API-PA Automatic Sampler

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Designed to handle the most demanding hydrocarbon liquid applications, the ISOLOK API-PA sampler utilizes a pneumatic actuator to skillfully sample crude oil and oil/water mixes.

The API comes in a variety of styles to meet the wide range of process pressures and viscosities in refineries.

Available in both pneumatic and electric actuator styles, to operate with current plant utilities.

  • Some API samplers are available with a diamond-like coating to stand up to even the strongest corrosive products.
  • All API samplers are ATEX rated and complies with API 8.2, ISO 3171 and ASTM D 4177 standards to ensure that your processes and operators remain safe.
  • Provides a consistent fixed volume to ensure you are receiving the exact amount of sample needed every time.

Viscosity range 0.5-8000 cSt
Wetted materials 316 stainless steel standard (optional Super Duplex)
Optional coating on wetted parts DLC (diamond-like coating) by DCD (dynamic compound deposition)
Seal materials Carbon-filled PTFE seals with Viton® O-rings (others available)
Seal temperature -4°F to 500°F (-20°C to 260°C)
Pressure rating 1440 psig at 100°F (99 barg at 38°C) 316SS units
1500 psig at 100°F (103 barg at 38°C) Super Duplex units
Sample size (nominal) 1 cc per sample
Grab sample repeatability ±2%
Sampling rate 20 samples per minute
Flanges 2 in Class 300/600 RF
Weight (approximate) 55 lb (25 kg)
Utilities required compressed air, 54-145 psig (4-10 barg), 0.04 ft3 per sample at 60 psig (1133 cc per sample at 4.1 barg)
ATEX rating CE Ex h IIB T5... T2 Gb -20°C<Ta<+70°C

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