Intended for industrial process-heating operators and users of all types of industrial heating equipment, IHEA’s “Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating” online learning course is scheduled to begin March 13. The six-week course is intended for students who wish to work in a flexible, web-based distance-learning format.

During the instructor-led, interactive online course, students will learn about safe, efficient operation of industrial heating equipment and how to reduce energy consumption. Industry expert Max Hoetzl, retired vice president of Surface Combustion, will guide attendees through the coursework.

The class 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. Students will also earn professional development hours (PDHs) for passing the course.

Registration is open through March 8. Visit for more information.