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Registration Open for IHEA's Fall Online Learning Course

Friday, July 14, 2017  
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IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Online Learning Course is scheduled to begin on October 30, 2017.   This course is ideal for students who wish to take the course 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.  In the instructor-led, interactive online course, students learn safe, efficient operation of industrial heating equipment, how to reduce energy consumption and ways to improve a company’s bottom-line.

This 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 in process heating.  Students will also earn PDHs for passing the course.  For a complete listing of the course topics visit and click the Training and Events tab then scroll to Online Course.

Industry expert Jack Marino will lead students in this 6-week online course.  Jack is a registered Professional Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the heat processing business.  He is of graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and has a Master’s Degree in Engineering Science from Penn State.  Marino holds 6 patents in combustion technology and is the author of numerous technical papers.  Mr. Marino’s knowledge and experience offer invaluable resources that online students can access throughout the course.

This course is a terrific value for IHEA members and non-members considering no travel expenses and meal costs are involved.  Learn at your own pace and take advantage of the online tools provided.  Registration fee includes course instruction, live interaction with the instructor, class forums to interact with other students, and an electronic copy of IHEA's Fundamentals of Process Heating Course HandbookRegistration is open now through October 29 at

Click the Training and Events tab on the top menu bar then scroll down to Online Course.  Cost for IHEA members is $700 and non-members is $875, which includes online access to materials, quizzes and projects, as well as the opportunity to contact the instructor.  Printed materials are available for an additional fee.

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