IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating online course is scheduled to begin on Oct. 17. 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. 

The six-week course is ideal for students who wish to learn from home or work in a flexible web-based distance-learning format. It’s an affordable alternative to campus-based classes and allows students to go at their own pace. In the instructor-led, interactive online class, students learn safe, efficient operation of industrial heating equipment, how to reduce energy consumption and ways to improve your bottom line. The course is led by industry expert Max Hoetzl, retired vice president of Surface Combustion, who has more than 40 years of experience in the combustion industry.

For a complete course description, visit www.ihea.org and click the Events tab. Registration is open through Oct. 14.