Airtight soil sample collection and sealing

Q.E.D Environmental Systems has released the En Core Sampler, which collects, stores, and delivers soil samples within a single device.

This disposable volumetric sampling device was developed to let field personnel take soil samples with little handling and good accuracy.

This one-use, self-contained, inert composite polymer sampling cassette is for airtight sample collection and sealing. The airtight sealing cap prevents the loss of volatiles as the sampler becomes its own self-contained package. This allows the sampler to meet the EPA’s SW-846 Method 5025, which ensures accuracy when identifying the types and concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in soils and solid materials via a closed-system purge-and-trap process.

The En Core Sampler is designed to be environmentally friendly, as no chemicals are involved in the field. In fact, the sampler eliminates the need for methanol and sodium bisulfate preservation.

Available in 5 gram and 25 gram options, it also comes with a reusable, 4.5” long stainless steel En Core T-handle that allows the handler to push the sampler into the soil for a measured soil sample. The En Core Extrusion Tool is also available that can be used to engage the plunger and push the sample into an appropriate vial.

Q.E.D. Environmental Systems is a subsidiary of Graco Inc. It manufactures environmental pumping systems, landfill products, landfill gas products, and air strippers for use at landfills, mines, oil refineries and other industrial sites, as well as hazardous waste cleanup sites.