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Advanced Maxum Edition II Operation & Maintenance Course (SC-C-MAX2)

  • This course covers more in depth operation, maintenance and calibration of the Maxum Edition II Gas Chromatograph and operation of the Maxum Workstation including GC Portal.


  • The course is intended for individuals responsible for maintaining, calibrating and upgrading the Maxum Gas Chromatograph.
Type Face-to-face training
Duration 3 days
Language en


  • Recap on chromatography basics
    • Why a blend of components can be separated and detected as a combination of single peaks
    • Parameters for optimal separation
    • Back-T & Live-T valveless switching
  • MAXUM - Physical Structure and Electronic Design
    • Hardware modules, Electronic Enclosure, Analytical Oven
    • Safety relevant guidelines and safe operation of the analyser in possible explosive atmospheres.
    • Maintenance
  • Networking
    • Configure the PC
    • Addresses, IP, LOOP, Unit
    • Ethernet, DataNET, Data Hiway, ANG cards & DataHUB
    • CAN Boards
  • MAXUM workstation GC Portal
    • MAXUM table editor
    • HMI, online operation
    • Calibration with HMI
    • I/O tables, alarms, limits
    • The *.amd file, backup and restore
    • Sequences
    • Instrument Setup
    • Peak tables and integration parameters
    • Calibration with GCP
    • Troubleshooting chromatograms
  • Development of a Method
    • Applets and use of detectors
    • Column switching
    • Electronic pressure regulators and flow adjustment
  • Documentation
    • Data sheet, nonmenclature
    • Using the On-Liine Manuals
    • Alarm Descriptions
  • Valves and their Maintenance
    • Model 50
    • Model 11
    • Siemens Liquid Injection Valve
    • Valco valve
  • Detector Maintenance
    • Thermal Conductivity Detector (TCD)
    • Flame Ionisation Detector (FID)
    • Flame Photometric Detector (FPD)
  • Maxum Utilities
    • Upgrading/downgrading Operating Systems
    • Un/Uploading database, modbus, .txt files
  • Introduction to Maxbasic programs
    • Add/modify Maxbasic programs
    • Using Maxbasic programs within the application
  • Additional topics
    • Topics can be added according to the trainees/customers requirements, e.g. modbus map


  • Attendees need to have basic Chromatography skills and must have good experience with the Maxum GC analsyer.


2,350 GBP