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:Marco Antonacci
Duration:3 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:5 - 12
Course fee:€ 1,470.00
Language:German or English
Course date:March 28 - 30, 2017 (in German language)
April 25 - 27, 2017 (in English language)
August 08 - 10, 2017 (in English language)
November 28 - 30, 2017 (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 € 1,950.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants, plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer (only outside of Germany), plus expenses for preparation and follow-up activities of the course. We will be pleased to submit a detailed offer upon your request.

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:€ 490.00
Language:German or English
Course date:November 22, 2016 (in German language)
November 29, 2016 (in English language)
May 16, 2017 (in German language)
June 2, 2017 (in English language)
November 21, 2017 (in German language)
December 05, 2017 (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 € 1,950.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants, plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer (only outside of Germany), plus expenses for preparation and follow-up activities of the course. We will be pleased to submit a detailed offer upon your request.

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:€ 980.00
Language:German or English
Course date:November 30 - December 01, 2016 (in English language)
May 17 - 18, 2017 (in German language)
June 21 - 22, 2017 (in English language)
November 22 - 23, 2017 (in German language)
December 06 - 07, 2017 (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 € 1,950.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants, plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer (only outside of Germany), plus expenses for preparation and follow-up activities of the course. We will be pleased to submit a detailed offer upon your request.

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:€ 330.00
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 € 1,950.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants, plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer (only outside of Germany), plus expenses for preparation and follow-up activities of the course. We will be pleased to submit a detailed offer upon your request.

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:Marco Antonacci
Duration:2 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 8
Course fee:€ 980.00
Language:German or English
Course date:December 06 - 07, 2016 (in German language)
April 11 - 12, 2017 (in German language)
May 31 - June 01, 2017 (in English language)
August 23 - 24, 2017 (in German language)
December 06 - 07, 2017 (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 € 1,950.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants, plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer (only outside of Germany), plus expenses for preparation and follow-up activities of the course. We will be pleased to submit a detailed offer upon your request.

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:Marco Antonacci
Duration:1 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 490.00 (for a simultaneous order of a required maintenance tool kit)
Language:German or English
Course dates: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 € 1,950.00 per day (for a simultaneous order of a required maintenance tool kit) for up to the indicated maximum number of participants, plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer (only outside of Germany), plus expenses for preparation and follow-up activities of the course. We will be pleased to submit a detailed offer upon your request.

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:€ 490.00
Language:German or English
Course date:March 14, 2017 (in German language)
May 30, 2017 (in German language)
August 22, 2017 (in English language)
October 24, 2017 (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 € 1,950.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants, plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer (only outside of Germany), plus expenses for preparation and follow-up activities of the course. We will be pleased to submit a detailed offer upon your request.

Helium Leak Detection in Theory and Practice
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 and its practical application. They can systematically check vacuum systems or vacuum units for leaks and acquire the theoretical and practical skills for the operation of systems in serial testing.
Course content:Fundamentals
• Terms and definitions in the field of leak detection technology
• Why helium as tracer gas?
• How do detectors and devices work?
• Physical principles and calculation examples
• Methods of helium leak detection
a) at atmospheric pressure (sniffing, accumulation method)
b) under vacuum (helium spraying, integral and partial vacuum method)
Additionally in 3-day-course:
• Exemplary calculations of leakage rates as a function of flow through the leak, operating- and test-medium, pressure, temperature
• How do I create a practical specification?
• Practical application of helium leak detection tasks in different areas (coating systems, large-scale research, heat exchanger)
• Use of different test gases in leak detection
Applications
• Presentation of selected test methods according to DIN EN 1779
• Practical exercises of common testing methods
• Influence of environmental parameters: Materials, temperature, humidity, conductance, outgassing, ...
• Application examples of test methods learned
Additionally in 3-day-course:
• Real time graphs of signals of a leak detector and its interpretation
• Testing of components of the seminar participants (by prior arrangement)
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Trainer:Dr. Rudolf Konwitschny
Duration:2 days (3 days in 3-day-course)
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 8
Course fee:€ 980.00 (€ 1.470.00 in 3-day-course)
Language:German or English
Course date:March 15 - 16, 2017 (in German language)
April 19 - 20, 2017 (in English language)
June 27 - 29, 2017 (3-day-course in German language)
August 29 - 31, 2017 (3-day-course in English language)
October 25 - 26, 2017 (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 € 1,950.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants, plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer (only outside of Germany), plus expenses for preparation and follow-up activities of the course. We will be pleased to submit a detailed offer upon your request.

