ISA publishes third edition of Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control: System Design and Application

  • March 29, 2017
  • Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The International Society of Automation (ISA) today announces the third edition release of Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control: System Design and Application by Harold L. Wade, Ph.D., PE.

Dr. Wade-who has more than 50 years of experience designing, applying and installing process control systems-says the updated edition builds upon the real-world experiences and process knowledge of engineers and technicians to demonstrate the application of successful regulatory control strategies and techniques.

"In contrast with many academic textbooks on process control, this book presents the concepts of process automation and control with a minimal amount of mathematical systems theory and a large amount of practical application knowledge," he emphasizes.  "The book can be used by both instrumentation technicians and process control engineers, but is primarily aimed at those whose responsibility is to design the control system for a new process or to suggest modifications to an existing control system."

The book integrates many valuable new areas of content, including: expanded coverage of set-point weighting controllers, an amplified discussion of valve problems, expanded coverage of cross-limiting control systems, a new heuristic procedure for improving "as-found" tuning, and an expanded discussion of tuning liquid level control loops. End-of-chapter exercises also have been added.

To purchase a copy of the third edition of Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control: System Design and Application,click here.

For greater perspective on the value and significance of the updated edition, read the Q&A feature with the author.

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 (