Fall brings a return of the Industrial Heating Equipment Association's popular annual combustion seminar and its IHEA Fall Business Conference, along with a new one-day seminar on infrared heating processes.

The IRED division of IHEA will launch a new one-day seminar on infrared heating processes on November 6. The seminar will review the basics of infrared, including what it is, how it is produced and its characteristics. It also will examine the equipment sources of infrared, followed by a discussion of the range of infrared applications. Attendees also will receive IRED's just published “Infrared Process Heating Handbook.”

A tabletop exhibition and reception will be held on the evening of November 6 that both the combustion and infrared seminar attendees can attend. This time offers attendees the opportunity to speak with company representatives and learn more about the products and services discussed in the classroom environment.

Long the industry standard in combustion education, IHEA's 37th Annual Combustion Seminar will be held November 7 at the Downtown Marriott in Indianapolis. The combustion seminar is designed for persons responsible for the operation, design, selection and/or maintenance of fuel-fired industrial process furnace and ovens. The seminar has been developed to provide non-commercialized exposure to topics such as combustion chemistry and efficiency; the types of industrial burners and how they are applied for efficient operation; the supply and control of fuel and air for these systems, including piping design and valve selection; and flame safety requirements of combustion systems.

Immediately following the combustion seminar, IHEA will hold its 2006 Fall Business Conference on November 8 at the same site.