A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, Third Edition by ISA

Edited by Nick Sands and Ian Verhappen with contributions from more than 37 leading experts from all aspects of automation, this book is a key resource for anyone who is studying for the ISA Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®), the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®), and/or the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) exams. The book defines 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.