GC troubleshooting and maintenance HC286 / K01

Start date
6 Nov 18
1 Day
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Tudor Road, Runcorn WA7 1TA View on Google Map


A logical approach to GC troubleshooting and maintenance is explored in this one day course. Commonly encountered problems and best practices are examined for all major system components including gas handling, inlet system, oven, column and detector. Examination of separation chemistry, interrogation of poor peak shape and retention problems are a fundamentally important part of the course, leading to increased awareness of troubleshooting principles.

This course is recommended for those relatively new to GC and ideally will follow-on from attendance to the Fundamental GC training course. Some previous knowledge of gas chromatography and basic experience are recommended but not essential.


What you will learn:

  • how the chromatographic process takes place
  • the architecture of a GC system
  • working principles and problems associated with each component of the system
  • how to use chromatograms to troubleshoot chromatographic problems
  • best practices for column use and care
  • best practice in system maintenance and performance evaluation


GC troubleshooting and maintenance06 November 201809:00-17:00Crawford Scientific


We can set this up as a bespoke course to be run at your premises. Contact us at heated@stem.org.uk for more information.

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heated memberActivity fee£178.00 +VAT
heated non-memberActivity fee£194.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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