Pfeiffer Vacuum

Overview of Courses

Technical training

We offer an introductory course for newcomers to the field who do not possess any prior knowledge; this introductory course imparts the theoretical and practical fundamentals of vacuum technology. Participation in professional seminars on the subjects of vacuum generation, leak detection, vacuum measurement and mass spectrometry offer an efficient opportunity for familiarization with the subject matter and for regularly refreshing special knowledge. In these courses, small groups of your employees will utilize practical exercises to gain the technical knowledge and professional skills and abilities that are necessary for operating and maintaining vacuum components and systems.

Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology
Overview
Target audience:Technical personnel, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Not required
Learning objective:The course offers newcomers an opportunity to enter the world of vacuum technology.
Course content:• Physical fundamentals of vacuum technology
- What is vacuum?
- Designations, units
- Vacuum ranges, flow types
- Adsorption, desorption
• Vacuum pumps
- Function, design and operation
• Vacuum pumping stations
• Vacuum systems
• Vacuum measurement
- Total pressure measurement equipment
- Partial pressure measurement equipment / Mass spectrometers
• Leak detection
- Leak detection methods
- Helium leak detection
- Calculation examples
• Vacuum-suitable components
- Detachable and non-detachable connections
- Flange systems and seals
- Valves
- Materials
Vacuum experiments and hands-on sample components, equipment and cutaway models are used to reinforce the content of the course.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Trainer:Timo Birkenstock
Duration:3 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:5 - 12
Course fee:€ 1,350.00
Language:German or English
Course date:June 01, - 03, 2015 (in English language)
June 23, - 25, 2015 (in German language)
October 13, - 15, 2015 (in German language)

This course can also be conducted on your premises. The date, duration and content will be matched to customer needs. The fee for this course amounts to € 1,850.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants. Outside Germany and the Benelux countries: Plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer.

Rotary Vane Pumps
Overview
Target audience:Operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:The participants will be able to perform required maintenance and repair work. They will be able to localize and rectify any malfunctions that may occur.
Course content:• Structure and function
• Application examples
• Installation, start-up, operation
• Pump models
• Maintenance and cleaning work
• Functional inspection
• Defect identification and rectification
• Exchange and spare parts
• Pfeiffer Vacuum service support
The content of the course will predominantly be imparted through practical work on a variety of rotary vane pumps (Duo 1.3 – 65)
Participants are requested to bring safety shoes with them for the practical portion of the training.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Trainer:Jürgen Metzger
Duration:1 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 8
Course fee:€ 450.00
Language:German or English
Course date:July 14, 2015 (in German language)
October 24, 2015 (in German language)
December 01, 2015 (in English language)

This course can also be conducted on your premises. The date, duration and content will be matched to customer needs. The fee for this course amounts to € 1,850.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants. Outside Germany and the Benelux countries: Plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer.

Roots Pumps
Overview
Target audience:Operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:The participants will be able to perform required maintenance and repair work. They will be able to localize and rectify any malfunctions that may occur.
Course content:• Structure and function
• Application examples
• Installation, start-up, operation
• Pump models
• Maintenance and cleaning work
• Functional inspection
• Defect identification and rectification
• Exchange and spare parts
• Pfeiffer Vacuum service support
The content of the course will predominantly be imparted through practical work on a variety of roots pumps (Okta 250 – 6000)
Participants are requested to bring safety shoes with them for the practical portion of the training.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Trainer:Peter Huber
Duration:2 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 900.00
Language:German or English
Course date:July 15 - 16, 2015 (in German language)
November 25 - 26, 2015 (in German language)
December 02 - 03, 2015 (in English language)

This course can also be conducted on your premises. The date, duration and content will be matched to customer needs. The fee for this course amounts to € 1,850.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants. Outside Germany and the Benelux countries: Plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer.

Diaphragm Pumps
Overview
Target audience:Operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:Documents and special tools will enable participants to perform maintenance work and to localize and rectify any malfunctions that may occur.
Course content:• Structure and function
• Application examples
• Installation, start-up, operation
• Accessories
• Maintenance and cleaning work
• Functional inspection
• Defect identification and rectification
• Exchange and spare parts
• Pfeiffer Vacuum service support
The content of the course will predominantly be imparted through practical work on a variety of diaphragm pumps (MVP xxx).
Participants are requested to bring safety shoes with them for the practical portion of the training.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Trainer:TBD
Duration:1/2 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 300.00
Language:German or English
Course date:Upon request

This course can also be conducted on your premises. The date, duration and content will be matched to customer needs. The fee for this course amounts to € 1,850.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants. Outside Germany and the Benelux countries: Plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer.

