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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Techniques and devices for level, pressure, and density measurement for various process conditions and measurement demands are covered in this comprehensive guide for technicians and engineers who design, install, calibrate, troubleshoot, and maintain instruments. Installation requirements, selection criteria, calibration procedures, and accuracy are addressed.

Instrument Engineers’ Handbook, 3rd Edition - Process Software and Digital Networks, Vol. 3
The third volume in this three-volume set, this best-seller provides an in-depth, state-of-the-art review of existing and evolving digital communications and control systems. Appendices provide practical information such as bidders' lists and addresses, materials selection for corrosive services, and more. Encompassing all aspects of process software and digital networks, this is a volume that engineers will reach for again and again.

Instrument Engineers' Handbook, 3rd Edition - Process Control, Vol. 2
This volume - the most complete and respected work on industrial process control - helps you understand control theory; controllers, transmitters, converters, and relays; control centers, panels, and displays; control valves, on-off, and throttling; regulators and other throttling devices; PLCs and other logic devices; and DCS and computer-based systems.

Instrument Engineers' Handbook, 4th Edition - Process Measurement and Analysis, Vol. 1
This volume updates the previous edition to incorporate the latest developments in automation and control and broaden its outlook to a global perspective. With a chapter devoted to each major area of measurement technology, the handbook includes topics such as the detection of flow, level, temperature, pressure, density, viscosity, weight, composition, and safety sensors. Includes contributions from approximately 100 leading industrial and academic professionals. Covers sensors, detectors, analyzers, and other measuring devices introduced since publication of the third edition.

Instrumentation and Control Systems Documentation
This book provides the reader with knowledge needed to understand and apply the symbols and documents used to define a modern industrial instrumentation and control system. This book will train you to read, understand, and apply the symbols and documents used to define a modern industrial instrumentation and control system. For more experienced professionals, insights into using the symbols and documents more effectively are provided.  

Instrumentation for Process Measurement and Control, 3rd edition
Introduces the fields of process measurement and feedback control, bridging the gap between basic technology and more sophisticated systems, for students and professionals. Mathematics is kept to a minimum throughout sections on feedback process control, pneumatic and electronic control systems, actuators and valves, control loop adjustment and analysis, combination control systems, and process computers and simulation.

ISA Certified Automation Professional Job Analysis Study
The ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) examination program is designed to assess competence in the automation professional. Passing scores on the examination indicate that the Certified Automation Professional has achieved a level of ability consistent with requirements for competence on the job.

ISA Handbook of Measurement Equations and Tables
Packed with valuable information, this handbook provides the essentials for choosing the proper selection, installation, and use of measurement devices. A timeless reference source used by thousands.

Logical Thoughts at 4:00 A.M.
A classic book of humor…The History of Instrument Engineers in America, Part II; Neat Things to Do in a Big Corporation; Self-Test of Batch Controller Configuration Knowledge; Books We Really Need; Some Wonderful & Nonwonderful Things Computers Will Do; Phone Tag for Fun & Profit.

Loop Checking: A Technician's Guide
This technician’s guide defines loop checking in the broader scope of control loop performance in addition to the more traditional terms of the plant startup. It discusses general methods and practices that can be applied across many processes/industries. Featured topics include: loop checking basics, factory acceptance testing, wiring and loop checks, performance benchmarking, and sustaining performance.

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