“Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating,” a six-week online learning course presented by the Industrial Heating Equipment Association, will begin on October 17. The web-based course allows attendees to view each of the sessions on demand. The distance-learning format offers an alternative to off-site classes.

The course, which is taught by Max Hoetzl, P.E., formerly vice president of technology at Surface Combustion Inc., provides an overview of the fundamentals of heat transfer. Session tracks include combustion fundamentals and fuels, heat balance and efficiency calculations, combustion equipment for gaseous and liquid fuels, elements of heat transmission, fundamentals of electrical heating, and advanced heat transfer principles.

For a complete course description, visit www.ihea.org/event/Online16. Students will earn PDHs for passing the course. The registration fee ($700 for IHEA members; $875 for nonmembers) includes course instruction, live interaction with the trainer, class forums to interact with other students, plus an electronic copy of IHEA's Fundamentals of Process Heating Course Handbook.