August 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am – August 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm America/New York Timezone
MLC Training Center
4356 Communications Dr
Norcross, GA 30093



Surface Area, Porosity, & Physical Adsorption with applications
in the Tristar II 3030

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This course introduces students to the components, operation, and theory of the TriStar II 3030, ASAP 2420, & ASAP 2460 for surface area and porosity analysis. At the end of this course, you will:

  • Be able to identify and power up the system, including installation of the operating
  • Be able to properly weigh the sample tube with and without sample, determine sample
    amount required, properly load a sample into a sample tube, determine required degas
    time and temperature, prepare the sample using the appropriate degas system, and
    introduce the sample preparation to the instrument.
  • Understand the basic fundamentals of physisorption and basic operation of a volumetric
    analysis system.
  • Be able to use the computer and operational software to perform an analysis on a
    reference material.
  • Be able to properly configure any report format, a combination of reports, and obtain
    analysis information according to your laboratory requirements.
  • Be able to make all user level repairs, adjustments and checks, and locate equipment
    problems using the Troubleshooting section of the Operator’s manual.



Required Background
To successfully complete this course, you must:

  • Have some minimal exposure to a TriStar II, ASAP 2420/2460 in a laboratory environment.
  • Have reviewed the Operator’s manual.

Required Materials
The following provided materials will help you successfully complete this course:

  • Operator Training Study Guide with Lecture Presentations
  • Notepad
  • Pen
  • Highlighter
  • Micromeritics Thumb Drive containing presentations , relevant application notes and Study Guide

Additional Print Resources
The following publications will also be provided:

  • Webb, Paul A. and Clyde Orr. Analytical Methods in Fine Particle Technology. Norcross, Georgia,
    U.S.A.: Micromeritics Instrument Corporation, 1997.
  • Related Application Notes and Technical Tips.