A comprehensive overview of automation!

  • February 17, 2020
  • ISA
A comprehensive overview of automation!
A comprehensive overview of automation!

A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, Third Edition

Edited by:
Nicholas P. Sands, PE, CAP, ISA Fellow
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®), ISA Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®), and/or Control Systems Engineer (CSE) exams. Edited by Nick Sands and Ian Verhappen and written by 38 leading experts from all aspects of automation, it provides a comprehensive overview of the most important automation concepts and processes, while also describing the technical skills required to implement them in today's industrial environment. This edition provides comprehensive information about all major topics in the broad field of automation including:

  • Process and analytical instrumentation
  • Continuous and batch control
  • Control valves and final control elements
  • Basic discrete, sequencing, and manufacturing control
  • Advanced control
  • Digital and analog communications
  • Data management and system software
  • Networking and security
  • Safety and reliability
  • System checkout, testing, startup, and troubleshooting
  • Project management

Whether you are an engineer, manager, control systems integrator, student, or educator, you will turn to this book again and again as the ultimate source on what is encompassed by automation.

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