Online courses focusing on the fundamentals and advanced concepts of industrial process heating, as well as seminars on combustion principles and oven and furnace safety are slated for fall from the Industrial Heating Equipment Association, Taylor Mill, Ky.

The online courses, which are held in conjunction with the Emerging Technology Applications Center at Northampton Community College, begin September 13. The courses are designed to be attended remotely - at home or at work - thanks to the web-based, distance-learning format. The instructor-led, interactive courses focus on the safe, efficient operation of industrial heating equipment and methods of reducing energy consumption.

The two-day combustion seminar will be held September 20-21 at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria in Dallas. It is composed of 18 sessions addressing topics such as combustion chemistry and efficiency; types of industrial burners; supply and control of fuel and air for combustion systems; flame safety requirements; and NOX and other emissions. A tabletop exhibition also will be held on the first day of the seminar.

In addition, IHEA will host a two-day seminar on safety codes and standards on October 18-19 at the Hilton Garden Inn O'Hare in Chicago. Led by the experts who helped revise the NFPA 86 standards for ovens, furnaces, kilns, dryers and thermal oxidizers, the seminar will explain the American national standards governing the compliant design and operation of process ovens and furnaces. The seminar also will include an Introduction to NFPA 87, "Recommended Practice for Fluid Heaters."

To learn more about any of these programs, visit www.ihea.org.

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