An installation example for bulk sampling could be the establishment of an automated sampling system in a grain processing plant. Here are the steps one would typically go through:
- Site selection: First of all, one would select a location for the sampling system. In this case, a suitable location would probably be where the grain is transported through the plant, such as on a screw conveyor or conveyor belt. The selected site should be easily accessible and provide a representative cross-section of the material flow.
- Assembly: The sampling system, which includes a sampling probe and possibly a collection station for the samples, is mounted at the selected location. This could include positioning the sampling probe so that it protrudes into the material flow and placing the collection station nearby so that the samples are easily accessible.
- Connection to existing systems: The sampling system is then connected to the existing systems. This could include connecting the sampling system to the power grid and connecting it to the plant's control system so that it can automatically take samples based on the programmed parameters.
- Adjustment and calibration: After installation, the sampling system would be adjusted and calibrated. This could include setting the sampling interval and quantity of each sample, and then testing the system to make sure it is working correctly and taking representative samples.
- Training: Finally, one would train the operators of the plant to ensure that they understand how the sampling system works and how to operate and maintain it.
This is a simple example, and the exact steps could vary depending on the specific type of sampling system, bulk material, and plant requirements. It is also important to always follow the manufacturer's instructions and observe the applicable safety regulations when installing a sampling system.