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Course An Overview of Applied Vacuum Technology (Shortened version of Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology) [WDRS0095/CR/01]
Prerequisite Course
Requal. Interval One Time Only
Contact Barbara Brooks
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Target Audience Managers, technicians, engineers, and scientists who desire an introduction to the concepts, hardware, and instrumentation used in applied vacuum technology today. Those interested in a short review of vacuum basics will also find this course valuable.
Objective Learn about common vacuum system hardware and instrumentation, including pumps, gauges, flanges, valves, and feedthroughs. Understand applications and processes involving vacuum technology. Benefit from a "just right" two-day course (when you don't have the time or the need to attend a four- or five-day introductory course).
Course Content This 2-day course begins with a definition of vacuum and a description of the physical conditions existing in a vacuum environment. Following this introduction will be a discussion of gases at low pressures and the interactions between gases and solids. The phenomena of gas flow through vacuum systems will then be examined. The primary components of vacuum systems, with an emphasis on pumps and gauges, will be described.

Requirements for materials compatible with the vacuum environment will be discussed. Various sealing techniques will be described, including coverage of all demountable flange systems in common use today. Common vacuum system configurations and operational procedures will be outlined. The course will finish with a description of vacuum leak detection methods and the far-reaching applications of vacuum technology today.

Ample time for questions and discussion will be scheduled. A comprehensive list of references will be provided for those wishing to learn more detailed information about specific areas. The emphasis of the course will be to provide practical information for individuals with minimal training in vacuum technology.
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Instructor's Comments If you withdraw from the class 10 business days or fewer before it begins and do not find a replacement, you will be charged the full fee.

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