Vacuum Webinars

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This is a collection of helpful webinars for Agilent Vacuum products.  The links below will take you to previously recorded webinar sessions.


Agilent Vacuum Webinars:


Principles of Vacuum

Vacuum Fundamentals

This webinar provides a brief history of vacuum technology, and explains why vacuum is necessary and how vacuum pressures are achieved and maintained. The Webinar will also serve as an introduction to follow-on Webinars on Rough Vacuum, High Vacuum, and Ultra-High Vacuum.

Rough Vacuum Pressure

This webinar explains the process of generating, measuring, and maintaining Rough Vacuum Pressure (Atmosphere to approx. 10^-3 Torr). Concepts such as Conductance, Viscous Flow, and Gas Composition will be discussed. Participants will learn about the benefits and drawbacks of different Rough Vacuum pump and Gauge technologies, and what to consider when constructing a vacuum system or troubleshooting leaks in the Rough Vacuum regime.

High Vacuum Pressure

This webinar, the third in a four-part series, explains the process of generating, measuring, and maintaining high vacuum pressure (atmosphere to approx. 10^-8 Torr).  This session includes a brief review of concepts addressed in Session 2 (Rough Vacuum), and covers applications requiring high vacuum, HV pumps and gauges, troubleshooting HV applications, and provides a preview of Ultra-High Vacuum.

Ultra-High Vacuum

This webinar, the fourth in a four-part series, explains the process of generating, measuring, and maintaining ultra-high vacuum pressure (lower than approx. 10^-8 Torr). Ultra-high vacuum is a requirement for many scientific and industrial processes and can be difficult to achieve and maintain.  Materials selection and pre-treatments such as baking become increasingly important. This session includes a brief review of concepts addressed in Sessions 2 and 3 (Rough and High Vacuum), and covers applications requiring ultra-high vacuum, UHV pumps and gauges, materials, and troubleshooting UHV systems.


Vacuum Applications

Vacuum for Physics Research

This webinar describes how vacuum is used in physics research that pushes the boundaries of science, from space research to quantum computing to exploring the fundamental nature of the universe through particle accelerators.  We examine the why and how of vacuum required to enable this wide-ranging research.

What’s New in UHV?

As physics research pushes the boundaries of science, the enabling technology of vacuum must innovate also. In this presentation, followed by a panel discussion, we looked at recent developments that are helping physicists achieve and maintain pressures necessary for this groundbreaking science.

How StarCell Ion Pumps Help Achieve the Best Ultimate Pressure

Beginning with a brief history of the Sputter Ion Pump, this webinar looks at the specifics of Diode, Noble Diode, and StarCell designs, then discusses some key applications for Ion Pumps and how the StarCell allows end-users to reach appropriate UHV pressures.

Vacuum Technology for Mass Spectrometry Instruments

This webinar describes how vacuum is used in a wide variety of analytical instruments from electron microscopes to centrifuges to mass spectrometers.  Watch to see an historical overview of vacuum system development for instrumentation, and to learn about current state of the art and the future of vacuum technology and next-generation analytical instruments.

How Vacuum Innovation Drives Instrument Performance

Vacuum technologists and suppliers have been at the forefront of efforts to support instrument developers in reaching new heights and new markets for their products. This Webinar will review some of the quantum leaps that have enabled the ‘mainstreaming’ of previously complex scientific instruments.

Leak Detection 

Fundamentals of Leak Detection

This webinar describes the considerations and challenges of finding leaks and measuring leak rate. Technologies including bubble-testing and pressure decay are compared to helium mass spectrometer leak detection. Equipment, set-up, and process costs and methods are reviewed and compared.

Leak Testing Sealed Laser and Photonics Components

Sealed components in the laser and photonics industry often have very stringent leak test requirements. While everything leaks, determining how much, particularly when components and acceptable leak rates are very small, presents some unique challenges. In this webinar you will learn how mass spectrometer leak detection using helium as a tracer gas can readily solve these challenges.

Leak Testing Cryogenic and Industrial Gas Components and Systems

Working with specialty gases and cryogenic materials requires good leak detection practices. Every leak represents lost profit…or worse. This webinar will introduce a variety of test methodologies that will improve your leak testing protocol; increase productivity and product quality; and reduce warranty costs, downtime, and potential liability/safety hazards.

Leak Detection of Biopharmaceutical Processes – How to Avoid Costly Contamination

Learn how to avoid costly contamination and ruined production batches. The Agilent PHD-4 Portable Helium Leak Detector provides an easy, precise, and cost-effective method of finding leaks that are sources of process batch contamination.

Best Practices for Leak Testing Large Vacuum Chambers

Finding leaks on large vacuum chambers using a helium leak detector is fast, efficient, and cost-effective. The proper selection of a leak detector, the connection of the detector to the vacuum system, and the appropriate use of helium tracer gas are fundamental to a successful leak test.

Leak Testing Sealed Packages

Tighter standards and demands for better quality and longer product life are driving manufacturers to smaller and smaller leak rate specifications. But no matter how well a device is sealed, it will still leak. Watch this webinar to learn best practices in finding leaks in sealed packages.


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