Process Gas Chromatographs

Fundamentals, Design and Implementation
Wiley (Verlag)
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  • erschienen am 28. April 2020
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  • 400 Seiten
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978-1-119-63301-3 (ISBN)
A guide to the fundamentals of applied gas chromatography and the process gas chromatograph, with practical procedures for design and troubleshooting

This comprehensive resource provides the theory that underpins a full understanding of the fundamental techniques of gas chromatography and the process analyzer. Without relying on complex mathematics, the book addresses hands-on applications of gas chromatographs within process industries. The author - a noted expert on the topic - details both the scientific information needed to grasp the material presented and the practical applications for professionals working in the field.

Process Gas Chromatographs: Fundamentals, Design and Implementation comprises 15 chapters, a glossary of terms and a series of self-assessment questions and quizzes. This important resource:
* Describes practical procedures for design and troubleshooting
* Contains concise chapters that provide a structured course for advanced students in process engineering
* Reviews the fundamentals of applied gas chromatography
* Details the operation and maintenance of process gas chromatographs
* Offers a summary, and self-assessment questions, for every chapter
* Is written by an international expert in the field with extensive industry knowledge and teaching experience in courses on process sampling systems and gas chromatography

Written for process analyzer engineers and technicians, application engineers, and industrial environmental engineers, Process Gas Chromatographs: Fundamentals, Design and Implementation offers an essential guide to the basics of gas chromatography and reviews the applications of process gas chromatographs in industry today.
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Tony Waters owns Analyzer Consulting Engineers, LLC in USA and is an Elected Fellow of International Society of Automation. Since 2000, he has been a Consultant in Process Analysis assisting refiners and chemical processors to achieve optimal use of process analyzers. He has twenty-five years' experience of working in the industry before setting up his own company, Measurementation, Inc. in 1986 to manufacture process analyzer systems.


An international team of expert chromatographers has peer-reviewed the technical content of this text. This Editorial Advisory Board comprised the experienced analyzer engineers listed below. We gratefully acknowledge their contributions. Culpability for remaining errors or omissions rests entirely on the author.

Jerry Clemons, PhD

Process Gas Chromatograph Consultant

Formerly, General Manager

ABB Process Analytics

Ronceverte, West Virginia, USA

  • Jerry has worked with gas chromatographs during his entire career starting at Virginia Polytechnic University where he earned his PhD with Dr. Harold McNair.
  • He has held many engineering and management positions at ABB Process Analytics and its predecessors, always focused on their process gas chromatographs. Now retired from active duty, he continues to provide his technical expertise as a consultant to that company.
  • Jerry has 50 years of experience working with process gas chromatographs.

R. Aaron Eidt, BSc

Process Analyzer Consultant

PEAK PERFORMANCE Analytical Consulting Ltd.

Delta, British Columbia, Canada

Formerly, Analyzer and PGC Manager

Dow Chemical Canada

Fort Saskatchewan, AB, Canada

  • Aaron is a chemist with 25 years of experience developing new GC methods for research and industrial chromatographs at Dow Chemical Canada. Aaron specialized in process analyzer validation, troubleshooting and performance improvement. For several years, he led the Dow Global Process Chromatography Technology Network.
  • Since retiring from Dow, Aaron has had process analyzer consulting engagements with the Sadara Chemical Company in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, and with MEGlobal.
  • Aaron has developed and instructs both introductory and advanced troubleshooting training courses in process gas chromatography for analyzer maintenance technicians.
  • Aaron has 30 years of experience practicing industrial gas chromatography.

Zoltán Hajdú, RNDr

Marketing Manager

Analyzer System Integration

Yokogawa Europe

Formerly, Analyzer Systems Consultant for Yokogawa

Central and East Europe

  • Responsible for analyzer system design and analyzer selection, including on site start up, and trouble-shooting of Yokogawa process chromatographs and analyzer systems throughout Central and East Europe.
  • Previously, Supervisor of Process Analyzers at Slovnaft Refinery in Bratislava. Now responsible for analyzer system sales for Yokogawa in Europe.
  • Zoli has 12 years' experience working with various process gas chromatographs.

Phil Harris, BSc MSc

Process Analyzer Consultant


Insight Analytical Ltd.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Formerly, Engineering Manager AMETEK Western Research

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Phil has a BSc in Physics and a Master's in Chemistry. His career began in the Research Chemistry branch of Atomic Energy of Canada, where he designed spectroscopic analyzers and built algorithms for numerical analysis of spectral and chemical data.
  • Phil has been an independent consultant since 1998, primarily on the development of process analytical solutions in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry. He provided services to AMETEK for a number of years and developed most of the numerical analysis algorithms used on the 900 series of Analyzers.
  • He has published over 25 papers and has given training courses on spectroscopy and process analyzer sample systems all over the world.
  • Phil has 35 years of experience with industrial process analyzers, mainly with process spectrometers.

