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Q&A with Author of New Edition of Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control

Q. Why were you compelled to publish an updated edition? A. There have been many changes in technology over the past 10 years or so (since the publication of the third edition), particularly in the areas relating to control equipment symbology, sensors, and safety instrumented systems—among other topics. I also received some comments from my students, […]

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Q&A with Author of ISA Book: Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management

  Q. Why were you inspired/motivated to write this book? A. There are many books and other resources available on engineering project management. However, there are few available on control systems engineering project management, and none available—that I am aware of—on process analyzer engineering project management. By writing this book, I hope to ease the […]

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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 […]

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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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