INDEPENDENCE, KY – Registration is open for IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Online Learning Course that begins on April 9, 2018. The course is ideal for students who wish to further their studies at home or work in a flexible web-based distance-learning format. It’s an affordable alternative to campus-based classes and allows students to go at their own pace. The program offers a vital tool to industrial process heating operators and users of all types of industrial heating equipment. Students learn safe, efficient operation of industrial heating equipment, how to reduce energy consumption and ways to 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. For a complete listing of the topics covered, visit and click the Training and Events tab then scroll to Online Course.

IHEA will also offer an Advanced Industrial Process Heating course this fall. This course is a compliment to the Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating and provides the student with an in-depth view of the control and efficient operation of industrial process heating equipment. Students will become familiar with a variety of oven, furnace and kiln types used in industry.

Upon completion of the course the student will have general knowledge of instrumentation and control for efficient operation of furnaces and ovens in process heating. The use of vacuum heat processing, recuperators, regenerators, gas atmospheres, and quenching will also be presented. Particular attention is spent on efficient operation of process heating equipment and methods to achieve cost savings. Set to begin on Oct. 15, 2018, registration and course details will be posted soon. 

Registration for the Fundamentals course is open through April 6, 2018, at