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Course description

The two-day Comprehensive GC-MS Training course introduces the fundamental theory of GC-MS/MS along with the maintenance and troubleshooting of the Agilent GC Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer.

This course includes an introduction to MS/MS and triple quadrupole mass spectrometry; tuning; the vacuum system; ionisation including EI and CI; the triple quadrupole mass filters and collision cell; and the detector. The course will train the operator to perform the maintenance required to ensure the smooth running of the instrument including ion source cleaning, filament replacement, detector replacement and vacuum system maintenance.

The course also discusses the principles of troubleshooting by examining the effects of faults in the system on the chromatographic output. This course includes an introduction to troubleshooting focusing on leaks, tunes & diagnostics, GC considerations, vacuum system, ion source, triple quadrupole mass filter and MS detector.

It combines a mixture of classroom based presentations with hands-on software and hardware lab exercises, to give you comprehensive training.


This course is primarily for analysts and technicians responsible for the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of Agilent triple quadrupole GC-MS instruments.

Additional info

This course can currently only be delivered onsite/in-house. It can also be tailored to match exact requirements.



Teaching method



2 day


On request from training provider

Training provider

Anthias Consulting Limited




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