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Vegetable Oil Extraction

November 4 - November 8


37th Annual Vegetable Oil Extraction Short Course. Practical and theoretical training in seed preparation, pressing, expansion, solvent extraction, and the impact on downstream protein products and oil quality.


  • To provide practical and theoretical training in the process of seed preparation, oil extraction, and its impact on downstream protein products and oil quality
  • To present the latest safety information


All lectures will be held at Rudder Tower (room 701) on the Texas A&M University Campus. College Station temperature in November is in the 50-70 F range. Participants will be taken by bus to Rudder Tower or RELLIS Campus for talks and demonstrations.


All Short Course sessions will be informal. Questions are encouraged during the lectures, breaks, and social periods. Rights to cancel this course with refund or to substitute speakers and change schedules, as necessary to expedite the course, are reserved. Texas A&M University System policy does not allow inclusion of alcoholic beverages in registration fees.


College Station is easily reached by about 10 flights daily. From Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport connect via American Airlines. From Houston Intercontinental Airport connect via United Airlines. The College Station Airport (Easterwood Airport) code is CLL.


Lodging reservations should be made directly by attendees. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Place College Station, 1100 University Dr. E, College Station, TX 77840, for Short Course participants at the special rate of $116/night plus tax for single occupancy. Ask for the rate specifically and mention “Vegetable Oil Extraction Course 2017”. Hotel reservations should be made before October 23, 2017 to receive the special rate. You can make your reservation by phone 1-800-833-1516.


Registration fee for the practical short course is $1,499, and includes the short course manual, all books and laboratory supplies, all lunches, and refreshments at breaks.

You may register online here.

There is a 10% discount if three or more individuals from the same organization register for the short course. Academic discounts may be applicable if space is available.
Make checks payable to TEES (Texas Engineering Experiment Station) and mail to TEES Fiscal Office c/o TEES Edge Program, 7607 Eastmark Dr., Suite 250 D, College Station, TX 77840. Registration fees are not refundable, but substitute personnel may be sent by the same firm. Space is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For additional technical information, call or e-mail to:

Rich Clough
Process Engineering R&D Center
2476 TAMU
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
Tel: 979/862-2262 or 979/845-2741
E-mail: rclough@tamu.edu

Cyndi Casanova
Short Course Coordinator
Process Engineering R&D Center
Phone: (979) 845-2741
E-mail: shortcourse@tamu.edu


Sunday, November 4, 2018

2:00 PM Registration, Hyatt Place Hotel
3:00 PM Tour of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum (Optional)
*Bus leaves hotel at 3:30 PM for tour and at 5:00 PM from Library to Rudy’s BBQ
5:30 PM Dinner, Rudy’s BBQ, College Station (Optional); Bus leaves Rudy’s for Hotel at 6:30 PM

Monday, November 5, 2018

7:40 AM Bus leaves Hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University Lectures, Room 701
8:00 AM Seed Cleaning – Robin Schneider, Buhler
8:45 AM Cracking and Dehulling – Rich Barton, N. Hunt Moore
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Oilseed crushing perspective, Part 1 – John Mulholland, N. Hunt Moore
11:15 AM More to the bottom line by better boiler operations – Jim Dromgoole, Fort Bend Services
11:45 AM Group Photo
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Aspiration systems, dust control, and pneumatic conveying- Don Lear, Kice Industries
2:00 PM Oilseed crushing perspective, Part 2 – John Mulholland, N. Hunt Moore
3:00 PM Storage and reclaim considerations for meals and grains – Jason Reed, Laidig Industrial Systems
3:45 PM Bus leaves Rudder Tower for RELLIS Campus, Bldg. 7180
4:15 PM Demonstration -Aspirator, Don Lear, Kice Industries
4:45PM Demonstration – Cracking and Dehulling, Rich Barton, N. Hunt Moore
5:00 PM Pilot Plant Tour
5:15 PM Bus leaves for Hotel

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

7:40 AM Bus leaves Hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University, Lectures in Room 701
8:00 AM Conveying and elevating systems – Tramco
9:00 AM Hot Dehulling – Bill Morphew, Crown Iron Works
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Efficient steam utilization in soy/cottonseed crushing plants – Raj Saberwal, Steamgard L.L.C.
11:15 AM Rotary steam dryers – Adolfo Subieta, DeSmet Ballestra
11:45 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Drying and cooling fundamentals – Aaron Norris, Norris Thermal Technologies
1:45 PM Pre-press and expander preparation of oilseeds – Eric Stibora, Anderson International
2:15 PM Energy optimization in Soybean Processing – Mohamed Abid, Solex Thermal
2:45 PM Application of gyratory sifters and screeners – Austin Kephart, Rotex
3:15 PM Bus leaves Rudder Tower for RELLIS, Bldg. 7180
3:45 PM Multiple Demonstrations:
Expander, Eric Stibora, Anderson INternational
Pre-press, Rich Clough, TAMU
Belt dryer, Aaron Norris, Thermal Technologies
Plug Flow Plate Conditioner, Mohamid Abid, Solex Thermal
Sifter/Screener, Austin Kephart, Rotex
Pellet Mill, Mark Heimann, Roskamp Champion
5:30 PM Bus leaves for Hotel
6:00 PM Social at Hotel – Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:40 AM Bus leaves Hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University, Rm. 701
8:00 AM Preparation overview, cracking, conditioning, flaking – Mark Heimann, Roskamp Champion
9:00 AM Electrical Safety in the Workplace- Brent Kooiman, Interstates Engineering
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Shallow bed extraction – George Anderson – Crown Iron Works
11:30 AM Lunch
1:00 PM Desolventizing/toasting – George Anderson, Crown Iron Works
2:00 PM Flaking mill optimization – Mark Heimann, Roskamp Champion
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Meal and hull processing- Mark Heimann, Roskamp Champion
4:00 PM Solvent extraction safety – Anibal Demarco, DeSmet Ballestra
5:00 PM Bus leaves for Hotel

