Technical Training Programme (TTP) for Radionuclide Station Operators Using SAUNA Equipment (Participants to be nominated by invited States.)
7-10 June 2010
- To enhance and develop station operator's knowledge and skills regarding the operation and maintenance aspects of the SAUNA noble gas detector systems.
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
The working language of the training programme will be English.
Point of Contact:
Mr Belkacem DJERMOUNI
Head, Services and Trainin Unit
Capacity Building and Training Section
International Data Centre Division
Provisional Technical Secretariat
Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive
Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 1200, 1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 26030 6312
Fax: +43 1 26030 5973
Technical staff of IMS noble gas radionuclide stations who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of their radionuclide stations
Nominations together with the registration forms should be submitted only through established official channels (their permanent missions to the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO or Ministries of Foreign Affairs) to the PTS focal point (please see contact details above) no later than 30 April 2010.
However, pending the official nomination, the participant may fax the registration form upon its approval by a director of the institution or firm, to allow timely travel and accommodation arrangements by the PTS.
A letter of acceptance will be sent to the accepted candidate after his/her official nomination.
No official letter of acceptance will be sent out until the participant's registration form is received by the PTS through the official channels (permanent mission to the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO or Ministry for Foreign Affairs) .
Deadline for Application:
The completed registration form must be received by the PTS no later than 30 April 2010.
In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and financial support to cover travel costs.
- The DSA will be sufficient to cover accommodation and related expenses during the training programme.
- The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic route.
- Participants may, under exceptional circumstances, be authorized to purchase their tickets locally, but only if this proves to be most cost efficient for the PTS and has been authorized by the PTS in advance.
- Introduction to the detector system, including system specific principles of operation, description and functionality of major system components;
- Introduction and use of the system manual to aid daily operation and periodic or unexpected maintenance;
- Training on the system software;
- Training on the daily routine of system operation using the software;
- Training on periodic system operations, non-routine operations and data management, including detector calibration principles and processes, taking measurements, system shutdown and restart and consumables handling;
- System maintenance plan and schedule, including troubleshooting and corrective procedures and actions and a significant number of mock exercises.
Other pertinent information:
(1) The training programme is open only for station operators from invited countries.
The PTS will organize the accommodation for the participants.
Participants will be expected to pay for the hotel out of their DSA that they receive from a representative of the PTS upon their arrival at the training programme venue.
All participant shall be covered under the Global Medical Insurance scheme for the PTS trainees and under thirty party liability insurance.