The Industrial Heating Equipment Association’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating online learning course is scheduled to begin October 17.

This six-week course is suited for students who want to take the course at home or work in a flexible web-based distance-learning format. It provides an overview of the fundamentals of heat transfer, fuels and combustion, energy use, furnace design, refractories, automatic control, and atmospheres as applied to industrial process heating. Students will gain a basic understanding of heat transfer principles, fuels and combustion equipment, electric heating, and instrumentation and control for efficient operation of furnaces and ovens in process heating. 

Students will also learn about the safe, efficient operation of industrial heating equipment, how to reduce energy consumption and ways to improve the bottom line. The course is led by industry expert Max Hoetzl, retired vice president of Surface Combustion, who has more than 40 years of experience in the combustion industry.

Visit and click the “Events” tab for a complete course description. The registration fee includes the course instruction, live interaction with the trainer, class forums to interact with other students, and an electronic copy of IHEA's Fundamentals of Process Heating Course Handbook.