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Training: Process Heating Systems

April 16, 2014 - 6:31pm


Learn about the diverse training sessions offered. The courses are taught by highly qualified instructors who have met rigorous standards. View additional process heating system resources.

Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool Training – 2-hour webcast

Availability: Online webcast

Now, in addition to full-day training sessions, AMO offers a convenient, introductory, two-hour webcast on the use of the Process Heating Assessment and Survey Tool (PHAST). This session introduces the tool and presents the basics—and the benefits—of using it to target opportunities for energy savings in your plant.

Process Heating System Assessment – 1-day workshop

Availability: Onsite instructor-led and online self-paced workshop

This workshop provides an introduction to process heating and process heating equipment, such as furnaces, dryers, ovens, heaters, and kilns, used by industry. The course includes discussion of combustion and other heating methods; heat transfer in furnaces; waste heat recovery; commonly used process heating controls; and emissions from heating processes.

Access this workshop if you are a process engineer, plant operator, maintenance engineer, process heating equipment designer, plant or corporate energy coordinator, or consulting engineer and learn:

  • Practical tips on process heating and maintenance
  • How to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions from furnaces
  • How to use PHAST software

The session highlights the application of PHAST, which helps users survey furnaces and heaters, identify major energy-using equipment, prioritize improvement opportunities, and assess available methods to improve thermal efficiency in an industrial plant.

If you are interested in attending an instructor-led workshop, see the Training Calendar for upcoming sessions in your area. Visit the National Training & Education Resource to access this self-paced workshop. New users are required to create an account to access trainings.

Become a Qualified PHAST Specialist – 2-day workshop

Availability: Onsite instructor-led

DOE and the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) offer the Qualified PHAST Specialist program; participants who successfully complete a qualification workshop and exam receive the designation of Qualified Specialist in the use of the PHAST software tool. Qualified PHAST Specialists apply the PHAST tool to accurately gather pertinent system information and provide realistic "what if" scenarios for process heating system operation. These specialists have a thorough understanding of:

  • How to use PHAST software
  • How to accurately collect and input data for PHAST
  • What information sources, instruments and measurement devices to use for collection of necessary data required for use of PHAST
  • How to use PHAST to evaluate a process heating system and develop a measurement plan

To learn more about the Qualified PHAST Specialist training, please contact the Training Coordinator. Check the Training Calendar for announcements of upcoming PHAST qualification workshops.

Locate a DOE-trained Qualified Specialist in your area to help optimize industrial plant efficiency for process heating systems.

Course Instructors

The courses are taught by highly qualified instructors who have met rigorous standards.

Name Email Phone Location
Baukal, Charles 918-234-2854 OK
Bennett, Richard (Dick) 815-601-7074 IL
Martin, Richard 918-269-7896 OK
Quinn, Dennis 216-271-6000 x417 OH
Thekdi, Arvind 240-715-4333 TX