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GEAPS, KSU partner on conveyor maintenance training

Hands-on training course will take place December 5-7 at the IGP Institute

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Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS)

GEAPS is offering Hands-on Training for the Maintenance of Conveying Equipment December 5-7 at the IGP Institute on the campus of Kansas State University (KSU).

GEAPS and KSU have worked together to bring similar training opportunities in the past. 

“The IGP Institute is very excited that the hands-on training focusing on operations and maintenance of grain handling equipment is coming back," said Carlos Campabadal, an outreach specialist for IGP at KSU. "We believe that this course is great training opportunity for the people in the grain industry that work on a daily basis on operating and performing maintenance on handling equipment."

Learn to safely operate, maintain and repair conveying equipment

Participants will be able to learn from five presenters over the three-day course. Hands-on Training for the Maintenance of Conveying Equipment will teach participants how to safely operate, maintain and repair conveying equipment commonly used in grain facilities through instructor demonstrations and hands-on practice. The course will also provide practical information and guidelines on how to develop and implement a comprehensive preventive maintenance program.

“The information that is shared on this course comes from a combination of technical material and experience of the instructors which is invaluable. KSU is very happy to be able to partner with GEAPS to provide trainings that can help make the industry better,” Campabadal said.

After successfully completing the course, participants will be able to install, operate and inspect conveying equipment. They’ll also be able to troubleshoot problems and maintain the equipment, understand what could happen to grain quality if conveying equipment is used improperly and apply and perform the best safety practices and procedures on conveying equipment.

Many people would benefit from this learning experience, including engineers, project managers, grain elevator operators, maintenance personnel, millwrights and safety personnel, among others.

To get the most out of the in-person training, participants will complete three online modules before traveling to Kansas.


Registration for this course is open. If you register before November 15, you’ll be able to attend for less. The course is $1,800 for members and $2,000 for nonmembers who register before the early bird deadline. After that, GEAPS members will pay $1,900; nonmembers will pay $2,100.

Space for this course is limited. Register today to ensure your spot and take advantage of early bird pricing and to allow yourself time to complete the online modules.

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