Thursday, November 8, 2018

7:40 AM Bus leaves Hotel for Rudder Tower, Texas A&M University, Rm. 701
8:00 AM Solvent extraction fundamentals – Adolfo Subieta, DeSmet Ballestra
9:00 AM Break
9:15 AM Desolventizing/Toasting/Drying/Cooling – Anibal Demarco, DeSmet Ballestra
10:00 AM Miscella distillation and solvent recovery – Anibal Demarco, DeSmet Ballestra
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Quality control and equipment demonstration- Josh Hudson, Perten Instruments
12:00 PM Graduation Lunch – University Club, Rudder Tower
1:30 PM Basic chemicals of fats and oils – Mohammad Alam, Process Engineering R&D Center
2:30 PM Decanter and disc bowl centrifugation in oilseeds processing – Greg Waranica, GEA Westfalia
3:30 PM Extend equipment life with lubrication excellence – Terry Harris, Reliable Process Solutions
4:45 PM Short Course Adjourns, Bus leaves for Hotel


MOHAMMAD ABID, Solex Thermal Science, Inc.,
Toronto, Ontario Canada

MOHAMMAD ALAM, Texas A&M University, Process Engineering R&D Center,
2476 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2476;
Tel: (979)-845-2740, Fax: (979)-845-2744

GEORGE ANDERSON, Crown Iron Works Co.,
PO Box 1364, Minneapolis, MN 55440;
Tel: (651)-639-8900, Fax: (651)-639-8051

RICH BARTON, N. Hunt Moore and Associates
436 E. South Street, Suite 101, Collierville, TN 38017
Tel: (901) 362-3267, Fax: (901) 794-4221

MARK CLOUD, Tramco, Inc.
1020 East 19th Street, Wichita, KS 67214
Tel: (316) 264-4606, Fax: (316)264-7965

ANIBAL DEMARCO, DeSmet Ballestra
Paraguay 610 Piso 12, Buenos AIres, Argentina
Tel: (770)-693-0061

JIM DROMGOOLE, Fort Bend Services, Inc.
PO Box 1688, 13303 Redfish Lane Stafford, TX 77477;
Tel: (281)-261-5199, Fax: (281)-261-2295

MARK HEIMANN, Roskamp Champion,
2975 Airline Circle, Waterloo, IA 50703;
Tel: (319)-464-8235, Fax: (319)-236 0481

JOSH HUDSON, Perten Instruments
8508 West 157, Overland Park, KS 66223
Tel: (913)-402-9107, Fax: (913)-402-0173

1230 Knowlton Street, Cincinnati, OH 45223
Tel: (513) 591-5330

BRENT KOOIMAN, Interstates Engineering, Inc.
538 12th Street NE, Sioux Center, IA 51250
Phone: (712) 722-1664 x151 , Fax: (712) 722-8926

DON LEAR, Kice Industries
5500 N. Mill Height Dr., Wichita KS 67219
Tel: (832) 289-6613

BILL MORPHEW, Crown Iron Works
2500 W. County Road C, Roseville, MN 55113

JOHN MULHOLLAND, N. Hunt Moore and Associates
436 E. South Street, Suite 101, Collierville, TN 38017
Tel: (901) 362-3267, Fax: (901) 794-4221


AARON NORRIS, B.N.W. Industries,
Rural Route 1 Box 341, Mentone, IN 46539;
Tel: (574)-353-7855, Fax: (574)-353-8152

730 Forest Edge Drive, Corporate Woods, Vernon Hills, IL 60061;
Tel: (847)-913-8400, Fax: (847)-913-8488


ADOLFO SUBIETA, DeSmet Ballestra
450 Franklin Road, Suite 170, Marietta GA 30067
Tel: (770) 693-0061

ERIC STIBORA, Anderson International
4545 Boyce Parkway. Stow OH 44244
Tel: (216) 641-1112 ext 304, Fax: (901) 794-4221



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Process Engineering Research & Development Center