If you’re looking for a fundamental approach and overview, the Basic Continuous Control Library includes easy-to-understand resources on analytical instrumentation, process instrumentation continuous control, control valves, analog communications, documentation, and control equipment.
Fundamentals of Process Control Theory, 3rd Edition with CD-ROM P.W. Murrill
ISA’s all-time best-selling book is now available on a fully indexed and searchable CDROM. With the book and the companion CD-ROM, it's 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, it’s a complete course on the subject, with exercises and answers to work through. Both theoretical and practical, this guide lets readers teach themselves the fundamental scientific principles that govern process control, particularly feedback control. Its 15 self-study units provide a solid foundation in theory, as well as a discussion of recent technologies such as computer-integrated manufacturing, statistical process control, and expert systems. New chapters focus on the conceptual framework for an application, offering a practical understanding of the theory, along with specific illustrations on how concepts are implemented. Appendices include a glossary of terms, graphic symbols for process measurement and control, and solutions to all exercises.
Software for Automation: Architecture, Integration, and Security Jonas Berge
Are you trying to make sense of all the different industrial automation networks on the market today? Whether you're a novice industrial network user or someone who simply needs to brush up on the technology, Automation Network Selection will help you better understand and select the "right" network for a given application.
Industry expert Dick Caro walks you through the various industrial networks (e.g., sensor, fieldbus, control, safety buses, and so on) and then gives you a perspective on the typical applications for industrial automation network technology. The emphasis is on the intended application for each network, rather than on the network protocol that is more typically discussed in most textbooks.
Instrumentation and Control Systems Documentation Frederick A. Meier, Clifford A. Meier
The documents that describe modern industrial processes, like most technical work, assume some level of understanding on the reader’s part. The documents use a schematic, symbol-based “language” that may resemble Mayan hieroglyphics to those unfamiliar with the process nomenclature. The symbols, however, include a wealth of information once you are able to translate them. This book will train you to read, understand, and apply the symbols and documents used to define a modern industrial instrumentation and control system. For more experienced professionals, insights into using the symbols and documents more effectively are provided. Variations in the use of symbols and documents are given as well as the pitfalls to avoid. To better understand process documentation today, insight into how and when documents are developed, who develops them, why they are developed, and how they are used is provided. The types of documents discussed include process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation drawings, instrument lists, specification forms, logic diagrams, installation details, location plans, and loop diagrams.
Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control, 3rd Edition
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.
How to Become an Instrument Engineer, Part 1.523 G.K. McMillan, S. Weiner
Humorous essays, enjoyed by instrument engineers around the world – making your day more enjoyable one story at a time. Illustrated with original cartoons by Ted Williams.
ISA has selected libraries of books to represent each of the seven domain areas: Basic Continuous; Basic Discrete; Advanced Control; Reliability, Safety and Electrical; Integration and Software; Deployment and Maintenance; and Work Structure. Each library includes works which complement each other in providing the reader these resources:
Fundamentals — a primer on the domain, but includes advanced concepts
Hands-On — a practical guide with lots of applications and examples
Management — covers everything from project management to cost justifications
Reference — a handy, fact-filled volume with quick answers to common problems
Diversion — a sometimes offbeat look at the industry, to keep it all in perspective