Recovering samples of saturated materials can be difficult with most core samplers.
The AMS Sludge Sampler addresses this need. The tip of the sampler incorporates a
one-way valve that allows material into the sampler, but prevents it from escaping
by closing, as the sampler is withdrawn from the material. Made entirely from stainless
steel, this sampler may be easily cleaned and decontaminated. The sampler is available
in two sizes 2 ¼" and 3 ¼" O.D., with either a threaded or quick connect coupling.
The AMS Sludge Sampler are sized by the liners outside diameter of 2" or 3".
Similar to the AMS soil core sampler, this sampler comes with core and auger tips
that have been fitted with valves for retention of high quality soil core samples
in non-cohesive, saturated materials. Versatile and easy to use for collection of
either cored or augered samples of non-cohesive saturated materials in a liner.
The samples can be used for sediment profile descriptions, and geotechnical analysis.
Samples for chemical analysis can also be obtained, but they are not suitable for
EPA Level III or Level IV analysis for volatile organic compounds. These samplers
are primarily used for shallow sediment sample retrieval, but deeper samples may
be collected from pre-augered holes. Many of our sludge and sediment samplers may
be used with or without liners. They are also very portable.