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Save the Date For NGFA/Grain Journal Elevator Design Conference ... July 30-Aug. 1 ... Omaha, NE

Date Posted: April 5, 2013

NGFA and Grain Journal magazine will cosponsor an Elevator Design Conference July 30-Aug. 1 at the Omaha Hilton in Omaha, Neb.

The one-and-a-half-day conference will focus on the theme “Applying New Standards and Technologies for New and Retrofit Facilities.”

The conference, which is being planned by a steering committee consisting of representatives from several NGFA committees and the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS), will feature eight 90-minute and one 1.5-hour sessions all day Wednesday, July 31, and the morning of Thursday, Aug. 1.

There will be an opening reception the evening of Tuesday, July 30. A trade show also will be featured.


The sessions will focus on:

• Standards and Codes: Updates on Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards and policies, as well as National Fire Protection Association standards development. Outcomes of a new bin-venting study.

• Elevator design project scope definition/development.

• Grain storage.

• Drying and aeration.

• Material handling.

• Dust collection systems.

• Electrical systems.

• Automation control systems.

• Contractor selection / post-project considerations.

Further details on conference can be found at, or by calling Grain Journal at 800-728-7511.

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