MANUFACTURER: Gammon Technical
Gammon Fuel Sampling Kits
Gammon fuel sampling kits have become standard in the industry for obtaining test samples of jet fuel. With more than a million in service, they have proved to pay for themselves by saving countless hours of downtime because accurate contamination test results are obtained the first time.
In the past, thousands of work hours have been wasted and fueling facilities have been shut down simply because the sampling tap was contributing dirt during the sampling period. Rusty pipe threads, steel gate valves and collections of reducing bushings that never are subjected to fuel flow, except when a contamination test is to be run, have been found to
be a prime cause of poor colour results when tests are performed to ASTM D2276. Flushing does not clean normally stagnant steel fittings. The probe penetrates through the pipe coupling that is welded to the pipe. There is no possibility of rust and dirt, that usually collects in stagnant pockets (such as welded couplings), reaching the test membrane. Non-ferrous materials are used in our kits, All passages are small (¼” pipe size) to ensure that there will be enough velocity during the flushing cycle to carry away any sediment that may have collected.
Kit No. 7T allows pressure sensing and sampling independently through one pipe connection. Probe penetrates all the way through the tee. Sample never contacts the tee. The branch on the tee is for pressure gauge connection; it senses pressure on the outside of the probe tube.
Kit No. 8 features our Self-Flushing QD, which eliminates the need to flush the connection before every test. It will only allow fuel from the centre of the pipe to read the QD. This reduces the amount of time spent and the volume of fuel that has to be handled. For panel mounting, Kit No. 8RM includes Kit 8 plus a remote mount.
The GTP-144 Probe is made to reach the centre of a 4” pipe but can be used in any pipe of 2” or more. The threads on the probe are both ¼” NPT male (use reducing bushing to come down to this size). We can also supply special probes of any specified length.