Almost everything we use on a daily basis, including cosmetics, clothing, concrete, metal, composites, microchips, plastics, and glass, is made with process heat. The practise of process heating has roots in a simpler era and method. Process heating can be said to have its genesis in the work of the blacksmith,
who heated metal over an open flame in order to reshape some kind of metallic material. These fundamental principles still apply in certain ways today. Heating, melting, drying are just a few of the manufacturing processes that may be completed using process heating systems. One of four technologies—fuel-based, electricity-based, heat transfer media or hybrid—is used to produce this energy.