Turbopumps
Overview
Target audience:Operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:Documents will enable participants to operate the equipment, perform maintenance work and to localize and rectify any malfunctions that may occur.
Course content:• Structure and function of turbopumps
• Pump models and accessories
• Installation, start-up, operation
• Importance of parameters and how to set them
• RS 232/485, Pfeiffer protocol, software
• Identification and rectification of malfunctions
• Operating fluid changes without bearing change (exception HiPace)
• Exchange and spare parts
• Pfeiffer Vacuum service support
The content of the course will be imparted on various turbo pumps, controllers and turbo pumping stations (HiPace- and HiCube – Series).
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Trainer:Timo Birkenstock
Duration:2 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 8
Course fee:€ 900.00
Language:German or English
Course date:July 28 - 29, 2015 (in English language)
December 08 - 09, 2015 (in German language)

This course can also be conducted on your premises. The date, duration and content will be matched to customer needs. The fee for this course amounts to € 1,850.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants. Outside Germany and the Benelux countries: Plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer.

Maintenance on HiPace Turbopumps
Overview
Target audience:Operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology and Turbopumps
Learning objective:Documents will enable participants to operate the pumps of the HiPace series and the equipment, perform maintenance work and to localize and rectify any malfunctions that may occur.
Course content:• HiPace pump types and accessory
• Installation, start-up, operation
• Importance of parameters and how to set them
• RS 232/485, Pfeiffer protocol, software
• Identification and rectification of malfunctions
• Operating fluid changes and bearing change
• Exchange and spare parts
• Pfeiffer Vacuum service support
The content of the course will be imparted on various turbopumps (HiPace series), controllers and turbo pumping stations of the HiCube series.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Trainer:Timo Birkenstock
Duration:1 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 450.00
Language:German or English
Course dates:July 30, 2015 (in English language)
Dezember 10, 2015 (in German language)

This course can also be conducted on your premises. The date, duration and content will be matched to customer needs. The fee for this course amounts to € 450.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants. Outside Germany and the Benelux countries: Plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer.

Working with Total Pressure Measurement Equipment
Overview
Target audience:Technical personnel, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:The participants will obtain fundamental knowledge about the function, application, operation and maintenance of total pressure measurement equipment.
Course content:• Physical principles of vacuum measurement
• Signal generation
• Measurement units
• Direct and indirect pressure measurement
• Mechanical vacuum gauges
• Capacitive vacuum gauges
• Piezo-resistive vacuum gauges
• Thermal conductivity vacuum gauges
• Hot-cathode vacuum gauges
• Cold-cathode vacuum gauges
• Analog and digital signal transmission
• Calibration
• Measurement drift/error
• Resolution
• Reproducibility
• Response time and measurement range
• Measurement tolerance
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Trainer:Frank Pfeifer
Duration:1 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 8
Course fee:€ 450.00
Language:German or English
Course date:March 05, 2015 (in German language)
June 30, 2015 (in English language)
November 17, 2015 (in German language)

This course can also be conducted on your premises. The date, duration and content will be matched to customer needs. The fee for this course amounts to € 1,850.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants. Outside Germany and the Benelux countries: Plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer.

Theoretical Basics and Applications of Helium-Leak Detection
Overview
Target audience:Users, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:The participants will learn the fundamentals of helium-leak detection. They will be able to check vacuum systems and vacuum installations for leaks and systematically acquire the theoretical background for operation of an industrial leak detection system.
Course content:Fundamentals
• Terms and definitions in leak detection technology
• Why helium as test gas?
• How do detectors and devices work?
• Physical principles and calculation examples
• Specifications – fit for purpose without overspecification
• Methods of nondestructive testing
• Methods of helium leak detection
a) under atmospheric pressure
b) under vacuum
Applications
Presentation of selected measurement methods and procedures guided by examples from practical experience. The selection of examples will be adjusted to participants.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Trainer:Dr. Rudolf Konwitschny
Duration:1 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 8
Course fee:€ 450.00
Language:German or English
Course date:June 17, 2015 (in German language)
July 01, 2015 (in English language)
November 18, 2015 (in German language)
Possible combinations:June 18, or November 19, 2015: Practical Applications of Helium-Leak Detection (in German language)
July 02, 2015: Practical Applications of Helium-Leak Detection (in English language)

This course can also be conducted on your premises. The date, duration and content will be matched to customer needs. The fee for this course amounts to € 1,850.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants. Outside Germany and the Benelux countries: Plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer.

