ISA Publishes Second Edition of Batch Control Resource


Jul 12, 2006

ISA recently announced the publication of the 2nd edition of a classic resource - "Batch Control Systems - Design, Application, and Implementation."

William G. Hawkins has revised and updated this 1990 work by Thomas G. Fisher. The book covers an introduction to batch processes; batch control system structures; batch control; batch communications and batch control system design. 

Hawkins offers a comprehensive analysis of the development and evolution of batch control from the original NAMUR model through the most current publications in the ISA-88 series. Through examples, commentary, analogies and at times wry humor the author provides an in-depth philosophical discussion of how batch control and all manufacturing enterprises have been impacted by the work of ISA-88.

Hawkins' in-depth coverage and practical insights make this book an indispensable tool for designers, control engineers, project engineers, and managers who desire to achieve the full cost and production benefits of implementing the ISA-88 series.

For more information about the book, visit or call (919) 549-8411. Editorial review copies are also available by contacting ISA directly.