Vacuum physics and technology: level 1 (introductory)

Technologie du vide
MS111 - 24 hours

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

To understand the basic princibles of vacuum physics.
To become familiar with pressure measurement and leak detection techniques (Helium methodology).
To acquire a better understanding of the operating principles and issues related to vacuum systems.

 

WHO WILL BENEFIT MOST?

Operators or technicians working with vacuum systems.
Users of installations having sealing or leak tightness constraints.

 

PREREQUISITES

Prior experience on vacuum installations is preferable.

 

INNOVATIVE TEACHING RESOURCES

Lectures and «hands-on» exercises.
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.
Possibility of planning an extra practical half day on your site.

 

PRICE per person

1450 € /person
1250 € for two people registered on the same session.

 

DATES & LOCATION

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

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

 

MAIN TRAINER

Michel THIAM: PhD in Physics (Strong Experience in Surface Physics and Surface Chemistry under UHV Conditions), from 40-30 Engineering Department, certi-fied NDT Leak detection level 2.

 

PROGRAM

1. General introduction on vacuum physics
The main laws on vacuum physics

2. Vacuum production
Rotary vane pumps
Molecular pumps
Turbo pumps
Cryo pumps
Ion pumps

3. Pressure measurements
Pirani
Penning
Triode gauges
Helium cell
Mass spectrometry
Gas analyser

4. Leak detection: Helium methodology
Hood and spray vacuum test
Helium sniffing
Presurisation test
Sensitivity
Tolerances

5. Hands-on exercises
Looking for leaks using global, partial or spray helium
Sniffing test
Sniffing test by accumulation