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Search summaries of educational sessions from GEAPS Exchange events. Members who couldn’t attend our annual event or are interested in specific topics will find these summaries very helpful.

Dust Explosion Hazards and Practical Measures for their Control

Vahid Ebadat
CEO, Chilworth Technology Inc

The majority of powders in the food industry can form explosive dust clouds. This summary features the conditions that lead to explosions (combustible dust, ignition source, etc.), steps for controlling those conditions and tests that can help assess your facility’s risk.

Levels of Automation in Grain Elevators

Mark Spindler
chief technology officer, The Lakeland Companies

With our growing population, farmers will have to produce more food in the next several decades than during the last 10,000 years combined. To help with this expectation, explore automation that increases throughput, preserves grain and improves safety with fewer resources and less training.

Tying the Islands of Automation Together

Jason Grahek
vice president, Industrial Automation Engineering, Inc.

Grain facilities operate as unified entities, but their automated components sometimes function independently. Systems used for hazard monitoring, grain temperature control, equipment maintenance, inventory management, power-monitoring, dust systems, bin sweeps, document management, and so on, are sometimes treated as separate islands. Why not bring them together? This session discusses the multiple advantages of unifying all automated systems in a grain facility, and how to get the job done right.