If projects, equipment and specifications are becoming more complex, this library of ISA resources will help sort it all out. To anyone involved in sophisticated control systems, batch control or process modeling this library is a must-have. This collection will inform even the most seasoned professionals in the art and science of advanced control. It is also an essential for anyone new to sophisticated control systems. For reference or education, this library is a great tool for planning, problem solving and project completion.
Advanced Control Unleashed: Plant Performance Management for Optimum Benefit Terrence L. Blevins, Gregory K. McMillan, Willy K. Wojsznis, and Michael W. Brown
Proven control methods for engineers working in industry, presented by four seasoned practitioners of control, with more than 100 years of industrial experience in the development and use of advanced control. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this soon-to-be classic provides the basis for assessing the benefits of advanced control - covering auto-tuning, model predictive control, optimization, estimators, neural networks, fuzzy control, simulators, expert systems, diagnostics, and performance assessment.
Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control: System Design and Application, 2nd Edition Harold L. Wade
This newly revised best-seller teaches the practice of process control for the wet process industries. It stresses the study of real, imperfect processes rather than system theory and gives guidance on how engineers can best apply their own experience, intuition, and knowledge of the particular process.
Control System Documentation: Applying Symbols and Identification, 2nd Edition Thomas McAvinew and Raymond Mulley
This updated ISA classic provides the symbols and identification commonly used throughout the process industries. It contains sample P&IDs and numerous examples of symbols and tagging concepts. It provides most of the symbols and identifiers that are unique to instrumentation and gives practical examples of their use. This update reflects changes in documentation and the evolution of control systems engineering and design work over the past decade. Ideal for engineers, managers, salespeople, technicians, and students, this book will improve and strengthen communications among not only instrumentation specialists but all interested professionals.
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.
Pinto's Points: How to Win in the Automation Business Jim Pinto
If you need some insightful pointers on how to succeed in the automation business, or an overview of today's and tomorrow's hot technologies, then this is the book for you. An updated and enhanced collection of ISA's "Pinto's Points" columns, published every week as part of InTech News, the book covers management topics, globalization, sales and marketing as well as nanotechnology, micro-electronic mechanical systems, robotics and wireless systems.
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