Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2004
Publication Date: 7/17/2005
Citation: Rosentrater, K.A., Williams, G.D. 2005. Design considerations for the construction and operation of malting facilities. Part II: Process engineering 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 a multitude of components used in various downstream products, such as beers and spirits, as well as various food ingredients and confectionary products. Agri-industrial facilities such as 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 process engineering considerations. Consequently, engineers and designers should become familiar with the distinctive design process for these facilities and develop an appropriate reference base from which to work.