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Student Water Samplers

  • General purpose water samplers for student and volunteer monitoring groups
  • Suitable for collection of physical (temperature), chemical (dissolved gasses), and biological (photo-zooplankton stratification) data


vertical water samplerVertical Point Water Sampler

Sample tubes are vertically oriented to "free-flush" until desired depth is reached. The release mechanism provides reliable messenger activated sampler closure. Balls are loaded separately and held open during deployment by a spring-loaded release pin.

A second, tethered, messenger can also be attached to the release mechanism. When a messenger sliding down the line impacts the anvil of the release pin, the balls (under tension of a latex band) are released and pulled inside tube brushings while the suspended messenger is released actuating the closure of deeper bottles, attached to the same line, for serial ("in-series") collection of water at various depths.

These sampling cylinders are constructed using clear polycarbonate tubing which has considerably higher impact resistance than materials used in other similar type samplers. A liquid-spirit filled, armored thermometer is mounted inside the sample tube for instant temperature measurement.

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Typical Vertical and Horizontal Water Samplers x 1.2 Liter Volume

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Sampler Unit Includes:

  • 1.2 liter vertical water sampler
  • internally mounted armored thermometer (C or F) (optional: additional $65)
  • solid bronze messenger
  • 20 m calibrated line
  • plastic set line reel
  • directions
  • and carrying bag
  • complete $235

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horizontal samplerHorizontal Point Water Sampler

Horizontal Water Samplers are ideal for thin layer temperature and chemical stratification monitoring. The messenger activated horizontal release mechanism is easy to load and provides reliable closures. It is important to move the sampler from side to side at the desired stratum to ensure sufficient "flow-thru" before closure.

Sampler Unit Includes:

  • 1.2 liter horizontal water sampler (sample cylinder identical to Vertical Point Water Sampler)
  • internally mounted armored thermometer (C or F) (optional: additional $65)
  • messenger
  • 20 m calibrated line
  • plastic reel
  • carrying bag
  • directions
  • complete $235

Optional Equipment

Internally Mounted Thermometers with armored case (centigrade, -5 to 45 degrees, liquid spirt filled): $65.

Best value for general limnological use for students and professionals. In-series sampling possible with vertical models and optional bronze split-messengers. Horizontal models useful for thin layer or near bottom studies (above, right). Heavy-duty latex internal closure is easily tightened or replaced with a simple “thread-on” assembly.

vertical sampler

1.0 l Vertical Student Water Samplers; "In-Series"

 

      

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