Tuesday April 19, 2016 at 8:00 AM CDT
Wednesday April 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Weldcoa's Absolute Zero Cryo Maintenance Facility 
338 East Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60505

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Melissa Heard 

Cryogenic Pump Management and Maintenance Course

AZ University is a forum for providing centralized training and education for cryogenic technology management. Our highly trained teams of experts understand the need for proper education and training. Their goal is to provide you with the tools you need to keep your equipment up and running.

Program Focus

•   To familiarize participants with the theory, concepts, construction, components and installation of cryogenic pumps conceived and manufactured by Cryostar.

•   To teach participants maintenance procedures and specific repairs.

Teaching Objectives

•   Learn trade terminology (I.E. NPSH, cavitation, etc.)

•   Understand the function and construction of principle parts and associated auxiliaries.

•   Learn the procedures to start, operate, load and stop the pumps safely.

•   Apply maintenance methods to optimize equipment operation and reliability.

•   Understand security systems function and the principle loops of control.

•   Diagnose and tackle specific repair methods for cryogenic pumps in their user environment.

•   Master dismantling/reassembling and installation techniques.

Basic Requirements

•   An elementary knowledge in general mechanics and/or mechanical maintenance.


•   $200 per person for a 2-Day Course. Space is limited.

Class Agenda:

 Day 1 - Class begins at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm

 •   Basic pump theory

•   Reciprocating pumps basic theory and construction

 •   SDPD pump overview and SDPD, WDPD & LXR pump hands on assembly

 •   Tank sizing for cylinder transfills

  •   Pump sizing & selection

 •   Liquid CO2/N20 pump installation

  •   Pump installation materials review

 •   Pump piping insulation review

  •   PPC pump overview and hands on assembly

 •   P1100 pump hands on assembly

 Day 2 - Class begins at 8:00am and ends at 5:00pm

 •   Conventional tan pump installation

 •   Thermosiphon tank pump installation

 •   Reciprocating pump/tank demonstration

 •   PD3000 pump overview and hands on assembly

 •   Tour of Weldcoa

 •   MRP pump overview

 •   Old CryoChem P1600 hands on assembly

 Note: Sessions and times may be/can be adjusted as necessary or at attendee's request.