IAOM – KSU Advanced Milling Principles

Course Description

Through hands-on training in the Kansas State University Hal Ross flour mill and classroom discussions at the IGP Institute, participants will learn quantitative tools and practices to influence and impact, optimal machine adjustment, milling efficiency and flour quality in the mill. Expanding on topics from the Basic Milling Principles course to include quantitative techniques and tools to analyze and improve the process flow; understanding the variables that impact production efficiencies, and enhance the troubleshooting skills of mill personnel to optimize mill efficiency.

Topics in the course include wheat kernel characteristic; understand cleaning systems and equipment for optimal grain quality; processes, equipment and flow design, and steps of conditioning and tempering; in-depth analysis of mill flow sheets and design; in-depth analysis of mill balance and product distribution; in-depth study of function, design and optimal set-up for roller mills, sifters, purifiers, detachers, dusters, and other milling equipment; cumulative attribute curves and their uses; understanding starch damage and it’s influences; impact of wheat quality on mill performance; process control and challenges; Flour quality and treatments; practical hands-on experience in the Hal Ross flour mill (optimum primary break release, secondary breaks grinding exercise, purifier optimization, reduction rolls exercise, impact detachers exercise, sifting efficiency exercise, evaluation of key mill control stocks, ash curve exercise, grinding pressure in relation to starch damage exercise, evaluation of flour mill steams).

Who Should Attend

Milling engineers, operation managers, production managers, shift managers, head millers, professionals with theoretical or applied milling background. Theoretical milling background (milling school, university or other milling training) with practical work experience in a flour mill or other completed milling training is required.

Registration Information

Course dates: September 16–20, 2024

Course fees for IAOM members are $1,900, and the non-member fee is $2,000.

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The IGP Institute reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if minimum enrollment numbers are not met. If a course is canceled, participants will be refunded 100% of their tuition. If a course is rescheduled, participants will have the opportunity to have 100% of their registration fees applied to the rescheduled course or receive a full refund.

Participants who wish to cancel or transfer their registration to another employee can do so for a $100 processing fee as long as notice is received at least fifteen days prior to the course start date. Refund requests made fourteen days or less before a course start date will be not be refunded.