Basics of Industrial Furnace Technology

Course during the winter semester in German language.

The present dates for the lecture and exercise should be visible in RWTHonline, or rather the learning platform RWTHmoodle.


Classification of industrial furnaces, Melting, heating and heat treatments of Fe-, Al- and Cu-alloys, Basic knowledge/Basics of electric heat (resistance heating, induction heating, electric arc heating), Basic knowledge/Basics of fuel heated industrial furnaces (fuels, combustion, burner), Energy balances of industrial furnaces (efficiency, damage/losses, air pre-heating), Methods and plants for heat treatments


The script is available as a download in the RWTHmoodle for all students, who registered for the course. In addition to this, it is acquirable as a printed version at the secretary’s office of the department.