Oil 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
A 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.