Approved training courses

Course description

This one-day training course focuses on the different sample introduction and injection techniques that can be used with Programmable Temperature Vapourisers (PTVs), Multi-Mode Inlets (MMIs), Cooled and Universal Injection Systems. The course will cover hot versus cold split and splitless injections; cool on-column injection (COC); large volume injection (LVI); thermal desorption (TD); pyrolysis; and in-liner derivatisation injection techniques. This is a generic course for these advanced inlets that is applicable to many different manufacturers, including GL Sciences OPTIC, GERSTEL CIS, Thermo PTVs, Varian PTVs, Agilent PTV & MMI, Shimadzu OCI/PTV and JAS UNIS.

This course looks at the added functionalities of PTVs over standard hot inlets as a truly multi-mode inlet. Half of the day will be spent learning the theory, parameters, advantages and applications of these different sample introduction and injection techniques. The remainder of the day will be spent in the lab creating, using and optimising cold injection methods to analyse thermally labile and high molecular weight samples and using other advanced injection techniques.

This course is aimed at those who are analysing problems analytes, like thermally labile or high molecular weight compounds; and/or require a multi-functional GC inlet to analyse a range of different sample and analyte types using different sample introduction techniques. Delegates may already have a PTV or MMI or are considering the purchase of one.

This hands-on course is 50% theory and 50% practical in a lab environment, with a small group size of a maximum of 5 delegates.


Delegates should have good knowledge of GC or GC-MS or have attended the Practical Essentials of GC & GC-MS or the Hands-on GC & GC-MS courses.

Additional info

Includes: lunch & refreshments; hardcopy of the training manual in colour; instrument parts & consumables used; certificate of attendance; ability to discuss own problems.

The scheduled course can also be delivered onsite/in-house, offsite & tailored.


The Open University

Teaching method



Milton Keynes


1 day


£499.00 GBP (plus VAT)

Training provider

Anthias Consulting Limited



+44 1480 831262

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