Undisturbed soil sampling

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Undisturbed Soil Sampling

Soil Sampling - Hand Augers Liner Sampler Sets

Sets for collecting undisturbed samples for soil fertility, structure, volume weight, granular composition and technical determination in either soft or hard soils to a depth of 7m. The sample is collected and stored in a liner which can be sealed for transportation to the laboratory.

Soil Sampling - Hand Augers Split tube sampler for top layers

A 40cm set to collect undisturbed samples from the top layer. Ideal for research on root systems, fertiliser, chemical and soil biology.

Soil Sampling - Hand Augers Soil coring kit for chemical research

A sampling kit for the determination of volatiles as the sample is never exposed to air. The sample is undisturbed and remains in the stainless steel tube during extraction. Filling blocks and caps are added to each end of the coring tube to ensure no loss of volatiles, so sample can easily be transported to a laboratory for further analysis.

Soil Sampling - Hand Augers Soil sample ring kits

Sampling kits for the collection of undisturbed soil samples in rings for analysis in a laboratory. Different kits are available for soft through to very hard soils. Samples can be taken on the surface, in bore holes or in profile pits. The soil sample rings are made of seamless stainless steel tubes. The bottom of the ring has a cutting edge and the dimensions and therefore the volume of the soil collected is known exactly.

No-Loss Soil Corer

For the sampling of soils for the analysis of very volatile components such as benzene, toluene and chlorinated hydrocarbons we have introduced a new 'No-loss soil corer' to comply with new regulations and standards that have come into force (USA-EPA Guideline 5035a_r1) or are in (ISO) preparation.

Soil Column Cylinder Auger

For the collection of undisturbed soil samples of 100cm length and 90mm diameter, without digging a profile pit. The auger is mechanical hammered into the soil and extraction is very easy. The cylinder has a removable side cover for analysing or sub-sampling the soil column. Easily portable and simple to operate the Soil Column Cylinder Auger can be used in virtually any soil type, even between crops.

Soil Augering

Simple and efficient – don't ignore the usefulness of these hand tools

It's easy to be seduced by mechanical devices but we've found that a sample will often be retrieved more quickly and with less effort with the right hand auger if you remember the important principles: sample per layer, never mix your soil horizons and be sure to avoid the contamination of deeper layers. These tools are ideal for all types of soil research, for wind farms, for crop research and development, agronomy, mineral exploration and crop diversity. They are the tools for basic soil research around renewable energy and the low carbon sector.

The auger, in its many guises, is both simple and extremely efficient. This technology is not new: augers have been around for half a century but still have an indispensable role in environmental research both above and below the water table. So whether you need an 'Edelman' type of hand auger that is easy to use, surprisingly effective, quick, light and cheap or a gouge or liner sampler for undisturbed samples, or perhaps a percussive window or windowless sampler, Van Walt can help you decide and ensure you have what you need.

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