ISA Books—Technical Resources for Automation and Control Professionals

ISA books bring you the most authoritative technical resources in automation. Relying on subject-matter experts in the field to write and review books on current and emerging technologies and applications, ISA provides a variety of titles for engineers, technicians, managers, sales and marketing professionals, and academics.

These technical publications focus on real-world application of technologies and methodologies with the necessary theory for a complete understanding of the subject. Whether you want to expand your skills, create a reference library, or prepare for a CCST®, CAP®, or CSE exam, ISA has the books you need.

Featured Titles

Control Systems Engineering (CSE) Study Guide, Seventh Edition Cover
Control Systems Engineering (CSE) Study Guide, Seventh Edition
ISA
This study guide is an excellent reference and learning tool for individuals who are preparing for the Principles and Practices of Engineering exam in Control Systems Engineering (CSE), one of the requirements for obtaining a Professional Engineer (PE) license. 

Process Control Basics
George Buckbee, PE
Whether you are a student of process control, a technician or engineer expanding their skills, or someone in operations, maintenance, sales, support, or management who wants to develop a basic understanding of process control, this book is for you. 

New Directions in Bioprocess Modeling and Control: Maximizing Process Analytical Technology Benefits, Second Edition
Gregory K. McMillan, Christopher Stuart, Rehman Fazeem, Zachary Sample, and Timothy Schieffer
This book provides practical, comprehensive knowledge on how to use the advances in analytical measurements and basic and advanced control to improve batch profiles and endpoint consistency.

Manufacturing Execution Systems: An Operations Management Approach
Tom Seubert and Grant Vokey
This practical guide, developed by industry veterans Grant Vokey and Tom Seubert, provides an operations-focused approach to manufacturing execution systems (MES).

Motors & Drives: A Practical Technology Guide, Second Edition
Dave Polka
This practical guide developed by Dave Polka, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, is an invaluable resource for design engineers, automation and control specialists, maintenance technicians, and students. 

Start-Up: A Technician's Guide, Third Edition
Diane R. Barkin
This new edition of the best-selling, best-practice handbook by 30+ year industry veteran Diane R. Barkin focuses on helping control systems technicians (CSTs) understand their roles in starting up new plants and systems. 

Situation Management for Process Control: Decision Making for Operators in Industrial Control Rooms and Operation Centers
By Douglas H. Rothenberg
Operators must be able to monitor what is in their charge, to understand the information presented, and to plan and actualize needed changes. 

Fluid Mechanics of Control Valves: How Valves Control Your Process
Dr. Hans D. Baumann, PE
This up-to-date work on final control elements presents theoretical and practical information in an easy, conversational style.

Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach
Paul Gruhn PE, CFSE, and Simon Lucchini, CFSE, MIEAust CPEng
Understanding the safety life cycle as outlined in ISA/IEC 61511 isn’t enough to implement a safety system.

Mission Critical Operations Primer
Steve Mustard
This book is book is an excellent reference and learning tool for students in entry-level programs and those beginning their careers in mission critical operations.

Industrial Automation and Control System Security Principles, Second Edition
Ronald L. Krutz, PhD, PE
The use of cyber warfare as a prelude or substitute for conventional attacks has gone from conjecture to reality. The obvious targets of such assaults are a nation’s defense establishment, critical.

The Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control, Fourth Edition
N. E. Battikha
This is an authoritative and indispensable resource for anyone who is responsible for selecting and implementing measurement and control devices for process automation applications.

Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control System Design and Application, Revised Third Edition
Harold L. Wade
The revised third edition of this best-seller now comes with a “carry-in-the-toolbox” aid designed specifically for those who tune controllers as part of their day-to-day tasks.

Calibration Handbook of Measuring Instruments
Alessandro Brunelli
This book is written mainly for operators who verify and calibrate measuring instruments used in Quality Management Systems ISO 9001, Environment Applications ISO 14001, Automotive Industry ISO 16949, and Aviation Industry EN 9100.

Control Systems Engineering Exam Reference Manual: A Practical Study Guide for the NCEES Professional Engineering (PE) Licensing Examination Fourth Edition
Bryon Lewis, PE, CMfgE, CCNA
Are you preparing to take the NCEES PE Control System Engineer examination? Review essential topics.

Security PHA Review for Consequence-Based Cybersecurity
Edward M. Marszal and Jim McGlone
Over the past few decades, the process industry has replaced mechanical safeguards with networked microprocessor-based devices that can be configured remotely.