International Society of Automation News Release
ISA publishes Start-Up: A Technician’s Guide, Second Edition
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (26 October 2011) – The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the publication of Start-Up: A Technician’s Guide,Second Edition, by Diane R. Barkin.
Barkin wrote Start-Up: A Technician’s Guide, Second Edition with the technician in mind. It is a non-mathematical, practical book that provides an overview of the scope of duties a technician must perform in real-world situations.
The author has updated her publication significantly since the first edition. She has added content regarding project execution, information concerning various systems and the personnel a technician will work with in the current manufacturing environment.
When new plants or systems go online, Control Systems Technicians face special challenges. The start-up may be a newly built, substantially changed, or a portion of a manufacturing facility. Barkin explores and explains the crucial role a technician plays in the process. From the first start-up team meeting to the last round of tuning and loop checking, she uses her extensive practical experience in the process control field to walk through the issues and skills typically required during a start-up.
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).