Read ISA Books on your Kindle or iPAD
The following ISA books are now available in either .epub or .mobi format, which can be read on Kindle, iPAD, or dozens of other e-readers:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Manufacturing Operations Management: ISA-95 Best Practices Book 1.0
Charlie Gifford, Editor and Contributing Author
Do you want to dramatically lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for manufacturing IT architectures and manufacturing, as well as reduce supply chain operational costs? The methodologies and technical applications presented in this first annual ISA-95/MESA Best Practices book will help get you started on the right track. This book provides in-depth coverage on how you can apply ISA-95, Enterprise-Control Integration Standard, to help lower TCO of manufacturing operations management (MOM) systems and their enterprise and plant interfaces. It consists of a series of related “how-to” white papers described in the context of ISA-95 models, definitions, and data exchanges.
To be competitive, actual manufacturing operations activities must be highly interactive in supply chain and enterprise processes for effective collaboration and competition. This is the domain of collaborative and flexible MOM system architectures. This book explains the business cases for using evolving ISA-95 methods to effectively design, implement, change and optimize the MOM business processes and supporting MOM system architectures within the distributed pull supply chains.
A CD-ROM version
is also available.
Fundamentals of Process Control Theory, 3rd Edition with CD-ROM
ISA’s all-time best-selling book comes with a fully indexed and searchable CD-ROM, making it 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, the 15 self-study units provide a solid foundation in theory, as well as a discussion on computer-integrated manufacturing, statistical process control, and expert systems. Both theoretical and practical, this guide lets readers teach themselves the fundamental scientific principles that govern process control, particularly feedback control. This third edition emphasizes the conceptual framework for an application, offering a practical understanding of the theory, along with specific illustrations on how concepts are implemented, along with exercises and answers to further the reader’s knowledge and understanding. Appendices include a glossary of terms, graphic symbols for process measurement and control, and solutions to all exercises.
Safety Instrumented Systems Verification – Practical Probabilistic Calculations
William M. Goble and Harry Cheddie
This book clearly explains how to do probabilistic calculations to accomplish SIL verification for safety systems. Starting with a description of the safety life cycle, 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. Through numerous examples, the authors make the material understandable, plus the data tables give readers important information needed to do the verification calculations. The authors provide example failure rate data and other important metrics needed for probabilistic calculations. Appendices cover probability, failure modes, diagnostic analysis, fault tree analysis, Markov Models, and system architectures.
Measurement and Control Basics, 4th Edition
Thomas A. Hughes
Ideal for classroom use or self-study, this newly revised best-selling book has provided thousands of students, technicians, sales people, and others with a practical introduction to the technologies, systems, and strategies involved in industrial process control. The fourth edition takes the same proven intuitive approach of previous editions. Each chapter begins with basic definitions and mathematical concepts that allow readers to become well versed in the principles necessary to understand the variables that affect process control systems. New features in the fourth edition include improved coverage of analytical measurement and control, and the addition of sections on the international standard for PLC languages; process visualization; and personal computer-based control systems. The book also includes solutions to exercises that make it more suitable for self-study. A bonus CD-ROM is also included!
Basic Electricity and Electronics for Control: Fundamentals and Applications
Lawrence (Larry) M. Thompson
This class-tested book gives you a familiarity with electricity and electronics as used in the modern world of measurement and control. Integral to the text are procedures performed to make safe and successful measurements of electrical quantities. It will give you a measurement vocabulary along with an understanding of digital and analog meters, bridges, power supplies, solid state circuitry, oscilloscopes, and analog to digital conversions. This book is about behavior, not design, and thus lends itself to an easy-to-understand format over absolute technical perfection. And where possible, applications are used to illustrate the topics being explained.
The text uses a minimum of mathematics and where algebraic concepts are utilized there is sufficient explanation of the operation, so you may see the solution without actually performing the mathematical operations.
This book is student centered. It has been developed from course materials successfully used by the author in both a college setting and when presented as short course study classes by ISA. These materials have been successful because of the insistence on practicality and solicitation of student suggestions for improvements. Basic Electricity and Electronics for Control will enhance student success in any industrial or technical school setting where basic technician training is to take place.
Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control, 3rd Edition
N. E. Battikha
Selecting and implementing measurement and control devices for process automation applications is made easier with this best-selling reference. This clear and concise third edition provides quick access to ISA symbology, instrument and control valve selection criteria, and conversion guidelines, with new sections on maintenance, calibration, decision-making skills, and consulting. A bonus CD-ROM is also included. Whether you are an experienced engineer, technician, salesperson, or project manager, or new to the field, you will better understand how to assess, compare, and select the various methods of measurement and control with this valuable and economical handbook in your library.
Human-Machine Interface Design for Process Control Applications
Ideal for users and designers of industrial control and monitoring systems, this book provides an easy-to-use, yet effective, method to configure, design, and validate human-machine interfaces (HMIs). Such systems include distributed control systems (DCSs); supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADAs); and stand-alone units.
