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How to Carry Out Correct Sample Division

Maybe you know this from experience: Errors in sample preparation, particularly in sampling, add up during the process and cannot be corrected in the end, not even by the most advanced analyzers. Only the exact division of the complete sample amount into representative part samples ensures meaningful, error-free analysis results.
RETSCH offers a range of sample dividers which use different division methods and handle sample volumes from 1 to 60 liters.

This white paper explains the importance of correct sampling and sample handling and introduces the different division methods. It contains practical tips & tricks, for example about the way to calculate the correct slot width of a rotating tube divider or how to best handle the division of large volumes of bulk material.