ISA NEWS RELEASE
ISA Releases "Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide"
Research Triangle Park, NC (12 September 2005) - ISA recently announced the release of "Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition" by Gregory K. McMillan.
This portable summary of all the practical considerations for tuning loops has been written specifically for practicing instrument, process control, and process engineers. It includes step-by-step descriptions of the three best field-proven tuning procedures, a table of typical tuning settings, a summary of valve performance problems, logic diagrams for troubleshooting, and over 70 useful "rules of thumb."
Even more advanced than the first edition, the second edition includes a new section on methods for reducing valve backlash and sticktion and preventing excessive sensor lag and noise. The new chapters also include adaptive control and the application recommendations and considerations for batch control, boilers, crystallizers, columns, dryers, evaporators, extruders, neutralizers, reactors, and several other types of process equipment.
More information about this resource can be found at www.isa.org/tuningpocket.
NOTE to editors: High-resolution photos of the book cover and complementary copies are available by contacting ISA directly.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere.