Overview of Courses

We offer an introductory course for newcomers to the field who do not possess any prior knowledge; this introductory course imparts the theoretical and practical fundamentals of vacuum technology. Participation in professional seminars on the subjects of vacuum generation, leak detection, vacuum measurement and mass spectrometry offer an efficient opportunity for familiarization with the subject matter and for regularly refreshing special knowledge. In these courses, small groups of your employees will utilize practical exercises to gain the technical knowledge and professional skills and abilities that are necessary for operating and maintaining vacuum components and systems.

Target audience:Technical personnel, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Not required
Learning objective:The course offers newcomers an opportunity to enter the world of vacuum technology.
Course content:Physical fundamentals of vacuum technology
- What is vacuum?
- Designations, units
- Vacuum ranges, flow types
- Adsorption, desorption
Vacuum pumps
- Function, design and operation
- Vacuum pumping stations
- Vacuum systems
- Vacuum measurement
- Total pressure measurement equipment
- Partial pressure measurement equipment / Mass spectrometers
Leak detection
- Leak detection methods
- Helium leak detection
- Calculation examples
Vacuum-suitable components
- Detachable and non-detachable connections
- Flange systems and seals
- Valves
- Materials
Vacuum experiments and hands-on sample components, equipment and cutaway models are used to reinforce the content of the course.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Duration:3 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:5 - 12
Course fee:€ 1,470.00 per participant including certificate, training material, lunch and soft drinks
Language:German or English
Order numbers:Training center Asslar in German PA T11 100
Training center Asslar in English PA T12 100
Inhouse training at customer site PA T20 100
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Target audience:Operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:The participants will be able to perform required maintenance and repair work. They will be able to localize and rectify any malfunctions that may occur.
Course content:- Structure and function
- Application examples
- Installation, start-up, operation
- Pump models
- Maintenance and cleaning work
- Functional inspection
- Defect identification and rectification
- Exchange and spare parts
- Pfeiffer Vacuum service support
The content of the course will predominantly be imparted through practical work on a variety of rotary vane pumps (Duo 1.3 – 65)
Participants are requested to bring safety shoes with them for the practical portion of the training.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Duration:1 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 8
Course fee:€ 490.00 per participant including certificate, training material, lunch and soft drinks
Language:German or English
Order numbers:Training center Asslar in German PA T11 213
Training center Asslar in English PA T12 213
Inhouse training at customer site PA T20 213
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Target audience:Operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:The participants will be able to perform required maintenance and repair work. They will be able to localize and rectify any malfunctions that may occur.
Course content:- Structure and function
- Application examples
- Installation, start-up, operation
- Pump models
- Maintenance and cleaning work
- Functional inspection
- Defect identification and rectification
- Exchange and spare parts
- Pfeiffer Vacuum service support
- Optional OktaLine™ ATEX-Training: Basics about ATEX guidelines, Operation of OktaLine™ ATEX pumps
The content of the course will predominantly be imparted through practical work on a variety of roots pumps (Okta 250 – 6000)
Participants are requested to bring safety shoes with them for the practical portion of the training.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Duration:2 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 980.00 per participant including certificate, training material, lunch and soft drinks (1.120,- € incl. OktaLine™ ATEX-Training)
Language:German or English
Order numbers:Training center Asslar in German PA T11 223
Training center Asslar in English PA T12 223
Inhouse training at customer site PA T20 223
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Target audience:Operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:Documents and special tools will enable participants to perform maintenance work and to localize and rectify any malfunctions that may occur.
Course content:- Structure and function
- Application examples
- Installation, start-up, operation
- Accessories
- Maintenance and cleaning work
- Functional inspection
- Defect identification and rectification
- Exchange and spare parts
- Pfeiffer Vacuum service support
The content of the course will predominantly be imparted through practical work on a variety of diaphragm pumps (MVP xxx).
Participants are requested to bring safety shoes with them for the practical portion of the training.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Duration:1/2 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 330.00 per participant including certificate, training material, lunch and soft drinks
Language:German or English
Order numbers:Training center Asslar in German PA T11 242
Training center Asslar in English PA T12 242
Inhouse training at customer site PA T20 242
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Target audience:Operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:Documents will enable participants to operate the equipment, perform maintenance work and to localize and rectify any malfunctions that may occur.
