Keep Your Sampling Systems At Peak Performance
by Alecia Robinson, on Thu, Jun 08, 2017 @ 14:06 PM
Our two-day Sample System Maintenance Course will cover operations and troubleshooting
Teaching you to trouble shoot a variety of common sampling system issues, from the process line through sample disposal. Join this two-day course on November 14th and 15th, 2017, sign up now to attend.
Your analytical instrumentation system can't give reliable results unless you give it a reliable sample of the fluid in your process line. Assuming the sample is properly taken at the tap, it may fall victim to a host of problems:
- Deadlegs or dead spaces that create a “static leak,” where fluid from an old sample might bleed or leak into the new sample
- Contamination, permeation, or adsorption
- A phase change that upsets the balance of chemicals
- A chemical reaction
The most common cause of inappropriate response is a simple delay. If it's taking more than one minute from tap to analyzer, you may have problems.
How can you work to prevent problems and fix those that do appear? Take our two-day Sample System Maintenance Course. We've scheduled it for November 14 and 15 at our brand new training center.
The basics and more
Leading the course this year is Swagelok expert Stephen Jacobs, owner and president of Jacobs Process Analytics Inc. Over more than 25 years he has designed, installed and maintained hundreds of analyzer and sampling systems for applications ranging from safety monitoring to closed-loop process control.
We start out by reviewing sampling basics: Why you take samples and how to take them properly.
Sampling systems come in a variety of designs, especially when you compare those designed to handle liquids and those designed to handle gas. We will look at all types of systems, the typical best practices and the typical mistakes that people make. That starts with the system design itself, making sure that it uses the proper size of tubing, proper filters and other components.
The goal is to send you back to your company with enough knowledge to walk through your systems and spot problem areas.
You'll spend time taking lecture notes, but you'll also get your hands on the equipment. We'll put students into groups and give them some problems to solve from real-life case studies. We'll explain the issue, and then it will be up to the teams to discover the cause and come up with a solution. Each group will then present its project to the rest of the class.
We'll provide all the materials you need, including a workbook you can take home with you. Those who pass the course also will go home with a certificate of completion. We'll even serve you lunch on both days.
But we have a limited number of seats. That's why we're letting you know so far in advance. Mark your calendar now and sign up today.
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