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Process Analyzer Sampling System (PASS) Subsystem

Process Analyzer Subsystem

Process Analyzer Sampling System Subsystems Training

Swagelok® Process Analyzer Sampling System (PASS) Subsystem training courses will teach you how to sharpen your sampling system design skills. Develop an understanding of complex system subassemblies for process analyzer sampling systems, then learn how to design them and build them into complete, optimized sampling systems.

There are currently no courses available.

About the Course

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

This course provides a deep exploration of subsystem components and builds on Swagelok’s Process Analyzer Sampling System (PASS) training; however, the PASS training course is not a prerequisite.


In this course, you will learn:

  • How to design five subsystems common to all sampling systems:
    • Sample extraction
    • Field preconditioning
    • Sample conditioning
    • Calibration switching
    • Sample disposal
  • How to assemble these subsystems into complete system designs or use them as analytical tools to assess and improve in-service systems
  • How to troubleshoot problem designs in the field or on the drawing board

Target Audience

  • Experienced sampling system engineers, design engineers, integrators, highly trained technicians, and industry professionals with a working knowledge of principles related to sampling system design and troubleshooting

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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