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Process Analyzer Sampling System (PASS)


Process Analyzer Sampling System (PASS) Training

Learn How to Design and Optimize Process Analyzer Sampling Systems


  • Learn how to prevent costly sampling system errors through sound design principles
  • Design and build an optimized process analyzer sampling system that delivers timely, accurate results

What You’ll 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

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

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone with an engineering background interested in understanding the fundamentals of designing, constructing, operating or maintaining sampling systems, including system and design engineers, chemists, integrators, highly trained technicians, and a wide array of industry professionals
  • Appropriate for training both new and experienced sampling system professionals

Course Length

In-Person Course: 5 business days @ 8 hours/day
Virtual Course: 10 business days @ 4 hours/day


Register now for one of our scheduled programs by submitting a completed registration form. Or email to request private training at your site. Your authorized sales and service center will follow up with full details.

Date Location / Time Registration Deadline
March 22 - 25, 2021 Virtual: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (CET) March 12, 2021
May 16 - 27, 2021 Virtual: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am (EST) May 7, 2021
July 12 - 23, 2021 Virtual: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (EST) July 2, 2021
 August 9 - 20, 2021 Virtual: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (GMT)  July 30, 2021
September 12 - 23, 2021  Virtual: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am (EST)  September 3, 2021
 November 8 - 19, 2021  Virtual: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (EST)  October 29, 2021


Your Instructors

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

  • Tony Waters, Industry Expert and Consultant: Tony Waters 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. Mr. Waters 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 Harris 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, Mr. Harris 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.

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SPA Vympel

SPA Vympel ensures quality and reliability with Swagelok

Learn why Scientific Production Association Vympel (SPA Vympel) trusts the quality of Swagelok products and the expertise imparted through field engineering services and Process Analyzer Sampling System (PASS) training.