In microelectronics, solar technology, surface coating and metallurgy, many of the production processes take place under vacuum conditions. In order to manage these processes in a safe manner, knowledge about the basics and principles of vacuum creation and measurement are required. For many surface analysis methods and in the elementary particle research, vacuum is a prerequisite.

We offer tailored seminars for technicians as well as commercial employees dealing the basics of vacuum.

  • B1 Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology

    Code: B1.1 to B1.10

    Target group: Users of vacuum technology

    Seminar goal: The purpose of this seminar is to provide you with the basics and principles of vacuum technology to help you understand the processes in your vacuum system in a qualitative and quantitative way.


    • Physical and vacuum technology
       - Definitions, units, calculations
       - Vapor, vapor pressure, desorption
       - Flow types, pump down times, conductances
    • Design and operation principle of vacuum pumps:
      - Fore vacuum pumps: rotary vane pumps, roots pumps (Roots blowers),scroll and screw pump
      - High vacuum pumps: Turbo molecular pumps, oil diffusion and cryopumps
      - Pump systems
    • Connection elements in vacuum technology
    • Introduction in total pressure measurement for the pressure range 1000 to 10-12 mbar
    • Leak detection 
      - leak detection methods and practical examples

    The seminar presents theory and experiment by means of practical experiments, cutting models, videos and operational pumps and components.

    Previous knowledge: Technical understanding

    Duration: 3 days

    Beginning – Ending:
    Seminar starts on the 1st day at 9 am
    Seminar day ends at 5 pm latest

    Headed by:
    Cologne:          Johann Peitl, Hans Rottländer
    Chessington:  Dr.  Graham Rogers

    Location: Vacuum Academy, Leybold Cologne, Germany

    Number of participants: 5 - 16

    Language: German (English on request)

    Registration deadline: 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course

    Course dates Cologne 2018 Price p.p.
    B1.1 14.-16.Feb € 1225,-
    B1.2 12.-14.Mar € 1225,-
    B1.3 25.-27.Apr € 1225,-
    B1.4 06.-08.Jun € 1225,-
    B1.5 19.-21.Sep € 1225,-
    B1.6 05.-07.Nov € 1225,-


    Course dates CHessington 2018 Price p.p.
    B1.7 13.-15.Feb 778 £
    B1.8 15.-17.May 778 £
    B1.9 11.-13.Sep 778 £
    B1.10 13.-15.Nov  778 £