ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Releases Loop Checking: A Technician's Guide
Research Triangle Park, NC (8 September 2005) - ISA recently announced the release of Loop Checking: A Technician's Guide by Harley M. Jeffery.
This technician's guide defines loop checking in the broader scheme of control loop performance in addition to the more traditional terms of the plant startup. In today's competitive markets, manufacturers are striving to continually improve performance and meet business needs and goals. By focusing on loop performance, the author maintains that a plant's financial performance can be maintained and even improved.
This guide discusses general methods and practices that can be applied across many processes and industries. Some of the topics included are: loop checking basics, factory acceptance testing, wiring and loop checks, performance benchmarking, and sustaining performance.
More information about this resource can be found at www.isa.org/books.
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. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
OMAC–The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users’ Group (www.omac.org) is an affiliate organization of ISA- The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society- and works to collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies, and to facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry and government developed OMAC technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements. OMAC has about 500 member representatives from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. OMAC currently operates three Work Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. OMAC is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).