4-day Comprehensive GC-MS Training (Markes BenchTOF with TOF-DS)

22 May 2017 09:00 - 25 May 2017 17:00, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom


What will you learn on this course?

This four-day Comprehensive GC-MS Training course introduces the fundamental theory of gas chromatography and time-of-flight mass spectrometry along with the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the Markes BenchTOF mass spectrometer using the TOF-DS software for both instrument acquisition and data analysis.

This course includes an introduction to gas chromatograph and time-of-flight mass spectrometry; gas supply and handling; inlets; capillary columns; vacuum system; ionisation including EI and SelecteV; the time-of-flight mass filter; and the detector. 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 and includes an introduction to troubleshooting and maintenance focusing on leaks, optimisation & diagnostics, GC considerations, vacuum system, ion source, mass filter and MS detector.

The course covers an overview of the software; air/water Check and optimisation; creating methods and sequences; qualitative and quantitative data analysis including dynamic baseline compensation (DBC); reports; and an introduction to ChromCompare.

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 Training (Markes BenchTOF) course or 2-day Comprehensive GC-MS Software Training (Markes TOF-DS) course for specific training on hardware or software.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn the theory of gas chromatography and the importance of good chromatography
You will learn the theory & principles of mass spectrometry focusing on the Markes BenchTOF MS
You will learning about the function & operation of individual components of the Markes BenchTOF MS
You will gain experience of adjusting the important GC and MS parameters
You will review gas supply and gas handling, inlets and capillary columns
You will learn the operation of the TOF-DS software
You will learn  an overview of the software
You will learn how to undertake Air/Water Check (AWC) and Automatic Signal Optimization (AO) tuning
You will learn how to create TOF methods
You will analyse individual samples and create sequences for analysing multiple samples
You will undertake qualitative data analysis including file processing and library searching
You will undertake quantitative data analysis including creating calibration curves
You will have an introduction to ChromCompare software, an automated sample comparison algorithm

Who is this course for?

This course is primarily for analysts and technicians responsible for the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of Markes BenchTOF mass spectrometers using the TOF-DS software.

Please note that while the hands on GC training will take place on an Agilent 7890 GC on the Markes BenchTOF mass spectrometer, the GC training can be applied to any make or model of gas chromatograph.

Course Venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK | arrange this course onsite
Number of days: 4
Price: £1230 + VAT

Special offers (discounts cannot be combined):

Early Bird: Book at least 12 weeks in advance and receive a 10% discount for this 4-day course.
Student: Discount of 10% for this 4-day course (valid student ID card required) if booked at least 4 weeks in advance.
RSC Member: Discount of 10% for this 4-day course (membership number required) if booked at least 4 weeks in advance.
ChromSoc Member: Discount of 10% for this 4-day course (membership number required) if booked at least 4 weeks in advance.
Warwick alumni: Discount of 10% for this 4-day course (membership number required) if booked at least 4 weeks in advance.
Group Discount: 4 colleagues from the same company can attend for the price of 3, when attending the same course.

The Open University

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

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