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NEW!!! Krueger Sentry Gauge Solid Glass Top

COMING SOON!!!!!

Krueger Liquid Level Gauge Glass Calibration

Solid Glass Calibration for Krueger Sentry Liquid Level Gauge

Krueger Sentry Gauge has added a new Option for the liquid level Therma Gauge.  The exposed calibration on top of the gauge is now available in an ALL GLASS OPTION.  Our new level gauge calibration is made of thick/durable glass.  This will make the gauge more durable when it is outside and exposed to the elements.  No more cracked, cloudy, warped, or discolored plastic tops.  This new glass gauge will hold up to virtually any amount of sun exposure and heat.

Order the new Solid Glass Calibration as either an add on option for your new gauges, or order the Solid Glass Repair Kit to upgrade your current gauge in the field.  Currently this new glass level  gauge is only available for the Krueger Sentry Therma Gauge model Type H (other models coming soon).

We hope to have the new product in hand and ready to supply to you by February 1st, 2015.  A small quantity of samples are available now to distributors upon request.

Any other questions?  Contact Lee Geurts at Krueger Sentry Gauge.

Krueger Sentry Gauge
1873 Siesta Lane
Green Bay, WI 54313

Phone: 920-434-8860
Fax: 920-434-8897
Email: info@ksentry.com

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.

 

Broken Gauges? Order a Krueger Gauge with Gauge Guard

OSHA Cites Coomes Oil & Supply and Florida Rock & Tank Lines in August BP

Gas Station Explosion in St. Augustine

4:45 PM, Feb 21, 2012   |   0  comments

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced Coomes Oil & Supply Inc. has been cited in August’s explosion at a BP gas station.

According to an OSHA news release, a delivery driver for Florida Rock & Tank Lines was refilling an above-ground gasoline storage tank that had a broken gauge.

PICTURES: BP Gas Station Explosion

The tank overflowed. Vapors then combined with heat from the running delivery truck to trigger the explosion.

The OSHA inspection found that the gas station and Florida Rock & Tank Lines refilled the tank despite the inoperable liquid level gauging system.

OSHA has proposed a $70,000 fine be leveled against Florida Rock & Tank Lines along with a citation for one willful violation.

This violation is for “failing to provide the delivery driver to determine if the storage tank had enough capacity for additional gasoline.”

A “willful violation” is one committed with intentional knowing or voluntary disregard for the law’s requirements, according to the release.

In addition to Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Coomes Oil & Supply has also been issued a citation by OSHA.  Coomes Oil & Supply has been cited for failing to provide employees and delivery drivers a mean to determine the gasoline levels in the above-ground storage tank, a “serious violation” according to OSHA.

Read the rest of the story at the source here

Too often broken gauges are ignored for years, never being repaired or replaced, the underlying danger going unnoticed.  As the story above goes to prove, the danger is all to real.  Don’t ignore that broken gauge.

In order to prevent breakage and weathering to a gauge, order a Krueger Sentry Level Gauge with the optional inner Glass Calibration and Gauge Guard.  These two components, when combined, severely limit the possibility of weathering and breakage of your liquid level gauge.

News Story REblogged by Lee Geurts

http:www.ksentry.com

New Home Heating Oil Tank Regulations -Boston

New law requires oil heat system upgrade – Boston Real Estate – Boston.com

Under a new Massachusetts oil heating law which went into effect on September 30, 2011, every homeowner with an oil heating system is required to install an oil safety valve or an oil supply line with protective sleeve in their system. The cost is approximately $150 to $350 depending on the system. The required upgrade is to prevent leaks from tanks and pipes that connect to your furnace. The upgrade will reduce the risk of an oil leak so by making a relatively small expenditure now, you can prevent a much greater expense in the future.Who Must Upgrade?
Owners of 1- to 4-unit residences that are heated with oil must already have or install an oil safety valve or an oil supply line with a protective sleeve. Installation of these devices must be performed by a licensed oil burner technician. Technicians are employed by companies that deliver home heating oil or are self-employed. It is important to note that heating oil systems installed on or after January 1, 1990 most likely are already in compliance because state fire codes implemented these requirements on new installations at that time.

Who Is Exempt? Homeowners are exempt from taking these leak prevention steps if: • the oil burner is located above the oil storage tank and the entire oil supply line is connected to and above the top of the tank OR • an oil safety valve or oil supply line with protective sleeve was installed on or after January 1, 1990, AND • those changes are in compliance with the oil burning equipment regulations; a copy of the oil burner permit from the local fire department may be used to demonstrate compliance.

Krueger Products for use in Home Heating Oil Industry
Reblogged by Lee at Krueger Gauge

www.ksentry.com

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Article- Don’t Turn a DEF ear to low DEF.

Don’t turn DEF ear to low diesel exhaust fluid

Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF for short) is becoming more common as a key ingredient in diesel engine emission controls. Introduced to North American car drivers in certain Mercedes vehicles in 2006, it spread to the heavy trucking industry in 2007. Now DEF has hit the Detroit Three light truck market.

Ford, GM and certain Dodge diesels trucks come with an extra tank to carry the DEF necessary to meet emission regulations (the Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 series meet the regulations without a DEF system).

DEF is essentially a 32-per-cent urea-water solution that is injected at a variable rate into the vehicle’s catalytic converter to reduce nitrous-oxide (NOx) emissions.

The amount injected is calculated by the main engine computer and varies dependent on engine load and speed as well as operating temperatures and several other in-puts. DEF is used, on average, at a rate of three per cent of the amount of fuel consumed.

When the DEF stream hits the hot inner surfaces of the catalytic converter it vaporizes and decomposes to form ammonia and carbon dioxide.

The ammonia is then used to convert the NOx emissions to harmless nitrogen and water.

For those who think the system is just another piece of technology that can be ignored, think again. If a DEF tank is left to run dry, the engine will not start.

If the tank runs low while the engine is running, a series of warning messages and lights will appear on the instrument cluster but the vehicle will continue to run until it is switched off by the driver (and then of course it will not restart).

DEF on-board tanks will hold about 30 litres of the fluid. Four-litre jugs can be purchased from most aftermarket parts stores or dealerships (that sell DEF vehicles) for around $12. In the U.S. many heavy truck refuel-ling centres dispense DEF at bulk pumps next to regular fuelling stations for as little as $4 U.S. a gallon.

REad the article at: The Ottawa Citizen

Reblogged by Lee Geurts with Krueger Sentry Gauge Company

Krueger Sentry Gauge manufactures a simple liquid level gauge for above ground bulk storage tanks that works great with DEF.

DEF Liquid Level Gauge

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

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

New Product- Remote Liquid Level Gauge

Our new product is just on the horizon.  The LED At A Glance.  It is a remote display accessory that fits right on our current line of liquid level gauges.  Now you can turn any Krueger tank level gauge into a remote reading gauge.  This was originally designed with the home heating oil market in mind.  Home owners can mount this to their gauge in the basement, and put the remote display in a more convenient location.  The parallel applications for the product seem endless, however.  If you have a tank that is 10 feet in the air and you want to be able to read the gauge at ground level.  This is perfect.  Check out the picture, and if you have any questions just visit our website and get in contact with us.

Lee Geurts

Official Liquid Level Gauge Website -Krueger Gauge