The course is intended for mill owners, managers and directors. No mill experience is required for the course. The course objectives for the students is understanding 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.
The course topics are extensive and include: raw material (kernel structure, influence of wheat characteristics on yield and mill performance, usage of various types of wheat for different finished products); cleaning system (special systems for Mycotoxin reduction and top quality flour production, machine and flow sheet technology, system design and various tempering philosophies, practical in the Hal Ross mill); milling system (description and function of milling machines, basic flow sheet technology, basics in starch damage, practical in Hal Ross mill; break release, adjustment of purifiers and roll stands, sample analysis); finished product handling and storage (batch mixing versus continuous mixing systems, basics in flow quality, product safety and quality control); performance evaluation in a flour mill, factors that influence an investment decision and basics in aspiration.
Course fees for IAOM members is $1,900 and for non-members $2,100. The course only has six participant slots.
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