I’m so happy, we’ve done the first GC surgery. Hopefully this is the first one among many. I thought it was great, but i look forward to hearing what people are saying about it. I have to apologise to few of the people that try to attend and failed. There are few technology glitches where WebEx only allowed maximum 25 people to login at the same time. Because of the issue we have now upgraded our WebEx to ensure that we are capable of hosting 100 people in the same room through a better service more suited for a webinar.
For the people who missed the surgery, I have made a recording of the presentation and can be accessed on the above link. We do have few questions that came up from this surgery. Here are some of the questions:
Q1: Does atmospheric pressure affect the response?
Q2: What happens if you have to change a column?
Q3: Typical traps to avoid when optimising GC’s? i.e, in your experience most regular types of failure?
Q4: Are all GCs the same in terms of the diagram that you showed?
We have created a GC Surgery group in Linked in, and to begin with we’ll discuss this four questions. And if anybody want to talk about any other GC issues, for instance how does a flow diagram looks like on other GC other than Daniel, and other type of GC such as the C9+ and the C10+ etc, please feel free to post a question in the surgery forum which I hope can be an environment for us all to share our experience on the GC field.
The next GC surgery will be on the 8th of March, we’ll discuss about how to interpret GC calibration data. I look forward to see as many people as possible there. This time we’ll make sure that everybody will fit in the room as we have upgraded our WebEx to cover more people :).
I’m just really excited to say that I’ll be presenting series of GC surgery using WebEx. It’s free for everybody to register. Detail can be seen in i-Vigilant website News section: http://www.i-vigilant.co.uk/news/detail/gc-surgery.
everybody is welcome, from people who don’t know anything about GC, just want to learn something new, or even GC experts who maybe able to share some of their experiences. We have been having great response, and I hope that a lot of people will join us.
The first session will be an introduction to GC. We’ll analyse GC flow diagram as well as look at how time events are configured in a GC. This course will be based on Daniel GC, but of course most of the principle can be applied in other GCs. This will be happening on 23/2/2016 at 2 pm UK time.
If you have any questions or just want to be in contact, you can comment to this post or send me an email at Anwar.Sutan@i-Vigilant.com.
i-Vigilant Technologies Ltd was founded in 2012. We are an innovative technology company dedicated to provide high quality consultancy and services to the oil and gas industry. Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, i-Vigilant provides Gas Chromatography maintenance and consulting, training and condition based monitoring software as well as flow measurement consultancy services.
Our mission is :
(1) Maintain GC accuracy throughout the year by:
• Providing expert system to predict failure
• Providing uncertainty calculation to quantify performance of the GC
(2) Develop technician competency in GC maintenance and troubleshooting
We will use this blog to extend our mission and get the industry to find out about our innovation as well as many discussions on our GC surgery sessions.