Registration is open for IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating online learning course that begins April 9. The program offers a vital tool to industrial process-heating operators and users of all types of industrial heating equipment.

The course is ideal for students who wish to further their studies at 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. Students learn safe, efficient operation of industrial heating equipment, how to reduce energy consumption and ways to improve a company’s bottom line. The fundamentals course provides an overview of heat transfer, fuels and combustion, energy use, furnace design, refractories, automatic control and atmospheres as applied to industrial process heating.

Industry expert Jack Marino will lead students in this six-week online course. Marino is a registered professional engineer with over 40 years of experience in the heat-processing business. 

Registration for Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating is open now through April 6. Click here to register. Cost for IHEA members is $700 or one member voucher, and cost for non-members is $875. This fee includes electronic course handbook, course instruction, quizzes and projects, class forums and the opportunity to contact the instructor.

IHEA will also offer an Advanced Industrial Process Heating course this fall. It provides an in-depth view of the control and efficient operation of industrial process heating equipment. Students will become familiar with a variety of oven, furnace and kiln types used in industry. The use of vacuum equipment, recuperators, regenerators, gas atmospheres and quenching will also be presented. Set to begin Oct. 15, registration and course details will be posted soon. Visit for updates.