Background on Performance Qualification for LC Pumps and Detectors

by | Mar 27, 2023

An introduction to performance qualification (PQ) and how it fits into the IQ/OQ/PQ sequence.

HPLC_UHPLC_TS_ContentDo you work with HPLC or UHPLC? "HPLC & UHPLC Troubleshooting: A Performance Qualification Approach” is an intensive online course that teaches you the ins and outs of solving problems that occur with your high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography (UHPLC) methods. You will learn how to qualify the performance of your HPLC or UHPLC using specific tests that also can be used for isolating existing problems. More importantly, you’ll learn how to prevent many of these problems from happening in the first place.

No previous experience with HPLC or UHPLC systems is assumed; however, much of the course will appeal to the more experienced worker.

In the 'Background in Performance Qualification' module in the 'Performance Qualification: Part 1: Pump & Detector' section, we'll introduce performance qualification (PQ) and show how it fits into the IQ/OQ/PQ sequence. We'll use the pump and detector to determine other aspects of performance, so we need to ensure that both are working properly. In many of the measurements, examples are given of what happens when a module fails. Maintenance tips are given.

You will learn about:

  • Periodic system checks
  • Installation qualification (IQ)
  • Operational qualification (OQ)
  • Peformance qualification (PQ)
  • Why not to just rely on system suitability tests
  • Power-up diagnostics
  • Pump and detector checks set-up

This module has a complementary quiz. By correctly answering all of the quiz questions for all of the modules in the 'HPLC and UHPLC Troubleshooting: A Performance Qualification Approach' course you will be able to download your certificate of completion.

By taking this online course you will learn about the operating principles of each module in an HPLC and UHPLC system whilst gaining knowledge of basic HPLC theory as it applies to troubleshooting and instrument maintenance. You will understand why performance qualification (PQ) is so important to ensure the reliable operation of your HPLC and UHPLC and improve the quality of your results. Furthermore, you will learn proven techniques for systematic problem-solving and instrument maintenance and the most effective, time-saving, money saving approaches to preventing common hardware problems and method failures.

The course price is US$ 249 for one user for 12 months of access. Multi-user pricing is also available, as are site licences for larger teams with multiple course requirements.

Analytical Training Solutions, brought to you by Separation Science, is the leading global portal for fundamentals, best practice, troubleshooting and method development training for chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques. Comprehensive, self-paced online courses and validated learning provides a unique education resource for analytical chemists. Currently we offer HPLC training, LC-MS training, GC training and GC-MS training.

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