CREMONA, ITALY — Registration is available through May 13 for two Fundamentals of Milling courses at Ocrim’s International School of Milling Technology in Cremona, Italy.
Fundamentals of Milling I is June 8-12 and Fundamentals of Milling II is June 15-19.
The Ocrim school and training center, located in the center of Ocrim’s manufacturing workshops, allows participants to take advantage of a classroom setting with a nearby lab, as well as a full machine production center. In addition, a small pilot mill is available.
Fundamentals of Milling is a technical training course intended for employees, supervisors and managers closely associated with flour milling plant operations. Topics include: general flour milling plant operations including the grain elevator, cleaning, conditioning, milling, packaging and warehouse departments. The role of grain cleaning, conditioning and milling equipment in the milling process and system flow sheets will be covered. Other topics include wheat quality characteristics, flour quality specifications and quality measurements.
Fundamentals of Milling II is a technical training course intended for employees, supervisors and managers directly associated with flour milling plant operations. Topics include technical and economic analytical tools for milling process evaluation including product granulation, cumulative ash, step chart development, and flow sheet equipment allocation analysis. Economic tools include yield management, divide milling and the impact of moisture on profitability. Other topics include wheat quality characteristics, cleaning, and conditioning on mill operations; selected roller mill grinding, sifting, and purification variables; and mill balance and troubleshooting.
Jeff Gwirtz of JAG Services will instruct both courses. Gwirtz taught the courses last year and has also provided consultant and volunteer services to the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) over the years.
The registration fee includes tuition, laboratory fees, books, special instruction, materials, transportation, and lunch on class days; fees do not include lodging and evening meals. Cost for one course for IAOM members is €1,950 and for non-members it is €2,050. Both courses for IAOM members is €3,700 and for non-members, €3,900.
More information is available online at www.iaom.info/education.
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