Sampling is necessary for measuring contaminants in crude oil or for
preventative maintenance of heavy equipment. Many applications require
the dilution of oil samples with a diluent such as kerosene prior to
detection of unknowns. The viscosity of oil provides a challenge when
preparing samples for analysis, because excess sample left in the
measurement device can lead to variability of results. Hamilton has
developed a specialized hand probe for the Microlab 600 designed to
minimize the variation for Oil Sampling applications.
Large Volume Hand Probe
5 mL disposable tip is used to accommodate the large volumes required
for oil sampling. The diluent is dispensed through the disposable tip
which washes the sample from the tip. The air pump is then used to mix
the dilution and expel any remaining dilution from the tip.