Registration is now open for three courses from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program. These online courses run from May 14 – June 18, and registration closes Wednesday, May 8. Courses are open to anyone, even if they are not a GEAPS member or a student enrolled at K-State. Online registration and more information on courses are available on the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program website.
GEAPS 511: Grain Facilities Planning and Design II
This advanced course provides a practical, real-world foundation for operations professionals responsible for helping plan and design grain facilities. Lectures cover site selection, rail planning, safety, security, roofing, storage and other considerations. Some lectures revisit topics from GEAPS 510: Facilities Planning and Design I in more depth.
GEAPS 544: Preventing and Responding to Grain Dust Explosions
The most effective way to prevent grain-dust explosions is to understand in detail what causes them, and then take sustained action to factor down the risks.
GEAPS 610: Interpretation of Process Flow Diagrams
This course focuses on interpretation, use and creation of process-flow diagrams, especially in grain handling and processing facilities. It will discuss the purposes, benefits and limitations of flow diagrams, and investigate how diagrams depict processes in facilities devoted to grain-handling, feed processing, grain dry milling and wet-process separation. At the end of the course, students will be required to develop a relatively simple flow chart.