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Course Title: Gases and Gas Delivery Systems for Analytical Applications
Categories: 1 - Mass Spectrometry
2 - Spectroscopy
3 - Gas Chromatography
4 - Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Instructor(s): Frank Kandl Course Number: 142
Affiliation: Airgas
Course Date: 03/09/2016 - Wednesday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 01:00 PM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $300 ($400 after 2/12/16) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This course will educate the student on how to properly select everything for an analytical system that uses gases. This course will ensure that analyticcal processes create consistent results and eliminate the need to rerun a sample, maintain quality baselines, reduce operating costs. Proper criteria on how to select the proper purity of the gas, what is the correct configuration and component selection for the gas delivery system. The trouble shooting segment will help the student understand issues they may be experiencing that are causing issues and how to resolve these issues. The student will be able to create a more efficient system after attending this course.

Target Audience
Anyone operating analytical instruments that use high purity gases Anyone building, refurbishing a laboratory that has instruments that use high purity gases Anyone who wants to reduce their operating expenses that use high purity gases in laboratory application

Course Outline
Proper gas selection to ensure consistency and repeatabilty in applications while reducing operating expenses
Proper gas delivery system configuration and component selection
Trouble shooting common problems in GC and other analytical applications that use high purity gases

Course Instructor's Biography
Frank Kandl is the business development manager for specialty gas equipment at Airgas, he has over 35 years’ experience in design and manufacturing of gas delivery systems with Airgas and Air Products. He has vast experience in high purity systems for gas chromatography and other analytical applications, as well as ultra high purity systems for Nano and Semiconductor applications. Frank has designed regulators and other components for these systems, and has been recognized with awards. He has written several articles in publications in the chromatography market. He has presented and chaired short courses at various Pittcon Conferences, as well as other conferences and trade shows. He has made presentations in the US, Mexico, Germany, Turkey, Spain, China, and Malaysia. He has initiated several design changes to the standard configurations used for gas delivery systems and components used in these systems to ensure the purity of the gas is maintained as well as containing and removing and contaminants that have entered the gas path or been generated by components in the system. These changes ensure consistent results in processes.