ISA publishes fifth edition of Measurement Uncertainty: Methods and Applications

  • January 23, 2017
  • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The International Society of Automation (ISA) today announces the fifth edition release of Measurement Uncertainty: Methods and Applications by Ronald. H. Dieck.

Dieck, a former ISA president and a recognized expert in measurement uncertainty analysis, says an updated edition of his popular book was needed in light of ongoing technological advances and improvements in measurement uncertainty methods and applications.

"There's still a need for a well-organized, up-to-date book for properly analyzing the uncertainty of test and experimental data, particularly given the pace of technological change," Dieck explains. "This new edition features a significant amount of new and enhanced content, ranging from new appendices to more detailed examples of uncertainty analysis and computation."

The book's new appendices: include condensed descriptions of the basics of uncertainty analysis, pinpoint the advantages and disadvantages of several uncertainty models used throughout the world, and provide key equations for uncertainty analysis-all in an easy-to-use format.

To purchase a copy of the fifth edition of Measurement Uncertainty: Methods and Applications, click here.

For greater perspective on the value and significance of the updated edition and its areas of new and enhanced content, read the Q&A feature with the author. In addition, a working version of an uncertainty analysis template is available for download at the bottom of the interview page.

About ISA

The International Society of Automation ( is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.

ISA owns, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (, an association of non-profit organizations serving as "The Voice of Automation." Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute ( and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (