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Course Title: Instrumentation and Methods of Petroleum and Gas Analysis by Gas Chromatography
Categories: 1 - Petroleum Analysis
2 - Gas Chromatography
Instructor(s): Matthew Klee Course Number: 31
Affiliation: Dani Instruments Inc
Course Date: 03/07/2016 - Monday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $550 ($750 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This course is designed to provide a sound foundation for those responsible for analyzing petroleum and petrochemical samples by gas chromatography. The fundamental processes involved with sample introduction, separation, detection and data analysis are presented in a manner that is understandable by those not trained in classical analytical chemistry. Typical ASTM methods of analysis will be used as a basis to explain differences between analysis of gas and liquid samples, calibration of compound responses, and data analysis and reporting approaches. Standard instrument configurations and methods for natural gas, refinery gas, permanent gas, simulated distillation, detailed hydrocarbon analysis, and others will be reviewed. Practical approaches for troubleshooting and tuning specific separations will be presented. After completing the course, attendees will be more competent, comfortable, and productive at operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting their gas chromatographs.

Target Audience
GC operators in the petroleum and refining industries who are responsible for running analyzing samples by gas chromatography and/or interpreting results and troubleshooting.

Course Outline
Sample introduction concepts and sampling devices
Sample preparation
Standards
Valves
Syringes
Autosamplers
Inlet concepts and devices
Representative sampling
Discrimination
Inlet comparison
Column concepts
Packed columns
GLC vs GSC
Capillary columns
Separation metrics
Detector concepts
Universal vs selective response
Detection metrics
Data Analysis concepts
Integration basics
Report types and lots of examples
Valved configurations
Column isolation, backflush
Tuning separations with valves
Modern alternatives to legacy packed column methods

Course Instructor's Biography
Matthew S. Klee is an independent consultant and recognized authority in the area of GC and GC-MS analysis and instrumentation. He is reknown for the quality and relevance of his live, on-line, and on-demand courses based on his 7 years experience in the chemical and parmaceutical industries and 23 years at HP/Agilent. Dr. Klee is author of GC Solutions monthly e-journal, and is an inventor on > 20 issued and pending patents. He has authored over 85 publications in various areas of separation science, chemometrics, and spectroscopy. He is a recipient of the Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley Award, Society for Technical Communication Merit Award, and the Atlanta Chromatography Discussion Group Student Award.