TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR RADIONUCLIDE STATION OPERATORS WITH CANBERRA EQUIPMENT

TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR RADIONUCLIDE STATION OPERATORS WITH CANBERRA EQUIPMENT


LOCATION
Canberra Semiconductor N.V., Olen, Belgium


DATES
21-24 October 2019, with an additional day 
(25 October 2019) for trainees from RN13 and RN33

LANGUAGE
The working language will be English


POINT OF CONTACT
Capacity Building and Training Section
International Data Centre Division (IDC/CBT)
CTBTO Preparatory Commission 
Vienna International Centre
P.O.Box 1200
1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.:+43 1 26030 6327
Fax:+43 1 26030 5973
Email: trainingping@ctbtopong.org

 

OBJECTIVES
The objective of the Technical Training Programme is 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. 

 

AGENDA
The courses will cover the following topics: 

Detector system theory

  • Fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation.
  • What is a HPGe semi-conductor detector and how does it work
  • CTBTO specific preamplifier, why and what is different
  • Basic functions (gain, offset, pole zero, shaping time)


Genie2k basic operation

  • Hardware set-up;
  • Calibrations


Hands-On training

  • Safe handling of detector (unpacking, packing, installing)
  • Manipulating the electronics (connecting, high voltage, etc.)
  • Detector initial set-up and calibration
  • Hands-on training with the available hardware from individual items up to a full working gamma spectroscopy chain, calibrated in energy, shape and efficiency.
  • Detector cooling system operation and routine maintenance
  • Thermal cycling and oscilloscope exercise
  • Trouble-shooting detector, MCA and cooling system, including preamplifier replacement
  • Improving detector resolution, including earth loops and how to avoid/cure them


PARTICIPANT PROFILE 
Invited States Signatories should nominate participants who are station operators involved in operation and maintenance of the following stations:

Country Treaty Code
Argentina RN03
Cameroon RN13
Canada RN14, RN16, RN17
Cook Islands RN23
Ecuador RN24
Fiji RN26
Germany RN33
Kiribati RN39
Mauritania RN43
New Zealand RN46, RN47
Panama RN50
Philippines RN52
UK RN66

Applications from other stations using Canberra detector equipment may be considered on a space available basis. In an effort to ensure that relevant technical training is provided to the appropriate person, nominated individuals should be directly related to the IMS facility. 

Applicants are encouraged to complete the following e-learning modules: 

EN-MON04
EN-MON06
EN-OSI04

These are available upon direct request to trainingping@ctbtopong.org  

Basic Linux knowledge is MANDATORY

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES  
Nominations together with the registration forms should be submitted only though established official channels (Permanent Missions to the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO or Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to the PTS point of contact above, no later than 21 April 2019.

Applicants are requested to use the following registration form:
TT Canberra Equipment 2019

However, pending the official nomination, participants may send the registration via email, upon its approval by a Director of the institution, in order to allow timely travel and accommodation arrangements by the PTS.

 

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 travel costs. 

  • A DSA that is 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;
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, be authorized to do so and only if this proves to be most cost efficient for the PTS;
  • The PTS will book a hotel and participants will receive their DSA upon arrival in Olen; and
  • Health insurance will be provided to covers the duration of the training.

Requirement: Scanned passport copies.

 

OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION 

Visas

Participants should apply for visas, if needed, at the corresponding Embassy/Consulate upon receipt of an Acceptance Note Verbale from the PTS, in order to ensure timely processing.

Participants

The training programme is open only for Station Operators from invited countries.

E-Learning

Access to relevant e-learning modules will be provided to participants if needed.