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Process Analyzer Sampling System (PASS)


Process Analyzer Sampling System Training

Swagelok® Process Analyzer Sampling System (PASS) training courses will teach you how to design and optimize process analyzer sampling systems, providing the sound design principles needed to prevent costly sampling system errors. Attendees will learn how to design and build an optimized process analyzer sampling system that delivers timely, accurate results.

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Learn how SPA Vympel has benefited from Swagelok PASS training, field engineering services, and reliable products.

About the Course

Course content is derived from Industrial Sampling Systems, a technical reference book authored by industry expert and consultant Tony Waters.


In this course, you will learn:

  • How a sampling system functions from the process line and tap through the transport lines and stream switching, sample conditioning, analyzer and disposal processes
  • 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

Target Audience

  • System and design engineers, chemists, integrators, highly trained technicians, and anyone with an engineering background interested in understanding the fundamentals of designing, constructing, operating, or maintaining sampling systems
  • Newer team members seeking basic training or experienced professionals who want a refresher

Course Length

  • In-Person: Five business days at eight hours per day
  • Virtual: Ten business days at four hours per day

Your Instructors

Course instructors are experts at designing, installing and maintaining sampling systems and include:

Tony Waters, Industry Expert and Consultant:

Tony brings over 50 years of experience with process analyzers and sampling systems to his numerous training programs, which have been presented in many countries. He has also founded three companies and has worked in engineering and marketing roles for an analyzer manufacturer, end user, and a systems integrator. Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. He is an ISA Analysis Division Fellow.

Phil Harris, Industry Expert and Consultant

In his over 30 years in industry and academia, Phil has provided expert insight and analysis for a variety of applications. He is the author of many papers on analyzer systems and routinely presents at industry conferences and technical seminars. With extensive experience in research, development, and project management, Phil has supported many industries, including nuclear energy, oil refining, and alternative fuels. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Manitoba. He is an ISA Analysis Division Fellow.

How to Register

Register for one of the scheduled programs listed below, or email to request private, on-site training. Your local authorized Swagelok sales and service center will follow up with full details.

There are currently no courses available.

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