Books for success in the process automation industry

Covering the world of automation, instrumentation and control, these industry books available from ISA are authoritative, thorough, and written and reviewed by experts. See the extensive array of books selected by our Editors and available through that are designed to help students, professionals and practitioners succeed with today's automation challenges.

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Advanced Control Unleashed: Plant Performance Management for Optimum Benefit
Proven control methods for engineers working in the advanced control industry are presented by four seasoned practitioners who bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Advanced pH Measurement and Control, 3rd Edition
This comprehensive treatment of applied instrumentation and control covers all the bases and is presented to more fully educate the industry in basic theories and technologies.

Advanced Temperature Control
A step-by-step approach for analyzing all of the factors that affect the control of temperature loops, including major sources of measurement errors, this book is packed with information on improving control of temperature loops. The book also focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of new methods for feedback control.

Analytical Instrumentation
The volume describes analyzers from the systems side looking at implementation issues including justification, purchasing, training, and validation. Specific analyzer types and the fundamentals of application for a variety of situations are explored.

Applying S88: Batch Control from a User's Perspective
This book offers an introduction to ISA-88 as well as expert insights into applying it. Jim Parshall and L.B. Lamb’s clear, lighthearted style makes this the ideal introduction to ISA-88 for control engineers, project engineers, technicians, operators, information technology professionals, engineering or IT supervisors, and mid- to upper-level managers.

Automation Network Selection
With many projects requiring more than one network application, finding the network that best fits your needs is no easy task. This perspective will help get you started on the right path.

Automation Unplugged: Pinto's Perspectives, Pointers, & Prognostications
If you have heard industry pundit Jim Pinto speak, you'll enjoy his new book. It's loaded with critical analysis of the changing face of industrial automation; predictions about future automation technology trends. The book has a special Introduction by Dick Morley, noted technology guru and father of the PLC.

Automation, Systems, and Instrumentation Dictionary
This reference encompasses not only specialized vocabulary unique to instruments and control systems, but many terms from other engineering disciplines as well. Ideal for engineers, managers, salespeople, technicians, students, and technical writers, this volume is packed with practical information.

Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control: System Design and Application, 2nd Edition
This newly revised best-seller teaches the practice of process control for the wet process industries. It stresses the study of real, imperfect processes rather than system theory and gives guidance on how engineers can best apply their own experience, intuition, and knowledge of the particular process.

Basic Math for Process Control
A practical tutorial on the mathematics essential to the process control field, written by an experienced process control engineer for practicing engineers and students. A quick-and-easy review of the mathematics common to the field, including chapters on frequency response analysis, transfer functions and block diagrams, and the Z-N approximation.

Batch Control
Readers already familiar with batch control will find that the chapters on expert system techniques, advanced control, modeling and simulation, and batch control in a CIM/MES environment are valuable resources. Topics like scheduling, equipment selection, configuration, and safety are valuable to all readers.

Boiler Control Systems Engineering
This book is for anyone who works with boilers as a utilities manager, power plant manager, control systems engineer, maintenance technician or operator. The information deals primarily with water tube boilers with Induced Draft (ID) and Forced Draft (FD) fan(s) or boilers with only a FD fan. The book also contains some of the primary requirements for a Burner Management System. 

Bottom-Line Automation

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