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Plan Now for Edmonton & Fort McMurray Sample System Maintenance Course

by Katie Dennis, on Fri, Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:04 PM

Two-day session will cover everything from components to troubleshooting


Interested in the course but still looking for more information? Download the course brochure and get a breakdown of day one and day two's agenda - click here.

We're giving a lot of advance notice for our upcoming Sample System Maintenance course because we know you'll want to plan ahead for this one. We'll hold the two-day course in Edmonton on September 14th and 15th, and then in Fort McMurray on September 17th and 18th.

This is a great opportunity to deepen your understanding of sampling systems, as well as learn how to fine-tune systems for optimum performance. The sessions are designed for analytical instrumentation technicians and maintenance personnel to catch mistakes before they happen and recognize existing problems in installed sampling systems.

We start with the fundamentals in analytical instrumentation operation and maintenance, and move on to advanced practice. This two-day training course covers sample systems from process line and tap through transport lines, steam switching, sample conditioning, analyzer, and disposal.

What you'll learn

The first day starts with the basics of sample systems, including maintenance techniques and preventing contamination. We'll go through all the system components: flow valves, pressure measurement devices, pressure regulators, pumps, and temperature regulation. You'll learn about diagnosing and fixing time-delay problems too.

The second day gets into some of the finer details of sample conditioning techniques. We'll cover the proper use of filters and coalescers, design of field stations and fast loops, and troubleshooting sample systems. This is hands-on training, so be ready to take part in group projects.

Top instructors

There is a team of three instructors that can teach this course offering, and for both the Edmonton and Fort McMurray courses we will have Dr. Stephen Jacobs leading the way. Jacobs is the owner and president of Jacobs Process Analytics Inc. and this is his second time coming to Edmonton to teach this course. Jacobs was here back in November, 2013 for the very first Sample System Maintenance course. Over the past 25 years Jacobs has designed, installed, and maintained hundreds of analyzer and sampling systems for applications ranging from safety monitoring to closed-loop process control. 

For more specifics, download the detailed brochure here, and then mark your calendar for September. If you have further questions or would like to register for the course, please contact your authorized Swagelok account manager.

Additional resources

In a hurry or have a question? Please click here to get in touch - we respond fast! Or call 780.437.0640



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