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Q&A with Author of Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control

 Q. Please provide a brief description of your book. A. This intermediate-level book explains the application of basic and advanced regulatory control strategies for the wet process industries. Rather than focusing on mathematical systems theory, the book builds upon the actual experiences and process knowledge of engineers and technicians to demonstrate the application of successful […]

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Q&A with Author of New Edition of ISA Book Measurement Uncertainty Plus Sample Chapter

EDITOR’S NOTE: As an added bonus, this author Q&A includes a free download of the Uncertainty Analysis Template, a tool for engineers and scientists containing the major equations and summations used in estimating measurement uncertainty, errors and uncertainties that affect results. Scroll down for the template download link. Q. What prompted you to publish an […]

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Q&A with Co-Author of New Edition of ISA Book Industrial Ethernet Plus Sample Chapter

Q. Why were you compelled to publish an updated edition?  A. There have been a vast number of changes since the previous revision. Industrial automation is changing faster than ever. There are new networking technologies, new hardware platforms, new software standards, and new organizations. Many control engineers now work in the IT department. It’s not […]

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Q&A with Author of New Edition of ISA Book on Industrial Cybersecurity Plus Sample Chapter

Q. Why were you compelled to publish an updated edition? What differentiates the second edition from the initial version? A. I wanted to cover the latest thinking and approaches to industrial automation and control system (IACS) security.  This new edition addresses the most recent, formal methods and their practical applications to IACS security.  The book […]

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Q&A with Authors of ISA Book Industrial Data Communications Plus Sample Chapter

Q. Why did you feel it was important to introduce/write a new edition? A. (Thompson) Data communications is not a static or necessarily “mature” technology. New concepts, applications, and data rates are continually changing. While at a somewhat slower rate, those that improve process communications filter into the industrial areas. A text must be updated, […]

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