Water Samplers / BVS4300D
BVS4300D Outdoor Stationary Discrete Water Sampler
Rugged Steel Enclosure
Vacuum technology for better samples
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Overview

The BVS4300D is a discrete, stationary water sampler designed for outdoor use. Each sample is placed into a separate container. The sampler is housed in a protective steel enclosure to resist harsh conditions. The BVS4300D uses reliable, long-lasting, vacuum technology. This sampling method results in faster sample draws and less disturbance of the sample contents. There is also less wear on the tubing, resulting in less frequent maintenance. The BVS4300C differs from the BVS4300D in that it is a composite sampler that combines all samples into a single container.

Vacuum technology benefits over peristaltic pump samplers:

  • Accurate sample volumes
  • Rapid transport velocities mean more-representative samples
  • Less disturbance of sample
  • Minimal wear on the tubing, resulting in less-frequent maintenance
  • Reduced cross-sample contamination
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Detailed Description

The BVS4300D is an outdoor stationary water sampler that deposits its water samples into several containers. This sampler is designed to handle extreme environments. It has a corrosion-resistant steel enclosure with a locking door and bolted-down instrument panel.

The BVS4300D uses an external vacuum pump to draw water through intake tubing, instead of the traditional peristaltic pump that induce flow by squeezing flexible tubing. Advantages of the vacuum pump method include faster sampling rates, better vertical lifts, longer sampling distances, and less maintenance. Because the vacuum method disturbs the water samples less, they better represent the original water solution, especially if the solution has high concentrations of suspended solids. To prevent cross contamination, the sampler use air pressure (up to 28 psi) to purge the tubing of excess water.

The controller that comes with the BVS4300D can accept a pulse input (e.g., rain gage), a 4 to 20 mA signal (e.g. flow meter), or initiate a sample on a timed basis. The sampler can also be interfaced with our dataloggers.  Our dataloggers can measure nearly any turbidity, water level, or hydrometeorological sensor, as well as control the sampler based on time, event, or measured conditions.

Specifications

Dimensions 1.6 x 0.66 x 0.66 m (63 x 26 x 26 in.)
Weight with Refrigerator 141 kg (310 lb)
Weight without Refrigerator 109 kg (240 lb)

Supply Voltage

Sampling System 115 Vac/60 Hz or 12 Vdc
Refrigeration and Heating Units 115 Vac/60 Hz

Vacuum System

Pinch Valve Fixed – normally open
Purge Cycle Adjustable from 5 to 99 s
Suction Cycle Variable (Adjusts automatically to double the input value of the purge time setting or until liquid contacts level electrode in metering chamber.)
Sample Volume Adjustable, 50 to 500 cc or Adjustable, 500 to 1000 cc
Horizontal Sample Transport Velocity
  • 2.2 m/s (7.1 ft/s) at 7.6 m (25 ft)
  • 1.5 m/s (5 ft/s) at 30.5 m (100 ft)
  • 0.8 m/s (2.6 ft/s) at 76.2 m (250 ft)
Horizontal Maximum Transport Distance 76.2 m (250 ft)
Metering Chamber Cover Nylon
Volume Control Tube 316 stainless steel
Metering Chamber Level Electrode 316 stainless steel
Intake Hose Material Nylon-reinforced PVC
Discharge Hose Material Latex

Controller

Display 2 x 16 character backlit LCD
Touchpad 6 key (with multi-level menu)
Start Delay Disabled, Time/Day, Pulse Count, 4 to 20 mA (0 to 100 pulses/min.), External Contact, Level Control
Sample Initiation Disabled, Time/Day, Pulse Count, 4 to 20 mA (0 to 100 pulses/min.), External Contact
Program Type Composite, Multi-Composite, Consecutive, Daily Cycle, Timed Step
Clock Real-time clock and operating system
Direct Function Keys Manual sample, Manual purge, Manual bottle advance, Restart
Alarm Outputs (Independent) Cycle abandoned (pulse output), Sample Fault, Container Full
Status Outputs Sample taken (pulse output)
Switches Run/off (SPST toggle), On/off (5 A lighted breaker); Heater on/off; Refrigerator on/off
Available Displays Real time clock, Process timing, Process controls, Pulse counting, Event response, Multi-level description, Flashing prompts, Diagnostics

Compatibility

The controller that comes with the BVS4300D can accept a pulse input (e.g., rain gage), a 4 to 20 mA signal (e.g. flow meter), or initiate a sample on a timed basis. The sampler can also be interfaced with our dataloggers.  Our dataloggers can measure nearly any turbidity, water level, or hydrometeorological sensor, as well as control the sampler based on time, event, or measured conditions.

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