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Sampling System Problem Solving and Maintenance (SSM)

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Sampling System Problem Solving and Maintenance Training

Swagelok® Sampling System Problem Solving and Maintenance (SSM) training courses will teach you how to troubleshoot a variety of common sampling system issues from the process line through sample disposal. Attendees will learn how to troubleshoot sampling systems with confidence.

Available Courses

Date Location / Time Registration Deadline
December 13–16, 2021 Virtual: 10:00 am–2:00 pm (EST) December 8, 2021

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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 to recognize and diagnose common sampling system design flaws that lead to excessive time delay and non-representative samples
  • The formulas, calculations and engineering principles that can help you properly troubleshoot process analyzer sampling systems and fine-tune them for optimum performance
  • How to maintain your sampling system with minimal error and greater system integrity
  • How to troubleshoot actual sampling system designs and recommend corrective actions 

Target Audience

  • Anyone who diagnoses, troubleshoots and maintains sampling systems, including sampling system and analyzer technicians, maintenance personnel and system engineers
  • Newer team members seeking basic training or experienced professionals who want a refresher

Course Length

  • In-Person: Two business days at eight hours per day
  • Virtual: Four business days at four hours per day

Your Instructors

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

Dr. Stephen Jacobs, Owner and President of Jacobs Process Analytics, Inc.

Stephen, with over 25 years of experience in the sampling systems industry, has designed, installed, and maintained hundreds of analyzer and sampling systems for applications ranging from safety monitoring to closed-loop process control. Stephen contributes the application of complex design principles and the configuration and adaptation of many sampling system components to solve difficult problems. He received his PhD in physical chemistry from Wesleyan University.

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 training at your site. Your authorized Swagelok sales and service center will follow up with full details.

Date Location / Time Registration Deadline
December 13–16, 2021 Virtual: 10:00 am–2:00 pm (EST) December 8, 2021

Register for SSM Training

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