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  • Date: Mar 1, 2018 - 16:00 - 17:00 (local time)
  • Presenter: John ScreechAgilent Technologies
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Vacuum for Instrumentation


Thursday, March 1, 2018 – 16:00 UTC
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Vacuum is an enabling condition required for many instruments to function. Pumping away atmospheric or process gases is necessary to allow the sensor or analytical technique to isolate the sample under test or process. Achieving the low-pressure condition which is appropriate for a given instrument is a design challenge, and success depends on several factors. Vacuum system design is therefore critical to the success of the instrument, and involves selection of system materials, vacuum pumps, and volume of the vacuum chamber. Other key considerations include frequency of maintenance, whether pump oils can be tolerated, frequency of test or process cycles, and more. In this webinar, we look at the considerations for successful vacuum design in each of several instrument technologies.

This educational webinar discusses how vacuum is used in a wide variety of analytical instruments—everything from electron microscopes to centrifuges to mass spectrometers. The session begins with a review of vacuum fundamentals, including why we need vacuum, pressure and flow, measuring vacuum, and creating vacuum.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Historical overview of vacuum system development for instrumentation
  • Current state of the art vacuum practices
  • Future of vacuum technology and next-generation analytical instruments

Who should attend:

  • Instrument designers
  • Technicians responsible for instrument maintenance and performance
  • Instrument users who wish to know more about function and operation

   Your Presenter

John Screech

John Screech

Sr Applications Engineer
Agilent Technologies (Vacuum Products)

John Screech: Biography

John has been fortunate to work for not one, but two of the world’s leading Mass Spec companies, and for the bulk of his career has helped develop Vacuum Sub-systems for the Analytical Instrumentation market. John has been with Agilent Technologies since 2011 and currently works in the Vacuum Products division as a Senior Applications Engineer. John is based in Toronto, Canada.


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