Piston Type Sample Cylinder PDC

Exploration Sample Cylinder

The Piston Type Sample Cylinder PDC is a shipping bottle designed for transportation and storage of pressurized samples, especially hydrocarbon PVT samples. Such samples are collected during well exploration.

To separate the sample fluid from a secondary driving/transfer fluid, the cylinders are equipped with a floating piston. The piston has a single O-ring seal and a slider ring and is designed to minimize friction and reduce pressure load. A mixing ball is incorporated. The bottles are designed with a minimum of dead volume.

The two end caps are sealed with double O-ring seals and back-up rings that allow long term storage. Both end caps are held in place by strong circlips. Right angle needle valves with 1/4” NPT female port connections are fitted to the cylinders. Valve protectors on both ends protect the valves during handling and transportation. A special fitting is provided on the sample side of the cylinder which allows for evacuation.

Due to the German engineering all Leutert sample cylinders have the same outer dimensions. As fluid sample cylinders are part of a  system, standardized dimensions make it easy to use supplementary equipment such as stands, heaters and transfer benches, without the need for modification.



Capacity (nominal): 600 cm³ standard, other capacities are available
Volume: 700 cm³
Material: stainless steel, resistant to H2S and CO2
ANSI / NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156-1 (2. edition 2009-10-15)
Weight: 37.9 lbs (17.2 kg)
Operating pressure:   10,000 psi (690 bar)
Operating temp.: -4 °F to 300 °F (-20 °C to 150 °C)
Certificates: TPED & Hydrostatic