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Freeze Dryer Operations & Maintenance 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.

All workshops are presented at our facility in Warminster, Pennsylvania. If you have questions regarding course content, please contact:

Ron Petersen | ron.petersen@spindustries.com | Toll free: 1-800-523-2327 ext. 1318 | International: 1-215-872-7800 ext. 1318

Note: 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. Although the design of the course is generic, a participant should expect to receive an overview of Hull freeze dryer operations.

Each course builds upon the preceding one and creates a complete training package.

Freeze Dryer Systems I: Basic Freeze Dryer Operation and Maintenance

April 12-14

September 13-15

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.

Freeze Dryer Overview

Refrigeration Circuit
Electrical System
Control System
System and Process Integration
Safety Highlights

Freeze Dryer Sub-systems


Freeze Dryer Compressor Systems


3-Day Program

Program cost: $1,835.00

Freeze Dryer Systems II: Advanced Freeze Dryer Operation and Maintenance

May 10-12

October 11-13

This program provides an in-depth examination of refrigeration techniques and practice. The format of the program follows our Freeze Dryer Systems Training I program 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

Program cost: $1,835.00

Freeze Dryer Diagnostic Workshop: Understanding Methodology

June 7-9

November 8-10

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

Program cost: $1,835.00

Register Here

Please use this form:     SP Freeze Dryer Training Registration Form


The registration fee includes course manuals, lunch, and beverage breaks. Your specific questions can be answered during breaks. 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.

Note: Due to COVID we are limiting class size to 6 attendees.


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.

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