Practical Applications of Helium-Leak Detection
Overview
Target audience:Users, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:The participants will learn the practical aspects of helium leak detection. They will be able to check vacuum systems and vacuum installations systematically for leaks.
Course content:Fundamentals
• Methods of helium leak detection
a) under atmospheric pressure
Sniffing, accumulation
b) under vacuum
Helium spraying, integral and partial vacuum methods
• Influence of environmental parameters: Materials, temperature, humidity, conductance, outgassing,...
• Helium leak detector service cases and good practice in leak detector operation
Practical exercises
• Pressure rise methods
• Sniffing methods
• Vacuum methods
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Trainer:Dr. Rudolf Konwitschny
Duration:1 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 8
Course fee:€ 450.00
Language:German or English
Course date:June 18, 2015 (in German language)
July 02, 2015 (in English language)
November 19, 2015 (in German language)
Possible combinations:June 17, or November 18, 2015: Theoretical Basics and Applications of Helium-Leak Detection (in German language)
July 01, 2015: Theoretical Basics and Applications of Helium-Leak Detection (in English language)

This course can also be conducted on your premises. The date, duration and content will be matched to customer needs. The fee for this course amounts to € 1,850.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants. Outside Germany and the Benelux countries: Plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer.

Leak Detector ASM xxx
Overview
Target audience:Users, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology, especially leak detection
Learning objective:The participants will be able to correctly operate the ASM xxx and efficiently perform any required maintenance work. They will be able to localize the causes of malfunctions and rectify them.
Course content:• System overview / Technical data
• Correct application
• Start-up and operation
• Testing and optimizing sensitivity
• Flow and schematic diagrams
• Function of modules and assemblies
• Maintenance work
• Troubleshooting, localizing and exchanging defective modules and assemblies
The course content will be imparted predominantly through practical work on a ASM xxx.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Trainer:TBD
Duration:2 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 5
Course fee:€ 900.00
Language:German
Course date:In German language upon request

This course can also be conducted on your premises. The date, duration and content will be matched to customer needs. The fee for this course amounts to € 1,850.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants. Outside Germany and the Benelux countries: Plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer.

Working with Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers (Software Quadstar)
Overview
Target audience:Users, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology, basic knowledge of Windows
Learning objective:The participants will be imparted with fundamental knowledge relating to the function, application and operation of quadrupole mass spectrometers.
Course content:First day
• Principles of quadrupole mass spectrometry
• Potential applications and equipment selection
Second and third days
• Installation, start-up and operation
• Parameter settings / Practical exercises
• Calibration
The course content will be imparted predominantly by working on a Prisma (QMS 200) in conjunction with a turbopumping station or with a GSD 300 operating with the Quadstar software.
It is recommended that participates bring with them a notebook with RS 232 interface or USB/RS 232 adapter for the practical exercises.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
Trainer:Armando Ventura/ Rolf Brandt
Duration:3 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 1,350.00
Language:German or English
Course date:Upon request

This course can also be conducted on your premises. The date, duration and content will be matched to customer needs. The fee for this course amounts to € 1,850.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants. Outside Germany and the Benelux countries: Plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer.

Working with Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers (Software Quadera)
Overview
Target audience:Users, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology, basic knowledge of Windows
Learning objective:The participants will be imparted with fundamental knowledge relating to the function, application and operation of Quadrupole mass spectrometers.
Course content:First day
• Principles of quadrupole mass spectrometry
• Potential applications and equipment selection
Second and third day
• Installation, start-up and operation
• Parameter settings / Practical exercises
• Calibration
The course content will be imparted predominantly by working on a PrismaPlus (QMS 220) in conjunction with a turbo pumping station or with a GSD 320 operating with the Quadera software.
It is recommended that participates bring with them a notebook with LAN connection for the practical exercises.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
Trainer:Armando Ventura/ Rolf Brandt
Duration:3 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 1,350.00
Language:German or English
Course date:July 07 - 09, 2015 (in German language)
July 21 - 23, 2015 (in English language)
November 03 - 05, 2015 (in German language)
November 10 - 12, 2015 (in English language)

This course can also be conducted on your premises. The date, duration and content will be matched to customer needs. The fee for this course amounts to € 1,850.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants. Outside Germany and the Benelux countries: Plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer.

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Timo Birkenstock

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