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Bühler / KSU Flour Milling Short Courses

In conjunction with K-State’s Department of Grain Science and Industry and the International Grains Program, Bühler Inc. is offering several milling courses in the IGP Executive Conference Center and the Hal Ross Flour Mill on the K- State campus in Manhattan, Kan. Content is generally focused on Bühler equipment and processes meant to add to the knowledge and experience of current industry professionals. Registration for these courses will be taken through the International Association of Operative Millers (IAOM).

Expert Milling Short Course

Course objectives: To discuss the underlying principles of milling; optimize machine adjustment; and milling handling.

Course topics: Comparison of special cleaning systems which offer possibilities to improve milling performance further than the regular cleaning section; tempering of wheat (systems, bin designs, possible traps, various tempering philosophies and their application, pre-tempering systems, flowsheet options for optimum sanitation in and around the tempering bins); bacteria count reduction (scouring, peeling, light peeling and pearling); in-depth flow sheet technology (comparison of international flow sheets with milling systems in the U.S., discussion of difference and possible application of system parts in U.S. milling; practical exercises in the Hal Ross Mill (the perfect break release, optimum purifier set-up, judging sifting performance - finding the ideal area between poor dressing and bare dressing), starch damage (what is it, effects on water absorption, attrition flour - production and usage; flour quality: general quality control and assurance. flour aging, etc.); and mill pneumatic systems (in-depth pneumatics with practical measurements and adjustments in the Hal Ross Mill).

Required skill level: Theoretical milling background (milling school or university, prior advanced milling course - IAOM or Buhler training center), please forward copy of certificate; and eight years plus practical experience.

Who should attend: Production manager, head millers and shift managers

Course minimum: 6 participants

Course fees: IAOM member - $1,900, non-member - $2,100

Registration: Through the IAOM

Available Courses

Language Date & Duration Location Course Fee Places Avail. Registration
English 4 - 8 Mar 2019 Manhattan, KS, USA $1,900 - $2,100 TBD Register
Spanish 11 - 15 Mar 2019 Manhattan, KS, USA $1,900 - $2,100 TBD Register

Executive Milling Short Courses

Course objectives: 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.

Course topics: Raw material: kernel structure, influence of wheat characteristics on yield and mill performance, usage of various types of wheat for different finished products; cleaning section including special systems for Mycotoxin reduction and top quality flour production; overview of the milling process including practicalness in the school mill; finished product handling and storage; product safety and quality control, performance evaluation in a flour mill; and factors that influence an investment decision.

Required skill level: No milling experience required

Who should attend: Mill owners, directors and managers

Course minimum: 6 participants

Course fees: IAOM member - $1,900, non-member - $2,100

Registration: Through the IAOM

Available Courses

Language Date & Duration Location Course Fee Places Avail. Registration
English 20 - 24 May 2019 Manhattan, KS, USA $1,900 - $2,100 TBD Register
English 4 - 8 Nov 2019 Manhattan, KS, USA $1,900 - $2,100 TBD Register

Flowsheet Technology Short Course

Course objectives: In depth discussions of various flowsheets and approaches for successful milling. Understanding the influences of both the raw material and the applied milling system to optimize the production.

Course topics: Cleaning and conditioning of wheat (advanced flow sheet technology in the cleaning section, systems and designs, practicals in the Hal Ross Mill); in depth flow sheet technology of the milling process, new approaches in a mill flow sheet to improve extraction, operational reliability and finished product quality of a mill; flour mill operation (different approaches to milling wheat); Novelties in the finished product handling section (new machines and measurement equipment for product safety).

Required skill level: Theoretical and practical milling background (milling school or university, prior advanced milling course - IAOM or Buhler training center), please forward copy of certificate; KSU Milling science graduate with two years practical experience or five years of shift milling experience.

Who should attend: Production manager, head millers and experienced shift managers

Course minimum: 6 participants

Course fees: IAOM member - $1,900, non-member - $2,100

Registration: Through the IAOM

Language Date & Duration Location Course Fee Places Avail. Registration
English Nov 11-15, 2019 Manhattan, KS, USA $1,900 - $2,100 TBD Register