IHEA, in conjunction with Electrotechnologies Application Center (ETAC) of Northampton Community College, is launching its first distance-learning course on June 5, 2006. Written by IHEA members who are experts in the industry, Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating will be the first IHEA course offered online. A second course, Advanced Industrial Process Heating, is under development and will be launched on September 11, 2006.
Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating is designed to provide an overview of combustion fuels, burners, and control basics, and heat transfer in both combustion and electric furnaces. 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.
Advanced Industrial Process Heating is designed to compliment the fundamentals course and will provide students with an in-depth view of the control and efficient operation of industrial process-heating equipment. Focus will be on a variety of oven, furnace, and kilns types. Students will gain a general knowledge of instrumentation and control for efficient operation of furnaces and ovens in process heating, as well as the wide variety of refractory and insulation used in process-heating equipment, including operating considerations. The use of vacuum heat processing, recuperators, regenerators, gas atmospheres and quenching also will be presented. Particular attention will be spent on efficient operation of process-heating equipment and methods to achieve cost savings.
The complete course outline for both courses and online registration information are available on ETAC's website at www.etctr.com