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Q&A with Co-Author of Safety Instrumented System Design

ISA recently published the third edition of Safety Instrumented System Design: Techniques and Design Verification by William M. Goble, Ph.D., PE, CFSE, and Iwan van Beurden, MSc, CFSE. In this Q&A feature, Goble highlights the focus, importance, and differentiating qualities of the book. Q. Why were you inspired/motivated to write this book? A. Previous books on […]

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Q&A with Author of Calibration Handbook of Measuring Instruments

Q. Why were you inspired/motivated to write this book? A. I wrote this book to help and direct industrial and laboratory operators involved in verifying and calibrating measuring instruments used in ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001Environmental Management Systems, ISO 16949 Automotive Quality Management Systems and AS/EN 9100 Aviation Series Quality Management Systems, according […]

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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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