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Production Lyophilizers Operation and Maintenance Training

Training and reference materials in the use and maintenance of other SP Scientific equipment is available here:

FTS Systems, Genevac, Hotpack, and VirTis Training

We recognize the investment you have made purchasing and installing our freeze drying systems. We will help you maximize the return on your lyophilization equipment by assuring your personnel are fully trained in their operation and maintenance.

Fundamentals I: Basic Freeze Dryer Operation and Maintenance

This program is a survey course covering fundamental lyophilizer operations using terminology and concepts explained in everyday language.

The course will begin with an overview of lyophilization. The effects of temperature, pressure, heat transfer, and vapor flow upon the freeze drying process will be explained and related to the operation of the freeze dryer. As the course progresses, each key lyophilizer sub-system will be reviewed in detail as it relates to the control of these critical parameters.

Although the design of the course is generic, a participant should expect to receive an overview of Hull freeze dryer operations. The following topics will be covered:

Freeze Dryer Overview
Refrigeration Circuit
Electrical System
Control System
System and Process Integration
Safety Highlights
Freeze Dryer Sub-systems
Compressor Systems

3-Day Program: $1,835.00 Click Here for Dates and Registration Information

Fundamentals II: Advanced Freeze Dryer Operation and Maintenance

This program provides an in-depth examination of refrigeration techniques and practice. The format of the program follows our Fundamentals I program except with a heavier emphasis on identifying potential problems and implementing corrective actions.

Compressor Systems
Compressor Use
Compressor Types
Compound Compressors
Compressor Failures
Industry Efficiency Standards
Refrigeration Loops
Basic Refrigerant Flow
Proportional Refrigeration Flow
Cascade Systems
Auto-Cascade Systems
Capillary Tube Shelf Control Systems

3-Day Program: $1,835.00 Click Here for Dates and Registration Information

Freeze Dryer Diagnostic Workshop

This is an advanced program developed for individuals with five years of industry experience. Participants will increase their ability to develop techniques and strategies to decrease unplanned down time. The program emphasizes compound compressor ratios and calculating interstage pressures and how these factors impact the efficiency of the refrigeration circuits.

Refrigeration Loops
Refrigeration Control Devices
Compressor Operation
Compressor Ratio
Volumetric Efficiency

3-Day Program: $1,835.00 Click Here for Dates and Registration Information

Additional Details

  • All workshops are presented at our facility in Warminster, Pennsylvania.
  • The basics of each course are universal in scope, and much of our training is broadly applicable to all lyophilizers, not just our own. Anyone may register and attend.
  • Customized and on-site training can be provided upon request.

If you have questions regarding course content, please contact:
David Clayton Toll Free: 1-800-523-2327 ext-1376 International: 1-215-672-7800 ext-1376


The registration fee includes course manuals, continental breakfasts, and lunch and beverage breaks. Hull service personnel will be available for questions and discussions.

In order to maintain the high quality of our workshops, our seating is limited, so Please Register Early. No registrations will be accepted at the door.


Refund requests must be in Writing. You will receive a full refund if we are notified of your cancellation 2 weeks or more prior to the start of the training course.

If we are notified of your cancellation in writing less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the workshop, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded.


We will provide you with a list of local hotels. Please make your reservations directly; be sure to identify yourself as being with the SP Industries group to take advantage of any discounts we have negotiated. The hotel accommodations are not included in the workshop price.

Training At Your Site and Custom Training Services

All our programs can be presented at your location. Additionally, we are able to offer custom training to meet the unique needs of you or your staff. Cost is determined by the amount of customization required as well as the number of participants. Generally our fee is $17,200 for ten participants for a three-day program presented on the East Coast.

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