Facility Planning, Quality Management, Aeration, Material Handling Courses Offered

GEAPS is offering March courses on facility planning, quality management, aeration, material handling

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

January 28, 2021

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Registration is now open for four courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) in March. These online courses run from March 9 through April 14, and registration closes March 2.  Courses cost $700 for GEAPS members and $965 for non-members. Each course takes roughly 10 hours to complete.

GEAPS 510: Grain Facilities Planning and Design I 

This course covers the key factors and information needed to build new facilities or modernize existing structures. Lectures cover facility types and capacities, storage structures, equipment, layouts, and site selection. At the end of the course, participants will lay out a simple facility.  

GEAPS 520: Grain Quality Management 

This course covers grain quality, including storing and conditioning, aerating, drying, pest control, and mycotoxin management. Participants learn about quality control, measurement methods, and international grain-grading standards.

GEAPS 521: Aeration System Design and Fan Operational Management 

Learn the purpose of grain aeration, system components, and how to develop strategies for aeration system design and fan operational management. The course covers basic principles of designing and operating grain aeration systems to maintain grain quality during storage.  

GEAPS 551: Materials Handling II 

Learn the principles of dry bulk material flow, material properties and characteristics, components, and selection of equipment and other considerations. This is the second of three courses offered on material handling.

For more information about the courses visit the GEAPS website, contact Melissa Ferguson or call 763- 999-4300.

The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is an international professional association of grain handling and processing professionals. GEAPS addresses the industry’s critical grain handling, storage, and processing operations needs by providing networking, professional development programs, and access to a global marketplace of industry suppliers. GEAPS’ global network includes more than 2,500 individual members from about 1,050 companies.

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Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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