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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This book focuses specifically on techniques proven to be effective in the instrumentation and automation field. Starting with an overview of what every project manager needs to know, this book serves as a practical tool for the instrumentation and automation professional. It defines each unique phase of a project and then provides practical knowledge in areas such as budget and cost estimates, contracts, negotiating, team building, scheduling, and choosing project management software.

Practical Thermocouple Thermometry
This book gives readers a resource for selecting, installing, and using devices after only a few days of study. Drawing on original research, along with broad knowledge of other literature in the field, teacher and engineer Kerlin presents a rich hands-on approach to the subject of thermocouple thermometry, while staying focused on those aspects of the subject most applicable to industry.

Preventive Maintenance, 3rd Edition
This new enlarged and updated edition of a best-selling classic shows how the investment in a preventive maintenance program repays a company in longer equipment life, smoother operation, planning, and scheduling. It includes enhanced techniques and insights along with new chapters dealing with computerized PM systems.

Process Control: A Primer for the Non-specialist and the Newcomer, 2nd Edition
The elements of process control and measurement are described simply and with examples so that even a non-technical person can understand the essential principles. This 2nd Edition introduces new topics and discusses recent developments in the field of process control, including a new chapter on fuzzy logic.

PROFIBUS: A Pocket Guide
A simple and convenient reference to enable engineers and technicians to quickly retrieve the essentials for successful understanding and deployment of PROFIBUS. Also useful for engineering management seeking a summary understanding of Profibus. Illustrative figures and technical tips are provided for quick reference.

Programmable Controllers, 4th Edition
This newly revised edition of Programmable Controllers discusses all phases of programmable controller applications from systems design and programming to installation, maintenance, and start-up. Used as a resource by thousands of technicians and engineers, this applications-based book provides a clear and concise presentation of the fundamental principles of programmable controllers for process and machine control.

Safety Instrumented Systems Verification – Practical Probabilistic Calculations
This book clearly explains how to do probabilistic calculations to accomplish SIL verification for safety systems. Starting with a description of the safety lifecycle, the authors show where and how SIL verification fits into the key activities from conceptual design through commissioning. The book not only explains the theory and methods for doing the calculations, the authors also provide many examples from the chemical, petrochemical, power and oil & gas industries.

Safety Integrity Level Selection -- Systematic Methods Including Layer of Protection

This book describes a systematic method for selecting safety integrity levels for safety instrumented systems (SIS). This method emphasizes accounting for existing layers of protection. This reference demonstrates the application of quantitative risk analysis techniques and tools to the problem of safety integrity level selection.

Safety Shutdown Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification
This book is ideal for instrumentation and control system engineers in the process industries who are responsible for designing, installing, and maintaining safety shutdown systems. Managers, sales professionals, technicians, and engineers employed by end-users, engineering firms, system integrators, and consultants can all benefit from the material presented here.

SCADA: Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, 3rd Edition
This newly revised "special to the web" reference book available from the ISA offers overviews of SCADA's component technologies, as well as details necessary to understand the big picture.

Sell More Through Effective Technical Presentations: A Pocket Guide
This easy-to-read, portable pocket guide provides helpful tips and real-life examples on how to give effective technical presentations from a sales perspective. It will help you become a more competent speaker and let you face a crowd with confidence.

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