Vortex Liquid & Gas Sampling Tool

Vortex Liquid & Gas Sampling Tool

Subsea Tooling
The Vortex Liquid & Gas Sampling Tool is designed to capture gas or liquid escaping underwater for the purpose of recovery to the surface for analysis. The tool is designed to be deployed from the surface with zero pressure in the containment bottles. Sample filling relies on pressure differential between the isolated sea level pressure inside the bottles and the surrounding ambient sea water pressure.
All the components are housed in one anti-impact stainless steel housing, allowing this tool to be rough handled and transited in work baskets.
During product recovery via the bleed off valve, personnel do not have to be directly exposed to pressurised components. Very high burst pressure bottles allow higher containment pressure in smaller bottles to reduce the footprint of the tool.


  • Large capacity
  • Field proven
  • Corrosion resistant materials
  • Primary & secondary isolation valves



Dimensions ∅180 x890Lmm
Funnel Dia. 150mm
Weight in Air 22kg
Weight in Seawater 16kg
Containment Bottle Vol. 1.8L
Cas Sample Vol. @ 69bar 146L
Depth Rating 2054msw*

*Limited by ratings of valves & gauges


Containment Bottle Specifications:
Internal Vol. (each bottle) 445mL (min)
Burst (min) 8700psi
Puncture Force 260Nf