The Multi-Stage Sludge & Sediment Sampling Kit provides all of the components needed to collect sludge and sediment samples up to 4' in length. The 12" Soil Core Sampler Base and three (3) Sampler Extension Sections allow you to assemble a sampler that is 12”, 24", 36", or 48" in length. It also comes with three (3) 4' Stainless Steel Extensions that allow you to deploy the sampler through 12' of water before reaching the sediment.
This sampler uses a disposable Plastic Core Catcher and a special Stainless Steel Multi-Stage Flap Valve Cap to improve recovery of saturated materials.
During deployment of the sampler, the Check Valve Flap on the top cap opens to allow excess air and water to escape through the four holes that are machined through the top cap. Air and water are able to easily pass through the sampler. When the sampler reaches the sediment, the saturated materials are able to push through the Plastic Core Catcher and into the Plastic Liner inside of the sampler body as the sampler is driven downward. The venting action of the Stainless Steel Multi-Stage Flap Valve Cap prevents pressure buildup and allows the sample to enter the liner.
During retrieval of the filled sampler, the Plastic Core Catcher will be pressed closed by the weight of the sediment. This helps prevent the material from escaping through the bottom of the sampler. At the same time, the Check Valve Flap will cover the holes through the top cap – which creates suction inside the sampler. This suction also helps to retain the collected sample in the sampler body.
Please make sure any accessories you intend to use with your AMS Sampling Kits use the same connection type that are used in the kit.
Kit weighs 71lbs!
- (1) 2" Stainless Steel Multi-Stage Flap Valve Cap, 5/8" Thread
- (1) 2" X 12" Multi-Stage Soil Core Sampler Base
- (3) 2" X 12" Multi-Stage Soil Core Sampler Extension Section
- (1) 2" Multi-Stage Sludge Core Tip
- (1) 2" Multi-Stage Valved Soil Core Sampler Tip
- (3) 4' Stainless Steel Extension, 5/8" Thread
- (1) 18" Rubber Coated Cross Handle, 5/8" Thread
- (1) Regular Slide Hammer, 5/8" Thread
- (2) 12" Crescent Wrench
- (1) Universal Slip Wrench
- (1) 2" X 12" Nylon Brush
- (1) 2" X 12" Plastic Liner
- (2) 2" Plastic End Cap
- (1) 2" Plastic Core Catcher
- (1) 4' AMS Deluxe Carrying Case 1750 Black
- (1) 2" Serrated Multi-Stage Soil Core Catcher Tip
- (1) 2" Serrated Multi-Stage Valved Soil Core Sampler Tip
- (1) 2" Multi-Stage Valved Soil Core Sampler Auger Tip
- (1) 2" X 12" Plastic Liner
- (1) 2" X 24" Plastic Liner
- (1) 2" X 36" Plastic Liner
- (1) 2" X 48" Plastic Liner
- (1) 2" Viton Check Valve Flap
MATERIAL: Stainless Steel
THREAD TYPE: 5/8"
What are the proper connection types?
AMS Signature Series ConnectionsSignature Series
Signature series components feature a heavier thread than 5/8" threaded connections. They are generally more robust and last longer under heavy use. Signature components can be connected and disconnected with only 2 1/2 turns, and have less risk of galling. Our most popular slide hammers, augers, core samplers, and soil sampling kits are available with signature series connections.
5/8" & 3/4" Threaded Connections5_8 Threaded3_4 Threaded
5/8" and 3/4" threaded connections use standard, national course, threads. 3/4" are used with the AMS professional line of augers and samplers. 5/8" connections are the most common and least expensive. Augers, core samplers, probes, slide hammers, hammer-head handles, and kits are available with threaded connections.
Quick-Connect ConnectionsQuick Connect
The quick-connect button-and-hex coupling system allows components to connect and disconnect faster and with less hassle than threaded or signature series systems. When in use, the torque exerted on the system is placed on the hex – rather than threads – which makes the quick connect connection durable and prevents the components from binding together. Quick-connect connections also allow for reverse augering with either a rubber-coated cross handle or ratcheting cross handle. Most augers and some soil sampling kits are available with quick-connect connections, but the connections are not compatible with slide hammers or the hammer-head cross handle.
Hex Quick Pin ConnectionsHex Quick Pin
Hardened steel male/female hex connections that accept standard 3/8” snapper pins or heat-treated 3/8” U-clips. The simplicity of the snap pins is unmatched for hand auger applications, while the heat-treated 3/8” U-clips will allow you to hammer & reverse hammer your core sampler with confidence. Both of these connections offer easy assembly/disassembly on site & will allow you to accomplish your sampling task quicker & more efficiently.