Hardware Training

We offer a range of GC & GC-MS hardware training courses, covering both non instrument-specific techniques and manufacturer-specific instrumentation.


Generic hardware training:

These courses vary from 1 to 5 days and cater for those eager to combine theory with practice. They are a mixture of classroom-based presentations with hands-on hardware training within the laboratory environment. Our “hands-on” courses all have 50% of the time spent in the laboratory using the instrumentation with a maximum of 4 delegates.

5-day Hands-on Complete GC & GC-MS

           2-day Hands-on GC Theory & Maintenance

           2-day Hands-on GC-MS Theory & Maintenance

           3-day Hands-on GC, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

           3-day Hands-on GC-MS, Maintenance & Troubleshooting

           Individual days from the Hands-on Complete GC & GC-MS course

5-day Hands-on Sample Preparation

           1-day Hands-on Headspace

           1-day Hands-on Solid-Phase Micro-Extraction (SPME)

           1-day Hands-on Thermal Desorption (TD)

           1-day Hands-on Pyrolysis

           1-day Hands-on Purge-and-Trap

2-day Hands-on Advanced Injection Techniques

           1-day Hands-on Programmable Temperature Vapourisers (PTVs)

           1-day Hands-on Large Volume Injection (LVI)

All individual 1-day Hands-on courses  

2-day Hands-on GCxGC Operator (Flow and Thermal Modulation)


Manufacturer-specific hardware training:

These are practical hardware courses which are based both within classroom and laboratory environment, with a strong practical focus on a specific manufacturer’s hardware and a maximum of 6 delegates.

GC Hardware training:

           2-day Comprehensive GC Hardware Training (Agilent GC)

           2-day Comprehensive GC Hardware Training (Shimadzu GC)

           2-day Comprehensive GC Hardware Training (Thermo GC)

           2-day Comprehensive GC Hardware Training (Varian GC)

           2-day Comprehensive GC Training (SRI GC with PeakSimple)


(GC-)MS Hardware training:

           2-day Comprehensive GC-MS Hardware Training (Agilent SQ MS)

           2-day Comprehensive GC-MS Hardware Training (Agilent QQQ)

           2-day Comprehensive GC-MS Hardware Training (Varian Ion Trap)

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


Splitters, Backflushing and Heart-cutting training

           1-day Splitters & Backflushing (Agilent CFT)

           1-day Introduction to Heart-cutting (Agilent Deans Switch)


Other hardware training:

As well teaching the above courses both onsite and offsite, we can give tailored and bespoke onsite training and consultancy on GC, GC-MS or related technique for any make or model.  

Please contact us for further training and consultancy on any instrumentation.