IRED's first seminar provides solid knowledge about infrared technology
The Infrared Equipment Division of the Industrial Heating and Equipment Association (IRED/IHEA) held its first workshop on infrared (IR) curing technology recently at the Indianapolis Downtown Marriott as part of the association's fall business conference, which included its 37th annual combustion seminar and a tabletop exhibition and reception.
In 2003, IRED, then known as the Infrared Equipment Association (IREA), joined IHEA. The move not only increased IHEA membership, but also revitalized IREA, an organization that had experienced growing pains since its start in 1993. IREA, whose goal is to promote infrared [IR] technology, broke away from the Electric Power Research Institute's [EPRI] Center for Materials Fabrication [CMF] about 6 years ago. Strictly an organization of electric IR suppliers and utilities then, IREA opened the group to all IR technologies, that is, gas, gas catalytic, and electric when it broke from CMF. Since joining IHEA, IRED members have developed several educational tools for industry about IR technology and equipment.