IRMS Training Courses

The Isomass IRMS Training Centre at the University of Ottawa offers Thermo users three separate courses:  EA, IRMS and GC/C.  The IRMS course is the core mass spectrometer course which covers the Delta V Advantage and Plus as well as the MAT 252/253 Thermo instruments.  This course is a prerequisite for the EA and GC/C courses.  Small class sizes are the key to the success of these courses, which facilitate the hands-on participation of each attendee.  For more information please complete a Request Form.

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UPCOMING IRMS TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE

MASS SPEC-IRMS (3 Days) Core Course

Instruments:

DELTA V Series
DeltaPlus XP & Advantage
DeltaPlus and DeltaPlus XL
MAT 252, 253

Dates:

April 3-5, 2019
July 10-12, 2019
December 4-6, 2019

March 25-27, 2020
July 15-17, 2020
December 2-4,  2020

April 21-23,  2021
July 14-16,  2021
December 1-3,  2021

  • 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.
EA-IRMS (2 Days)
Instruments:

Elemental Analyzers:
Costech
Carlo Erba & CE
Thermo
Elementar

Autosamplers:
PN150 & Zero Blank
AS200 & AS128
MAS200

Interfaces:
ConFlo II, III and IV

Dates:

April 1-2, 2019
July 8-9, 2019
December 2-3, 2019

March 23-24,  2020
July 13-14, 2020
November 30-December 1,2020

April 19-20,  2021
July 12-13,  2021
November 29-30, 2021

  • 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.
GC-IRMS (3 Days)
Instruments:

GC’s:
Agilent 6890GC
Thermo TraceGC

Autosamplers:
CTC A200S
GC-PAL

Interface:
GC-C/TC-III

Devices:
GasBench II
PreCon

Dates:

April 8-10, 2019
July 15-17, 2019
December 9-11, 2019

March 30 – April 1,  2020
July 20-22, 2020
December 7-9,  2020

April 26-28,  2021
July 19-21,  2021
December 6-8,  2021

  • 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.

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)
Week 2:
Monday – Wednesday (GC-IRMS) – 3 days
Location:
University of Ottawa
Ján Veizer Stable Isotope Laboratory
Advanced Research Complex Building (ARC)
25 Templeton, Room 460
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5 Canada

Hotel:
Les Suites Hotel
130 Basserer Street
Ottawa, ON Canada K1N 9M9
Ph:(613) 232-2000 or TF: 1-800-267-1989
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Class Hours:  9h00 – 17h00 everyday including Friday; please time your return flights accordingly.  Lunches and snacks are provided.  A group banquet is scheduled for the Thursday evening of the IRMS course.

For information about price, availability and registration contact Linda Gallagher.

Training Coordinator at: linda.gallagher@isomass.com .