• VACUUM TRAINING

  • VACUUM TRAINING

Seminar overview

Features and description

In our seminars, we teach knowledge and skills about the basics of vacuum technology, maintenance of valves, use of measuring equipment, sealing of the system, troubleshooting and leak detection.

  • Training is provided in German and English with final certification
  • Seminars directly at the customer facilities can be offered
  • Final manual/reference book
  • Individual appointments
  • Individual courses for practice-related areas
Seminar 1: Vacuum technology

Contents:
1. Physical basics of vacuum technology
    Pressure, volume, temperature, gas volume, leak rate, environmental influences, etc.
2. Pressure measuring methods in the vacuum range
    Liquid vacuum gauge, dynamometer, capacity vacuum gauge, heat transfer vacuum gauge, ionization gauge, etc.
3. Basics of vacuum generation - vacuum pumps
    Pump parameters (pumping speed, intake power, etc.), mechanical vacuum pumps, kinetic vacuum pumps, and more.
4. Components of vacuum technology
    Connections, valves, bushings, etc.
5. Safety when handing vacuum systems
    Potential dangers, avoiding fatal mistakes, etc.
 
Objective:
Basic understanding of the processes in vacuum technology
 
Target audience:
Participants with little or no prior knowledge of vacuum technology
 
Recommended duration:
2 days
 
Great emphasis is placed on practical demonstration of knowledge transfer. The participants should understand the typical influences of the individual effects, based on experiments in order to keep these lessons in a lasting memory. The exact content of the seminar will be adapted to the needs of the participants.

Seminar 2: Customer-specific workshop

Your specific requirements form the content of the training, for example:

- Basics of vacuum and/or vacuum technology
- External influence on the function/performance of a vacuum system
- Design of vacuum systems
- Sealing concepts for different pressure ranges and ambient conditions
- Component selection for vacuum systems
- Construction/design of pump type, pump size, pumping stand, and more.
- Selection of measuring systems
- Securing a vacuum system for the production operation
- Leak detection on components/vacuum systems
- Troubleshooting, fault detection and repair of a vacuum system
- and much more
 
Objective:
In-depth understanding of the used or planned vacuum system and the components installed in the system
 
Target audience:
According to customer specification, for example, Commissioning engineer, system operator, design engineers, sales representative, salesman, secretary, etc.
 
Recommended duration:
according to the scope of the training
 
The workshop is based on the customer’s requirements/processes, which may demand a greater training effort.

Seminar 3: Leak detection in theory and practice

Contents:
1. Basics of leak detection technology
2. Real and virtual leaks
3. Leak detection options
4. Design and function of a helium leak detector
5. Standard methods for helium leak detection
6. Efficient leak detection with a Helium leak detector
7. Procedure for leak detection on assemblies and vacuum systems
8. Further interference factors in vacuum technology
 
Objective:
Correct and efficient application of leak detection on assemblies and vacuum systems
 
Target audience:
Employees with basic knowledge of vacuum technology, personnel responsible for detecting leaks, technicians, designers, commissioning engineers, maintenance personnel, etc.
 
Recommended duration:
2 days
 
The focus of the seminar is on the practical implementation of a leak detection procedures. Finally, participants will be able to conduct and evaluate leaks independently, regardless of the model of helium leak detector used.

Seminar 4: Basic seminar on vacuum pumps

Contents:
1. General knowledge about vacuum pumps
2. Safety instructions
3. Design and operation of the various vacuum pumps
4. Contents and benefits of the instructions manual
5. Initial start-up and installation instructions
6. Maintenance tasks/maintenance schedule
7. Customized modifications to pumps and pumping stations
8. Applications
 
Objective:
General overview of the vacuum pumps used in vacuum technology
 
Target audience:
Mechanics and commissioning engineers, maintenance and service technician, maintenance staff of the system owner
 
Recommended duration:
2 days
 
The training can be customized and the focus of the seminar can be set to specific pump types: External vane, rotary, screw, roots, oil diffusion, turbo-molecular and cryo pumps, cryo generators (e.g., Polycold®).
 
The structure and mode of operation is described in detail on cutaway models or on functioning pumps.

Seminar 5: Advanced vacuum pumps course

Preventive maintenance on vacuum pumps

Contents:
1. General knowledge of vacuum pumps, safety, function and design
2. Contents and benefits of the instructions manual
3. Initial start-up and installation instructions
4. Maintenance tasks/maintenance schedule
5. Hands-on exercises on the vacuum pumps
6. Error analysis on the respective vacuum pump as specified in the instruction manual
    (Fault, cause, remedy, etc.)
7. Special tools
8. Customized modifications to vacuum pumps and pumping stations 

Objective:
Deeper understanding of special vacuum pumps. Typical operating conditions and simple errors should be detected. Preventive maintenance and simple repairs should be carried out independently. 

Target audience:
Mechanic, commissioning engineer, maintenance and service technician, etc. 

Recommended duration:
1 day per pump type 

Selection of vacuum pump type according to the customer’s requirement. If time permits, operators of similar vacuum pumps are brought together in the training. The focus is on the practical implementation of maintenance work on vacuum pumps in our workshop. 

Seminar 6: Vacuum workshop for system operators

Contents:
1. Vacuum technology 101
2. Design and function of your vacuum system
3. Typical errors
4. Proper handling of vacuum systems
5. Preventive maintenance
6. Detecting and repairing simple errors
 
Objective:
Better understanding of the entrusted vacuum system. Prevention of operating errors, detection of simple errors and their rectification. Higher system availability through preventive maintenance
 
Target audience:
System operators, shift supervisors, foremen, department manager, etc.
 
