General Industry Operations

Introduction: Flow Diagram Purposes and Functions

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Speaker: Fred Fairchild

Session Description

The first lecture in GEAPS 610: Interpretation of Process Flow Diagrams, this lecture sets the stage for the course with a discussion about the main purposes and values of flow diagrams, how they’re used to organize, define, sequence and depict the steps in a grain facility process, and describe some of the main symbols used. The lecture will also introduce a simple flow diagram.

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Meet The Speaker

Fred Fairchild

Emeritus Professor

Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry

Before arriving at KSU in 1994, Fred Fairchild had more than 30 years of industry experience in the design, construction, operation and management of feed, flour, dry corn milling and pet food manufacturing facilities. A professor of grain science and industry, Fairchild worked previously at Todd & Sargent in Ames, Iowa, where he was vice president of engineering. A licensed professional engineer, Fairchild specializes in plant design and construction, manufacturing technology, maintenance, materials handling and plant management.