2-day Comprehensive GC-MS Hardware Training (Markes BenchTOF)

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Course summary

  • Number of days: 2
  • Experience level: Intermediate
  • Type: Manufacturer-specific; analysts using Markes BenchTOF with TOF-DS software
  • Teaching method: Face-to-face classroom with practicals in the laboratory
  • 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: £750 + VAT per delegate

What will you learn on this course?

The two-day Comprehensive GC-MS Hardware 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 MS.

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.

It combines a mixture of classroom based presentations with hands-on hardware 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 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

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

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