Course content:- Structure and function of turbopumps
- Pump models and accessories
- Installation, start-up, operation
- Importance of parameters and how to set them
- RS 232/485, Pfeiffer protocol, software
- Identification and rectification of malfunctions
- Operating fluid changes without bearing change (exception HiPace)
- Exchange and spare parts
- Pfeiffer Vacuum service support
The content of the course will be imparted on various turbo pumps, controllers and turbo pumping stations (HiPace- and HiCube – Series).
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Duration:2 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 8
Course fee:€ 980.00 per participant including certificate, training material, lunch and soft drinks
Language:German or English
Order numbers:Training center Asslar in German PA T11 251
Training center Asslar in English PA T12 251
Inhouse training at customer site PA T20 251
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Target audience:Operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology and Turbopumps
Learning objective:Documents will enable participants to operate the pumps of the HiPace series and the equipment, perform maintenance work and to localize and rectify any malfunctions that may occur.
Course content:- HiPace pump types and accessory
- Installation, start-up, operation
- Importance of parameters and how to set them
- RS 232/485, Pfeiffer protocol, software
- Identification and rectification of malfunctions
- Operating fluid changes and bearing change
- Exchange and spare parts
- Pfeiffer Vacuum service support
The content of the course will be imparted on various turbopumps (HiPace series), controllers and turbo pumping stations of the HiCube series.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Duration:1 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 490.00 (for a simultaneous order of a required maintenance tool kit) per participant including certificate, training material, lunch and soft drinks
Language:German or English
Order numbers:Training center Asslar in German PA T11 252
Training center Asslar in English PA T12 252
Inhouse training at customer site PA T20 252
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Target audience:Technical personnel, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:The participants will obtain fundamental knowledge about the function, application, operation and maintenance of total pressure measurement equipment.
Course content:- Physical principles of vacuum measurement
- Signal generation
- Measurement units
- Direct and indirect pressure measurement
- Mechanical vacuum gauges
- Capacitive vacuum gauges
- Piezo-resistive vacuum gauges
- Thermal conductivity vacuum gauges
- Hot-cathode vacuum gauges
- Cold-cathode vacuum gauges
- Analog and digital signal transmission
- Calibration
- Measurement drift/error
- Resolution
- Reproducibility
- Response time and measurement range
- Measurement tolerance
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Duration:1 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 8
Course fee:€ 490.00 per participant including certificate, training material, lunch and soft drinks
Language:German or English
Order numbers:Training center Asslar in German PA T11 401
Training center Asslar in English PA T12 401
Inhouse training at customer site PA T20 401
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Target audience:Users, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:The participants will learn the fundamentals of different methods of quantitative leak testing and its practical application. They can basically understand or create testing specifications for mass-produced components and perform appropriate test methods practically. They are incapable of performing further steps to localize leaks on mass-produced components.
Course content:Fundamentals
- Terms and definitions in the field of leak detection technology
- How do detectors and devices work?
- Physical fundamentals
- Methods of leak testing
a) at overpressure (Micro flow)
b) at atmospheric pressure (sniffing, accumulation method)
c) under vacuum (helium spraying, integral and partial vacuum method)
- Exemplary calculations of leakage rates as a function of flow through the leak, operating- and test-medium, pressure, temperature
- How do I create a practical specification?
- Practical application of helium leak detection tasks in different areas (coating systems, large-scale research, heat exchanger)
- Use of different test gases in leak detection
Applications
- Presentation of selected test methods according to DIN EN 1779
- Practical exercises of common testing methods
- Influence of environmental parameters: Materials, temperature, humidity, conductance, outgassing, ...
- Localization of leaks on mass-produced components
- Application examples of test methods learned
- Testing of components of the seminar participants (by prior arrangement)
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Duration:2 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 8
Course fee:€ 1,120.00 per participant including certificate, training material, lunch and soft drinks
Language:German or English
Order numbers:Training center Asslar in German PA T11 321
Training center Asslar in English PA T12 321
Inhouse training at customer site PA T20 321
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Target audience:Users, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology
Learning objective:The participants will learn the fundamentals of helium leak detection and its practical application. They can systematically check vacuum systems or vacuum units for leaks and acquire the theoretical and practical skills for the operation of systems in serial testing.
Course content:Fundamentals
- Terms and definitions in the field of leak detection technology
- Why helium as tracer gas?
- How do detectors and devices work?
- Methods of leak testing
a) at atmospheric pressure (sniffing, accumulation method)
b) under vacuum (helium spraying, integral and partial vacuum method)
- Exemplary calculations of leakage rates as a function of flow through the leak, operating- and test-medium, pressure, temperature
- Practical application of helium leak detection tasks in different areas (coating systems, large-scale research, heat exchanger)
- Use of different test gases in leak detection
Applications
- Presentation of selected test methods according to DIN EN 1779
- Practical exercises of common testing methods
- Influence of environmental parameters: Materials, temperature, humidity, conductance, outgassing, ...
