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On-Line Analyzers

Process Analytical Technologies Overview


Length: 2 days
CEU Credits: 1.4
Course Hours: 8:00 am- 4:00 pm




This course reviews the knowledge and skills required to both specify the most popular process control and emissions analyzers and to understand the sample conditioning technologies to adapt these analyzers to continuous processes.


You will be able to:

  • Recognize the practical aspects of Process Analytical Chemistry.

  • Explain the relationship between Process Control and Process Analytical Instrumentation.

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Process Analyzer Measurement Technologies.

  • Describe a Process Analyzer basic configuration.

  • Decide which oxygen and water detection technology to apply to a given sample stream.

  • Configure a basic Process Sample Conditioning SystemRecognize the newest Process Analytical Technologies.


You will cover:

  • Process Analyzer Technology I:  Overview of Considerations

  • Process Analyzer Technology II:  Process Gas Chromatography

  • Process Analyzer Technology III: Oxygen and Water

  • Process Analyzer Technology IV: Spectroscopy I

  • Process Analyzer Technology V:  Spectroscopy II

  • Process Analyzer Technology VI:  New Technologies

  • Process Analyzer Sampling:  Process Sample Conditioning and Stack Emissions and Particulates

Classroom/Laboratory Exercises:

  • Classroom presentation by a 45+ year experienced ISA Fellow who is an internationally-recognized Process Analyzer System design and commissioning expert.

  • Specify process analyzers for process analytical measurement requirements.

  • Design a basic Process Analyzer Sample Conditioning System.


Classroom Materials (provided):

Spiral-bound MS PowerPoint notebook of lecture slides.

ISA Publications text provided by Apex Measurement Systems:                                                                                                   "Analytical Instrumentation” Robert E. Sherman, Editor (1996).


Course Prerequisites:

  • Students should currently be employed in the Process Industry or be interested in gaining the skills necessary to obtain a position in the Process Industry.

  • One year of high school chemistry.

  • ISA CCST Level 1 personnel would benefit significantly from this course.

  • Union trade personnel (Electrical and Piping) would gain skills that would make them more valuable to obtain work in Process Industry facilities.

Additional Materials Available:

Wiley Interscience text for sale through Apex Measurement Systems:

            "Process Analyzer Sample-Conditioning System Technology”  by Robert E. Sherman, 2002.

(AP01P v1.0)

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