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Krueger Gauge News and Events

Trade Shows:

We just wrapped up the Informex Show in Miami, Florida.  I would like to thank everyone that attended our booth.  Our liquid level gauges, designed for above ground storage tanks, are a perfect fit in the volatile world of aggressive chemicals.   Our mechanical gauges are approved for use in flammable liquids, and our all stainless/ all plastic level gauge designs can hold up to nearly any type of corrosive chemical environment.

All Plastic Liquid Level Chemical Gauge

All Stainless Liquid Level Chemical Gauge

We also just finished reserving our booth at the NACS / PEI Show in Las Vegas.  Show dates are from October 8th – 10th 2014.  Our booth number is 6320.  We look forward to seeing all of our old friends at the show, and hopefully making some new ones.

Industy News:

NYC rules for non metallic AST’s

Diesel Generator Leaks. Completely Preventable with the proper gauging.

 

Krueger Sentry Therma Gauge Is A Movie Star

So, I sat down the other day to watch a horribly fantastic SyFy movie called Alien Tornado.  You know the type of movie this is.  Bad acting, bad special effects, low budget, and a fantastic title. Movies that are so bad, they are good.  Kind of like Sharknado, Piranhaconda, Ghost Shark, or Robo Croc, just to name a few.   But something about Alien Tornado jumped out at me like the end of a horror movie when the bad guy is not actually dead.  (Speaking of which, never forget rule number 4: Double Tap)  Alien Tornado has a scene near the end of the movie that features a Krueger Sentry Gauge.  Yes, you heard it here first.  Alien Tornado gave our Therma Gauge some screen time.  How awesome is that.  Well, not very to most of you, but we frickin love it.

Oh yeah, I would like to make two points. First, If you want to use the Krueger Liquid Level Gauge as a handle to save you from an Alien Tornado, I suggest you equip it with the Gauge Guard.  In its base form, it really is not meant as a handle.  Second, the whole point of this scene is that they have to fill up the tank for some reason.  Ummmmm, look at your handy little gauge there.  The tank is full…

Here are some screen shots:

Vintage Petroleum Equipment Tradeshow Photos

We were doing some spring cleaning, and I came across a treasure trove of old photos.    For those of you who have been in this business longer than I have, you may recognize some of these classic Petroleum Equipment Tradeshow pictures.

If you click on each photo, then on the next page click the photo one more time, it will open a large version.

 

New Krueger Sentry Gauge Website coming soon

Some preview pics of our new web site, coming soon.

Designed by Bill Zoelle:  http://www.zoelledesign.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newspaper Article from 1986 on Krueger Sentry Gauge

I was doing some spring cleaning and organizing, and I found a treasure trove of classic Krueger Sentry Gauge documents, articles, photos, etc…

I will be posting some of this stuff over the next few weeks/months.  Some of it dates all the way back to 1943.

First up is an old Newspaper Article from 1986, when we only had 2 full time employees and one part timer.

Krueger Sentry Gauge 70th Anniversary

Krueger Sentry Gauge Founded in 1942:
  • Archie Comics were First Released in 1942
  • Casablanca and Bambie came out in 1942
  • Harrison Ford, Paul McCartney, and Jimi Hendrix were born in 1942
  • The first digital computer known as the Atanasoff-Berry Computer, or ABC, was conceptualized in 1937. In 1942, the invention came to fruition and was built at Iowa State University. John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford Berry created this computer. It featured binary arithmetic, dual processors, regenerative memory and separate functions for computing and memory
  • On a personal note, when I started working for Krueger Gauge in 1994 at the age of 18, no one knew what the “intra-net” really was, and now Search Engine Optimization and social networking are my primary jobs.
  • Here is a funny video from 1994 that shows how far we have come in the last 18 years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUs7iG1mNjI
In April, Krueger Sentry Gauge celebrated their 70th year of being in business, manufacturing liquid level mechanical gauges for the petroleum industry.
The company was founded during the upheaval and uncertainty of World War II and in this time of economic ups and downs the Krueger Gauge Family is proud to not only announce our 70th anniversary, but also re-state our policy on American Made products.  Not only is our gauge manufactured in Green Bay Wisconsin, nearly every component on our gauge is sourced from American Manufacturers.  We take pride in being American Made and will continue to take this hard stance on supporting our local economy. 

