MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Registration is now open for five courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University Distance Education Program in March. These online courses run from March 20 through April 21, and registration closes March 14. Courses can be completed any time over the five week schedule, and each offering should take approximately 10 hours to complete.
This course covers the key factors and information needed to build new facilities or modernize existing structures. Lectures cover facility types and capacities, storage structures, equipment, layouts and site selection. At the end of the course, participants will lay out a simple facility.
Lectures identify the main risks of working in the industry, discuss precautions and emphasize the need to learn and follow company and facility safety and health policies. This course is a great resource for new grain industry workers, but also serves an excellent safety refresher for more experienced employees.
This course provides an overview of what causes grain dust explosions, how to prevent them and the potentially disastrous consequences of explosions. It will also provide insight on how to gauge the effectiveness of control measures, and how companies should prepare to respond to explosions.
This course aims to introduce students to key information about powered-transmission design, system design and other affiliated systems used to move and store grain and related commodities. It is recommended that participants complete GEAPS 550: Materials Handling Iand GEAPS 551: Materials Handling II before taking this course.
This course teaches safe function, monitoring, adjustments, maintenance and repair of equipment used in grain facility operations. Lectures cover the parts, components and troubleshooting of common elevator equipment. They also address maintenance methodology, dust suppression and collection, power drive transmissions, screw conveyors and bin sweeps.
GEAPS 510 and GEAPS 540 are two of six courses required to earn the Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM). The CGOM is the first formal credential in the grain industry, and can be augmented with Specialist Credentials in Grain Quality Management, Grain Handling Equipment Management and Property and Casualty Risk Management. GEAPS 544, GEAPS 552 and GEAPS 554 all count towards specialist credentials.
Courses cost $685 for GEAPS members and $895 for non-members. Companies can save up to 20 percent on blocks of registrations with the volume discount program. For more information about the courses or the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program, visit theGEAPS website, contact Katya Morrell or call (763) 999-4300.
The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is an international professional association that supports its members and the industry by serving as The Knowledge Resource for the world of grain handling and processing industry operations. GEAPS addresses the industry’s critical grain handling, storage and processing operations needs by providing the finest networking, professional development programs, and access to a global marketplace of equipment, services and technology solutions providers. GEAPS global network of industry professionals includes more than 2,800 individual members from about 1,150 companies.
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