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Course Title: Petroleum, Petrochemical and Gas Analysis by Gas Chromatography
Categories: 1 - Petroleum Analysis
2 - Gas Chromatography
3 - Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Instructor(s): Matthew Klee Course Number: 25
Course Date: 03/08/2017 - Wednesday Course Length: 2 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Course Date 2: 03/09/2017 - Thursday    
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $1100 ($1500 after 2/18/17) 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
Instrument operators and supervisors in petroleum, petrochemical, or production laboratories. Those not classically trained in GC analysis but responsible for performing the analyses.

Course Outline
Basics of gas chromatographic separations
How and why things separate
Column concepts (retention behavior)
Packed vs. capillary columns
Gas Liquid vs Gas Solid Chromatography

Sample introduction concepts and sampling devices
Inlet concepts and devices
Detector concepts

Metrics commonly used to describe the quality of a method

Real vs. ideal
Discrimination vs. representative sampling
Peak distortion

Data Analysis concepts
Integration basics
Report types and lots of examples

Typical methods of analysis
Gases (natural gas, refinery gas, ethylene …)
Liquids (fuels, simulated distillation, …)
Valved configurations

Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Course Instructor's Biography
Matthew S. Klee, PhD, is an internationally recognized analytical instrumentation expert, scientist, inventor, and author. He is considered one of the leading authorities in the areas of GC and GC-MS instrumental analysis. In addition, Dr. Klee is renowned for the quality and relevance of his live, on-line, and on-demand technical courses and presentations and has been a regular presenter of GC and GC-MS related short courses at PittCon.