FT-NIR Training Courses

Our three-day training course educates NIR users on the details of data collection, best NIR practices, and method development for quantitative analysis. The course is intended for users of Bruker Optics FT-NIR spectrometers and will focus on the use of the Quant and OPUSLAB packages within the Bruker Optics Opus software package. The course will consist of lectures, hands-on laboratory teaching sessions, and troubleshooting sessions intended to address problems that users are experiencing within their own applications. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own spectral data files, as well as their Quant method files for personal consultation with our applications personnel.

Prerequisites

A working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and a familiarity with your Bruker FT-NIR instrument. The basics aspects of the operating system (e.g. copying files, formatting disks, installing printers) can be practiced in the Tutorial provided with the operating system.

Description

The course will consist of lectures, laboratories sessions, and demonstrations which emphasize basic principles of FT-NIR instrumentation, data processing, sampling techniques, the OPUS/IR PC software, and introductory instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.

Schedule

The core course will run from Tuesday to Thursday. Classes start daily at 9:00 AM.

Cost

The cost of the User's Training Course is $1,750 which, includes course materials. If your Bruker NIR spectrometer has been installed within the last 12 months, one tuition is normally included as part of your purchase (please refer to your system quotation).

Meals

We will be serving lunch during the training courses, if you have any food allergies or special restrictions, please let us know in advance.

Hotel & Transportation

Bruker Optics has special rates with the local hotels, upon your registration, we'll contact you with confirmation and provide you more details.

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Course Content

  • Overview of NIR
  • NIR sample measurement techniques
  • NIR qualitative and quantitative method development
  • NIR lab practice
  • Instrument diagnostics and maintenance

Software

  • OPUS/IR Analytical Software
  • OPUS/QUANT Software
  • OPUS/LAB Software

Hardware

  • Basic maintenance procedures
  • Discussion with service personnel

Laptops

You may bring your laptop and Bruker personnel will install a temporary copy of OPUS on your computer so that you can use it during the course. The computer must have Windows 7 and you must have administrative rights to the laptop to enable OPUS to be installed properly. Sufficient free space must be available to install OPUS. This is not a requirement to attend the course since Bruker will provide computers to be used during the training course.

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