Sealing a sample using inserts, gaskets and tools

Gaskets Inserts and Tools PMS Instruments This sealing system is our original system and has since been updated with the Compression Gland Cover which is standard in all of our Pressure Chambers. This system uses a series of various sized inserts, gaskets and be used with insertion tools as shown here. If your instrument is fitted with the Compression Gland you might try looking at our tutorial of sealing a sample with the Compression Gland Cover. The Standard Sealing System allows the user to seal samples up to 1/2 inch in diameter and also seal bladed grass samples. Follow these steps:

Gaskets Inserts and Tools PMS Instruments You have by now, a cut sample and are ready to introduce it to the Chamber Cover

Gaskets Inserts and Tools PMS Instruments First, introduce the insertion tool into the hole of the gasket from the smaller side of the gasket

Gaskets Inserts and Tools PMS Instruments slide the tool through the gasket

Gaskets Inserts and Tools PMS Instruments Next, introduce the sample into the insertion tool

Gaskets Inserts and Tools PMS Instruments slide the sample into the tool so that it will pass through the gasket

Gaskets Inserts and Tools PMS Instruments Now, remove the insertion tool so that the sample is being held by the gasket

Gaskets Inserts and Tools PMS Instruments Introduce the sample through the hole in the insert

Gaskets Inserts and Tools PMS Instruments so that the sample is showing through to the top of the chamber lid

Gaskets Inserts and Tools PMS Instruments Slide leafy side of sample into chamber

Gaskets Inserts and Tools PMS Instruments Push down and turn to lock lid onto chamber

This process will require the user to decide on which insert, insertion tool and gasket to use with which sample. This takes a little bit of experience in learning how to make the best seal with different types of samples.