Registration for IHEA’s “Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating,” an online course, is open. The first class will be held January 17, and the six-week class will run through February 27.

The self-paced, internet-based course allows attendees to attend remotely, from their homes or offices. Weekly course work, quizzes and a final-exam project are administered to guide attendees on their progress and evaluate their knowledge of the material.

The curriculum includes topics such as the basics of heat transfer, fuels and combustion, energy use, furnace design, refractories, automatic control and atmospheres applied to industrial process heating systems. Throughout course, the curriculum focuses on the safe, efficient operation of industrial heating equipment, methods to optimize energy consumption and ways to improve the bottom line.

Industry expert Jack Marino will lead students in this six-week online course. A registered professional engineer with more than 40 years of experience in the heat processing industry, Marino has a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in engineering science from Penn State. 

Registration is open until Friday, January 14. Cost for IHEA members is $750 or one member voucher or $925 for nonmembers. The registration fee includes an electronic course handbook, course instruction, quizzes and projects, class forums and the opportunity to contact the instructor throughout the course.  Students who successfully complete the course will receive 18 PDHs.

For a complete list of the topics covered or to register, visit