First level maintenance for vacuum systems

Technologie du vide
MS121 - 21 hours


Understanding the different technology for the production of vacuum (vacuum pumps) and their use in industry and research.
Diagnosing the symptoms of deterioration, planning and completion of preventive maintenance.
Provide the technicians with the required knowledge and practises for the optimal maintenance of their vacuum equipment with the objective of increasing the lifespan of the equipment.



Technicians and engineers.
Management personnel.
Users of vacuum pumps.



Prior experience on vacuum installations is recommended



Altering lectures and “hands-on” exercises.
Prior interview with the trainees possible in order to qualify their needs.
Multiple choice questions at the start and end of the train-ing.


PRICE per person

Please, contact us.
We need 3 registrations to open a session



Training Department : +33(0)4 76 84 40 30

Can be also held in your premises for a specific training
Each session is limited to 6 trainees



Pierre -Aimé BOISSON: Maintenance Engineer, used to solve maintenance and productivity issues on vacuum pumps.



1. The physics of vacuum
General familiarisation on the production of vacuum - notions on pressure

2. Operation and use of vacuum pumps
- operating principles
- maintenance frequency
- recognition of the cause of deterioration
- first level maintenance

Selection of equipment depending on your application: Rotary vane pumps, piston pumps, roots pumps, dry pumps: membrane pumps, scroll pumps, screw pumps, molecular pumps, turbo molecular pumps, diffusion pumps, fixation pumps, cryogenic pumps, Chillers.

3. Operation and use of measuring instruments
- operating principles and adjustments
- recognition of the symptoms caused by deterioration

4. Operation and use of connecting elements
- types of existing elements
- choice of parts and assembly for optimal vacuum
- notions of baking and ultra-high vacuum
- joints
- flanges

5. Hands-on exercises
Level 1 maintenance practice (purge, greasing, checking compliance with manufacturer specifications) and diagnosis of symptoms identifying a malfunction on a piece of equipment.