Sampling System


IAS™ Isokinetic Automatic Sampler insertable model

Customized to fit each application, the KAM CSS™ Complete Sampling System a variety of components for a system fully compliant with API Chapter 8.2. Systems include one of our mixing solutions to ensure homogeneity, an IAS™ Isokinetic Automatic Sampler or E-IAS™ Electric Sampler, a Sampler Controller, a Sample Receiver, a Weight Scale, and a Circulating Sample Mixer. The system is fully compliant with API MPMS Chapter 8.2/ASTM D4177 and ISO 3171.

Based on a downhole pump design, the IAS™ Isokinetic Automatic Sampler features the simplest design in the industry and is the ideal instrument for pipeline sampling during custody transfer, truck and marine unloading, lightering, etc. The IAS sampler’s high degree of accuracy and simplicity facilitate extracting a representative sample, regardless of viscosity, pressure, or flow rate.

Working with the SC™ Sampler Controller, the IAS™ sampler easily extracts a representative sample from your pipeline into an SR™ Sample Receiver. With a CSM™ Circulating Sample Mixer, you may then mix and analyze the sample for custody transfer, API gravity measurements, shrinkage, chemical composition, etc.

Offering ultimate flexibility, KAM sampling systems are sold as individual components, allowing end users to customize to their own needs and individual applications.

Related Links:

API MPMS Chapter 8.2 Automatic Sampling Standard

ASTM D1447 Automatic Sampling Standard

ISO 3171 Automatic Pipeline Sampling Standard



  • Meets API 8.2, ASTM D4177 and ISO 3171
  • Simplest design in the industry
  • Fully insertable
  • No system shut downs
  • 0.5 – 5 ml sample per bite
  • Pneumatic or hydraulic drive
  • Very low maintenance


  • Custody transfer
  • Condensate Sampling
  • Truck loading, unloading
  • Marine loading, unloading, lightering
  • Pipeline
  • Production
  • Refinery
  • Research
  • Power plant fuel oil



Media: Crude oil, refined products, chemicals, water and wastewater
Material: Wetted parts – 316 stainless steel*
Fluid temperature: -40o to 250oF (-40o to 125oC)
Electronics temperature: -40o to 160oF (-40o to 70oC)
Pressure ratings:  ANSI 150, 300, 600, 900


Power: Air pneumatic, hydraulic
Sample bite size: 0.5 ml-5 ml
Repeatability: Exceeds API 8.2


Inputs: Flowmeter pulse

Meterizer pulse

Load Cell (analog)

OWD (analog)

Digital (2) switch and emergency stop

Interface: RS 232


Volume: KAM SR03 – 3 Gallons (11.4 L)

KAM SR05 – 5 Gallons (18.9 L)

KAM SR10 – 10 Gallons (37.8 L)

KAM SR15 – 15 Gallons (56.8 L)

Pressure: Design – 130 psig
Material: Stainless steel with viton lip seals
Inlet: 1⁄2″ Male quick connect
Outlet: 3⁄4″ Male quick connect
Dimensions:  KAM SR03 – 8.25” diameter x 17.75” high (210 mm x 451 mm)

KAM SR05 – 8.25” diameter x 25.75” high (210 mm x 654 mm)

KAM SR10 – 12.25” diameter x 25.75” high (311 mm x 654 mm)

KAM SR15 – 12” diameter x 41” high (305 mm x 1041 mm)

Weight: KAM SR03 – 7 lbs (3.2 kg)

KAM SR05 – 9 lbs. (4 kg)

KAM SR10 – 11 lbs. (5 kg)

KAM SR15 – 34 lbs. (15.4 kg)


Pump: Gear pump – 4GPM (16LPM)
Motor: Explosion proof, 1/2 HP, 110/220 VAC, 50/60 hz
Suction: 3/4″ female quick connect
Discharge: 1/2″ female quick connect
Sample draw-off: 1/4″ valve with tubing connection
Dimensions: 23” x 12” x 14” (584 mm x 305 mm x 356 mm)
Weight:  70 lbs. (32 kg)

* Seal Housing for 2″ MNPT Models are Carbon Steel.



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KAM CSS Application Data sheet

  • DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Pipeline and installation type (please specify units)
  • Flow Conditions

    Please note: proper mixing in accordance with API MPMS Chapter 8.2 is required for accurate results. In order for KAM to properly quote a CSS, please fill out all flow conditions fields to the best of your ability. Should pipeline mixing be required, the quote will include an appropriate solution to fulfill this requirement (SMP Static Mixing Plate, SMS Static Mixing Spool or ML Measurement Loop).

  • Please mark all integrated devices in sample loop:

  • Sampling requirements (specify units)

  • Preferred Process Connection

Best for LACT Units 3" and above

Best for large diameter pipelines


Best for 2" LACTs

  • System Configuration Data

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.