Employee Spotlight: Sierra Richardson

Employee Spotlight
We’re engineers, customer service representatives, accounting gurus, tech support superheroes, and more — but we’re also real humans. In our new blog series, “Employee Spotlight”, you’ll meet BBP employees, learn about their background and roles, and discover what they like most about working at BBP. This week, the spotlight is on Sierra Richardson, better known as the "The ETC of BBP". This woman does it all! Throughout her time with us, she has worn...

5 Key Lessons When Using Guided Wave Radar

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    Guided wave radar is a both a popular and an ideal product for measuring level. It’s virtually unaffected by changing process conditions, temperature, pressure, vacuum, vapors and condensation and changes in the measured product properties like conductivity, density and viscosity. Guided Wave works well with solids too, unaffected by dust and uneven surfaces. Temperature ranges are from -196 to 450°C and Pressures up to 400 Bar. Its also simple to understand, a rod or...

5 Benefits of Wireless vs. Wired Remote Monitoring

SignalFire
  When first introduced to the industry, remote instrumentation was based on wired systems. Today, wireless remote monitoring and control systems can simulate the architecture of wired systems using links to transmit data. Offering substantial operating and cost advantages over wired systems, wireless systems are becoming more prevalent in different applications. Here are five reasons why:   1. No Wiring or Trenching A wired system may require thousands of yards of cable to connect to different endpoints. As...

Fox Thermal: Choose a Flow Meter

Fox Thermal
  After more than 20 years of manufacturing thermal gas mass flowmeters, Fox Thermal continues to lead the market in innovative, reliable, accurate, and full-featured flow meters. Their exceptional team of mechanical, electronic, and software engineers has helped to shape the thermal mass flow measurement industry. There are two types of Fox meters: insertion and inline. Insertion will work in the vast majority of applications, but when the pipe diameter is less than 1.5 inches (37mm),...

Improve Your Training Program With These 6 Methods

Training
  Product and applications training builds confidence. Training builds confidence on the use of the product, ensuring that it meets expectations. Your sales channels are more apt to promote your product and to implement it properly when well-trained. Are we using the training material and methods we used in the 1990’s and expecting success? How do we measure success? Is it by how many attend the training? Do we have a pop quiz at the end? We may...

Near Infrared Measurements: How Do They Work?

Process Sensors
Near Infrared Measurements are based on specific absorption bands in the electromagnetic spectrum between 800 and 2500 nanometers (nm).  This region is just above the visible light region of 400 - 700 nm.  Electromagnetic waves in the region have the best combination of energy, sensitivity, and absorption to be useful for quantitative measurements of solid materials. While full-spectrum analyzers may utilize the entire spectrum and multivariate mathematical treatments such as Principal Component Regression (PCR), Partial...

Food & Beverage Industry Solutions from K-Patents Process Instruments

K-Patents
In the Food & Beverage industry, K-Patents sanitary refractometers enable accurate in-line Brix and concentration measurements in dairy, liquid food, and beverage applications. These EHEDG certified refractometers are ideal for hygienic processing, where in-line monitoring and control can help to improve product quality and reduce costs. K-Patents process instruments are used in a variety of applications within the food and beverage industry, including coffee and tea production, fruits and vegetable processing, soft drink production,...

BBP Fall Training Courses for 2018 – Have You Registered Yet?

Training
BBP offers training courses conducted by factory-certified technicians to meet your technical training needs. Our courses are tailored to the needs of industry professionals and combine academic rigor with applications to real-world situations. We also offer on-site training. Subjects, locations and times may vary so visit our website often for the class that's right for you. Click here to view our calendar.   Flowserve Control Valve Maintenance and Engineering Training September 11-12, 2018 | Location: Flowserve Quick...

Responsibility vs. Accountability – What’s the Difference?

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In leadership, responsibility and accountability are both crucial aspects of a well-rounded leader, but what’s the difference? These two terms are almost always confused, interchanged and usually poorly understood.  In today’s post, we’re breaking down the differences and similarities between the two terms. Responsibility vs. Accountability A literature search highlights the fact that there doesn’t seem to be clear and thorough definitions for these terms. According to Merriam-Webster, responsibility is defined as “the quality or state...

What It Takes to Be a BBP Baller

Company News, Life At BBP
It’s officially the end of summer and we are well over our halfway mark for 2018.  It has been an exciting year for BBP so far.  In January, we launched an employee recognition program, the BBP Baller Belt, to reward employees who personify our company values and demonstrate excellence every day. Our core values describe who we are, how we treat one another and the way we conduct ourselves within the company. The values...