2-day Hands-on GC Theory, Methods and Maintenance

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Course summary

  • Number of days: 2
  • Experience level: Intermediate
  • Type: Generic, applicable to all instrumentation
  • Teaching method: 50% face-to-face classroom-based, 50% hands-on laboratory-based
  • RSC CPD approval: Approved for CPD
  • Course venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK | See individual dates for other venues
  • Scheduled course price: £1250 + VAT per delegate

Course approval

This course has been approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry for purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

What will you learn on this course?

Spend the first day learning the theory of gas chromatography and then using this knowledge to create split and splitless methods, perform manual and liquid autosampler injections and change oven temperature programs to optimise the separation of analytes detected with an FID.

The final day combines learning the reasons why maintenance is required, what happens if maintenance isn’t performed and the signs of when maintenance is needed along with practicals carrying out maintenance on a gas chromatograph.

This course will cover the theory, methods and maintenance of the gas supplies, liquid autosampler, hot split and splitless injections, the analytical column and detection by FID and ECD.

Learning outcomes

  • You will learn the importance of good chromatography
  • You will learn about the function & operation of the individual GC components
  • You will become familiar with the GC instrumentation
  • You will have practical experience of adjusting the parameters for each GC component
  • You will have practical experience of performing maintenance on each GC components

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for all levels of knowledge.

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Feedback from previous attendees

"(I enjoyed) hands-on maintenance - taking apart inlet and FID."  Emily Rose, Analytical Chemist Apprenctice, Green Biologics Ltd (attended 2-day Hands-on GC Theory & Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Feburary 2018).

"The knowledge of the instructor, the hands on experience. The readiness of my co-trainers to assist. I enjoyed the course." Teacher from a university in Nigeria (November 2016).

"It was all very good." Stuart Clark, Head of Laboratory and Compliance, Advanced Liquid Feeds (September 2016).

"Really clear and informative. (I enjoyed) practical hands-on." Mike Faulkner, PET Chemist, Siemens' PETNET Solutions (July 2016).

"Thorough, concise and relevent training, easy going atmosphere." QC Chemist, European engineering company (April 2016).

"(I enjoyed) the practical aspects." Nigel Corn, R&D Chemist and SHE Manager, Vivimed Labs Europe Ltd (April 2016).

"(I enjoyed) the practical sessions." Hayley Guyatt, R&D Team, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (April 2016).

"I enjoyed the] problem solving exercises both practical and on handouts, with the in-depth explanation of GC components and troubleshooting. [It had] more practical exercises I will actually use at work."  Chemist in the Environmental Industry who attended the Hands-on GC, Maintenance & Troubleshooting courses.