Registration is open for IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating online learning course, which begins on April 15. 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.

The program offers a vital tool to industrial process heating operators and users of all types of industrial heating equipment. 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. For a complete listing of the topics covered visit www.ihea.org, click the Training and Events tab and then scroll to Online Course.

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. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering and has a master’s degree in engineering science from Penn State University. Marino’s knowledge and experience offer invaluable resources that online students can access throughout the course.

IHEA will also offer an Advanced Industrial Process Heating course this fall. This course provides the student with 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. Upon completion of the course, the student will have general knowledge of instrumentation and control for efficient operation of furnaces and ovens in process heating. The use of vacuum heat processing, recuperators, regenerators, gas atmospheres and quenching will also be presented. Set to begin on Oct. 15, registration and course details will be posted soon. 

Registration for the Fundamentals course is open now through April at www.ihea.org.  Click the Training and Events tab on the top menu bar then scroll down to Online Course. Cost for IHEA members is $700 for one member voucher and $875 for non-members. The price includes electronic course handbook, course instruction, quizzes and projects, class forums and the opportunity to contact the instructor. Printed materials are available for an additional fee.