Tecnical Training Programme (TTP) for Radionuclide Station Operators with CANBERRA Equipment

Tecnical Training Programme (TTP) for Radionuclide Station Operators with CANBERRA Equipment

Canberra Industries Inc.
Meriden, United States of America  

16-18 October 2012

The working language of the workshop will be English

Point(s) Of Contact
Ms. Jennifer Phoa-Sun
Training Clerk
IDC/CBT, CTBTO Preparatory Commission
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200
1400 Vienna, Austria
tel.:+43 1 26030 6171
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973
Email: trainingping@ctbtopong.org

To provide hands-on training and practical lessons to Station Operators on the operation, maintenance and repair of the Canberra Gamma Detector System, manufactured by Canberra Industries Inc.

The course shall cover the following topics:

  1. Simple detector theory;
  2. Basic genie operation;
  3. Detector calibration;
  4. Detector evacuation;
  5. Trouble-shooting detector and DSA2000;
  6. Earth loops and how to avoid/cure them;
  7. Improving detector resolution;
  8. New cooling systems; and
  9. Any other relevant element to the maintenance of the detection system.

Participants Profile
Station Operators of IMS Radionuclide stations equipped with Canberra detectors who are directly concerned with the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment.

All States should nominate participants(s) who are Station Operators involved in the operation and maintenance of IMS Stations:

RN03; RN13; RN14; RN16; RN17; RN20; RN23; RN26; RN27; RN28; RN29; RN30; RN31; RN33; RN39; RN43; RN45; RN46; RN47; RN50; RN52.

Note: In an effort of ensuring that the right technical training is provided to the right person, please nominate individuals that are related to the IMS facility. In order to keep the PTS records for IMS facility up to date, please either amend these via an official station operator nomination Note Verbale from the pertinent office or request the current Station Operator to communicate to the PTS an updated list of their local support in a timely manner.


Application Procedures
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 point of contact above, not later than 31 August 2012

However, pending the official nomination, participants may fax the registration upon its approval by a Director of the institution or firm, to allow timely travel and accommodation arrangements to be made by the PTS. 

Registration form  Initiates file downloadWORD 
The completed registration form must be received by the PTS no later than 31 August 2012.

Financial Information
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 the travel costs.

  • The DSA will be sufficient to cover related expenses during the training programme;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and send the flight tickets to the participants for the most direct and economic route;
  • Participants may, under exceptional circumstances, be authorized to purchase their ticket locally, but only if this proves to be most cost efficient for the PTS and has been authorized by the PTS in advance.

Other Pertinent Information
The training programme is open only for Stations Operators from invited countries. 

Insurance: all participants shall be coveredunder the Global Medical Insurance scheme for the PTS trainees under third party liability insurance.

Accommodation: Participants will be expected to pay for their hotel stay out of the DSA they receive froma representative of the PTS upon their arrival at the training programme venue.