This book also discusses the overall HMI design process; how that process relates to system design; detailed design methods, principles, and rules for individual displays and groups of displays; and integrating both software-based and hardwired HMIs.
The primary audience intended for this book is designers and developers of HMIs; however, it will also assist project leaders and managers, engineers, and system integrators in ensuring that the systems they design will work synergistically with operators, thus leading to improved safety and productivity.
The book was also written with operators in mind. Having been in field service for a number of years, the author recognizes that operators and their supervisors optimize processes on a day-to-day basis. It is hoped this book will help them better understand how to enhance and optimize existing HMIs, and to express their operational requirements in a way that can be more easily understood by HMI designers.
Sell More Through Effective Technical Presentations, 2nd Edition
Paul Gruhn (Audio message)
Whether you’re an engineer, a technical salesperson, or a marketing guru, giving presentations is a must to get support for your projects or proposals. This second edition of Sell More Through Effective Technical Presentations provides helpful tips and real-life examples on how to give effective technical presentations from a sales perspective. The ability to present well plays a major role in your success. This updated, easy-to-read guide provides new information on presentation materials, styles, and the use of technology, which will help you become a more competent speaker and let you face a crowd with confidence. The author includes his own humorous cartoons at the start of each chapter to help illustrate what you should or shouldn’t do when giving a presentation.
MES Guide for Executives: Why and How to Select, Implement, and Maintain a Manufacturing Execution System
Are you having trouble demonstrating to management what a manufacturing execution system (MES) is and what it can do for you? Or do you simply need to justify why your company even needs an MES? Perhaps you’re the executive decision maker and just need some answers. Bianca Scholten, author of the best-selling book The Road to Integration: A Guide to Applying ISA-95 in Manufacturing, shares her expertise on the topic in this easy-to-read guide to MES.
In recent decades, industrial companies have invested much time and money in not only machine and production line automation but also ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems. The MES falls between these two layers. Many plants rely on outdated methods for both preparatory activities (such as detailed production scheduling and recipe management) and retrospective activities (such as data collection, reporting, and analysis). MES can provide an effective remedy to this time-consuming, error-prone situation.
Ideal for CEOs, CFOs, and managers, Scholten’s book sheds light on how to complete your plant’s move into the twenty-first century. Using knowledge gleaned from her extensive experience as an MES consultant and from IT professionals, production managers, and colleagues who have been through the MES experience, Scholten covers MES selection, what to expect during implementation and initial use, the advantages of using a single MES for multiple sites (and how to develop one), and return on investment considerations. She also provides a bird’s-eye view of the widely adopted ISA-95 standard to facilitate effective, efficient communication between company systems.
Automation Made Easy: Everything You Wanted to Know about Automation-and Need to Ask
Peter G. Martin, Gregory Hale
After a quick glance at the plant floor, it is very easy to see the industrial automation industry interoperates with other functions within the enterprise. Trying to keep up with changing technologies, however, is never easy and the industrial automation environment is no exception. Whether you are a student just starting out or are a top-level executive or manager well-versed in one domain, but have limited knowledge of the industrial automation industry, it’s easy to find yourself adrift in this evolving industry. That is where this easy-to-read book comes in; it provides a basic functional understanding in the field of industrial automation.
In an effort to understand this industry, the authors break down the barriers and confusion surrounding the technical details and terminology used in this converging field. They provide an introductory-level approach, covering most of the major industrial automation topics, such as distributed control systems (DCSs), programmable logic controllers (PLCs), manufacturing execution systems (MESs), and so on. You may even learn a recipe or two. This book is ideal for executives, business managers, information technologists, accountants, maintenance professionals, operators, production planners, just to name a few, and provides an in-depth but easy overview for people new to the field who want to quickly educate themselves.
Collaborative Process Automation Systems
Providing a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in Collaborative Process Automation Systems (CPAS), this book discusses topics such as engineering, security, enterprise connectivity, advanced process control, plant asset management, and operator efficiency. Collaborating with other industry experts, the author covers the system architecture and infrastructure required for a CPAS, as well as important standards like OPC and the ISA-95 series of standards. This in-depth reference focuses on the differences between a CPAS and traditional automation systems. Implications on modern automation systems are outlined in theory and practice. This book is ideal for industrial engineers, as well as graduate students in control and automation.
Boiler Control Systems Engineering, Second Edition
G.F. (Jerry) Gilman
This book is for anyone who works with boilers: utilities managers, power plant managers, control systems engineers, maintenance technicians or operators. The information deals primarily with water tube boilers with Induced Draft (ID) and Forced Draft (FD) fan(s) or boilers containing only FD fans. It can also apply to any fuel-fired steam generator.
Other books on boiler control have been published; however, they do not cover engineering details on control systems and the setup of the various control functions. Boiler Control Systems Engineering provides specific examples of boiler control including configuration and tuning, valve sizing, and transmitter specifications.
