Course Information
Course Title: Optimizing Performance with Consistent Results in Gas Chromatography
Categories: 1 - Gas Chromatography
2 - Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Instructor(s): Frank Kandl Course Number: 139
Affiliation: Airgas
Course Date: 03/14/2012 - Wednesday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM
Fee: $235 ($335 after 2/13/12) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Learn how to get optimum performance, extend column life and attain consistent results in your GC applications. This course will help you identify causes of inconsistencies that prevent you from getting peak performance from your GC. We will examine carrier gases, fuel gases, and all the components of the gas stream. You will learn why purifiers could be creating performance issues and how a few simple modifications can create the consistent results your require. You will also learn how to reduce overall gas costs, the benefits of replacing hydrogen with helium as a carrier gas, and all of the new safety requirements for inert and flammable gases.

Target Audience
Any user of an analytical process that uses gas either for fuel or carrier that is concerned about inconsistent results, replacement costs of columns and purifiers. A user who wants to design a new system for optimal performance and reduced gas usage and costs

Course Outline
Understanding the true purity of high purity gases, and which is the correct purity for your application
How to specify the correct purity for your application and purchase the gas at the best pricing
Componnets of a high purity analytical gas delivery system
Optimizing the gas delivery system and it components including column and purifier life Improving efficienies and cutting gas usage Safety requirements for a carrier or fuel gas system
Applying what you have learned to your specific process

Course Instructor's Biography
Frank Kandl , Airgas Product Manager, Specialty Gas Equipment Mr. Kandl has been designing components for gas delivery systems as well as the systems themselves for over 30 years for all types of applications and processes using gases and cryogenic liquids.