ISA publishes third edition of A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge

  • May 08, 2018
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ISA publishes third edition of A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge
ISA publishes third edition of A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge

May 8, 2018The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced the third edition release of A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, an overview of the essential concepts and processes in industrial automation and the skills required to master them.

This release has been updated to reflect the continuing evolution of digital technologies and their impact on automation processes as well as automation standards in such areas as alarm management, HMI design and operational technology cybersecurity.

The book’s co-editors—Nicholas P. Sands, PE, CAP, Senior Manufacturing Technology Fellow at DuPont and Ian Verhappen, P.Eng., CAP, Senior Project Manager at CIMA+—are ISA Fellows who bring decades of collective expertise and experience in automation standards development, automation competency, safety instrumented systems, alarm management, process safety and industrial communications networks.

Sands says the book is particularly valuable to automation professionals early in their careers as well as to other practitioners in the field needing a “refresher” on certain topics.

The guide is also consistent with the Automation Competency Model—which defines the core skills and knowledge needed to succeed as an automation professional—and relied upon as a study guide for those seeking to gain ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP)certification.

About ISA

The International Society of Automationis 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 Instituteand the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute

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