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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Maintenance of Instruments & Systems, 2nd Edition
This new enlarged and updated edition of ISA’s best-selling maintenance handbook provides comprehensive coverage of maintenance requirements for pneumatic and electrical/electronic devices as well as expanded coverage of DCS systems, analytical instrumentation, fiber optics, and smart instruments. Coverage is organized by devices to make finding the information quick and easy, making this an excellent reference for both the novice and the experienced technician.

Measurement and Control Basics 3rd Edition
Ideal for classroom use or self-study, this best-selling text has provided thousands of students, technicians, salespeople, and others with a practical introduction to the technologies, systems, and strategies involved in industrial measurement and control. The third edition takes the same proven intuitive approach of previous editions in covering process control basics; electrical and electronic fundamentals; digital system basics; pressure measurement; flow measurement; level measurement; temperature measurement; analytical measurement and control; final control elements; and process control computers.

Measurement Uncertainty, 3rd Edition
Literally an entire course between two covers, this best-seller gives engineers and students a comprehensive tutorial of measurement uncertainty methods in a logically categorized and readily utilized format. The book is designed to serve as a practical desk reference. The author draws on years of experience in industry to direct special attention to the problem of developing confidence in uncertainty analysis results and using measurement uncertainty to select instrumentation systems.

Mechatronics Handbook - Fusion of Mechanics, Electronics, and Information Technology
The standard reference, found on the desks of engineering professionals around the world, that defines the state of the art of mechatronics - the fusion of mechanics, electronics, and information technology. The field’s leading practitioners and academics provide clear explanations to ensure that non-specialists can understand and use the information…concept statements, definitions, design, and analysis approaches, procedures, and methodologies.

Models Unleashed: Virtual Plant and Model Predictive Control Applications
Building on the knowledge and the goals of the best-selling book, Advanced Control Unleashed, this portable pocket guide goes beyond theoretical concepts and provides new insight into the implementation practices after the objectives have been defined and the technology decisions have been made.

Motors & Drives: A Practical Technology Guide
Drawing on over 20 years of experience as an instructor and developer of technical support and training materials for major drives manufacturers, the author of this practical reference introduces engineering concepts of motors and drives in a way that can be easily understood by both engineers unfamiliar with the technology and technicians who are technically literate but not accustomed to complex theory and mathematics.

Motors & Drives: A Practical Technology Guide-Instructional Supplement
This series of PowerPoint slides and lab exercises is an excellent structured tutorial useful for self-study or as an instructor tool for classroom instruction to understand the concepts of motors and drives. This downloadable, self-executing zip file is 8.24 MB in size and contains 16 Word files and 8 PowerPoint files.

Out of the Barn
This easy-to-read compilation of a series of articles, authored by PLC inventor Dick Morley, covers eight entertaining topical sections, including floor level control systems and the history of the programmable controller.

PID Controllers: Theory, Design, and Tuning, 2nd Edition
Modeling methods, implementation details, and problem-solving techniques are presented to help you improve loop performance and product quality. The book examines the auto-tuning and adaptation features of several commercial controllers, including digital PID controllers, and it discusses measures for dealing with specific challenges such as reset windup, long process dead times, and oscillatory systems.

Practical Project Management - Learning to Manage the Professional

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