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Save the Date for Edmonton Valve’s next Sample Systems Course

by Katie Reid, on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 @ 15:04 PM

Reserve a spot now to learn about sampling system problem solving and maintenance

  One attendee said the course was "very valuable for sample system background and troubleshooting key concepts." To see if this course is right for you, download the Sample System Maintance PDF for course information. 


We saw a lot of demand this past fall for our two-day class on sample systems. Later this year we'll offer the class again, and we're telling you early so that you can save the date in your calendar. The class will be held in Edmonton on Tuesday, November 8th and Wednesday, November 9th. We have only 20 seats available so don't let too much time slip by without grabbing one.

Learn to do it right

Our Sample System Problem Solving and Maintenance class includes lecture, discussions, hands-on exercises, and team projects to teach you what it takes to ensure a reliable, fit-for-use sampling system. You'll also know what to do when a system doesn’t work. You'll learn about sampling theory, good sample system design, and good installation practices. 

We'll cover the three key criteria to assure an effective sample conditioning system, as well as the effects that pressure and temperature have on the analyzer system. If you've ever wondered how to eliminate bubbles in a liquid sample, how to prevent condensation in a gas sample, or why your pressure reducer ices up, then this is the class for you.

Once again you'll be learning from industry expert, Dr. Stephen Jacobs, owner and president of Jacobs Process Analytics Inc. He has more than 25 years of experience in design, application and maintenance of on-line analyzer systems. He has installed hundreds of analyzer and sampling systems.

Top marks

After our most recent presentation on sample systems, we asked the class members what they thought of it. Here are a few of their comments:

  • "The group project was challenging but a good (effective) way to assess learning of the course content."
  • "Teams were picked well, allowed all levels of experience to be able to contribute and learn."
  • "It helps me understand what I need to spec out when ordering an analyzer."
  • "I have learnt how to recognize issues at our site and how to fix them."

Students especially appreciated learning the proper way to calculate lag times, references to real-life examples, and the importance of keeping sampling systems as simple as possible.

Sign up now

We also heard that working on a group project sparked a lot of discussion. So if you want to be part of that discussion, save your space now! Request a copy of the Sample System brochure PDF here

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