The original disposable bailer. The idea was simple: Save environmental engineers time and money while eliminating cross contamination, exposure to the solvents used in decontamination and the capital expense of buying reusable equipment by making a bailer you could use once and then throw it away. Used at more sites than any other bailer on the market. While that original bailer has gone through several design improvements over the years, it is still basically the same device introduced in 1988. It is the device that has been used at more sites than any other bailer on the market. Today, Voss Technologies is committed to finding, developing and marketing products that make the sample process easier while maintaining a high level of product quality at prices that keep the cost of a sampling event lower than any other method currently in use.

Our Process

Manufacturing, Cleaning, Special Cleaning and Production Procedure.

Products Included: All SingleSample polyethylene and PTFE products


Conventional, reusable PTFE bailers are hand machined out of solid rod and block stock in a machine shop environment which potentially exposes them to volatile compounds. The result is a product that, from its initial manufacture, requires decontamination.

SingleSample PTFE and polyethylene disposable bailers are produced under entirely different conditions. The top piece, bottom valve and removal device are injection molded and all tubing is extruded. (These processes all take place off-site from the assembly facility.) Since PTFE and polyethylene are naturally slick, there are no lubricants of any kind used in any of these processes.

Polyethylene Material Specifications.

The resin in all Single-Sample polyethylene products is natural, virgin, high-density polyethylene. No regrinds are accepted and the same material is used consistently from run to run. The polyethylene used in SingleSample products contains no plasticizers or additives.


Once the parts are molded or extruded, they are packaged and shipped directly to the assembly facility. Immediately prior to assembly, all parts and tubing are washed in LiquinoxTM Detergent and individually rinsed with DI water. This is a precautionary step taken to remove any traces of compounds that may have found their way onto the tube through touch-transfer or other means in the manufacturing phase of production.

After the wash and rinse step, all parts and tubing are allowed to air dry in a controlled room. After drying, these parts are assembled and individually inserted into polyethylene bags. These are 2 mil. thickness bags that do not require or contain any plasticizers.

After bagging, bailers are packed in natural corrugated boxes that are assembled using exterior tape only to eliminate glues containing volatiles that are sometimes used in corrugated boxes.

Special Cleaning Procedures.

The following special cleaning procedure is available for SingleSample bailers. This cleaning procedure supplements the regular manufacturing and cleaning procedure and all steps not outlined here remain unchanged.

Under this procedure, all components are:

  1. Washed thoroughly with Liquinox laboratory detergent.
  2. Rinsed with DI water.
  3. Rinsed with 10% Nitric Acid solution.
  4. Rinsed thoroughly with DI water.
  5. Rinsed with Isopropanol.
  6. Dried in closed room.

New Jersey Special Cleaning Procedures.

The following special cleaning procedure is available for SingleSample bailers to meet New Jersey cleaning requirements.
Washed thoroughly with Liquinox laboratory grade detergent and tap water.

  1. Generous tap water rinse.
  2. Rinsed with distilled and DI water.
  3. Rinsed with 10% Nitric Acid reagent grade solution.
  4. Rinsed thoroughly with distilled and DI water.
  5. Rinsed with pesticide grade Acetone.
  6. Dried in a closed room.
  7. Rinsed in distilled and DI water.


SingleSample - Model RDT-031 - VOC Removal Device (Tips)

The technique used to fill a VOA vial is at least as important a source of variance in VOC analysis as is well purging protocol or sampler design. The more the sample stream is agitated or exposed to the air during the transfer of sample from the bailer to the vial, the lower the concentration detected in the vial will be. The greatest loss of VOC's occurs when the sample is simply poured into the vial  through the top of the bailer. Bottom ...

Model TW-TYGER - Bailer Retrieval System

It's easy to use, eliminates cross-contamination and speeds up sampling. You know the routine: Drop it in. Pull it out. Drop it in. Pull it out. Drop it in. Pull it out. And so on. Well now there is an easier way: The SingleSample Bailer Retrieval System. The Bailer Retrieval System features a 7' reel with free-spin preventer that makes bailing and sampling faster and easier. And the prewound, disposable twine eliminates cross-contamination. A Well ...

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