Workshop on Cryogenic Facility Management

Sponsored by Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS),

Department of Atomic Energy(DAE), Government of India


Date: 7 – 11, January 2014

Organized by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

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About the workshop

Low Temperature Facility (LTF) at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai is one of the largest cryogenic facilities in India under the R&D sector, effectively catering the cryogens needs for the past five decades. Even though many cryogenic facilities are in India, there is a clear cut requirement that there are many levels of operating personnel at these cryogenic facilities, needs to be exposed to an environment where in typical plant operation, possible plant failures and its precautionary methods, discussion on the case studies, plant automation etc. are stressed in detail. This workshop mainly focusing these operational staff attached to the cryogenic facilities and associated areas of cryogenics.

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·            Introduction to the Nitrogen and Helium liquefaction process.

·            Technical aspects of the basic plant operations (both piston & turbine based).

·            Operation & maintenance of helium gas compressors (Screw type feed compressor)

·            Operation & maintenance of helium gas compressors ( piston type recovery compressor)

·            Exposure to the plant flow diagrams and the electrical circuit diagrams of critical equipment’s.

·            Safe Operating & Maintenance Procedures of helium liquefiers and refrigerators.

·            Encountering the possible plant failures, precautionary aspects of the plant operation.

·            Discussion on the various case studies and remedial actions.

·            Introduction to the plant automation & monitoring etc.

·            Cryogen storage – bulk storage, cryo-distribution lines etc.

·            Repair & revival techniques of cryogenic dewars/cryostat, delivery siphons etc.

·            Advance vacuum techniques

·            Small scale refrigeration system - Cryocoolers

·            Safety in cryogens handling.

·            Safety in handling of high pressure helium gas, mandatory cylinder testing procedures.

·            Exposure to the latest trends in low temperature experiments.

·            Plant and laboratories visit at TIFR


Venue: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Colaba, Mumbai – 400005


Registration Fees:

For DAE staff: Rs.1500/-                    For others: Rs.2000/-

The registration fee includes participation in the workshop, course materials, tea/snacks and lunch. Participants are requested to pay the registration fee ONLY in CASH on the date of workshop.

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Limited non-AC accommodation facilities for the outstation participants are available on a twin sharing basis at a concessional rate of Rs.75 per person per night. The accommodation is strictly on first come first serve basis. Priorities will be given to DAE employees. The accommodation cost includes extended full boarding and transportation to & from the place of stay to the workshop venue. Accommodation can also be confirmed from 6th to 12th January if you wish so, but do mention this in your registration under special request. Accommodation charges to be paid by the participants at actuals and in CASH.




OPENS from 1st November, 2014

CLOSES on 16th December, 2013

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CLOSES on 16th December 2013 (as per the availability)


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Send your registration by email to  alternatively the filled in form may also be sent by fax @ 022-22804610

For any further clarifications please free to contact us at the below communication

                                 K V Srinivasan  (Convener)                                     K A Jaison (Secretary)

Low Temperature Facility,

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,

Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai - 400 005. INDIA

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Phone: 022 – 2278 2515 / 2365

Mobile: 099872 60952 (Srinivasan)  /  099695 00498(Jaison)