Advanced Vacuum Technology (two-day
This advanced course requires command of algebra, and a working
knowledge of basic calculus. It is directed at engineers, technicians,
and scientists who have had only modest formal training in Vacuum
Technology. It can be modified to custom fit the specific needs
of the customer. The material in the first chapter of Capture Pumping
Technology is covered in the first day (see Table of Contents),
and the second day is tailored to the specific customer vacuum technology
needs (e.g., system design, pumping, outgassing calculations, gauging,
Basic Vacuum Technology (three-day course)
This course covers all aspects of basic vacuum technology,
including the material treated in the first chapter of Capture
Pumping Technology. Command of algebra is a prerequisite.
All forms of pumping, concepts of leak checking, gauging, vacuum
sealing, as well as basic vacuum technology concepts are covered.
System design and diagnostics is also treated.
Courses are taught at the customer's location. Class
size is limited to ten. Excluding the cost of textbooks, the cost
to the customer is the same for a class size of one or two as it
is for a class size of ten. To minimize disruption in productivity,
classes may be scheduled to bridge all or a portion of a weekend.
The instructors are willing to insert a one or two-day
break in class lectures for the purpose of consulting on specific