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:1 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 5
Course fee:€ 490.00
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 € 1,950.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants, plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer (only outside of Germany), plus expenses for preparation and follow-up activities of the course. We will be pleased to submit a detailed offer upon your request.

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:€ 1,470.00
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 € 1,950.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants, plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer (only outside of Germany), plus expenses for preparation and follow-up activities of the course. We will be pleased to submit a detailed offer upon your request.

Working with Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers (Software Quadera)
Overview
Target audience:Users, maintenance personnel, service technicians
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology, basic knowledge of Windows
Learning objective:The participant will gain a basic knowledge of the function, the use and operation of quadrupole mass spectrometers.
Course content:First day
• Fundamentals and theory of the quadrupole mass spectrometry - first part
• Applications and equipment selection
• Getting to know the software, installation and commissioning
Second and third day
• Theory of the quadrupole mass spectrometry - part two
• Parameter settings/practical exercises, operation, measuring method
• Examples and introduction to the methods of interpretation of spectra of gas
The course contents are predominantly taught by working with a Prisma Plus (QMS 220) in conjunction with a turbo pumping station or a GSD 320 with the Quadera software.
Participants are advised to bring a notebook with a LAN connection for the practical exercises. Administrator rights to set up programs are mandatory.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
Trainer:Rolf Brandt / Johannes Meiwald
Duration:3 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 1,470.00
Language:German or English
Course date:March 21 - 23, 2017 (in German language)
April 04 - 06, 2017 (in English language)
June 20 - 22, 2017 (in German language)
August 15 - 17, 2017 (in English language)
November 07 - 09, 2017 (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 € 1,950.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants, plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer (only outside of Germany), plus expenses for preparation and follow-up activities of the course. We will be pleased to submit a detailed offer upon your request.

Working with Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers (Software Quadera) - Calibration and Maintenance
Overview
Target audience:Users, maintenance personnel, service technicians
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology, basic knowledge of Windows, basic knowledge working with the Quadera software and the measuring methods
Learning objective:Basic knowledge of vacuum technology, basic knowledge of Windows, basic knowledge working with the Quadera software and the measuring methods.
Course content:First day
• Short repetition of the theoretical basics of mass spectrometry
• Theory of absolute value measuring with the mass spectrometer
• Partial pressure and concentration measurement (MCD)
• Gas specific calibration (GSC), underground, test gas
• Practical exercises on GSC and MCD
Second day
• Quadrupole mass spectrometer maintenance
• Disassembly and reassembly of the quadrupole mass spectrometer
• Replacing the filament
• Cleaning
The course contents are predominantly taught by working with a PrismaPlus (QMS 220) in conjunction with a turbo pumping station or a GSD 320 with the Quadera software.
Participants are advised to bring a notebook with a LAN connection for the practical exercises. Administrator rights to set up programs are mandatory. If necessary, the exercises can be done on your quadrupole mass spectrometer. Please contact us regarding that.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
Trainer:Rolf Brandt / Johannes Meiwald
Duration:2 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 980.00
Language:German or English
Course date:May 03 - 04, 2017 (in German language)
September 13 - 14, 2017 (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 € 1,950.00 per day for up to the indicated maximum number of participants, plus travel and lodging expenses for the trainer (only outside of Germany), plus expenses for preparation and follow-up activities of the course. We will be pleased to submit a detailed offer upon your request.

Your Contact Person

Marco Antonacci

T +49 6441 802-1267

F +49 6441 802-1202

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