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2017 OPERATOR
TRAINING COURSES

Quantachrome Instruments offers unique instrument training courses for operators. These 1-3 day courses are designed to provide an effective balance of hands-on practical knowledge and theoretical background. The courses are held at Quantachrome's headquarters (Boynton Beach, Florida) in a custom classroom/lab environment. Detailed course notes (printed and electronic) are included, as is lunch each day. Internet access is available to attendees during the course schedule. Spaces are limited (number varies by instrument) so please confirm yours before making travel arrangements. The course fees do not include accommodation or travel. Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Please see additional important information below the schedule.

 

2017 Operator Training Courses (pdf)

Instrument
Course dates
Course Description

Autosorb iQ
Autosorb 6iSA
Autosorb 1
Autosorb6
Autosorb

Autosorb Series-

February 13-14, 2017

May 22-23, 2017

August 7-8, 2017

November 13-14, 2017


Optional Class- 1 day
(Autosorb-1 and iQ only)

February 15, 2017

May 24, 2017

August 9, 2017

November 15, 2017

The following topics will be covered during the 2-days:

  • Sample outgassing
  • Physisorption theory
  • Instrument operation - Surface area /mesopore characterization
  • Micropore characterization
  • Data reduction models: Surface area (BET method), t-plot methods, BJH pore size distribution calculations, DFT methods (micro-and mesopore characterization)
  • Instrument maintenance


  • Optional Class- 1 day
    (Autosorb-1and iQ only)

    Choice of one operation listed below.

  • Cryostat Operation or Vapor sorption operation
  • Autosorb-iQ-C
    Autosorb-1-C
    IQ-Chemi

    Autosorb-Chemi-

    February 16, 2017

    May 25, 2017

    August 10, 2017

    November 16, 2017


    Optional Class- 1day

    February 17, 2017

    May 26, 2017

    August 11, 2017

    November 17, 2017

    The following topics will be covered:

  • Chemisorption theory
  • Sample pretreatment for static chemisorption
  • Chemisorption isotherms
  • Metal area, dispersion, cluster size
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    Optional Class- 1day

  • TCD flow chemisorption or Mass spectrometer operation
  • dynaSorb
    dynaSorb

    dynaSorb-

    June 29, 2017

    October 5, 2017

    The following topics will be covered -1 day:

  • Sample preparation
  • Instrument software and operation / safety
  • Fixed bed raector theory and data reduction using dynaSim software
  • Instrument maintenance
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    iSorb-HP
    iSorb HP

    iSorb-HP-

    June 27, 2017

    October 3, 2017

    The following topics will be covered -1 day:

  • Instrument software and operation / safety
  • High pressure adsorption theory
  • Instrument maintenance
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    Quadrasorb evo/
    Quadrasorb SI / NOVAe / NOVAtouch
    Quadrasorb/Novae

    Novatouch

    Quadrasorb Series /
    NOVA Series
    December 14-15, 2016

    February 9-10, 2017

    April 11-12, 2017

    June 13-14, 2017

    September 20-21, 2017

    December 13-14, 2017

     

     

    The following topics will be covered during the 2-days: Please specify Nova or Quadrasorb.

  • Sample preparation for physisorption measurements
  • Instrument / Sample cell calibration
  • Physisorption theory
  • Instrument operation - Surface area /mesopore characterization
  • Instrument operation - Micropore characterization
  • Data reduction models: Surface area (BET method), t-plot methods, BJH & DFT pore size distribution calculations
  • Instrument maintenance
  • ChemBET-PulsarChemBET Pulsar

    ChemBET- Pulsar-

    May 8, 2017

    October 16, 2017

     

    The following topics will be covered:

  • Sample preparation & reduction (chemisorption), degassing (physisorption)
  • Chemisorption / physisorption theory
  • Pulse Chemisorption measurements & active surface area determination, dispersion, average crystallite size
  • Physisorption methods & Multi-point BET measurements
  • Temperature programmed analyses & TPR, TPO, TPD
  • Data reduction methods
  • Instrument maintenance
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    ChemSTARChemSTAR

    ChemSTAR-

    June 15-16, 2017

    December 11-12, 2017

     

    The following topics will be covered:

  • Sample preparation & reduction (chemisorption), degassing
  • Chemisorption / Flow physisorption theory
  • Pulse Chemisorption measurements & active surface area determination, dispersion, average crystallite size
  • Physisorption methods & Multi-point BET measurements
  • Temperature programmed analyses & TPR, TPO, TPD
  • Mass flow controllers operation
  • Data reduction methods
  • Instrument maintenance
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    PoreMaster

    PoreMaster

    PoreMaster-

    February 7-8, 2017

    May 9-10, 2017

    September 18-19, 2017
    The following topics will be covered during the 2-days:

  • Mercury safety
  • Sample preparation for mercury porosimetry
  • Sample cell selection
  • Mercury porosimetry theory
  • Instrument operation & low pressure measurements
  • Instrument operation & high pressure measurements
  • Instrument operation & density measurements
  • Data reduction models
  • Instrument maintenance
  • Porometer 3G

    Porometer 3G

    Porometer-

    May 11,, 2017

    October 17, 2017
    The following topics will be covered:

