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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 | | 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. 

Note: Each course builds on the preceding one and creates a complete training.


Freeze Dryer Systems Training 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

Program cost: $1,835.00

Upcoming Session Dates:
  • Sept 14-16, 2021

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Freeze Dryer Systems Training 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 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

Upcoming Session Dates:
  • Oct 12-14, 2021

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Freeze Dryer Diagnostic Workshop - Understanding Methodology


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

Upcoming Session Dates:
  • Nov 16-18, 2021

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Additional Details



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.

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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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