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

Process Control Basics

By 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. more

New Directions in Bioprocess Modeling and Control: Maximizing Process Analytical Technology Benefits, Second Edition

By 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. more

Manufacturing Execution Systems: An Operations Management Approach

By 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). more

Motors & Drives: A Practical Technology Guide, Second Edition

By 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. more

Start-Up: A Technician's Guide, Third Edition

By 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. more

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. more

Fluid Mechanics of Control Valves: How Valves Control Your Process

By Dr. Hans D. Baumann, PE

This up-to-date work on final control elements presents theoretical and practical information in an easy, conversational style… more

Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach

By 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… more

Mission Critical Operations Primer

By 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.… more

Industrial Automation and Control System Security Principles, Second Edition

By 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.… more

The Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control, Fourth Edition

By 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… more

Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control System Design and Application, Revised Third Edition

By 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... more

Calibration Handbook of Measuring Instruments

By 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.… more

Control Systems Engineering Exam Reference Manual: A Practical Study Guide for the NCEES Professional Engineering (PE) Licensing Examination Fourth Edition

By Bryon Lewis, PE, CMfgE, CCNA

Are you preparing to take the NCEES PE Control System Engineer examination? Review essential topics… more

Control Systems Engineering (CSE) Study Guide, Sixth Edition

This 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)… more

Security PHA Review for Consequence-Based Cybersecurity

By 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. more