Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional, VacAdemics is a training opportunity focused on helping you keep your plant operating efficiently.

VacAdemics is a two-day training program that focuses on ejectors, process condensers, and liquid ring vacuum pumps, presenting engineers and operators with the fundamental principles of vacuum and heat transfer equipment. The seminar provides a comprehensive learning experience through classroom instruction and live demonstrations using glass equipment. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how the equipment operates, including the effects of process and utility changes. In addition, the seminar covers practical troubleshooting exercises, helping engineers and operators work confidently with vacuum and heat transfer equipment in a real-world setting.

VacAdemics Courses

Cost for the two-day course is $2,000 per person. A light breakfast and lunch is provided. Travel, lodging and other meals are not included. Class make-up is diversified users of vacuum systems from oil refining, petrochemical, pharmaceuticals, chemical, edible oils and specialty chemicals.

2024 session dates:

May 21-22, 2024

June 4-5, 2024

September 17-18, 2024

New Class  October 8-9, 2024

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Customer VacAcademics Training Malaysia

“The course exceeded my expectations – and my expectations were high. I recommend it for chemical and mechanical engineers and others involved in the design, specification, operation and maintenance of process vacuum systems.”
Jim Ryans
Engineering Associate
Eastman Chemical Company
“The hands-on work with vacuum systems built with glass ejectors and condensers was fascinating.”
Thomas Musial
Process Engineer
Chevron Products
“I really enjoyed having operating vacuum systems set up with problems that we could attempt to troubleshoot on our own.”
Bryan Rose

VacAdemics Education Series

The VacAdemics Education Series is a set of six articles authored by Graham engineers that originally appeared in Chemical Engineering. The articles provide insight into troubleshooting techniques, worked examples identify in-field performance problems and the required corrective action, process pressure control and selecting the right vacuum system for your application.

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