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Hybrid Pressure Core Sampler (Hybrid-PCS)

CDEX/JAMSTEC developed the Hybrid-PCS to meet scientists’ requirements for collecting in situ pressure-sealed core samples. The pressure core sampler, originally developed for methane hydrate resources research in Japan, has been adapted for scientific use aboard the D/V Chikyu.

Main Characteristics

The core sample in situ pressure is fully preserved.

The core sample in situ pressure is fully preserved.

Ball Valve to maintain pressure.

Ball Valve to maintain pressure.

Pressurized core sample (containing methane hydrates).

Pressurized core sample
(containing methane hydrates).

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