Fuel Tank Sampler (TS-SS)

Fuel Tank Sampler (TS-SS)

AXI’s Fuel Tank Samplers are stainless steel, industrial strength devices designed to capture liquid samples from fuel storage tanks. The small overall diameter of the TS-SS Fuel Tank Samplers allow them to be fed through tank ports as small as 1.5” in diameter. The TS-SS samplers are available in three different sizes to capture 4, 8, or 16 oz. samples.  

  • Product Specifications
  • Sampling Instructions
TS4-SS:
TS8-SS:
TS16-SS:
Sampling Size
4 oz. (120 ml)
8 oz. (240 ml)
16 oz. (480 ml)
Construction
301 Stainless Steel
301 Stainless Steel
301 Stainless Steel
Outer Diameter
1.375" (3.5 cm)
1.375" (3.5 cm)
2" (5.1 cm)
Length
10.375" (26.3 cm)
17.375" (44 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Weight
1.6 lbs. (0.8 kg)
2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg)
3.3 lbs. (1.5 kg)
TS-SS Sampler Callouts

Collecting a Sample from the Tank Bottom:

Attach a light-gauge chain or wire cable through Hole “A” on the Fuel Tank Sampler. Lower the tank sampler on the chain or cable, until it contacts the bottom of the tank. This contact will open the plunger, allowing the liquid sample to be collected. Remove the Fuel Tank Sampler by lifting the chain or wire connected to Hole “A.” The tank sampler now contains the sample.

Note: Hole “A” is threaded with 8-32 threads so that a shoulder bolt can be used as an attachment fitting if desired.

Collecting a Sample from the Specific Depth:

Attach two light-gauge chains or wire cables, one through Hole “A” and the other through Hole “B.” Lower the Fuel Tank Sampler into the tank by the chain or cable attached to Hole “A.” At the desired depth, pull the chain or cable that is attached to Hole “B” just enough to lift the plunger and collect the sample. Release the tension on the chain or cable attached to Hole “B” and withdraw the tank sampler by the chain or cable attached to Hole “A.”

Note: Holes “A” and “B” are both threaded with 8-32 threads so that shoulder bolts can be used as attachment fittings if desired.

Alternative Collecting Methods for More Precise and Repeatable Results:

Point “C” is threaded with 10-24 threads. Using a thread rod of the desired length (obtained locally), thread the thread rod into Hole “C.” Described as in the “Tank Bottom” sampling method above, the plunger will open when the thread rod contacts the bottom of the tank.

TS4-SS:
TS8-SS:
TS16-SS:
Sampling Size
4 oz. (120 ml)
8 oz. (240 ml)
16 oz. (480 ml)
Construction
301 Stainless Steel
301 Stainless Steel
301 Stainless Steel
Outer Diameter
1.375" (3.5 cm)
1.375" (3.5 cm)
2" (5.1 cm)
Length
10.375" (26.3 cm)
17.375" (44 cm)
14.5" (36.8 cm)
Weight
1.6 lbs. (0.8 kg)
2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg)
3.3 lbs. (1.5 kg)
TS-SS Sampler Callouts

Collecting a Sample from the Tank Bottom:

Attach a light-gauge chain or wire cable through Hole “A” on the Fuel Tank Sampler. Lower the tank sampler on the chain or cable, until it contacts the bottom of the tank. This contact will open the plunger, allowing the liquid sample to be collected. Remove the Fuel Tank Sampler by lifting the chain or wire connected to Hole “A.” The tank sampler now contains the sample.

Note: Hole “A” is threaded with 8-32 threads so that a shoulder bolt can be used as an attachment fitting if desired.

Collecting a Sample from the Specific Depth:

Attach two light-gauge chains or wire cables, one through Hole “A” and the other through Hole “B.” Lower the Fuel Tank Sampler into the tank by the chain or cable attached to Hole “A.” At the desired depth, pull the chain or cable that is attached to Hole “B” just enough to lift the plunger and collect the sample. Release the tension on the chain or cable attached to Hole “B” and withdraw the tank sampler by the chain or cable attached to Hole “A.”

Note: Holes “A” and “B” are both threaded with 8-32 threads so that shoulder bolts can be used as attachment fittings if desired.

Alternative Collecting Methods for More Precise and Repeatable Results:

Point “C” is threaded with 10-24 threads. Using a thread rod of the desired length (obtained locally), thread the thread rod into Hole “C.” Described as in the “Tank Bottom” sampling method above, the plunger will open when the thread rod contacts the bottom of the tank.