MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Mill owners, managers and directors without practical background experience are invited to attend the Bühler—KSU Executive Milling course at Kansas State University’s IGP Institute. The course is scheduled for Nov. 4-8 and is designed to give participants knowledge and experience to bring back to their respective companies.

“Participants are exposed to several topics involving milling processing and procedures,” said Jason Watt, Bühler instructor of milling.

This includes subjects such as raw material varieties and characteristics, cleaning systems, flow sheet technology, and finished product handling.

Past participant Mark Harrison, engineering manager at SEPROD Limited in Kingston, Jamaica, believes the training gave him a better understanding of the processes.

“Being able to understand the importance of particle size, different components and where they are in the process gives me a better understanding of the milling process,” Harrison said.  “It’s better to have an overall knowledge of the process to understand how the mill can become more profitable.”

The objective of the course is to understand the underlying principle of the milling process and the parameters that can be influenced by either the raw material or the milling system; understanding the challenges of the operating staff; and learning which critical control points to check in order to judge whether an operation is running well.

Participants also will gain hands-on experiences using Bühler equipment in the Hal Ross Flour Mill.

“Hands-on activities help them apply their classroom learning,” Watt said. “By working with the equipment, it helps them retain their knowledge.”

To register for the course or for more information, click here.