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Stanhope-Seta Bacon Bomb / Fuel Sampler, Sampling Vessel / Sample Thief
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Stanhope-Seta Bacon Bomb / Fuel Sampler, Sampling Vessel / Sample Thief

Most commonly referred to as the "Bacon Bomb" the Stanhope-Seta Sampling Vessel / Sample Thief obtains samples from storage tanks, tank cars and drums.

  • Obtains bottom samples, or samples from any level
  • Four different capacities
  • Nickle-Plated Brass Construction
  • Standard Viton O-Ring
  • Optional metal-to-metal seal

When the thief strikes the bottom of the tank, a plunger assembly opens to admit the sample. The plunger closes again when the bomb is withdrawn, forming a tight seal. Samples can be taken at any depth with the use of a secondary trip line, or extension rods may be added for obtaining samples at levels of up to 18 (46cm) off the bottom. Equipped with plunger locking cam for tight closure during transport (except for 4 oz 1 1/8" dia. model). Special models include a 4 oz (118mL) ‘pencil’ model for sampling through small diameter pipes and openings, and clear acrylic samplers with plated brass plunger and end pieces.

Part NumberCapacity Oz (ml)Body MaterialSealOutside Diameter in. (cm)Overall Length in. (cm)Shipping Weight
21711-032 (946)Nickle Plated BrassViton3,3/8 (8.6)15,5/32 (38.5)13 (5.9)
21712-016 (473)Nickle Plated BrassViton2,3/4 (7)12,1/32 (30.6)9 (4.1)
21713-08 (237)Nickle Plated BrassViton2,5/16 (5.9)10,5/32 (25.8)5 (2.3)
21714-04 (118)Nickle Plated BrassViton1,7/8 (4.7)9,11/16 (24.6)4 (1.8)
Available Accessories
Part NoLength in. (cm)Application
21715-03 (7.6)8, 16, 32 Oz Models
21716-06 (15.2)8, 16, 32 Oz Models
21717-012 (30.5)8, 16, 32 Oz Models
21718-018 (45.7)8, 16, 32 Oz Models
IP 51 (Obsolete)No information found
ASTM D4057Standard practise for manual sampling of petroleum and petroleum products
ASTM D4306Standard practise for aviation fuel sample containers, for tests affected by trace contamination
BS 3195 Pt 1Manual sampling of liquid hydrocarbon
ISO 3170Manual sampling

Samplers can either be lowered with a specialised hand-winch, for smooth and clean operation, or, more crudely, with a length of cotton rope, cotton is used because it is chemically resistant to all fuels, any also fibre that enters the fuel will not harm it, what with fuel filters being made from cotton fibre also. Rope can be found in the options below, priced per metre.

For sample analysis of H.Res (Diesel Bug), bacteria, and fungi, Oilybits recommend ECHA Microbiology, Microbmonitor2 Microbial Culture Test Kits. For information and to order please click the image below;

Commodity Codes
Sampling Vessels90328900
Cotton Rope52071000

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Product CodeSeta_Bacon_Bomb

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