MANHATTAN, Kan. — Multiple courses of basic and advanced skill levels in flour milling are being offered at the IGP Institute Conference Center at Kansas State University. Both of these opportunities are offered in June, with the IGP–KSU Basic Milling Principles planned for June 5–9, and the IGP–KSU Advanced Milling course set for June 12–16, 2017.
These two courses will offer knowledge of milling and hands-on learning, as well. Some of the lessons that will be taught in the Basic Milling course involve wheat cleaning equipment and optimization, measuring extraction, impact of wheat quality on milling extraction, wheat conditioning equipment and techniques, advantages of wheat and flour blending, milling different classes of wheat, and the flour milling process. This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the milling process and how employees impact the process.
During the Advanced Milling section, participants can expect to learn information covering analysis of mill flow sheets and design, mill balance and product distribution, roll and sifter surface, impact of wheat quality on flour quality, starch damage, cumulative attribute curves, sifting and sifter design, purification system, and process control. The IGP–KSU Advanced Milling course will help participants expand on topics from the Basic Milling Principles course to include quantitative techniques to analyze and improve the process flow, and also provide an understanding of the variables that impact production efficiencies and enhance the troubleshooting skills of mill personnel.
“These courses dive into the technical aspects of optimizing the milling process and individual machines, which is exciting for the participants and instructors,” says Shawn Thiele, course instructor and IGP Institute flour milling specialist. “The diverse milling knowledge that is also brought in from the participants promotes excellent class discussion and provides different views of milling.”
Both of these courses will provide insight and be the most beneficial for milling engineers, operation managers, production managers, head millers and shift managers.
For more information about other upcoming courses visit the IGP website at www.grains.k-state.edu/igp. To register for either or both of these courses please visit the IGP registration website at www.igpevents.ksu.edu.
— Samantha Albers, Communications Intern, KSU-IGP Institute
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