- Number of days: 2
- Experience level: Intermediate
- Type: Manufacturer-specific; analysts using Scion/Bruker/Varian GC-MS
- 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 ion trap GC-MS along with the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of the Varian Saturn 2200 Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer.
This course includes an introduction to ion trap mass spectrometry; the vacuum system; ionisation including EI and CI; the ion trap mass filter; and the detector. The course will train the operator to perform the maintenance required to ensure the smooth running of the instrument including ion source cleaning, filament replacement, detector replacement and vacuum system maintenance.
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 leaks, tunes & diagnostics, GC considerations, vacuum system, ion source, ion trap mass filter and MS detector.
It combines a mixture of classroom based presentations with hands-on hardware lab exercises, to give you comprehensive training.
- You will learn the theory & principles of mass spectrometry focusing on the ion trap GC-MS
- You will become familiar with the Varian Saturn 2200 Ion Trap 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, ion trap mass filter & detector
- You will learn the strategies and gain practical experience of instrument troubleshooting
Who is this course for?
This course is primarily for analysts and technicians responsible for the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of Varian ion trap mass spectrometers.
Please note the practical exercises will take place on a Varian Saturn 2200 Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer but the training is suitable for all models of Scion/Bruker/Varian mass spectrometers.
- Combine with the 2-day Comprehensive GC-MS Software Training (Scion/Bruker/Varian MSWorkstation) course to attend the full 4-day Comprehensive GC-MS Training (Scion/Bruker/Varian GC-MS with MSWorkstation) course for £1340 + VAT.
- For training on the GC hardware please see the 2-day Comprehensive GC Hardware Training (Bruker/Varian GC) course.