Van Dorn bottle VD
Ideal for sampling in waters that are stratified or with prevailing currents.
New design
Van Dorn bottle VD
The Van Dorn Bottle allows samples to be taken at different water depths. The horizontal design of the bottle makes it ideal for sampling in stratified waters or areas with predominant currents.
It consists of a transparent tube with a plugs at either end, connected by a latex band. The plugs are kept open during the descent, which facilitates the passage of the water. Each plug has a tap so the sample can be retrieved.
Different sizes
Manufactured in 5 sizes, according the sampling volume. Its inside is free of metallic objects in order to maintain the conditions of the sample.

New trigger

The top includes the new bottle trigger that allows it to be closed at the desired depth using a menssenger. This new trigger also acts as the system for attaching the bottle to the main line.
 Trigger, Van Dorn bottle
Made of acetal and AISI 316 stainless steel.
Van Dorn bottle trigger
Made of acetal and AISI 316 stainless steel.
Van Dorn bottle in use
The following video shows how the bottle closing mechanism is triggered by a messenger.

Van Dorn Bottle VD tech specs

Van Dorn bottle
  • The new trigger (messenger operated) was designed to facilitate the loading of the bottle. It also allows the bottle to be attached to the main line.
  • All bottles include a tap on each plug to facilitate the removal of the sample.
  • It is possible to add a thermometer (range -10ºC/50ºC ) into the bottle, making it easy to see the temperature of the sample.
  • The 5kg Van Dorn weight may be added to improve the verticality of the sampling.
  • Made of methacrylate, acetal, and PVC.
  • Includes AISI 316 stainless steel metal elements.
  • Latex bands.
  • NBR O-rings.
  • Capacity 2L
    • Weight 1.7kg
    • L 360mm
    • Ø 213mm
  • Capacity 3L
    • Weight 2kg
    • L 485mm
    • Ø 213mm
  • Capacity 4L
    • Weight 2.2kg
    • L 615mm
    • Ø 213mm
  • Capacity 6L
    • Weight 2.5kg
    • L 640mm
    • Ø 253mm
  • Capacity 8L
    • Weight 2.7kg
    • L 850mm
    • Ø 253mm max
  • Messenger MB.
  • Van Dorn weight 5kg.
  • Latex band.
  • Thermometer -10ºC/50ºC.
  • Hand spool.
  • Van Dorn spares (please enquire).

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Technical Support

All of our products include technical assistance service.

All of our Van Dorn bottles and accessories are sold separately.

Methacrylate components are not suitable for use with alcohols. Aquatic BioTechnology is not responsible for the deterioration that these substances may cause in our products.

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