Michael Hoffman

Business Development Manager

Siemens Industry, Inc.

Analytical Products & Solutions

Houston, Texas USA

  • Michael started in industry at Phillips 66, and continued the journey with Standard Oil Chemicals, BP, Innovene, and INEOS.
  • His initial work was with laboratory chromatographs. After transitioning to process chromatographs, he focused on online analyzer reliability, advanced control support, materials handling, and analyzer data management technologies.
  • Michael joined Siemens in 2007. He now provides marketing and technical support for analytical solutions, communications, PGC applications, and sample handling system designs.
  • Michael has 37 years of experience working with laboratory and process gas chromatographs.

Dirk Horst

Process Analyzer Consultant

Heerhugowaard, Netherlands

Formerly Global QMI Consultant

Shell Global Solutions Team

Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Dirk has long experience with process analyzers, including startup assignments at Shell jobsites in Germany, India, Nigeria, and Russia. He is also well known for his many classroom and practical training programs for analyzer maintenance technicians.
  • Dirk has 34 years of experience working with process gas chromatographs.

Dr. Daniel Kuehne

Process Gas Chromatograph Consultant

Siemens AG

Analytical Products and Solutions

Manufacturing Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Daniel studied Chemistry at the University of Bremen and did his diploma and doctorate thesis in Analytical Chemistry.
  • He joined Siemens in 2005 as method developer for process GCs. He stayed in method development for 11 years, whereof the last five years being the head of the PGC method developer team.
  • Since 2016 he has been making technical evaluations of PGC inquiries and working as a technical consultant for sales and customers and additionally as technical advisor for the GC method development team.
  • Daniel has 14 years of experience working with process gas chromatographs.

James Leonard, PhD

Process Analyzer Specialist

Eastman Chemical Company

Kingsport, Tennessee, USA

  • James received his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from The Ohio State University. He has 20 years of experience working in the field of Process Analytics at Eastman Chemical. During this time, James has designed, installed, and commissioned analyzer systems incorporating modern on-line techniques throughout the world.
  • He has presented lectures on process analytics at universities and other organizations to promote the use of on-line technologies to improve process control and reduce waste.
  • James has 17 years of experience working with process gas chromatographs.

Harald Mahler

Process Analyzer Engineer

Siemens AG

Analytical Products and Solutions

Karlsruhe, Germany

  • Harald studied chemistry at the University of Applied Science in Reutlingen. Since 1989 he has gained experience in process analytics in various engineering and management positions within Siemens AG. He has authored and presented many technical papers within the process analytical community.
  • Harald has held engineering and management roles in application and method development, project management, industry marketing, and product management. Currently he is Global Sales and Business Development Manager for process analytics within the Process Automation Division, serving mainly the petrochemical, oil and gas, and renewable energy markets.
  • Harald has 29 years of experience working with process gas chromatographs.

Gen Matsuno, ME

Product Manager

Quality Analyzer Systems

General Manager

IA-PS Analyzer Center

Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan

  • Matsuno-san was leader of the Yokogawa GC8000 PGC development team. In addition to his experience of designing process gas chromatographs, he has five years of experience as a laboratory GC user.
  • Gen-san has 12 years of experience working with process gas chromatographs.

Takashi Matsuura, BE

Senior Field Engineer

Nippon Swagelok FST, Inc.

Yokohama, Japan

Formerly, Manager of Process GC Development

Yokogawa Electric Corporation

  • Taka designed the Yokogawa GC1000 PGC oven and was leader of the engineering team that developed the Yokogawa GC1000 Mk2 PGC. He also wrote the specifications for the GC8000 PGC.
  • Taka has over 25 years of experience working with process gas chromatographs.

Suru Patel, PhD

Process Analyzer Consultant

Patex Controls Ltd.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Formerly, Distinguished Engineering Associate for Process Analyzers

Exxon Chemical Company, Sarnia, Canada, and Singapore

  • In addition to his process analyzer engineering work, Suru developed PGC training courses for process analyzer technicians and PGC data users.
  • Previously, for several years, Suru was a PGC Applications Engineer at Servomex Company in the UK and was the Lead Analyzer Engineer in Houston for Exxon's Singapore Chemical Complex project. He was also the development engineer for a new flame ionization detector.
  • Suru has 40 years of experience working with process gas chromatographs.

Ivan Rybár, PhD

Head of Process Analyzer Group

Slovnaft MaO, a.s.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Formerly Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Comenius University


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