MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — The IGP Institute hosted seven industry professionals on Nov. 16-20 for the Bühler Flowsheet Technology course. The course covered a variety of topics including storage conditions of wheat, various approaches to the wheat cleaning process according to wheat variety, rules and principles of flowsheet design, application of 8-rollermill in flowsheets, purification, bran finisher and germ recovery, among other topics.
“I’m not a miller, so this course helped to clear up a lot of things,” said Guillermo Aello Uriate, course participant. “Now I can give a better service to my customers because I’ve participated in this program.”
The course instructors explained in-depth the design and engineering of the cleaning and milling systems. According to Buhler instructor Jason Watt, these discussions help the participants understand equipment selection depending on the type of wheat or other grains that they are processing.
“After this course, participants should be able to design and calculate needed information for expanding and upgrading current systems,” Watt said.
This is just one example of the many partnership trainings offered through the IGP Institute. In addition to flour milling and grain processing, the IGP Institute offers courses in the areas of feed manufacturing and grain management, and grain marketing and risk management. To learn more about the training opportunities at the IGP Institute, visit www.grains.k-state.edu/igp.