PNS diverter samplers are designed to obtain representative samples from falling slurry streams of relatively low flow rates, an example being pilot
plant operations. The diverter cutter sampler is also employed for secondary sampling of slurry streams, and for tertiary sampling of slurry flows to on-stream analyzers.
The flow stream to be sampled, flowing in a one-inch or two-inch rubber tube, is moved across the cutter by a drive mechanism. The
actuator of the drive is a solenoid operated air cylinder, or electrically operated mechanical linear drive arm if compressed air is not available.
The model PNS-6500 diverter sampler has a traverse distance of 6-in. (150 mm.), and is suitable for one-inch diameter slurry flow tubes or
less. The model PNS-7500 provides for up to 10-in. (250 mm.) traverse and is applicable to hoses up to 2-in. diameter.