The Industrial Heating Equipment Association’s training seminars, including the 42nd Annual Combustion Seminar and the Online Process Heating Distance Learning Courses, have been scheduled for the fall. And, as part of the Fabtech Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, IHEA will offer an infrared seminar.

The Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh will host the combustion seminar and tabletop exhibition on September 27 through 28. The annual event consists of 16 sessions on topics such as air-gas premixing, applications, burners, controls, flame supervision, gas-flow measurement, metering and NOX. A tabletop exhibition and reception the evening of September 27 will offer attendees the opportunity to speak with company representatives.

IHEA’s Fall Business Conference also will be at the Omni Hotel following the seminar on September 28 and 29. IHEA holds the conference each fall to bring together members in committee meetings and briefing sessions, where they discuss challenges and hear from experts on issues related to their businesses. Topics such as energy, environment, international trade and business continuity will be discussed.

When signing up for the courses, remember these deadlines:
  • Registration for the online courses began July 18 and closes September 9.
  • The "Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating" begins September 19 and runs through November 4.
  • "Advanced Industrial Process Heating" begins September 19 and runs through December 2.
Students take the course at home or work via a flexible, web-based distance-learning format. The course series offers a tool to industrial process heating users of all types of industrial heating equipment. In the instructor-led, interactive online course, students learn about safe, efficient equipment operation, how to reduce energy consumption and ways to improve their bottom line. Students earn CEUs by successfully passing the course.

Additionally, the Infrared division of IHEA will offer a one-day seminar, "The Ins and Outs of IR and IR Applications” as part of the Finishing Technologies Conference at Fabtech 2011, the week of November 14 at Chicago's McCormick Place. The seminar, which includes IRED’s "Infrared Process Heating Handbook," will review infrared basics, including what it is, how it is produced and what its characteristics are. The seminar will review all infrared equipment sources, followed by a discussion of the wide variety of infrared applications.

You can register for the seminar and online courses at Go to for details.