  • Sample preparation for pore size and permeability measurements
  • Using software for measurements and analysis
  • Basic theory
  • Instrument maintenance
  • Aquadyne DVS / VSTAR

    Aquadyne DVS


    Aquadyne DVS / VSTAR-

    March 15-16, 2017

    October 18-19, 2017

    The following topics will be covered during the 2-days:

  • Sample preparation for vapor sorption measurements
  • Instrument calibration
  • Physisorption / Vapor sorption / Water sorption theory (Types of water isotherms; hydrophilic / hydrophobic surfaces)
  • Instrument operation
  • isotherm measurement and data interpretation(Surface area / porosity characterization; temperature dependence & heats of adsorption; water sorption hysteresis)
  • Instrument maintenance
  • Pycnometers

    Ultra Pycnometer

    Pycnometers-

    March 17, 2017

    October 20, 2017

    December 15, 2017

    The following topics will be covered:

  • Sample preparation for volume and density measurement of porous solids and powders, catalysts, pharmaceuticals, ceramics, carbons, building materials, rock core plugs, etc.
  • Pycweb.PycWin software
  • Instrument maintenance
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    If you have any questions concerning the Operator Training Courses, please contact us at:
    phone: (561) 731.4999 | fax: (561) 732.9888 | email: qc.training@quantachrome.com
    Attire Requirement:

    Please be advised, that hands-on / practical part of the training is held in the laboratory. For safety reasons, all training participants are required to wear the lab-appropriate attire (closed-toe/heel shoes and long pants). Safety eye-protection and lab coats are provided during the training.

    General Information for Visiting Quantachrome Instruments

    Quantachrome’s headquarters are located at 1900 Corporate Drive, Boynton Beach, Florida 33426. This is just south of Woolbright Road and just west of exit 56 on I-95. Training courses run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day. Daily transportation between the Town Place Suites Marriott and our facility will be provided at no additional charge if you prefer not to drive yourself.

    Airports:
    We are located about 10 miles south of Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and 30 miles north of Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL).

    Directions from Airports:
    Follow the signs from airport to I-95 (PBI take I-95 South and from FLL take I-95 North). Follow I-95 to exit 56, Woolbright Road. Go west to first traffic light. Turn left (south) on Corporate Drive (see LOWE’S Home Improvement Store on Southeast corner). Proceed down Corporate Drive (~ 200 yards), Quantachrome is third building on left.

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    Hotels:

    Towne Place Suites Marriott (4 miles)
    2450 Quantum Boulevard
    Boynton Beach, FL 33435
    Tel: 1-561-375-6512

    Hampton Inn & Suites Boynton Beach (4 miles)
    1475 West Gateway Boulevard
    Boynton Beach, Florida, 33426
    Tel: 1-561-369-0018
    Fax: 1-561-738-5235
    1-800-HAMPTON

    The Courtyard by Marriott (1.4 miles)
    1601 North Congress Street
    Boynton Beach, FL 33426
    Tel: 1-561-737-4600
    Fax: 1-561-369-2546

    Marriott Delray Beach (5.5 miles)
    10 North Ocean Boulevard
    Delray Beach, FL 33483
    Tel: 1-561-274-3200
    Fax: 1-561-274-3202

    Towne Place Suites Marriott
    1. From Palm Beach International Airport:Take I-95 South To Gateway Blvd/Exit 59. Go west 1 Mile. Turn right onto Congress Ave. Turn right onto Quantum Blvd. Hotel is on the right.
    2. From Fort Lauderdale International Airport: Take I-95 North to Gateway Blvd/Exit 59. Go west 1 Mile. �Turn right onto Congress Ave. Turn right onto Quantum Blvd. Hotel is on the right.
    3. From Florida’s Turnpike: exit Boynton Beach Blvd/Exit 88. Go East 5 Miles To Congress Ave. Turn left onto Congress Ave. Head north for 2-miles, turn right onto Quantum Blvd. Hotel is on the right.


    Directions To Hampton Inn:
    1. From Palm Beach International Airport:Take I-95 South To Gateway Blvd/Exit 59. Go west 1 Mile. Hotel is on the right.
    2. From Fort Lauderdale International Airport: Take I-95 North to Gateway Blvd/Exit 59. Go west 1 Mile. Hotel is on the right.
    3. From Florida’s Turnpike: exit Boynton Beach Blvd/Exit 88. Go East 5 Miles To Congress Ave. Turn left onto Congress Ave. Head north for 2-miles, turn right on Gateway Blvd. Hotel is on the left.


    Directions To The Courtyard:
    1. From PBI, take 95 south to Gateway Blvd (exit 59). Take right off exit. At Congress Ave, take left. At first set of lights, take right into Catalina Shopping Center.
    2. From Fort Lauderdale International Airport: Take I-95 North to Gateway Blvd/Exit 59.Take a left off exit. At Congress Ave take a left. At first set of lights, take right into Catalina Shopping Center.
    3. From Florida’s Turnpike: exit Boynton Beach Blvd/Exit 88. Go East 5 Miles To Congress Ave. Turn left into Congress Ave. Head north for 1/2-miles, take left into Catalina Shopping Center.

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