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PHAST - Process Heating Assessment

November 10, 2010 - Cleveland, OH


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 and 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


Dominion East Ohio Headquarters
1201E 55th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103

Hotel Accommodations

Dominion East Ohio is located close to downtown Cleveland.  There are many hotels in the downtown area. Contact Larry Boyd at Energy Industries of Ohio for a list of nearby hotels. 


  • Online Registration is Now Closed
    Please contact Larry Boyd (contact information below) to see if there are spaces left.

For additional information contact:

Larry Boyd
Energy Industries of Ohio

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