) you can see the exposed remote display wire encased in ice.

Pictured directly above, you can see how the remote liquid level monitor itself was totally buried in snow and then dug out.

Although we do suggest placing a hood or some other sort protection over the level monitor, in all testing cases the remote liquid level monitor still worked great after the storm went through.

Lee Speakin Geurts


Amy is a newly wed.

Amy Filipiak has tied the knot.  She officially got hooked on October 9th, 2009.  The lucky guy is Adam Ambrosius.  So today I would like to officially say congratulations to Amy and Adam Ambrosius.  Otherwise known as Triple A.

Only Amy would attempt to plan a wedding, go to college full time, and work almost full time all at the same time.  I have a hard time walking and chewing gum at the same time, I guess that is why she is so indispensable to me.  Thank you for all of your hard work Amy, and congratulations on your wedding day.

Lee Geurts

http://www.ksentry.com

Therma Gauge Liquid Level Fill Gauge- New Documents

I am posting a handful of new documents, all related to the Type H Liquid Level Tank Gauge.

These documents are all repair parts for a Therma Fill Gauge.

More new product documents to come.

-Lee Geurts

www.ksentry.com

Chemical Sight Gauge for more aggressive liquids

Standard Krueger sight gauges are best known in the petroleum equipment industry for providing inexpensive yet reliable liquid level fill gauges for all types of tanks.  Yet with the growing amount of alternative fuels including bio diesel and E-85, we found it advantageous to create sight gauge packages that include all stainless steel or all plastic components.  This created an excellent side effect.

Our sight gauges can now handle extremely aggressive chemicals including Sulfuric Acid and Hydrochloric Acid.  Some chemical sight gauge examples include:

Visit the Krueger Gauge website for more Fill Gauge options.

Lee Geurts

DEF -Diesel Exhaust Fluid Level Gauges

I have done some research, and I am proud to announce that the current Krueger Liquid Level Gauge product line will be fully compatible with the new DEF that will be hitting markets soon.  I recommend any one of the following three material configurations.

  • SSR – Stainless Steel Rods, the rest of the gauge is standard.  This is compatible, and the least expensive option.
  • AllSS – Stainless Rods, Stainless Floats, and a Stainless Bushing.  This DEF level gauge is a tank.  The top model of our gauges.
  • AllPlastic – Peek Rods, HDPE Float, PVC bushing.  This Diesel Exhaust Fluid Level gauge is extremely corrosion resistant and is fully compatible with DEF.

Liquid Level Gauge for DEF -Product link

Overfill Alert Gauge for DEF -Product link

Barrel Level Gauge for DEF -Product link

To learn more about DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) please read my full article here.

Lee Speakin Geurts

Overfill Prevention and Leak Detection Regulations

As most of you know, regulations on above ground storage tanks are getting more strict.  Krueger Gauge has gotten some third party testing done on our Therma Tank Level Gauge and our Overfill Alert Gauge.  The results have gotten us approved by Florida (FDEP) as an overfill prevention device on above ground storage tanks.   We have not been informed at this point that we need any special approvals for other states, but you should check with your local governments for info on this.  Special Documents are and ordering instructions are required for you to comply with some of these overfill regulations.

Also, some time ago, we were approved as a Leak detection gauge on double wall storage tanks in Florida as well.  The documents documents for this are as follows.

For more information or product documents, please visit our website.

Lee Geurts

Official Liquid Level Gauge Website -Krueger Gauge

Green Bay Packers Draft – BJ Raji

The Packers took BJ Raji with their first pick in the draft.  The best player on the board at the time was probably Crabtree, but Ted Thompson made the smart move and grabbed the best player available at a position of need for the Packers.  BJ Raji was the player I had pegged for the Packers first round selection, so when my buddy called me (I was in Hawaii on my honeymoon) and told me who they picked I was ecstatic.

Raji should provide a space eater/ run stopper that they have been missing since the departure of my favorite all time Packer, Gilbert Brown.  He will immediately step into a time share with Ryan Pickett as the nose tackle in our new 3-4 defense, and will likely see some time at end in this scheme also.

Ask Ray Lewis or Brian Urlacher who the most important players are on the defense, and they will likely tell you it is the guy lined up right in front of them.  Both Lewis and Urlacher had subpar seasons when their defensive tackles had injury problems or bad years.  Linebackers rely on the D linemen to eat up offensive linemen, allowing them to make plays.  Barnette and Hawk will make decent inside backers in the 3-4 scheme assuming our nose tackles can control the line of scrimmage.

Games are won and lost in the trenches.  The best linebackers in the game will get chewed up by 300+ pound offensive linemen.  The top cover corners can’t cover a wide receiver all day, the D line has to apply pressure on the QB to shorten the time that a receiver has to get open.  It is a trickle down effect.  If you have a top talent D Line, the rest of the defense will benefit.

Just ask the NY Giants corners and linebackers.

-Lee Speakin

Official Liquid Level Gauge Website -Krueger Gauge

Level Gauge Part Number Helper Tool

What is the part number for the Krueger Sentry Gauge that I need?  This new tool asks the necessary questions, then provides you with a part number at the end.  Works for Liquid Level Gauges, Leak Detection Gauges, Overfill Alert Gauges, and Barrel Gauges.

Tank Gauge Part Number Helper Page

Lee Geurts

Official Liquid Level Gauge Website -Krueger Gauge