Sample Thief (Bacon Bomb) from Particle Test obtains samples from storage tanks, tank cars and drums. When the thief strikes the bottom of the tank, a plunger assembly opens to admit the sample. The plunger closes again when the bomb is withdrawn, forming a tight seal.
Samples can be taken at any depth with the use of a secondary trip line, or extension rods may be added for obtaining samples at levels of up to 18 (46cm) off the bottom. Sample Thief is equipped with plunger locking cam for tight closure during transport (except for 4 oz 1 1/8" diameter model).
Special models include a 4 oz (118mL) ‘pencil’ model for sampling through small diameter pipes and openings, and clear acrylic samplers with plated brass plunger and end pieces. Modified samplers can be supplied for special applications.
All samplers conform to ASTM D4057 (formerly ASTM D270), D6074 or ASTM D1265 specifications.
Following are the features of the Sample Thief:
- Obtains bottom samples or samples from any level
- Four different capacities
- Plated brass, stainless steel or acrylic construction
- Standard Viton O-ring seal
- Optional metal-to-metal seal