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Method and apparatus for fluid sampling

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A method and system for particle entrained fluid sampling, capable of sampling a high pressure and/or high flow rate fluid flow system using a pressure intensifier for applying pressure or suction to the fluid sample in the fluid sampling system operatively connected to a sample extractor and a sample analysis device. The pressure intensifier for applying pressure or suction is adjustable to provide control over the sample flow in the fluid sampling system. The fluid sampling system of the present invention may be particularly applicable to monitoring the condition of hydraulic and lubrication systems.

Inventors: 
Reintjes, John F.; Tucker, John E.; Tankersley, Lawrence L.; Howard, Paul L.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Biotechnology and Healthcare
FIle Date: 
2008-09-08
Grant Date: 
2011-11-15
Grant time: 
1,163 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
21
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
2
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY