A sample divider is prepared for operation: the separating funnel is installed on the supports, the sample receivers move close to each other under the separating funnel. Scoop recruit a certain part of the sample and pour into a separating funnel. The process is repeated until the sample receivers are filled. Then the material from the sample receivers poured into separate containers; empty sample receivers are installed again under the funnel and the sample dividing process is continued.
If it is necessary to reduce the sample several times (i.e., to get 1/4; 1/8; 1/16, etc. of the sample part), then one part of the sample obtained after the first reduction is sent to the reduction again. Thus, a sample with a mass of 1/4 of the initial mass of the sample is obtained. The process is repeated until you get the required sample mass.