Recommended duration:
min. 2 days
 
The workshop is based on the modules of the special vacuum system and is specially adapted to the requirements of each customer. If time permits, operators of similar systems are brought together in the training.

Seminar 7: Mass spectrometry

Contents:
1. Physical/chemical fundamentals of mass spectrometry
2. Design and function of a mass spectrometer
    Vacuum system, ion source, mass filter, detector, etc.
3. Connection and initial start-up of a mass spectrometer
4. Assessment/interpretation of measured spectra
    Spectral partners, peak families, spectral library, and more. 

Objective:
Basic understanding of a mass spectrometer and its function. Recognizing the importance of interpreting mass spectra and learning how to use tools for better understanding. 

Target audience:
Users of mass spectrometers, analyzers of mass spectra, etc. 

Recommended duration:
1 day 

The workshop is based on the customer’s requirements/processes, which may demand a greater training effort. If time permits, operators of similar systems are brought together in the training.

Seminar 8: Total/partial pressure measurement

Contents:
1. Structure and function of the total/partial pressure measurement
2. Composition of the air
3. Adsorption/Desorption
4. Desorption rates of surfaces
5. Composition of condensable and non-condensable gases in a vacuum system
6. Pressure/time behavior of a sealed vacuum system
7. Pressure/time behavior of a leaking vacuum system
8. Evaluation of a partial pressure measurement 

Objective:
Recognizing the advantages of the total/partial pressure measurement Essential are the simple evaluation, the meaningful result and the time savings of up to 10 hours compared to the conventional total pressure measurement. 

Target audience:
Technicians, commissioning engineers, service employees, shift supervisors/foremen, maintenance personnel, etc. 

Recommended duration:
1 day

Seminar 9: Troubleshooting on vacuum systems

Contents:
1. Typical vacuum error
2. Basic knowledge of error detection
3. Troubleshooting procedure
4. Detailed explanation and hands-on demonstration of the test methods
5. Practical exercises at the mobile training vacuum system
6. Implementation on customer systems
 
Objective:
Recognizing vacuum errors and eliminate them selectively
 
Target audience:
Technicians, commissioning engineers, service employees, shift supervisors/foremen, maintenance personnel, etc. who have previous knowledge
Basic course in vacuum technology, leak detection in theory and practice, advanced course in vacuum pumps or experience in dealing with vacuum systems.
 
Recommended duration:
2 days
 
The workshop is based on the customer’s requirements/processes, which may demand a greater training effort.

Seminar 10: PVD/CVD processes

Contents:
1. Fundamental, basic operation of PVD/CVD processes
2. Physical requirements
3. PVD processes (thermal evaporation, sputtering, reactive sputtering, electron beam evaporation, etc.)
4. CVD processes (metal CVD, non-ferrous CVD, plasma assisted CVD (PECVD, PACVD), etc.)
5. Discussion of specific process problems
 
Objective:
Basic understanding of PVD/CVD processes and the reactions occurring during the process. Better understanding of your own application.
 
Target audience:
Participants with basic knowledge of vacuum technology. Technicians, commissioning engineers, service employees, shift supervisors/foremen, maintenance personnel, etc.
 
Recommended duration:
2 days
 
The workshop is based on the customer’s requirements/processes, which may demand a greater training effort.

Seminar 11: Vacuum technology for non-technical personnel

Contents:
1. Historical development of vacuum technology
2. What is a vacuum and how can it be explained?
3. How is a vacuum generated?
4. Why do we need a vacuum?
5. Some basic vacuum technical terminology
6. What do we need for the design of a vacuum system?
7. How do vacuum pumps and vacuum gauges work?
 
Objective:
Overview with focus on the vacuum technology and with the aim to easily illustrate the complex relationships.
 
Target audience:
Participants with little or no knowledge in the field of vacuum technology/engineering, for example, newcomers, commercial office staff, administrators, secretaries, etc.
 
Recommended duration:
1 day
 
For better understanding, different experiments are demonstrated:
Implosion, pressure, gas volume, sound transmission in vacuum, weighing test in vacuum, various leak rates, etc.   
Most of the experiments are done by the participants.
At the end of the seminar the seduction "chocolate marshmallow in vacuum" takes place. 

Seminar 12: Vacuum technology for apprentices

Contents:
1. Why do I need a vacuum?
2. How do I create a vacuum?
3. Which possibilities of the connection of vacuum components exist and which differences exist?
4. How do I measure the pressure in a vacuum system?
5. How can I detect a leak in my vacuum system and how do I find this leak?
6. What dangers exist in the area of vacuum systems and which minimum safety measures are necessary?
 
Objective:
Vacuum technology in general and the vacuum technology used by the particular participant in particular will be explained in a simple form. Dangers and possible sources of error should be identified and avoided.
 
Target audience:
Apprentices from all fields with little or no knowledge in the field of vacuum technology.
 
Recommended duration:
2 days
 
The mediated theoretical facts are illustrated through hands-on tests and experiments which the participants can carry out themselves. Design and function of the individual vacuum components are explained on cutaway models or original parts.

ADDRESS

HS-Group GmbH
Porschestrasse 12
63512 Hainburg
Germany

Tel. +49 6182 - 93 51 0
Fax +49 6182 - 93 51 11

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