The IHEA’s fundamentals of industrial process heating online learning course is scheduled to begin on 17 October 2016. This six-week course is available to students who wish to take the course at home or work in a flexible web-based distance-learning format, and is suitable for industrial process heating operators and users of all types of industrial heating equipment. In the instructor-led, interactive online course, students learn safe, efficient operation of industrial heating equipment, how to reduce energy consumption and ways to improve the bottom-line.

This class provides an overview of the fundamentals of heat transfer, fuels and combustion, energy use, furnace design, refractories, automatic control, and atmospheres as applied to industrial process heating. Students will gain a basic understanding of heat transfer principles, fuels and combustion equipment, electric heating, and instrumentation and control for efficient operation of furnaces and ovens in process heating.

The registration fee for IHEA members is US$700 and for non-members is US$875 and includes course instruction, live interaction with the trainer, class forums to interact with other students, and an electronic copy of IHEA's Fundamentals of Process Heating Course Handbook. Registration is open until 14 October 2016. For a complete course description, go to and click the Events tab to find the class.

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