GERSTEL Training


GERSTEL training courses are held in our fully equipped Baltimore, Maryland Application Laboratory. While not application-specific, these courses address the full range of the GERSTEL system’s capabilities.

The courses are designed to cover your specific needs and feature extensive “hands-on” training in hardware and software, including essential routine maintenance procedures.

Courses are held for up to 8-hours per day.

Courses will run from approximately 8 am to 4 pm Eastern Time.


Kindly take note of the following:

  • Please refrain from registering for training if your instrument has not been installed. We highly recommend 4 to 6 weeks of hands-on instrument usage before attending.
  • Registration is limited to three individuals per company per training course.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Analytical Services group at

Main Features and Advantages

GERSTEL’s laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, and our staff are leading experts in all aspects of chemical analysis.

In-Person Training

Day 1: MPS Autosampler Course

This day covers MPS liquid, headspace, SPME injection, standard accessories, and MAESTRO software control of special functions. It also includes hands-on maintenance and troubleshooting for the MPS and CIS inlet.

Day 2: Thermal Desorption Course

This course covers strategies for direct thermal extraction of solids, air sampling, Stir Bar Sorbtive Extraction (Twister®), and Thin Film-SPME. It also includes a workshop format for thermal desorption software control for GERSTEL thermal desorbers and a maintenance and troubleshooting workshop for the TDU and CIS inlet.

Day 3: Dynamic Headspace/ODP

This course covers the DHS accessory for the MPS autosampler. Includes hands-on maintenance and troubleshooting, typical applications, and MAESTRO software operation of special functions.

  • August 13, 2024 – August 15, 2024 
  • October 8, 2024 – October 10, 2024