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A Primer for Sampling Solids, Liquids, and Gases

A Primer for Sampling Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Based on the Seven Sampling Errors of Pierre Gy


Part of ASA-SIAM Series on Statistics and Applied Probability

  • Date Published: January 2001
  • availability: Available in limited markets only
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780898714739

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  • How does a marble manufacturer know that the color will be consistent throughout the products being made? How can you tell if liquid at the bottom of a container is the same consistency as at the top? How does a pellet manufacturer know if the pellets are consistently the same size? How does a chemical manufacturer know if the percent purity in a sample is representative of the whole batch? These and similar questions are answered in A Primer for Sampling Solids, Liquids, and Gases: Based on the Seven Sampling Errors of Pierre Gy. Author Patricia L. Smith illustrates what to look for in sampling devices and procedures to obtain correct samples from bulk materials. She gives sampling guidelines that can be applied immediately and shows how to analyze protocols to uncover sampling problems.

    • Presents Pierre Gy's approach to sampling bulk material---whether solid, liquid, or gas.
    • Gives basic principles that can be applied to any bulk sampling situation.
    • Uses everyday language and intuitive explanations.
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2001
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780898714739
    • length: 116 pages
    • dimensions: 265 x 155 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.415kg
    • availability: Available in limited markets only
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword by Francis F. Pitard
    List of terms and symbols
    1. Some views of sampling
    2. The material: sampling and material variation
    3. The tools and techniques: sampling, sample collection, and sample handling
    4. The process: sampling and process variation
    5. A strategy: putting theory into practice
    Appendix A. Introduction to Gy's seven sampling errors
    Appendix B. The variance of the fundamental error
    Appendix C. Obtaining a sequential random sample
    Appendix D. Calculation of the Variogram
    Appendix E. Experiments
    Appendix F. Sampling safely

  • Author

    Patricia L. Smith

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