Concerned about plant and personnel safety? The Reliability, Safety and Electrical Library contains resources that are essential if you are working in the areas of alarm management, process safety, electrical installations and electrical safety.
Basic Electricity and Electronics for Control: Fundamentals and Applications, 3rd Edition Lawrence (Larry) M. Thompson
This class-tested book gives you a familiarity with electricity and electronics as used in the modern world of measurement and control. Integral to the text are procedures performed to make safe and successful measurements of electrical quantities. It will give you a measurement vocabulary along with an understanding of digital and analog meters, bridges, power supplies, solid state circuitry, oscilloscopes, and analog to digital conversions. This book is about behavior, not design, and thus lends itself to an easy-to-understand format over absolute technical perfection. And where possible, applications are used to illustrate the topics being explained.
The text uses a minimum of mathematics and where algebraic concepts are utilized there is sufficient explanation of the operation, so you may see the solution without actually performing the mathematical operations.
This book is student centered. It has been developed from course materials successfully used by the author in both a college setting and when presented as short course study classes by ISA. These materials have been successful because of the insistence on practicality and solicitation of student suggestions for improvements. Basic Electricity and Electronics for Control will enhance student success in any industrial or technical school setting where basic technician training is to take place.
Control System Safety Evaluation and Reliability, 2nd Edition William M. Goble
This book provides a collection of tools to help the control engineer evaluate the safety and reliability of automated systems. Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Markov modeling methods are described with many examples. The key issues including component failure modes, on-line diagnostics, common cause, software reliability and operational safety are discussed along with design rules for building better systems. Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) analysis techniques needed to meet new regulations are covered from sensor to final element.
Alarm Management: Seven Effective Methods for Optimum Performance Bill R. Hollifield and Eddie Habibi
This comprehensive resource combines more than a decade of research with the experiences of many alarm management professionals to bring you field-proven methodologies that have helped industrial plants around the world improve their alarm management systems. This book describes how properly designed and maintained alarm systems can drastically help improve plant safety, reliability, and profitability. Using seven effective methods, the authors explain how you can improve the performance of your alarm systems, including benchmarking an alarm system performance against industry best practices, developing an alarm philosophy document, rationalizing alarms, and applying real-time alarm management optimization strategies. Whatever the nature of your alarm systems, you will find Alarm Management: Seven Effective Methods for Optimum Performance a necessary part of your operational excellence and other business improvement initiatives.
Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification, 2nd Edition Paul Gruhn, P.E., CFSE and Harry L. Cheddie, P.Eng., CFSE
This newly revised best-seller is ideal for instrumentation and control system engineers in the process industries who are responsible for designing, installing, and maintaining safety instrumented systems. Engineers, managers, technicians, and sales professionals employed by end users, engineering firms, systems integrators, and consultants can all benefit from the material presented here. Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification, 2nd Edition addresses the increased realization that today’s engineering systems—and the computers used to control them—are capable of large-scale destruction. When even a single accident could be disastrous, the luxury of learning from experience no longer exists. This book is a practical how-to text on the analysis, design, application and installation of safety instrumented systems.
Logical Thoughts at 4:00 A.M. G.K.McMillan and S. Weiner
A classic book of humor…The History of Instrument Engineers in America, Part II; Neat Things to Do in a Big Corporation; Self-Test of Batch Controller Configuration Knowledge; Books We Really Need; Some Wonderful & Nonwonderful Things Computers Will Do; Phone Tag for Fun & Profit.
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