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.

4 of 8 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 View on one page

This book provides context - both theoretical and practical to all those who wish to understand fluid flow. The book’s purpose is to link fluid flow theory to practice in sufficient detail to give its chosen audience an understanding of both theory and practice.

Foundation Fieldbus: A Pocket Guide
This guide, written by control systems engineers with extensive Foundation Fieldbus installation experience, provides quick reference information on the Foundation Fieldbus H1 protocol, installation tips, and other useful information that design engineers, control system engineers, and instrumentation technicians need to know about Foundation Fieldbus when meeting with a vendor or client, and while managing an installation at a job site.

Fundamentals of Industrial Control, 2nd Edition
This new enlarged and updated edition of a best-selling classic provides a unique balance between control system theory and effective application, covering every major control system element, from sensors to final control elements, in the context of overall control strategies and system design. Contributing subject experts give time-tested, practical advice on the application of each system element.

Fundamentals of Process Control Theory, 3rd Edition
ISA’s all-time best-selling book is now available on a fully indexed and searchable CDROM. With the book and the companion CD, it's easier than ever to teach yourself the complexities of process control theory. This classic has been praised for its clear presentation of the principles of process automation and its excellent overview of advanced control techniques. More than just a reference book, it’s a complete course on the subject, with exercises and answers to work through.

Fundamentals of Process Instrumentation
You’ll find this self-study package invaluable for gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of process control instrumentation. It is ideal for newcomers to the field who need a basic understanding of process instrumentation. Instrument technicians, electricians in a multicraft environment, operators, and sales engineers will benefit from this program.

How to Become an Instrument Engineer, Part 1.523
Humorous essays, enjoyed by instrument engineers around the world – making your day more enjoyable one story at a time. Illustrated with original cartoons by Ted Williams.

How to Become an Instrument Engineer: The Making of a Prima Donna
A timeless collection of humorous essays, enjoyed by instrument engineers around the world – making your day more enjoyable one story at a time.

Industrial Data Communications 3rd Edition
This new edition of an ISA Press best seller gives technical professionals who have little or no background in data communications the knowledge they need to understand, troubleshoot, and maintain both legacy and leading-edge systems. The text emphasizes practical functional aspects of common systems rather than design criteria. It includes a complete description of relevant terminology, standards, and protocols.

Industrial Ethernet, 2nd Edition
This revised best-seller is a convenient installation, troubleshooting, and reference tool on one of the hottest topics in automation and process control. It will help you understand important Ethernet and TCP/IP terminology and provide important information about the new industrial protocols. You will quickly gain a solid grasp of Ethernet basics, the constraints of the industrial environment, and the specialized requirements of machine control.

Industrial Flow Measurement, 3rd Edition
Designed to help practicing engineers avoid costs associated with misapplication of flowmeters, this newly revised text reviews the important concepts of flow measurement and provides explanations, practical considerations, illustrations, and examples of current flowmeter technology. This book will help experienced engineers, technicians and others evaluate the appropriate criteria rationally to arrive at the proper flowmeter selection.

Industrial Network Security
This "special to the web" book, available from, provides an introduction to the field of industrial network security and a tutorial on the basics of IT cybersecurity, physical security and personnel security.

Industrial Pressure, Level, and Density Measurement

4 of 8 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 View on one page
Show Comments
Hide Comments

Join the discussion

We welcome your thoughtful comments.
All comments will display your user name.

Want to participate in the discussion?

Register for free

Log in for complete access.


No one has commented on this page yet.

RSS feed for comments on this page | RSS feed for all comments