ISCO Glacier Portable Water Sampler (DISCONTINUED)

  • Revolutionary Design Easy transport, quick setup and accurate sample preservation delivered by 48 hours or more if refrigeration from 12 volt deep cycle battery or can run on AC power
  • Accurate Sample Volumes Patented LD90 non-contacting Liquid Presence Detector and pump revolution counting system ensure accurate samples
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Please note the Glacier has been discontinued and replaced by the BLZZRD.

The Glacier refrigerated auto-sampler provides easy transport, accurate sample preservation and quick setup, without being reliant on mains power or ice. It combines a new active temperature control system with the mobility, small size and light weight of a portable sampler.

The 12 volt deep cycle battery delivers 48 hours or more of on site refrigeration (can also run on AC power). The Glacier sampler can wait patiently for days or weeks to collect event-triggered samples, with It's power-saving cooling system set to standby until the first sample is drawn, and can then preserve the samples until they are collected. The optional Mobility Kit with pneumatic tyres and aluminium frame lets you wheel Glacier to sampling sites over rough terrain.

Actual sample temperature is constantly measured using Glacier's new patent-pending temperature control system, and it precisely regulates cooling to ensure accurate sample preservation.

Standard Features

  • Watertight and dustproof controller enclosure (NEMA 4x, 6 (IP67).
  • Runs on 12 Volt deep cycle battery or 240/120V AC power.
  • Programs can be recalled and run with two keystrokes.
  • Controller is easy to program and dependable, using field-proven technology to ensure ease of operation, reliability and durability.
  • Pump revolution counting system and LD90 non-contacting Liquid Presence Detector ensure sample volumes are accurate.
  • Min, max and average temperature are displayed on LCD screen, and in a file that's downloadable using Samplink software.
  • Actual measured sample temperature is stored by the controller.
  • Composite samples can be collected in 10 or 20 litre bottles
  • ProPak single-use liners can eliminate bottle washing

Manufactured by: Teledyne ISCO
Model: ISCO Glacier Portable Water Sampler (DISCONTINUED)

Services offered for this product

  • Sales
  • Rental
  • Installation
  • Calibration
  • Maintenance


Stormwater sampling
Biomonitoring - where accurate sample preservation is needed
Influent and effluent sampling - Glacier can be easily moved in-plant to collect monthly or weekly at multiple sampling points


Glacier® Transportable Refrigerated Sampler
Size 25 x 15 x 24 inches (63 x 38 x 60 cm)
Weight Dry, less battery - 60 lbs (28 kg)
Bottle Configurations One 10 Liter PE or Glass; One 20 Liter PE; One 9 Liter ProPak composite sample container with disposable liners
Power Requirements 12 VDC (Supplied by external battery), or 120/240 VAC power with included line cord.
Cooling CFC-free refrigeration system maintains sample temperature at 3°C ± 1°C at ambient temperature of 0°C to 40°C.
Intake Purge Purge before and after each sample.
Tubing Life Indicator Provides a message to change pump tubing.
Intake Suction Tubing Length 3 to 99 ft. (1 to 30 m), Vinyl or PTFE lined, ID 0.375 in. or 0.250 in
Pump Tubing Life 2,000 samples
Typical Repeatability ±10 ml
Maximum Lift 26 ft. (7.9 m)
Typical Line Velocity @ Head Height 2.9 ft./s @ 3 ft; 2.5 ft./s @ 10 ft; 1.9 ft./s @ 15 ft. (0.88 m/s @ 0.9 m; 0.76 m/s @ 3.1 m; 0.58 m/s @ 4.6 m)
Sample Presence Detector Non-wetted, non-conductive sensor detects when liquid sample reaches the pump to automatically compensate for changes in head heights.
Weight 8 lbs. (3.6 kg)
Size 10 x 12.5 x 10 inches (26 x 32.x 25 cm)
Operational Temperature 32° to 120°F (0° to 49°C)
Enclosure Rating NEMA 4X, 6 (IP67)
Program Memory Non-volatile ROM
Flow Meter Signal Input 5 to 15 volt DC pulse or 25 millisecond isolated contact closure for flow-paced sampling.
External Trigger Initiates sample collection and cooling from contact closure signal
Number of Samples to Shutoff 999 samples maximum with 5 gallon (19 liter) bottle.
Clock Accuracy 1 minute per month, typical, for real time clock
Sample Frequency Selection 1 minute to 9,999 minutes, in 1 minute increments. 1 to 9,999 flow pulses
Sampling Modes Time or flow, event. (Flow mode is controlled by external flow meter pulses.)
Programmable Sample Volumes 10 to 9,990 ml in 1 ml increments
Program Storage One program running, one stored
Controller Diagnostics Tests for RAM, ROM, pump, and display


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