Vulkan Verlag (Essen, Germany) released its Handbook of Thermo-processing Technology based on the contributions of many highly experienced engineers in the field. The book presents practical thermal processing for the improvement of material and parts in industrial applications. A summary of respective thermal and material science fundamentals is given along with basic fuel-related and electrical engineering knowledge for this technology. Design aspects, components and safety requirements for the necessary heating installations are covered. Contents include heating processes, thermoprocesses with gas circulation, thermoprocesses with heat from electrical energy, melting and casting of metals, heating and heat treatment, components and safety standards.