MLL 3592 WHEAT FLOUR MILLING I
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman or sophomore year and to area high school vocational students.
MLL 3592 - Wheat Flour Milling I (3 hrs.)
During this first of two wheat flour milling classes, students will be introduced to the gradual reduction process, roller mills, sifters and sieves, break systems, dusters, finishers, and purification systems.
This first course of two is designed to help the student increase their knowledge regarding the gradual reduction process.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the gradual reduction process and associated equipment, including roller mills, sifters and sieves, break systems, dusters, finishers, and purifications systems.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.
UNIT 1: PRINCIPLES OF THE GRADUAL REDUCTION PROCESS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully identify the six major systems of the gradual reduction process and associated goals.
- Identify six major systems of the gradual reduction process.
- Explain general operation goals of the systems in the gradual reduction process.
- Identify major pieces of equipment used in the gradual reduction process.
UNIT 2: ROLLER MILLS
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully define and explain the operation of the roller mill and demonstrate performance measures.
- Define key roller mill components.
- Explain operation of the roller mill.
- Identify roller mill performance measures.
UNIT 3: SIFTERS AND SIEVES
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to define and explain the value of sifter and sieves in the mill and demonstrate performance measures.
- Define key sifter and sieve construction.
- Explain importance of sieve stack details.
- Identify sifter performance measures and their interpretation.
UNIT 4: THE BREAK SYSTEM
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully identify the purpose and operation of the primary and secondary break system, as well as the break release.
- Explain the purpose and operation of the break system.
- Explain the significance of the primary and secondary break system.
- Define break release and explain its importance in mill operation.
UNIT 5: THE PURIFICATION SYSTEM
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully define the goals and operations of the purification system, explain its significance, and identify measures of performance and control.
Define the goals and operation of a purifier.
Explain purifier’s significance in milling various classes of wheat.
Define measures of purifier performance and control.
Refer to Syllabus
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Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum class size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
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Refer to the following policies:
402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.