• Use the ISA Technician Guide Series to improve and advance your technical skills!

    Expand your knowledge by adding these valuable resources to your library. The ISA Technician Guide Series currently include five books covering the most common work functions for today's automation and control systems technician.

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    Selected Books:

    Calibration: A Technician's GuideCalibration: A Technician's Guide

    Mike Cable

    ISA Member: $76
    Affiliate Member: $85
    Community Member/List: $95

    This comprehensive review of calibration provides an excellent foundation for understanding principles and applications of the most frequently performed tasks of a technician. Topics addressed include terminology, bench vs. field calibration, loop vs. individual instrument calibration, instrument classification systems, documentation, and specific calibration techniques for temperature, pressure, level, flow, final control, and analytical instrumentation.

    Loop Checking: A Technician's GuideLoop Checking: A Technician's Guide

    Harley M. Jeffery

    ISA Member: $70
    Affiliate Member: $80
    Community Member/List: $89

    In today's competitive markets, manufacturers strive to continually improve manufacturing performance to meet their business needs and goals. As process control loops have a major impact on a plant's financial performance, focusing on loop performance is critical. This technician's guide defines loop checking in the broader scope of control loop performance in addition to the more traditional terms of the plant startup.

    Project Management: A Technician's GuideProject Management: A Technician's Guide

    Leo Staples

    ISA Member: $55
    Affiliate Member: $62
    Community Member/List: $69

    Books on project management typically focus on the theory of project management and the role of the project manager or project engineer. This text explores project management from a technician's perspective. Subjects include documentation requirements, communication requirements, planning & resource coordination, monitoring & control, administration, and closeout.

    Start-Up: A Technician's Guide, Second EditionStart-Up: A Technician's Guide, Second Edition

    Diane Barkin

    ISA Member: $63
    Affiliate Member: $70
    Community Member/List: $79

    When new plants or systems go online, Control Systems Technicians face special challenges. The start-up you are involved with may be a newly built, substantially changed, or the start-up of a portion of a manufacturing facility. In Start-Up: A Technician's Guide, author Diane R. Barkin explores and explains the crucial role a technician plays in this process. From the first start-up team meeting to the last round of tuning and loop checking, Diane uses her extensive practical experience in the process control field to walk you through the issues and skills typically required during a start-up.

    Troubleshooting: A Technician's Guide, 2nd EditionTroubleshooting: A Technician's Guide, 2nd Edition

    William L. Mostia, Jr., P.E.

    ISA Member: $70
    Affiliate Member: $80
    Community Member/List: $89

    Troubleshooting loops and systems is something all technicians must do, but that few truly master. This newly revised edition draws on the author's long experience as an instrument and electrical engineer and his maintenance expertise to provide a detailed look at the skills and knowledge required for troubleshooting.