We would like to thank everyone who has made this milestone possible. It is truly a blessing to have customers and vendors that Krueger Sentry Gauge can rely and depend on for support.

 

-From Lee Geurts and everyone else at Krueger Gauge

Level Gauge Web Store Tutorial

Following up the announcement of our new web store, I would like to draw your attention to this video.  I go thru the process of ordering a custom liquid level gauge using our new store.   It is a short tutorial that shows the general functionality of the custom gauge configurator.

Direct Link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otrIbvM99gU

Link to our new level gauge store here.

New Krueger Sentry Gauge Webstore

The new web store is live.

http://level-gauges.ksentry.com/

This link takes you to the public store, which shows list pricing/end user pricing for our level gauges.  Wholesale customers / Distributors can call us for a special wholesale login which gives access to special pricing.   Now, you can fully configure a liquid level gauge through our store, regardless of how much customizing you need to do.

A quick walk thru:

  • On the first page, you see the 4 main categories.  Level, Leak, Overfill, and Parts.  For the sake of our demonstration, click on liquid level gauges.
  • On this page, you will see the 5 different gauges we offer for reading liquid level.  Click on the Therma Gauge.
  • On the product page, you have the choice between selecting pre configured gauges, or Configure Custom Gauge.  The pre configured gauges are common part numbers and then just some random stuff.  The Configure Custom Gauge link is the cool part, so lets start there.
  • On this page, you can select every gauge option that we have available for the gauge.  Certain options eliminate other options.  So if you select an option that conflicts with another option, the system will “grey out” or “change” what you are able to select.  (Example, max tank depth is usually 144 inches.  But if you select a gauge with stainless floats, the max tank depth is reduced to 120 inches.

Krueger Sentry Gauge Family Focus- Amy, Adam, and Ali Ambrosius

03-22-12- Hello, my name is Ali.  I am 14 months young and lovin it.  My mom is pushing for me to start acting like an adult, but I say why rush it.  They want me to start talking, but when you get everything you want just by point and whining I figure why bother.   Plus, every time I cry at night someone comes in and cuddles with me.  So I figure why not try it again tomorrow night.

I am a pretty active girl with lots of hobbies.  I play Paddy Cake, I dance, and I love to play outside in the snow as much as possible except on Sundays.  Because Sunday is when the Green Bay Packers play football and I love the Packers.  All in all though, my favorite thing to do is annoy my Ma and Pa.  I got them totally figured out.  I just go looking for the two loudest objects I can find, and bang them together.  Drives them bonkers.

I know some girls are picky eaters.  My mom is super picky, but not me.  I love those goldfish crackers, but I will eat just about anything you put in front me.  I even tried “Mussels” once.  Still not sure about those…

-ALI

 

Krueger Sentry Gauge Family Focus – Cody and Trenton

02-22-12- Hello, my  name is Trenton. My dada Cody Schmidt works for Krueger Sentry Gauge. I am 16 months old and I weigh in at 24lbs.  My favorite Movie is Toy Story 3,  but recently I watched Ice Age, and the dinosaurs were really neat.  I am still trying to decide if I liked them or not.  (Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but they were a little scary)

I love to climb up on the couch.  It is pretty high up.  So when I get up there I like to puff up my chest, hold up my hands, and say “Ta-dah”

The other day Dad got a new pet snake.  It is a Ball Python named Violet.  I think I like her, so I walked up to the tank and said “Snake, sssssss.”  As far as introductions with snakes go, I think it went pretty good.

My favorite foods are Bananas and Apples.  I run around the house asking for them “Nana, Apple”…  And as you can see in the picture above, birthday cake is pretty awesome too.  Can’t wait for birthday number two.  More cake, yippy…

Trenton