This expanded and updated second edition includes drum level compensation equations, additional P&ID drawings and examples of permissive startup and tripping logic for gas, oil, and coal fired boilers. It also covers different control schemes for furnace draft control. NFPA 85 Code 2007 control system requirements are included, with illustrated examples of coal fired boilers, as well as information on the latest ISA-77 series of standards.
Advanced Temperature Measurement and Control, Second Edition
Gregory K. McMillan
This book provides a comprehensive view of what is needed to take advantage of the latest developments in smart and wireless temperature measurements and control strategies. A fundamental understanding of the capabilities of temperature sensors and the advances in wireless technology are provided. The effect of sensor types and installation on measurement accuracy and speed is detailed. Guidance is provided for making the commonly faced choice between thermocouples versus resistance temperature detectors. The temperature control requirements for various types of equipment are discussed. Control systems to meet specific objectives are provided. The appendices provide solutions to the exercises, data important for heat transfer, a unification of controller tuning methods, and equations to estimate process dynamics.
Control Loop Foundation - Batch and Continuous Processes
Terrence Blevins, Mark Nixon
Note: A Chinese translation of this book is also available in ePub
In this in-depth book, the authors address the concepts and terminology that are needed to work in the field of process control. The material is presented in a straightforward manner that is independent of the control system manufacturer. It is assumed that the reader may not have worked in a process plant environment and may be unfamiliar with the field devices and control systems. Much of the material on the practical aspects of control design and process applications is based on the authors personal experience gained in working with process control systems. Thus, the book is written to act as a guide for engineers, managers, technicians, and others that are new to process control or experienced control engineers who are unfamiliar with multi-loop control techniques. After the traditional single-loop and multi-loop techniques that are most often used in industry are covered, a brief introduction to advanced control techniques is provided. Whether the reader of this book is working as a process control engineer, working in a control group or working in an instrument department, the information will set the solid foundation needed to understand and work with existing control systems or to design new control applications.
At various points in the chapters on process characterization and control design, the reader has an opportunity to apply what was learned using web-based workshops. The only items required to access these workshops are a high-speed Internet connection and a web browser. Dynamic process simulations are built into the workshops to give the reader a realistic “hands-on” experience. Also, some information is provided on the web site that may be helpful in exploring basic and advanced control techniques.
In addition to the online workshops, one chapter of the book is dedicated to techniques that may be used to create process simulations using tools that are commonly available within most distributed control systems.
As control techniques are introduced, simple process examples are used to illustrate how these techniques are applied in industry. The last chapter of the book, on process applications, contains several more complex examples from industry that illustrate how basic control techniques may be combined to meet a variety of application requirements.
Foundation Fieldbus, Fourth Edition
Ian Verhappen and Augusto Pereira
The fourth edition of Foundation Fieldbus significantly expands the subject matter of the earlier editions of this popular book not only to help you stay current with this evolving technology but to also enhance your understanding of Fieldbus. This edition provides in-depth coverage on Fieldbus communications and configuration, including calculation of macrocycle for Control-In-Field and in the Host system and how the different forms of communication on the H1 network work with each other to make Control-In-Field possible, including the use of these different methods to optimize network bandwidth.
Part of the field network evolutionary process includes a need to understand better how the changes in Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL), Field Device Tool (FDT), and Field Device Integration (FDI) will affect the way Fieldbus and other networks work together with asset management systems of the future, and your interaction with field devices.
More comprehensive step-by-step procedures are discussed for each stage of a typical FF installation: Inspection and electric commissioning to ensure cable integrity, H1 Network commissioning, configuration, and communications tests in the segments and the spurs. Several new photographs and explanations help emphasize the proper installation procedures so you can quickly identify and prevent potential problems when installing Fieldbus systems.
The contents of the entire book are then put to use with a full sample network design. The example is based on a typical simplified distillation tower and includes sample calculations/documentation-based.
The fourth edition explains Foundation Fieldbus in a convenient, easy-to-understand way, regardless of your level of experience; a novice wanting to learn what FF is all about or an experienced user looking for a few more tips and a single handy reference.
[Note: This book is also available in Portuguese
Practical Project Management: Learning to Manage the Professional, Second Edition
Gerald W. Cockrell
In today’s economy, organizations must perform faster, better, and cheaper. Projects have to conform to ever-tightening schedules and budgets. Because Practical Project Management: Learning to Manage the Professional, Second Edition focuses specifically on techniques proven to be effective in industry, it is the ideal reference for both new and experienced project managers.
Readers enjoy a brief discussion of project management theory mingled with practical applications intended to avoid reinventing the wheel. This resource maximizes the reader’s time, providing the tools necessary to save time and money.
Practical Project Management: Learning to Manage the Professional, Second Edition, goes beyond the scope of a simple how-to book. 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. In addition, the book provides sample forms, contracts and bids for industrial projects.
The second edition updates some of the newer concepts including SCRUM Project Management. This methodology offers some new techniques that may be used with automation-related projects.