Registration is open for IHEA’s “Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating” online course, which begins on April 15. The program is suited for industrial process heating equipment operators and users of all types of industrial heating equipment. Students learn about safe, efficient operation of industrial heating equipment; how to reduce energy consumption; and ways to help improve a company’s bottom-line.

The fundamentals course provides an overview of heat transfer, fuels and combustion, energy use, furnace design, refractories, automatic control and atmospheres as applied to industrial process heating. The course is intended for students who wish to learn in a flexible web-based, distance-learning format. Industry expert Jack Marino will lead students in this six-week online course. Marino is a registered professional engineer with over 40 years of experience in the heat-processing business.  

IHEA will also offer an advanced industrial process heating course, set to begin on Oct. 15, registration and course details will be posted on the organization’s website once finalized.

Registration for the fundamentals course is open through April. For a complete listing of the topics covered or to register, visit, click the training and events tab and then scroll to online course. Cost for IHEA members is $700 for one member voucher and $875 for non-members. The price includes electronic course handbook, course instruction, quizzes and projects, class forums and the opportunity to contact the instructor.