Some of the simple basic rules of sampling are:
- As a minimum, the cutter gap in a sampler cutter must be three times as big as the largest particle being sampled.
- The sample cutter must move through the stream at a constant rate.
- The maximum velocity of a sample cutter through a stream is 600mm/second.
- More small cuts are preferable to one larger cut.
- Sample must not be contaminated by splashing when the sampler is in the stationary position.
The MIP sampler is a strong robust machine that is based on tried and tested design principles that are proven to give years of reliable service.
A cross cut sampler runs horizontally and typically takes a cut through a slurry stream travelling in an open launder.
A rotary sampler takes a sample, typically in the vertical position, and is usually fitted to a vertical, non-pressurised, pipe.
Slurry Sampler Ranges
The MIP Process Technologies slurry sampler range consists of the following ranges:
- Primary Samplers – Cross-Cut
- The MIP Automatic Cross-Cut Sampler is designed to operate as a primary sampler.
- Rotary Samplers
- The MIP Process Technologies systems’ Rotary Samplers can be designed as Primary sampler or a continuous (secondary) vezin units.
- Control Panel
- The control panel is a minimum of an IP55 enclosure, and houses all of the necessary timers, switches and overloads.
- Pressure Pipe Samplers
- This in-line sampler can be installed in pipes from 50NB to 1000NB.
- Fixed Cutter Samplers
- These units are installed in launders to provide a continuous sample.
Each attrition cell is fully rubber-lined in accordance with the client’s specifications for wear resistance. The unit is designed specifically for the required duty with replaceable rubber lining in the high wear areas and ease of maintenance.
All the cells are manufactured from mild steel and each attrition cell has its own mechanism. Materials of construction are of the highest quality available. MIP Process Technologies (Pty) Limited boasts the best workmanship and most modern practices.