CREMONA, ITALY — The International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM) is offering two fundamentals of milling courses at Ocrim’s International School of Milling Technology. The Ocrim school and training center, located in Cremona, Italy, at 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, all these resources combine to both complement and deepen expertise in mill processing.
Fundamentals of Milling I will be offered May 8-12, 2017. This technical training course is intended for employees, supervisors and managers closely associated with flour milling plant operations. Participants will be introduced to general flour milling plant operations, including the grain elevator, cleaning, conditioning, milling, packaging and warehouse departments. Special focus will be placed on grain cleaning, conditioning and milling equipment’s role in the milling process and system flow sheets. Wheat quality characteristics as well as the cleaning and condition impact on mill processing will be qualitatively explored. Flour quality specifications and quality measurements will be identified for basic bakery product systems. In addition to lecture and discussions, participants will be engaged in hands-on laboratory and pilot scale milling exercises.
Fundamentals of Milling II will be offered May 15-19, 2017. This technical training course is intended for employees, supervisors and managers directly associated with flour milling plant operations. Participants will be introduced to a variety of technical and economic analytical tools for milling process evaluation. Technical tools to be presented include product granulation, cumulative ash, step chart development, and flow sheet equipment allocation analysis. Economic tools to be discussed include yield management, divide milling, and the impact of moisture on profitability. The impact of wheat quality characteristics, cleaning and conditioning on mill operations will be quantitatively explored. Selected roller mill grinding, sifting and purification variables will be examined in depth. Special emphasis will be put on mill balance and troubleshooting skill development during hands on laboratory and pilot scale milling exercises.
Registration for both classes closes April 7, 2017. For more information, click here.