- Application examples of test methods learned
- Real time graphs of signals of a leak detector and its interpretation
- Testing of components of the seminar participants (by prior arrangement)
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Duration:2 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 8
Course fee:€ 1,120.00 per participant including certificate, training material, lunch and soft drinks
Language:German or English
Order numbers:Training center Asslar in German PA T11 311
Training center Asslar in English PA T12 311
Inhouse training at customer site PA T20 311
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Target audience:Users, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology, especially leak detection
Learning objective:The participants will be able to correctly operate the ASM xxx and efficiently perform any required maintenance work. They will be able to localize the causes of malfunctions and rectify them.
Course content:- System overview / Technical data
- Correct application
- Start-up and operation
- Testing and optimizing sensitivity
- Flow and schematic diagrams
- Function of modules and assemblies
- Maintenance work
- Troubleshooting, localizing and exchanging defective modules and assemblies
The course content will be imparted predominantly through practical work on a ASM xxx.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course
Duration:1 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 5
Course fee:€ 490.00 per participant including certificate, training material, lunch and soft drinks
Language:German
Order numbers:Training center Asslar in German PA T11 332
Training center Asslar in English PA T12 332
Inhouse training at customer site PA T20 332
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Target audience:Users, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Fundamental knowledge of vacuum technology, basic knowledge of Windows
Learning objective:The participant will gain a basic knowledge of the function, the use and operation of quadrupole mass spectrometers.
Course content:First day
- Fundamentals and theory of the quadrupole mass spectrometry - first part
- Applications and equipment selection
- Getting to know the software, installation and commissioning
Second and third day
- Theory of the quadrupole mass spectrometry - part two
- Parameter settings/practical exercises, operation, measuring method
- Examples and introduction to the methods of interpretation of spectra of gas
The course contents are predominantly taught by working with a PrismaPro (QMG 250) in conjunction with a turbo pumping station and the PV MassSpec software.
Participants can bring a notebook with a LAN connection and administrator rights for the practical exercises or use one of the computers in the training center.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
Duration:3 days
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 1,680.00 per participant including certificate, training material, lunch and soft drinks
Language:German or English
Order numbers:Training center Asslar in German PA T11 531
Training center Asslar in English PA T12 531
Inhouse training at customer site PA T20 531
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Target audience:Users, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Training Working with Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers, basic knowledge working with the PVMS software and the measuring methods
Learning objective:The participant will gain a basic knowledge on the gas specific calibration with quadrupole mass spectrometers and further advanced measurement tasks
Course content:- Short repetition of the theoretical basics of mass spectrometry
- Theory of absolute value measuring with the mass spectrometer
- Partial pressure and concentration measurement (MCD)
- Gas specific calibration (GSC), underground, test gas
- Practical exercises on GSC and MCD
The course contents are predominantly taught by working with a PrismaPro (QMG 250) in conjunction with a turbo pumping station and the PV MassSpec software.
Participants can bring a notebook with a LAN connection and administrator rights for the practical exercises or use one of the computers in the training center.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
Duration:1 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 490.00 per participant including certificate, training material, lunch and soft drinks
Language:German or English
Order numbers:Training center Asslar in German PA T11 554
Training center Asslar in English PA T12 554
Inhouse training at customer site PA T20 554
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Target audience:Users, operating and maintenance personnel
Prior knowledge:Training Working with Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers
Learning objective:The participant will gain a basic knowledge of the maintenance of quadrupole mass spectrometers.
Course content:- Quadrupole mass spectrometer maintenance
- Disassembly and reassembly of the quadrupole mass spectrometer
- Replacing the filament
- Cleaning
The course contents are predominantly taught by working with a PrismaPro (QMG 250) in conjunction with a turbo pumping station and the PV MassSpec software.
Participants can bring a notebook with a LAN connection and administrator rights for the practical exercises or use one of the computers in the training center.
Registration deadline:2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
Duration:1 day
Beginning – Ending:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Number of Participants:3 - 6
Course fee:€ 490.00 per participant including certificate, training material, lunch and soft drinks
Language:German or English
Order numbers:Training center Asslar in German PA T11 542
Training center Asslar in English PA T12 542
Inhouse training at customer site PA T20 542
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