Begin your Specialty Gas training when you attend the PSGP University sessions.


Basic Gravimetric Mixture Filling, July 28-30
This course is designed for specialty gas mixture personnel who need the basics of making SG mixtures. Prior lab experience is helpful but not required. This is a 3-day lecture with hands-on lab exercises.

Topics include:

  • Mixture calculations: manual and automated methods
  • Cylinder selection: CGA connections, materials, test dates, etc.
  • Pre-fill inspection: DOT requirements, cylinder damage, safety considerations, etc.
  • Cylinder preparation: general and special requirements for certain gases
  • Safety precautions: OSHA, DOT and FDA issues
  • Partial pressure fill techniques: pressure/temperature, confirmation and compressibility adjustments
  • Gravimetric fill techniques: mother mixes, base mixes, sample bombs/loops for PPM mixes
  • Post fill procedures
  • Mixture vs. analytical ranges
  • Analytical accuracy vs. precision
  • Scale calibration
  • Low PPM mixture techniques
  • Purity considerations for critical mixtures

Basic Gas Chromatography, July 30-August 1
This course is designed for personnel who need to use a gas chromatograph. It is a 3-day lecture with hands-on lab exercises.

Topics include:

  • Why and how GCS work
  • GC components: gas systems, sample valves, columns, detectors, electronics, etc.
  • Column selection: when to use molecular sieve, poropak, CTR, hayesep, etc.
  • Integrators: operation, programming and maintenance
  • Detectors: thermal conductivity, discharge ionization, flame ionization
  • Difficult analyses: argon in oxygen, hydrogen in helium, low ppm, etc.
  • Carrier gas options and precautions: argon, hydrogen, etc.
  • Chromatogram interpretation
  • GC parameters and their effects:
    • column temperature/flow
    • detector current/temperature
    • sample loop size/pressure
  • Tips & techniques
    • Making in-house chromatographic grade helium for GCS
    • How to avoid costly detector replacement
    • Reliable limits of detection
    • Methods to minimize instrument downtime
    • How to save over $500.00/year on each GC

Space is limited so don't delay!
Cost per class is $950 per student. Register for both classes for only $1,800!

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