Comprehensive GC-MS Training (Agilent 5975 MSD with MassHunter)

7 - 11 September 2015, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

What will you learn on this course?

The five day Comprehensive GC-MS Training course introduces the fundamental theory of quadrupole GC-MS along with the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the Agilent 5975 Mass Spectrometer using MassHunter software.

This course includes an introduction to quadrupole mass spectrometry; hardware configuration; MS tuning; data acquisition in scan and selected ion monitoring (SIM) modes; qualitative & quantitative data analysis; reports; sequencing; and an introduction to deconvolution and retention time locking.

The course will train the operator to perform the maintenance required to ensure the smooth running of the instrument. 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 and maintenance focusing on tunes & diagnostics, GC considerations, vacuum system, ion source, 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.

You can attend all 4 days of the course for a complete training solution. Alternatively you can attend the 2-day Comprehensive GC-MS Hardware (Agilent 5975 MSD) course or 2-day Comprehensive GC-MS Software Training (MassHunter) course for specific training on hardware or software.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn the theory & principles of mass spectrometry focusing on the quadrupole GC-MS

You will become familiar with the Agilent 5975 Mass Spectrometer instrumentation learning about the function & operation of individual components

You will gain experience of adjusting the important MS parameters

You will gain practical experience of performing maintenance of each MS component including vacuum system, ion source, quadrupole mass filter & detector

You will learn the strategies and gain practical experience of instrument troubleshooting

You will learn the operation of the MassHunter software

You will learn installation, set-up and get an overview of the software

You will learn about the types of tuning methods, undertake air/water checks & an autotune then interpret the results

You will learn how to create a full scan and SIM method to gain an understanding of each method type

You will analyse individual samples and create sequences for analysing multiple samples

You will undertake qualitative data analysis including library searching and deconvolution

You will undertake quantitative data analysis creating calibration curves and producing appropriate sample reports.

You will have an introduction to deconvolution and learn retention time locking

Who is this course for?

This course is primarily for analysts and technicians responsible for the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of Agilent quadrupole GC-MS instruments with MassHunter software. This is also the introductory course for those learning the Agilent triple quadrupole mass spectrometer with MassHunter software.
The Open University

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom

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Anthias Consulting Ltd are experts in the separation sciences in the fields of Gas Chromatography (GC), Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and related techniques.
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Claire Wallis
Anthias Consulting Ltd
1 Hamden Way,
Papworth Everard,
CB23 3UG

+44 (0) 1480 831262
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