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Registration Open for Fall 2020 IHEA Online Fundamentals for Industrial Process Heating Course

Wednesday, April 29, 2020  
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IHEA’s Fundamentals of Industrial Process Heating Online Learning Course continues to provide a high-level of learning to those in the industrial heat processing industry.  IHEA is pleased to announce that registration for the 2020 Fall course is now open; for the past few years, both the Spring and Fall courses have sold out, so be sure to register early.  Scheduled to begin October 5, the six-week class will run through November 15.  The flexible online format and interactive forums with other students, along with scheduled office hours with the instructor are just a few of the benefits of this program.

The course is ideal for students to learn in a flexible online format while at home or work. It is an affordable alternative to campus-based classes and allows students to go at their own pace.  The course offers indispensable tools to industrial process heating operators and users of all types of industrial heating equipment.  Throughout the in-depth online course, students learn safe, efficient operation of industrial heating equipment, how to reduce energy consumption and ways to improve your bottom-line.  The course content provides an excellent overview of the essential areas used throughout the industry. 

The curriculum includes the basics of heat transfer, fuels and combustion, energy use, furnace design, refractories, automatic control, and atmospheres as applied to industrial process heating.  Weekly coursework, quizzes and a final exam project are administered to guide students on their progress and evaluate their knowledge of the material.  For a complete listing of the topics covered visit

Industry expert Jack Marino will lead students in this 6-week online course.  Jack, a registered Professional Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in the heat processing business, is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and holds a master’s degree in Engineering Science from Penn State.  His knowledge and experience offer invaluable resources that online students can access throughout the course.

This online course is a terrific value for IHEA members and non-members alike, considering no travel expenses are involved and there is no time out of the office.  Take advantage of the online tools provided and benefit from the ability to learn almost anywhere.  A former online student remarks, “Because of balancing an extremely busy workload and family life, I am not able to
be on a regular schedule or take time in the evening to travel to a class. The advantage for me is that I can check in when time permits and still stay current on all activities. The course information is directly related to my work and I found it to be very beneficial.”

Registration for the Fundamentals course is open now through October 1, at   Cost for IHEA members is $750 or one member voucher, and cost for non-members is $925, which includes an electronic course handbook, course instruction, quizzes and projects, class forums and the opportunity to contact the instructor throughout the course.  Printed materials are available for an additional fee.

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