Patent Number: 6,253,629

Title: Automatic sampling method and facility for heterogeneous materials

Abstract: An automatic sampling method and facility are disclosed, by means of which multiple samples are obtained from a closed container filled with heterogeneous solid material. The sampling points are predetermined and well distributed on the container and the sampling position and depth in the container are selected by a special controller of the sampling system. The system can be operated at an open space for non-radioactive material. The obtained samples are collected and blended in a mixer for homogenization treatment to produce a final specimen for analytical measurement. The homogeneous specimen is well accepted for its representative character.

Inventors: Lee; Maw-Chwain (Taipei, TW), Yang; Yu-Tang (Tao Yuan, TW), Hwang; Fun-Yeuan (Tao Yuan, TW), Chen; Yuen-Liang (Tao Yuan, TW)

Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research

International Classification: G01N 1/04 (20060101); G01N 1/08 (20060101); G01N 1/14 (20060101); G01N 1/10 (20060101); G01N 001/08 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018