Arabian American Center January Training & Development
Program Title:
Analysis of hydrocarbon gases using gas chromatograph for gas/condensate.
28.01.2018 - 01.02.2018
$ 3500


Course Description:

    The purpose of this course is to provide Fundamental training in gas chromatography techniques and demonstrate their application to practical industry and laboratory problems. The course covers: major components of a gas chromatography; operating principles; calibration methods; preventative maintenance; troubleshooting methods; quantitative methods; set-up procedures; and failure modes for each, along with practical examples. Preventative maintenance is also covered with an emphasis on analysis and troubleshooting methods.

    The course includes also the practical maintenance where the important parts of GC are demonstrated i.e. inject system part, different liner and syringes, maintenance kit, different columns type, TCD, FID, ECD, FPD detectors, and other accessory parts which is variable used.

Who should attend?

     Laboratories chemists and lab technicians in oil fields, power stations, water treatment systems, chemical and petrochemical industries, and in oil refineries, etc.


Curse objectives:

        After completion this course, laboratory managers, staff, and others who might be affected should:

               • To introduce participants to Fundamentals of gas chromatography and how the individual

                   elements interrelate.

               • To be able to competently use methods on a gas chromatograph to produce robust and

                   valid analytical data.

               • To provide a knowledge of gas chromatography operation, maintenance and troubleshooting.

               • To impart the participants advance techniques and knowledge of principles of gas


               • To provide knowledge of accessories and consumables required for gas chromatography


               • To provide good laboratory practices for accurate and reliable analyses.

               • To train participants to know how to change and install gas chromatography parts such as

                   inject systems and columns.

               • To familiarize participants with the techniques used in gas chromatography analysis,

                   qualitative and quantitative methods.

Course outlines:

      Module 1

         What Gas Chromatography Is

               • The System

               • The gas source

               • The inlet

               • The column

               • The detector

               • Data reduction

               • Instrument control

     Module 2

         Injecting Samples

               • Injection Ports

               • Packed port

               • Split/Splitless port

               • Injection technique

               • Benefits of automatic injection

               • Valves

               • Gas sampling

               • Liquid sampling

               • Inlet Temperature

               • Gas samples

               • Liquid samples

     Module 3

          Separating Components

               •  How a Column Separates Components

               •  The basic principles of chromatography

               •  Column Types

               • Capillary columns

               • Packed columns

               • Column tubing

               • Column Characteristics

               • Column efficiency

               • Gas control

               • Column resolution

               • Column selectivity

               • Capillary or Packed?

               • Column Temperature

               • Isothermal oven

               • Programmed oven

     Module 4

         Detecting Components

               • Thermal Conductivity (TCD)

               • How it works

               • Flame Ionization (FID)

               • How it works

               • Electron Capture (ECD)

               • How it works

     Module 5

         Interpreting Chromatograms

               • Peak Measurements

               • Retention time

               • Peak size

               • Integrators and data systems

               • Component Identity

               • Component Amount

               • Uncalibrated calculations

               • Area and height percent

               • Calibrated calculations

               • Normalization

               • External standard

               • Internal standard

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