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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A classic resource that helps reduce boiler operating costs through a detailed, comprehensive, and applicable explanation of all aspects of boiler processes. It presents the basics of boiler control, the interrelationships of the process characteristics, and the dynamics involved, with significant emphasis on start-up, shut-down, flame monitoring, and safety interlock measures.

Control System Documentation: Applying Symbols and Identification, 2nd Edition
This updated ISA classic provides the symbols and identification commonly used throughout the process industries. It contains sample P&IDs and numerous examples of symbols and tagging concepts. It provides most of the symbols and identifiers that are unique to instrumentation and gives practical examples of their use.

Control System Safety Evaluation and Reliability, 2nd Edition
This book provides a collection of tools to help the control engineer evaluate the safety and reliability of automated systems. Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Markov modeling methods are described with many examples. Reference material including sample failure rates, a glossary of terms, probability math review and data tables are supplied in a number of appendices.

Control Systems Engineering Study Guide 4th Edition
This new edition, a downloadable PDF File, is for use in preparing for the Control Systems Engineering (CSE) examination. The manual provides candidates for this professional engineer license with information about the scope and design of the CSE exam, sample questions, and resources for further study.

Control Valve Primer, 3rd Edition
Insights on valve sizing, smart (digital) valve positioners, field-based architecture, network system technology, and control loop performance evaluation. The author, a holder of 118 patents in control valve technology, shares his expertise on designing control loops and selecting final control elements.

Control Valves
Solutions to problems involving the body assemblies, actuators and accessories of control valves, as well as an overview of valve design and construction, this reference book includes discussions of applications, safety, troubleshooting, maintenance, testing, standards, valve-related computer programs, and regulators, as well as specific considerations that should assist instrument engineers in the selection of the best valve body, actuator and accessories for their applications.

Dispersing Heat Through Conviction: The Funnier Side of Process Control
An insider’s collection of original satires and jokes from the men and women behind the tanks and valves and digital readouts.

e-Business in Manufacturing: Putting the Internet to Work in the Industrial Enterprise
This book looks at each part of the enterprise—from sales and marketing to manufacturing and logistics—and shows how enabling real-time interaction can result in a significant increase in revenue while at the same time produce a leaner, more efficient organization.

Electrical Instruments in Hazardous Locations, 4th Edition
An encyclopedia of electrical safety, this latest edition features expanded treatment of theory and principles to provide a foundation for addressing some of the questions that arise when no standard or regulation exists. Also includes more practical examples of applying principles in real situations, including global operations and applications

Fiber Optic Sensors 3rd Edition
In this third edition of his best-selling book, D.A. Krohn has added three new chapters and updated eight others to give the reader an overall background in fiber optic sensors and new information on market opportunities and wavelength–modulated sensors…a must have for product design engineers, system design engineers, plant engineering/maintenance staff, and anyone involved in measurement, testing, quality, and standards.

Fieldbuses for Process Control: Engineering, Operation, and Maintenance
This book is a must-have for system designers, control engineers and technicians. Even process engineers can benefit from learning about the capabilities of fieldbus technologies. It is ideal for both organized training courses and for self-study and will remain a handy reference when configuring and troubleshooting systems.

Flow Measurement 2nd Edition
The industry’s most authoritative handbook on flow measurement - newly updated with added chapters on laminar flow elements, critical flowmeters, statistics for measurement, laboratory primary standards, and uncertainty in flow measurement, and substantial updates to 15 other chapters.

Flow of Industrial Fluids - Theory and Equations

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