Process Analyzers & Sampling Systems (PASS) Program

Course Overview

In this course complete analyzer systems are discussed while special attention is given to applied sampling systems next to the main types and principles of currently applied Process Analyzers ranging from Physical Properties, online Chromatography, Water type analysis to Gas Detection systems. The advantages and disadvantages are clarified with the aim to enhance the understanding of the operational ranges and limitations of each type of analysis system.

Our five days Process Analyzers & Sampling Systems (PASS) masterclass training program has been developed for anyone involved with the design, construction, operation, or maintenance. Attendees across a range of industries will learn how to optimize systems for success from beginning to end, starting with the process line and tap through the transport lines, stream switching, sample conditioning, analyzation, and sample disposal.

In less than a week, your employees will learn how to recognize and diagnose common flaws in sampling system designs. Hands-on training and other interactive exercises teach attendees to utilize calculations, formulas, and engineering principles to address these issues appropriately. Finally, participants will design a sampling system to present to the class.

Learning Objective

  • Learn how to prevent costly sampling system errors through sound design principles
  • Design and build an optimized process analyzer sampling system that delivers timely, accurate results

Who Should Attend ?

Anyone with an engineering background interested in understanding the fundamentals of designing, constructing, operating or maintaining sampling systems, including system and design engineers, chemists, integrator, highly trained technicians, and a wide array of industry professionals

  • Analyzer Project Engineers
  • Analyzer Maintenance Engineers
  • Analyzer Technicians
  • Analyzer Sales Engineers
  • Analyzer Specialist
  • Many More

Training Takeaways

  • How to identify the root cause of issues related to system design
  • Engineering principles, formulas and calculations that are the basis for sound sampling system design
  • How to optimize your sampling system, prevent sampling system errors, and ensure accurate process analyzer readings
  • How a sampling system functions from the process line and tap through the transport lines and stream switching, sample conditioning, analyzer and disposal processes

Trainer Profile

The trainer has 35 years of experience working in the industrial instrumentation field working primarily with process analyzers. During this time, he had worked for Brown and Root, ARCO Chemical, The Foxboro Company, Lyondell Petrochemical and Applied Automation.

In 1993, he formed Advanced Analytical Solutions(AAS) to develop and provide analytical training programs which were delivered throughout the US, Canada and the Middle East. Company was acquired in 1997 by another Houston based Company. In 2003 after leaving AAS, he joined Process Analytical Applications, Inc. as a Sr. Partner and Owner.


a. Coalescing Filters
b. Function of the Speed Loop
c. Proper Engineering of the Speed Loop
d. Stream Switching Valves
e. Guard Filter
f. Function of the Sample Shut-off Valve and Atmospheric Reference Valve When the Sample System is Used in Conjunction with a Process Gas Chromatograph
g. Troubleshooting a Vapor Sample System

a. Edge or Surface Area Type Filters
b. Function of the Speed Loop
c. Proper Engineering of the Speed Loop
d. Stream Switching Valves
e. Guard Filter
f. Troubleshooting a Liquid Sample System

a. Liquid Speed Loop
b. Edge or Surface Area Type Filters
c. Vaporizing Regulator Selection and Sizing
d. Function of the Gas Speed Loop
e. Proper Engineering of the Speed Loop
f. Stream Switching Valves
g. Guard Filter
h. Trouble shooting a Liquid/Vaporing Sample System

a. Sparger Applications
b. Operational Overview
c. Function of the Sparger
d. Theory of Operation

a. Role of the CEMS
b. Heated Sample Probe
c. Heated Sample Line
d. Water Removal System - Thermoelectric and Gas Compressor Coolers
e. Role of the Peristaltic Pumps
f. CEMS Sample Pump
g. CEMS Flow Drawer
h. Importance of T90 and T95 Response Time

a. Overview of Pyrolysis Gas Sampling and the Challenges
b. Functional Review of Reflux Sampling for Ethylene Furnace, Decoke and FCCU Applications

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