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2021 Gin Training Seminar Schedule and Registration

The Gin Training Seminars will be held by Zoom April 6, 13 and 20. Participants will need to use the Zoom links provided for each date to register. You will be required to enter your name and the name of your gin. There is no charge to participate. 4 hours for each session will be awarded for Continuing Education Credit so if a Certified Ginner attends all three session, they will have fulfilled their 12 hour Continuing Education requirement.

April 6 – Session 1
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April 13 – Session 2
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April 20 – Session 3
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You are encouraged to participate in all three session as each weekly session is a continuation of training with different topics. Schedule and seminar outline is as follows:

Ginning Seminar Session Outline

WEEK ONE – Tuesday, April 6

Introduction to Cotton Ginning and Cotton Classing
Introduction to Cotton Ginning
Cotton Classing


Harvesting and Seed Cotton Unloading
Harvesting and Storage Systems
Plastic Contamination


Pneumatics, Fans, and Cyclones
Air Measuring Procedures
Air Measurement Theory and Practice
Air Requirements of Gin Machines.
Cyclone Operation/Theory, Maintenance of Cyclones, Condensers


Drying and Moisture Restoration Systems
Moisture Restoration
Basic Principles of Drying
Drying Systems
Temp. Sensing and Locations
Burner Sel., Operation and Maintenance

WEEK TWO – Tuesday, April 13

Safety in the Gin
Safety Responsibility
Lockout Tagout
Equipment Guarding
Safety Training
Personal Protective Equipment


Purpose and Operating Principles of Individual Gin Machines
Seedcotton Cleaning – Cylinder Cleaners
Stick Machines and Extractor Feeders
Overview of Saw Gin Stands and Maintenance
Air Jet and Saw Type Lint Cleaners
Overview of Adjustments and Maintenance of Lint Cleaners
Overview of Roller Gin Stand and Maintenance

WEEK THREE – Tuesday, April 20

Power Transmission/Gears/Pulleys and Speed Calculations
Power Transmission Equipment
Gears/Pulleys, Speed Calculation


Electricity in the Gin
Electrical Systems
Electricity in the Gin


Hydraulics and Lint Packaging (Bale Press)
Basic Hydraulics
Survey of Hyd. Use in Gins
Basic Repairs and Safety
Press Operations
Bale Packaging
Cottonseed Handling and Storage