Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2004
Publication Date: 7/17/2005
Citation: Williams, G.D., Rosentrater, K.A. 2005. Design considerations for the construction and operation of malting facilities. Part I: Planning, structural, and life safety considerations. Meeting Abstract. American Society of Agricultural Engineers Annual International Meeting. July 17-20, 2005. Tampa, FL.
Technical Abstract: Malting and barley processing facilities represent an important segment of our food production system because they manufacture ingredients for various downstream products, such as beers and spirits, as well as food ingredients and confectionary products. Malting plants have a number of unique design requirements. In an effort to summarize state of the art design procedures for malting facilities constructed in North America, an overview of these procedures and accepted standards has been assembled. Specifically, this paper focuses on planning, structural, and life safety design considerations. This paper should familiarize engineers and designers with the distinctive design process for malting facilities and provide an appropriate reference base from which to work.