Practical Maintenance and Troubleshooting in Gas Chromatography
In Gas chromatography 90% of the trouble experienced, is happening in the injection system. In this course we will discuss the purpose and impact of the critical parts (consumables) present in split and splitless injection and how this impact in a maintenance schedule. At the end we will discuss a series of practical examples via troubleshooting exercises.
This course is suited for managers, analytical chemist, engineers and those who want to implement process analytical measurements. It is suited for R&D, Pilot plant and manufacturing chemists and engineers.
In this half day course we will discuss the maintenance challenges for Split and Splitless injection techniques that are used in GC. We will zoom in carrier gas choice and purity, tubing, connections, septa, ferrules, seals, liners, column-coupling, installation and column maintenance.. Also column operation/optimization and extending column life time will be discussed.
Jaap de Zeeuw graduated in 1979; His thesis was entitled “Fused Silica Capillary Column Technology”; Jaap has 40 years experience in GC capillary technology, developed many PLOT columns. He is also the originator for simple concepts for fast GC/MS using a high vacuum inside the capillary column. Jaap has traveled widely and is well known for his technical expertise and teaching skills. Jaap has published more then 100 publications in the field of GC on column technology and application. Jaap worked 27 years for Chrompack/Varian and presently serves the last 12 years as a specialist on gas chromatography for Restek in the Netherlands, involved with product development, application and marketing.