International Society of Automation News Release
ISA Publishes Alarm Management: A Comprehensive Guide, Second Edition
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA — (14 December 2010) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the publication of Alarm Management: A Comprehensive Guide, Second Edition, by Bill Hollifield and Eddie Habibi.
This second edition is an intentionally different kind of book than one usually finds in engineering circles. It is based on hundreds of person-years of extensive experience working with industrial control and alarm systems in almost every industry. All manner of practices make up the background information used in producing this book—the good and the bad, the best and the worst.
In this book you will find actual examples of good practices and poor practices. The various problems of alarm systems are covered with precise guidance on how they come about and how to effectively correct them.
This comprehensive guide includes an additional 50 pages of information and many new figures. Questions and comments from readers of the original edition helped shape the new content.
According to Jim Pinto, founder (and former president and CEO) of Action Instruments, this book is practical and instructive, and it’s written from a vendor-neutral standpoint, which makes it valuable to suppliers, integrators and end-users. It is a book for managers, process engineers and operators—an essential textbook to keep around and refer to regularly.
Founded in 1945, The International Society of Automation (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 conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).