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Course Title: (CANCELED) Gases and Gas Delivery Systems for Efficiencies and Repeatability and Costs for Analytical Application
Categories: 1 - Mass Spectrometry
2 - Quality/Regulatory/Compliance
3 - Gas Chromatography
4 - Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
5 - Inductively Coupled Plasma
6 - Laboratory Information and Management
Instructor(s): Matthew Paradiso Course Number: 80
Affiliation: Airgas USA, LLC
Course Date: 03/08/2017 - Wednesday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 01:00 PM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Course is intended to educate the student to understand what creates inconsistencies in analytical applications that use high purity gases. Evaluating costs while reducing operating costs will also be covered. Understanding how to specify the correct purity and ensure that purity is delivered each time is critical to consistency. Troubleshooting performance issues that contaminants in the gas stream create will be explained and how to take corrective action when these issues occur. Design configurations and component selection will be explained as well as how correct component selection is critical. The student will be able to get consistent results in their applications from what they learn in this course. This will help them implement changes to the lower their operating costs, and create consistencies

Target Audience
Chemists and others who do gas chromatography and other analytical applications that use high purity gases from either high pressure cylinders or cryogenic tanks

Course Outline
How to create application and cost efficiencies in analytical applications using high purity gases. Understanding how gas purity is derived and how inconsistencies in contaminant levels affect process results and consistency. How to properly select the correct purity of gas for users application and ensure quality is consistent. How varying contaminant levels affect the processes and how to trouble shoot and correct this. Regulatory requirements for storing high pressure as well as cryogenic gases. Proper design of a modern gas or cryogenic delivery system for analytical applications. Proper component selection for the gas/cryogenic delivery system

Course Instructor's Biography
Matthew Paradiso is the Product Manager for Specialty Gas Equipment at Airgas; he has over 20 years of experience in gas handling equipment for analytical applications. Matthew also has a wide arrange of experience in the environmental field, semiconductor industry and high purity applications that use gas. Matthew is well versed in applicable codes concerning high pressure gases and has led many safety audits to ensure gases are being safely used and in applicable code compliance. He has designed components of gas delivery systems to create consistencies and efficiencies while ensuring optimal performance and code conformance of these systems. Frank Kandl is the business development manager for specialty gas equipment at Airgas, he has over 37 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. Frank is the coauthor of the book “The Chromatographers Guide to Gases and Gas delivery systems. 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 Reginald J. Bartram is a highly regarded gas chromatography consultant based in State College, Pennsylvania, and is known as “Dr. Chromatography” in his work with Airgas, a company with which he has a long-time consulting partnership. Mr. Bartram has had an illustrious career spanning more than 40 years and numerous positions in the gas chromatography industry. Mr. Bartram began his career as a gas chromatography chemist at the BP Research Center (Sohio) and later became laboratory manager. He then joined Supelco where he spent the next 23 years in management positions responsible for gas chromatography research, marketing and technical service