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Title: Fluid sampling tool

Abstract

A fluid sampling tool for sampling fluid from a container. The tool has a fluid collecting portion which is drilled into the container wall, thereby affixing it to the wall. The tool may have a fluid extracting section which withdraws fluid collected by the fluid collecting section. The fluid collecting section has a fluted shank with an end configured to drill a hole into a container wall. The shank has a threaded portion for tapping the borehole. The shank is threadably engaged to a cylindrical housing having an inner axial passageway sealed at one end by a septum. A flexible member having a cylindrical portion and a bulbous portion is provided. The housing can be slid into an inner axial passageway in the cylindrical portion and sealed to the flexible member. The bulbous portion has an outer lip defining an opening. The housing is clamped into the chuck of a drill, the lip of the bulbous section is pressed against a container wall until the shank touches the wall, and the user operates the drill. Wall shavings (kerf) are confined in a chamber formed in the bulbous section as it folds when the shank advances inside the container. After sufficientmore » advancement of the shank, an o-ring makes a seal with the container wall.« less

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Espanola, NM)
  2. (Los Alamos, NM)
  3. (Santa Cruz, NM)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
872303
Patent Number(s):
US 5907110
Application Number:
09/087118
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Los Alamos, NM) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fluid; sampling; tool; container; collecting; portion; drilled; wall; affixing; extracting; section; withdraws; collected; fluted; shank; configured; drill; threaded; tapping; borehole; threadably; engaged; cylindrical; housing; inner; axial; passageway; sealed; septum; flexible; bulbous; provided; slid; outer; lip; defining; clamped; chuck; pressed; touches; user; operates; shavings; kerf; confined; chamber; formed; folds; advances; inside; sufficient; advancement; o-ring; makes; seal; fluid sampling; cylindrical portion; threaded portion; cylindrical housing; container wall; threadably engaged; chamber formed; sampling tool; fluid collecting; collecting portion; threadably engage; /73/

Citation Formats

Garcia, Anthony R., Johnston, Roger G., and Martinez, Ronald K. Fluid sampling tool. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Garcia, Anthony R., Johnston, Roger G., & Martinez, Ronald K. Fluid sampling tool. United States.
Garcia, Anthony R., Johnston, Roger G., and Martinez, Ronald K. Tue . "Fluid sampling tool". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872303.
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title = {Fluid sampling tool},
author = {Garcia, Anthony R. and Johnston, Roger G. and Martinez, Ronald K.},
abstractNote = {A fluid sampling tool for sampling fluid from a container. The tool has a fluid collecting portion which is drilled into the container wall, thereby affixing it to the wall. The tool may have a fluid extracting section which withdraws fluid collected by the fluid collecting section. The fluid collecting section has a fluted shank with an end configured to drill a hole into a container wall. The shank has a threaded portion for tapping the borehole. The shank is threadably engaged to a cylindrical housing having an inner axial passageway sealed at one end by a septum. A flexible member having a cylindrical portion and a bulbous portion is provided. The housing can be slid into an inner axial passageway in the cylindrical portion and sealed to the flexible member. The bulbous portion has an outer lip defining an opening. The housing is clamped into the chuck of a drill, the lip of the bulbous section is pressed against a container wall until the shank touches the wall, and the user operates the drill. Wall shavings (kerf) are confined in a chamber formed in the bulbous section as it folds when the shank advances inside the container. After sufficient advancement of the shank, an o-ring makes a seal with the container wall.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 25 00:00:00 EDT 1999},
month = {Tue May 25 00:00:00 EDT 1999}
}

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