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  • Specialty Gas Mixing
  • Gas Chromatography
  • Process Instrumentation
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University Schedule

  • March 14 - 16 Basic Gravimetric Mixture Filling
  • March 16 - 18 Basic Gas Chromatography
  • June 13 - 15 Advanced Gravimetric Mixture Filling
  • June 15 - 17 Advanced Gas Chromatography
  • September 12 - 14 Basic Gravimetric Mixture Filling
  • September 14 - 16 Basic Gas Chromatography

Get Certified in Specialty Gas Filling at Precision University!

Precision University is a completely functioning. centralized, 18,500 square foot specialty gas filling facility with analytical equipment for quality training and education.

PSGP University develops skill sets in specialty gas filling through both classroom and hands-on instruction. The programs focus on all aspects of specialty gas filling and testing. Basic and advanced seminars are available.

Precision University Curriculum

Basic Gravimetric Mixture Filling

This is a 2-day seminar with hands-on exercises designed for those companies that are considering or just getting started in Specialty Gas filling. This session will also provide training for employees new to SG filling who will be involved in the filling operations.

Topics include:
  • What are Specialty Gases and what makes them special
  • What are the applications using SG and who are the end-users
  • Review SG purity specifications and blend tolerances
  • Look at analytical and equipment requirements for the various levels of SG
  • Review SOP’s for cylinder prepping and filling
  • Hands-on filling and analysis
  • SG Feasibility Study Spreadsheet to determine what makes sense to fill yourself and calculate payback
  • SG Profit improvement strategies, immediately pull more cash from each order

Basic Gas Chromatography

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
  • Column selection: when to use molecular sieve, poropak, CTR, hayesep
  • Integrators: operation, programming and maintenance
  • Detectors: thermal conductivity, discharge ionization, flame ionization
  • Difficult analyses: argon in oxygen, hydrogen in helium, low ppm
  • Carrier gas options and precautions: argon, hydrogen
  • 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

Advanced Gas Chromatography

This course is designed for personnel with a solid foundation in chromatography who need to obtain the maximum performance from their gas chromatograph. We focus hands on attention to ionization gas chromatographs. Nevertheless, many of the advanced principles can apply to other detectors (TCD, etc.). It is a 2.5-day lecture with hands-on lab exercises.

Topics include:
  • Each attendee will receive “hands-on” experience with several chromatographs
  • GC measurements and chemical property analysis
  • DID GC components
  • Advanced chromatography techniques: conditioning for PPB analyses, optimization of flow circuits, etc.
  • Advanced ionization detector theory and practice
  • Integrator/computer programming
  • Self-diagnostics, troubleshooting and adjustments
  • Self-diagnostics, troubleshooting and adjustments
  • Difficult analyses: helium impurities (PPB), H2 impurities (PPB), trace N2 in argon
  • Ionization potentials
  • Automating chromatograms
  • Computer/GC interface and wiring
  • Installation and preventive maintenance
  • Ionization electrometer troubleshooting
  • Flow systems

Advanced Gravimetric Mixture Filling

This course is designed for specialty gas mixture personnel who are already comfortable making gravimetric mixtures and who need advanced training. It is a 2.5-day lecture with hands-on lab exercises

Topics include:
  • Advanced mixture strategies and case studies
  • Cylinder passivation
  • Optimizing base/pre-mixtures
  • Advanced gravimetric fill techniques (micro cylinders, loops, syringes)
  • Hydrocarbon blends
  • Liquid blends
  • Fuel/oxidizer mixtures
  • Other potentially reactive mixtures
  • Mixture stability
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