4-day Comprehensive GC Training (Agilent GC with OpenLAB Chemstation),

5 November 2018 09:00 - 8 November 2018 17:00, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom


Course summary

Number of days: 4
Experience level: Intermediate
Type: Manufacturer-specific; analysts using Agilent GC with OpenLAB ChemStation software
Teaching method: Face-to-face classroom with practicals in the laboratory
RSC CPD approval: Approved for CPD
Course venue: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK | See individual dates for other venues
Onsite/offsite availability: Arrange this course just for you
Scheduled course price: £1340 + VAT per delegate

Course approval

This course has been approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry for purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). RSC members receive a discount of 10% for this course (membership number required) if booked at least 6 weeks in advance.

What will you learn on this course?

The 4-day Comprehensive GC Training course introduces the fundamental theory of GC along with the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the Agilent Gas Chromatograph using GC OpenLAB ChemStation software.

This course includes an introduction to gas chromatography, troubleshooting and method development, OpenLAB configuration, an introduction to ChemStation, data acquisition and data analysis. It will discuss gas supply and handling; autosamplers; split/splitless and multi-mode inlets; capillary columns; detectors (FID, ECD and TCD); PC & data system; creating methods; integration and reporting; quantitation and calibrations; sequences and reprocessing; method maintenance and retention time locking. This course also covers troubleshooting and maintenance of the autosampler, inlet, column, detector and data systems.

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

Learning outcomes

You will learn the theory of gas chromatography and the importance of good chromatography
You will become familiar with the Agilent Gas Chromatograph and learn about the function & operation of individual GC components
You will learn the logical steps of instrument troubleshooting and method development
You will have practical experience of adjusting the parameters and performing maintenance of the GC instrument
You will review gas supply and gas handling, Agilent autosamplers, Agilent inlets including split-splitless and multi-mode, capillary columns, and detectors focusing on FID, ECD and TCD
You will learn about the operation of the OpenLAB ChemStation software
You will learn how to undertake installation, set-up and get an overview of the software
You will learn how to create a GC method on the software
You will learn how to analyse individual samples and create sequences for analysing multiple samples
You will undertake qualitative data analysis with a set of data files
You will undertake quantitative data analysis creating calibration curves and producing appropriate sample reports
You will learn about sample reprocessing and method maintenance
You will learn about retention time locking and its importance

Who is this course for?

This course is primarily for analysts and technicians responsible for the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of Agilent gas chromatographs using Agilent OpenLAB ChemStation software.

Delegates should have some knowledge of gas chromatography.

Please note the hands on training will take place on Agilent 7890 or 6890 but the training is suitable for all models of Agilent gas chromatographs.

Course combinations

You can attend all 4 days of the course for a complete training solution. Alternatively, you can attend individual courses for specific training on hardware or software:

2-day Comprehensive GC Hardware (Agilent GC)
2-day Comprehensive GC Software Training (OpenLAB ChemStation)

The Open University

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

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