Sampling Equipment

Sampling equipment conforms to construction and usage conditions detailed in the EPD Manual for Groundwater Monitoring SOP, Revised September, 1991. A specific equipment listing is provided at the beginning of each subsection of “Sampling Procedures”.

Following is a list of other routinely used equipment:

Item Use
Ice chests (styrofoam or insulated plastic) Sample container and sample transport
Sampling vehicles Sample container and sample transport
Field thermometer Field measurement of temperature
Field pH meter Field measurement of pH
Field conductivity meter Field measurement of specific conductance
Electronic water level indicator Depth to water, potentiometric surface
Stainless steel tamp measure Depth to water, potentiometric surface
Nylon line Bailer sampling line
Sheet plastic Cross-contamination
Aluminum foil Cross-contamination
Plastic or metal buckets Collection of purge water or decontamination reusable bailers and sampling equipment
Cleaning brushes Equipment decontamination
Liqinox detergent Equipment decontamination
Analyte-free water contained in contaminant-free glass or plastic bottles Equipment decontamination
Isopropyl alcohol (nanograde) contained in contaminant-free glass or plastic bottles Equipment decontamination
10% Nitric acid (metals grade) contained in contaminant-free glass bottles Equipment decontamination (except for stainless steel equipment)
Glass or plastic jugs Transport of cleaning solutions
Sample preservation reagents contained in dispenser bottles or reagent bottles Sample preservation
Field carrier (covered, divided tray or box) Transport of preservation reagents
pH paper Field-check of sample preservation
Disposable pipettes Addition of preservation reagents
Standard buffer solutions Calibration of field pH meter
Standard KCl solutions Calibration Check of field conductivity meter
Disposable unpowdered latex gloves Cross-contamination