KSU to host milling classes

by World Grain Staff
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MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. – Millers wanting to gain a better understanding of the milling process and how their own job fits into milling operations are encouraged to attend the IGP Institute’s Managing Mill Balance and Control course. The course will be held June 7-10 at the IGP Institute Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas, U.S. Participants are encouraged to stay a second week and attend the Milling Practices to Improve Flour Quality course. This course will be held June 14-17.

Course instructor Shawn Thiele encourages participants to stay for both courses as each covers important components in the milling process.

“The Managing Mill Balance and Control course focuses on the front half of the milling process with optimizing breaks and purifiers whereas the Milling Practice to Improve Flour Quality course, focuses on the reduction system of the milling process and how flour quality is managed,” said Thiele, milling operations manager.

Managing Mill Balance and Control covers topics including measuring break extraction, optimizing break release and product distribution for different classes of wheat and the impact of wheat quality on extraction. It provides students with more information about the milling process and how employees impact it. The training is designed for milling engineers, operation managers, production managers and shift managers. Practical work experience in a flour mill is required to take the course.

The Milling Practices to Improve Flour Quality course is designed for milling engineers, operation managers, production managers, head millers and shift managers. However, anyone with a theoretical milling background and practical work experience in a flour milling may attend. Topics covered in the training include analysis of mill flow sheets and design, analysis of mill balance and product distribution, adjustment of roll stands, sifting and sifter design, purification system and process control.

In addition to grain processing and flour milling, IGP offers courses in the areas of grain marketing and risk management, and feed manufacturing and grain quality management. To register, click here.

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