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Apparatus and process for collection of gas and vapor samples

United States Patent

April 1, 2008
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A gas sampling apparatus and process is provided in which a standard crimping tool is modified by an attached collar. The collar permits operation of the crimping tool while also facilitating the introduction of a supply of gas to be introduced into a storage vial. The introduced gas supply is used to purge ambient air from a collection chamber and an interior of the sample vial. Upon completion of the purging operation, the vial is sealed using the crimping tool.
Jackson; Dennis G. (Augusta, GA), Peterson; Kurt D. (Aiken, SC), Riha; Brian D. (Augusta, GA)
Westinghouse Savannah River Company LLC (Aiken, SC)
11/ 143,028
June 2, 2005
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC0996-SR18500 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.