July 18, 2012 – Columbus, OH

Optimize your process heating systems and reduce energy costs…


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Industrial Heating Equipment Association are pleased to offer the Process Heating Assessment workshop. Students attending the one-day workshop will learn:

  • How to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions from furnaces
  • Practical tips on process heating equipment operations and maintenance
  • How to use PHAST software to assess energy consumption in furnace components

This workshop includes an introduction to process heating and process heating equipment such as furnaces, ovens, dryers, heaters, kilns, etc., used by the industry. It includes discussion of combustion and other heating methods, heat transfer in furnaces, heat containment, waste heat recovery, commonly used process heating controls, and emission reduction related to process heating.

Students will also learn how to use the Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST). PHAST can survey furnaces, identify major energy using equipment, prioritize improvement opportunities, and assess available methods that can be used to reduce energy consumption in an industrial plant.


Dr. Arvind Thekdi, President of E3M, Inc. has over 35 years of experience in design and development of heating systems used by major industries. His areas of expertise include design and application of combustion and other types of heating systems, waste heat recovery systems, emission (NOx) reduction systems and use of combined heat and power systems for process heating application. He has provided technical support for development of the Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST).


8:00am – 8:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 12:00pm Morning Session

  • Introduction – Process Heating
  • Basics – Combustion, Heat Transfer, and Emissions
  • Opportunities for Efficiency Improvement
    • Heat Generation
    • Heat Transfer

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch (provided)

1:00pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Session

  • Opportunities for Efficiency Improvement (cont.)
    • Waste Heat Recovery
    • Controls
  • Data Collection Equipment
  • Process Heat Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST) – Presentation and Demonstration
  • Discussion and Feedback


Columbia Gas
1600 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215