Vacuum instruments and calibration

Technologie du vide
MS122 - 14 hours


Production objectives

Mastery of vacuum gauge (pression manometer) practice.
Optimising measurements in an industrial environment.
Understand deterioration symptoms of vacuum gauges.
Making 1st level maintenance of measurement instruments for an optimal lifespan of the equipment.

Teaching objectives

To acquire the understanding of vacuum gauges and their function in an industrial environment.
To acquire practical information about vacuum gauges calibration.
To identify uncertainty components of a calibration.



Technicians and engineers who manage process of calibrations measurement in low pressure environment.
Technicians who need to make calibrations in laboratories or in industrial site.



All practical work is carried out in 40-30 calibration laboratory, certified COFRAC (accreditation nº2-1386 pressure) for vacuum pressure calibrations. A part of the practical exercises takes place in the laboratory.
An experienced member of staff will tutor participants.
Alternating lectures and “hands-on” exercises.
The practical exercises stand for 50% of the training.
Custom training manual.
Prior interview with the trainees possible in order to qualify their needs.
Multiple choice questions at the start and end of the training.
Professional 40-30 instructor from the 40-30 metrology laboratory, COFRAC accredited.


PRICE per person

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We need 2 registrations to open a session



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

Can be also held in your premises for specific training



Claire CIAURRIZ: PhD in physics, has developed metrology activity since 1999. Professional and qualified trainer.



1. The different kinds of gauges

Overall view (Bourdon, Pirani, thermocouple, capacitance, penning, Bayert Alpert).
Rough vacuum gauges.
Primary vacuum gauges.
Secondary vacuum gauges.

2. Measurement instrument use

The applications
The use in industrial processes
Selection criteria

3. The follow up

The calibration
The check
First level maintenance (sensor)
Which follow-up?
The breakdown diagnostic, troubleshooting, deterioration symptoms

4. Practical exercises

Calibrations of vacuum gauges: 3 studied cases.
Uncertainty assessment of a gauge calibration.
Reconditioning of vacuum gauges.