The Delft bottle type suspended load sampler is the standard set for sampling sediment particles larger than 50 μm in rivers and other water courses. This set is applicable in velocities up to 2.5 m/s and can be used at any depth.
The suspended load sampler Delft bottle is used to measure suspended sediment transport in rivers and other water courses, from the surface down to 0.1 metres above the river bottom. The water containing sediment flows through a bottle shaped collector. The shape induces a low pressure at the rear part of the device, so the water enters the nozzle of the sampler with almost the same velocity as the undisturbed flow.
When the water reaches the wide sampling chamber, the velocity decreases and this causes the sediment material to settle. The sampler is made with a sturdy construction. Because of the weight of the instrument, a davit with depth gauge and winch is required for handling. Please note that simultaneous measurement of the water speed is necessary.
The suspended load sampler is easy to use. The sampler can be used in two ways:
|Suspended load sampler, Delft bottle|
|Particle size||>50 μm|
|Maximum water velocity||2.5 m/s|
|Maximum sample depth||> 10 m|
|Product material||Steel, other material|
|Rod or cable operated||Cable|
|Sample stored in||Bottle|
|Sample volume||100 ml|
|Package size||120 x 94 x 50 cm|
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