Ipsen U

What recent Ipsen U grads had to say:

"The instructor's knowledge and ability to give in-depth explanations based on the specific processes was very helpful."

"A wealth of knowledge - maintenance, upkeep, troubleshooting and more."

"Outstanding on every level - an eye opening experience!"

About Ipsen U
Ipsen U is a practical course for building and refreshing your knowledge of thermal processing equipment. Ipsen U addresses all levels of experience in a casual open-forum environment that encourages attendees to ask questions about specific equipment and processes. The class follows a modular format that allows participants to interact with several Ipsen experts and have their specific questions answered. Ipsen U allows customers direct access to information that transfers furnace maintenance and upkeep into their own hands. 

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Ipsen U 2016 Schedule

Contact Kristine Stewart at 815.332.2622 to register by phone, or register online for Ipsen U.

To register by mail, download and print the Ipsen U registration form and send to contact on form.

Who should attend Ipsen U?

Ipsen U addresses all levels of expertise including:

  • Maintenance
  • Operators
  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Plant Managers

What information is covered?

Our professional, experienced instructors cover a wide range of topics:

  • Introduction to vacuum furnaces
  • Why vacuum?
    • How do we make it?
    • How do we control it?
    • Advantages of vacuum
  • Introduction to heat treating
    • Thermal dynamics and heat transfer
    • Introduction to metallurgy
    • Common materials utilized and heat treated
  • Vacuum units of measure
  • Components of a furnace
    • Furnace construction
    • Heating elements
    • Hearth 
    • Element supports
    • Hot zone power supply
  • Furnace sub-systems
    • Pumping system
    • Water system
    • Air system
    • Cooling system
    • Controls
  • Leak detection
    • Linear leak rates
    • Conditioning cycles
    • Cause and effect of leaks
  • SAT and TUS procedures
  • Maintenance
  • And much more!

Ipsen U Course Details

  • Cost of course is $950 per student
  • Length of course is three days
  • Class starts every day at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided each day, along with one group dinner
  • Participants receive an Ipsen U certificate and an Ipsen polo shirt
  • Reservations are required, as class size is limited
  • Attendees are responsible for transportation and hotel costs
  • Reservations are due two weeks prior to start date

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