GPA Midstream’s School of Gas Chromatography is one of the best available worldwide. GPA Midstream’s Analysis, Test Methods & Products Specifications Committee manages, directs and conducts the school. The committee is reviewing potential 2023 dates and locations. Please check back for more information in December 2022.
The school covers basic gas and gas-liquid chromatography with an introduction to extended analysis. This is a hands-on curriculum directed toward chromatograph operators, measurement technicians and engineers involved with chromatography. The training will consist of lectures, demonstrations and chromatograph operation. The emphasis is on machine demonstration and operation. Both natural gas and natural gas liquid samples will be analyzed.
To teach GPA Midstream chromatography procedures and calculation methods to industry technicians and chemists with hands-on instruction
To demonstrate that accurate and reproducible results can be obtained by chromatographic analysis
To provide related auxiliary information on fundamental chemistry, gas and liquid sampling, reference standard blends, safety practices related to pressurized cylinders, GC system components and operation, calculations, economics of extended analysis, portable chromatographs and contaminants in natural gas liquids
To provide limited troubleshooting of gas chromatography software/operation
To provide a laboratory demonstration of non-linearity
Characteristics and Calibration of Detectors Used in Gas Chromatography
Column Technology and Types of Columns Used in Gas Chromatography
Computing Integrators and Gas Analysis
Fundamentals of Natural Gas Chemistry
Gas Calculation Procedures
Introduction to Gas Chromatography Application
Liquid Calculation Procedures
Obtaining Natural Gas Samples and Laboratory Handling
Physical Constants of Paraffin Hydrocarbons as Used in Gas Calculations
Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Natural Gas Laboratories
Reference Standard Blends
Resolving BTU Differences
Safety Practices for Handling Hydrocarbons in Cylinders
Selection, Operation and Maintenance of Micro (Portable) Chromatographs
Sulfurs, Olefins and Other Contaminants in Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids
Known Gas & Liquid
Unknown Gas & Liquid
Please visit this page for access to the registration form in 2023.
A block of rooms will be reserved for GPA School of Gas Chromatography students. More information will be posted here when available.
2023 host hotel to be announced
Registered students may obtain a refund less a $100 cancellation fee if GPA Midstream receives a written cancellation notice by 5 p.m. Central time 30 days prior to the course start date. Refunds will not be given after that deadline. A registration may be transferred at no cost with a written request by the same deadline. Transfers are allowed after the deadline but will incur a $100 fee.
Contact the GPA Midstream office for more information: 918-493-3872.