An intensive professional development training course on

Gas Chromatography
& Troubleshooting

Important Principles for Effective Troubleshooting

21-25 Apr 2024
Cairo - Egypt
30 Sep-04 Oct 2024
Dubai - UAE
06-10 Jan 2025
Dubai - UAE
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Gas Chromatography (GC) is the most popular analytical technique in the world, and all major companies rely on GCs for quality control and research. For that reason, GC problem solving and maintenance techniques are vital to maintain your GC reliability and ensure data quality.

This Gas Chromatography Maintenance & Troubleshooting training course will provide lists of symptoms and errors associated with the GC hardware or chromatographic output, as well as diagnoses of "Not Ready" / "Shutdown" messages and many other maintenance tips and tricks.

Each section describes a problem and provides a bulleted list of possible causes for you to troubleshoot. This Gas Chromatography Maintenance & Troubleshooting training course will also includes common troubleshooting tasks and checks.

This training course will feature:

  • Common Troubleshooting Approaches
  • Tips for Effective Troubleshooting
  • Problem Prevention
  • Logical step by step solution

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and understand a GC problem
  • Develop general troubleshooting strategy
  • Identify Chromatographic Symptoms and troubleshooting
  • Identify Automatic Liquid Sampler (ALS) and Detector Symptoms and troubleshooting
  • Troubleshoot of "GC Not Ready" status

Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course is suitable to Laboratory personnel and other professionals interested in GC who analyzes & dedicated to Oil & Gas operations but will greatly benefit:

  • Chemist
  • Analyst
  • Lab. Technician

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes illustrations of logical approaches in addition of graphics, case studies and videos.

The Course Content

Day One: Effective Troubleshooting
  • Tips for Safe Troubleshooting
  • Common Troubleshooting Approaches
  • Eight Problem Categories
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Problem Prevention
  • Consumable spares
Day Two: Chromatographic Symptoms
  • Retention time Problem
  • Baseline Problems
  • Contamination or carryover
  • Peak Shape Problems
  • Resolution Problem
  • Column Problems
Day Three: ALS, Detector and Communications Symptoms
  • Syringe Problems
  • FID Problems
  • NPD Problems
  • TCD Problems
  • FPD Problems
  • Power and Communications Problems
Day Four: GC "Not Ready" and "Shutdown" Symptoms
  • Flow/Pressure Problems
  • Temperature Problems
  • Detectors Problems
  • Valves Problems
  • Column Shutdown
  • Hydrogen Shutdown
Day Five: Troubleshooting Tasks
  • External Leak Check
  • GC leaks
  • Measure a Column Flow
  • Measure a Detector Flow
  • GC Self check
  • When to Change Gas Purifiers

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course


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