Theory & Applications Courses

TA Instruments Theory & Applications Courses are one-day lecture based courses designed to familiarize the user with an understanding of the specific TA instrument technology, method development, operating techniques and applications. A tuition credit is included with the purchase of a module for one person per instrument purchase. The tuition credit or waiver is valid for two (2) years after purchase. Attendance in the courses can also be purchased for additional colleagues. The courses are scheduled at regular intervals, sometimes in conjunction with the Hands-On Courses.

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Training Details
Who should attend?

Any new or existing users looking for basic instrumental theory, calibration information, and/or diverse application examples. These lecture-based courses are offered for multiple product lines including thermal analyzers, microcalorimeters and rheometers.

For further information on the specific instruments covered in each course, please refer to the Course Outline section below. Check the “Course Schedule” link for information about when each type of training will be conducted.

It is recommended that users have a minimum of two months experience using the instruments to get the most benefit from these courses. Another recommendation/pre-requisite includes viewing the recorded QuickStart courses which can be found in the “Videos” section.

For additional information, email training@tainstruments.com.

Course Schedule

Courses are scheduled at regular intervals, sometimes in conjunction with Hands-on training courses. (For information on the Hands-on Training Courses, click here.) All courses are held in New Castle, DE training facilities unless otherwise noted on the schedule.

Training Schedule

Registration & Logistics

To attend the training courses at our headquarters in New Castle, Delaware, we recommend flying into the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

Hotel suggestions are listed once you click on the link below (REGISTER NOW), under the Lodging/Dietary tab of the Registration Page.  There are multiple restaurant options near each hotel listed. Continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack will be provided each course day.

Registration and payment for all courses is available by clicking on the link below:

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For additional information, email training@tainstruments.com

Jennifer Gibson
Phone: (302) 427-4111
Fax: (302) 427-4054

Course Outline
Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) Basic

This lecture-based course covers theory applicable to all Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) instruments (including previous generation instrument models), but is mainly designed around the Discovery and Q series instruments. The course will cover:

  • Theory of operation
  • Instrumentation
  • Calibration
  • Experimental Parameters
  • Software operation
  • Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Applications
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

This lecture-based course covers theory applicable to all Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) instruments (including previous generation instrument models), but is mainly designed around the Discovery and Q series instruments. The course will cover:

  • Theory of operation
  • Instrumentation
  • Calibration
  • Experimental Parameters
  • Software operation
  • Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Applications
Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimetry (MDSC)

This lecture-based course covers theory applicable to all Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) instruments capable of performing modulated temperature experiments (including previous generation instrument models), but is mainly designed around the Discovery and Q series instruments. The course will cover:

  • Theory of operation
  • Instrumentation
  • Calibration
  • Experimental Parameters
  • Software operation
  • Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Applications
Rheology

The lecture-based course covers theory applicable to all rheometer instruments (including previous generation instrument models), but is mainly designed around the Discovery Hybrid (DHR) and ARES-G2 model instruments. The course will cover:

  • Theory of operation
  • Instrumentation
  • Calibration
  • Experimental parameters
  • Software operation
  • Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Applications
Microcalorimetry

There are separate lecture-based courses covering our Microcalorimetry instruments: Affinity and Nano model Isothermal Titration Calorimeters (ITC), Nano model Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) and Thermal Activity Monitor models TAM III and TAM IV. These courses will cover:

  • Instrumentation
  • Calibration
  • Software operation
  • Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Applications
Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA)

This lecture-based course covers theory applicable to Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) and Dilatometer instruments, but is mainly designed around the Q series model Q400 TMA instrument. The course will cover:

  • Theory of operation
  • Instrumentation
  • Calibration
  • Experimental Parameters
  • Software operation
  • Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Applications
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

The lecture-based course covers theory applicable to all Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) instruments (including previous generation instrument models), but is mainly designed around the Q Series model Q800 and RSA G2.  The course will cover:

  • Theory of operation
  • Instrumentation
  • Calibration
  • Experimental Parameters
  • Software operation
  • Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Applications