UPCOMING IRMS TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE

Courses

Course Descriptions

Dates

CORE COURSE

MASS SPEC-IRMS (3 Days)
 Instruments:
 DELTA V Series:
 DeltaPlus XP & Advantage

 MAT 252, 253

  • This is the Core Course around which the other courses are built.  It should be taken in conjunction with the other courses, or as a prerequisite for courses to be taken later.
  • It is essential that attendees have a minimum of 3 months familiarization with their instrument before attending the course.
  • This course focuses on the common aspects of operating and maintaining the Thermo Fisher series of IRMS instruments, with references to the older DeltaPlus and MAT 252 Series.
  • Demos and exercises are performed on multiple Delta XP IRMS; which suitably proxy to the latest Delta V and to the MAT 253.

Dec 11-13/13

April 9-11/14

July 9-11/14

EA –IRMS (2 Days)

Elemental Analyzers:
      Costech
      Carlo Erba & CE
      Thermo
      Elementar
Autosamplers:
      PN150 & Zero Blank
      AS200 & AS128
      MAS200
Interfaces:

      ConFlo II, III and IV

  • In-depth look at Elemental Analyzer's hardware as well as chemistry specifics applied to the IRMS systems.  Individual particularities of the Costech ECS-4010, Carlo-Erba & CE series of EAs, Thermo Flash EA & TC/EA as well as Elementar's Vario III elemental analyzer are discussed.
  • Autosampler function & maintenance
  • ConFlo II, III & IV interfaces function and maintenance.
  • Troubleshooting of the EA-IRMS pairing.
  • Isodat and EA setup, methods, analysis, and data handling.

Dec 9-10/13

April 7-8/14

July 7-8/14

GC-IRMS (3 Days)
GC’s:
      Agilent 6890GC
      Thermo TraceGC
Autosamplers:
      CTC A200S
      GC-PAL
Interface:
      GC-C/TC-III
Devices:
      GasBench II
      PreCon

  • In-depth look at the gas chromatograph hardware and functions.  Overview of the Agilent 6890GC and the Thermo TraceGC.
  • GC-C/TC-III interfaces function and maintenance.
  • GasBench II interface function, applications, and maintenance.
  • Function and application of the PreCon as a preparation device for trace analysis of CH4 and N2O in air.  A look at other non-standard applications of this device.
  • Troubleshooting of the GC-IRMS pairings.
  • ISODAT and GC setup, methods, analysis and data handling

Dec 16-18/13

April 14-16/14

Jully 14-16/14-

 

All courses will run as follow:

Week 1: Monday – Tuesday (EA-IRMS) – 2 days
Wednesday – Friday (MS-IRMS) – 3 days
Saturday – Sunday (Break – no classes)
Location:

University of Ottawa, Earth Sciences
G.G. Hatch Isotope Laboratory
Marion Hall (Room 101)
140 Louis Pasteur
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 Canada

Week 2: Monday – Wednesday (GC-IRMS) – 3 days