Sediment Sampling

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Sediment Sampling

Our Sediment Sampler is ideal for very soft, saturated samples and environmental sampling, such as river beds.

Our Sediment Sampler has been used to take samples on a tailings dam at depths of more than 70m, where the qt values were between 0.2 – 1.0MPa. Due to the sampler’s use of a bladder to seal the sample tube before recovery, sample recovery was 100%.

The benefits of sediment sampling include:

  • No loss of sample, ever
  • Cutting head can be closed with air pressure
  • Piston assures identical core sample length
  • Ideal for sample lengths up to 150cm
  • It’s transparent so provides easiest profile description
  • Contaminant-free, stainless-steel body

Note: it can not be used in unsaturated sediments.

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