• ISA Books—Technical Resources for Automation and Control Professionals

    ISA brings you the most authoritative technical resources on process automation, written and reviewed by experts in their fields. You will find books on all facets of automation and control including: process control design, system calibration, monitoring control system performance, on-demand and adaptive tuning, model predictive control, system optimization, batch processing, continuous processing, safety instrumented systems, system controllers, fieldbus, measurement, final control elements, codes and standards, cybersecurity and networking, troubleshooting, and system maintenance.

    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.


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    CSE Reference 4th Ed 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

    Situation Management for Process Control bookcover img 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 full size boookcover imgFluid 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 ApproachSafety 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 PrimerMission 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

    Detecting Leaks in PipelinesDetecting Leaks in Pipelines

    By Edward J. Farmer, PE

    This book provides useful perspective and understanding of the capabilities and limitations of leak detection technology for industry … more

    The Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control, Fourth EditionThe 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 ControlBasic and Advanced Regulatory Control System Design and Application, Third Edition

    By Harold L. Wade

    This intermediate-level book explains the application of basic and advanced regulatory control strategies for the wet process industries. Rather than mathematical systems theory, the book... more

    Industrial Data Communications - thumbnailIndustrial Data Communications, Fifth Edition

    By Lawrence (Larry) M. Thompson

    As automation becomes more thoroughly networked with advances in speed, connectivity, and security; this fifth edition of an ISA best seller is still designed to give technical professionals with little or no background in data communications the knowledge ...more 

    Industrial Ethernet 3rd editionIndustrial Ethernet, Third Edition

    By Perry S. Marshall and John S. Rinaldi

    This is the go-to guidebook for people who need to fully understand factory floor Ethernet and for those who need to have a basic understanding... more

    Industrial Automation and Control 2nd edition 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

    Measurement Uncertainty, Fifth EditionMeasurement Uncertainty, Fifth Edition

    By Ronald H. Dieck

    An entire course, as well as an excellent desk reference, this edition presents students and professionals in engineering and science with a comprehensive tutorial of measurement uncertainty methods in a logically categorized… more

    calibration-handbook-of-measuring-instruments-img 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

    Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management imageProcess Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management

    By Gary D. Nichols, PE, CAP

    Most control systems and process analyzer systems engineers have encountered communications breakdowns, task difficulties, and other obstacles on at least one project… more

    Safety Instrumented System Design Techniques and Design Verification Safety Instrumented System Design: Techniques and Design Verification

    By Iwan van Beurden, CFSE, and William M. Goble, CFSE

    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

    A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, 3rd EditionA Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, Third Edition

    By Nicholas P. Sands, PE, CAP, ISA Fellow and Ian Verhappen, P Eng, CAP, ISA Fellow

    This book is a key resource for anyone who is studying for the ISA Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®)… more

    Control Systems Engineering (CSE) Study Guide, Sixth Edition 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 bookcoverSecurity 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