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Waste Heat Reduction and Recovery

COURSE NO: M01-002
Waste Heat Reduction and Recovery
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes basic waste heat reduction and recovery opportunities for improving furnace efficiency, productivity and emissions performance.


Thermal efficiency of process heating equipment, such as furnaces, ovens, melters, heaters, and kilns is the ratio of heat delivered to a material and heat supplied to the heating equipment. For most heating equipment a large amount of the heat supplied is wasted in the form of exhaust or flue gases. These losses depend on various factors associated with the design and operation of the heating equipment. This technical brief is a guide to help plant operators reduce waste heat losses associated with the heating equipment.


This 1 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility personnel who are interested in gaining a better understanding of waste heat reduction and recovery.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Heat losses from fuel-fired heating equipment
  • What determines waste-gas losses
  • Steps for increasing energy efficiency through reduction in exhaust gas heat losses
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Energy reduction and recovery strategy
  • Improving the performance of existing equipment
  • Modifying and upgrading equipment
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the material contained in A Best Practices Process Heating Technical Brief Waste Heat Reduction and Recovery for Improving Furnace Efficiency, Productivity and Emissions Performance DOE/GO-102004-1975 November 2004.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Waste Heat Reduction and Recovery (715 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 1 PDH credit.  The quiz will be based on this DOE publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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