Control Systems / Automation & IT / Instrumentation

ISA Releases Third Edition Process Control Handbook

By Chemical Processing Staff

Mar 31, 2017

The International Society of Automation (ISA) releases the third edition release of Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control: System Design and Application by Harold L. Wade, Ph.D., PE.

Dr. Wade—who reportedly has more than 50 years of experience designing, applying and installing process control systems—says the updated edition builds upon the real-world experiences and process knowledge of engineers and technicians to demonstrate the application of successful regulatory control strategies and techniques.

“In contrast with many academic textbooks on process control, this book presents the concepts of process automation and control with a minimal amount of mathematical systems theory and a large amount of practical application knowledge,” he emphasizes. “The book can be used by both instrumentation technicians and process control engineers, but is primarily aimed at those whose responsibility is to design the control system for a new process or to suggest modifications to an existing control system.”

The book integrates many new areas of content, according to ISA, including expanded coverage of set-point weighting controllers, an amplified discussion of valve problems, expanded coverage of cross-limiting control systems, a new heuristic procedure for improving "as-found" tuning and an expanded discussion of tuning liquid level control loops. End-of-chapter exercises also have been added.

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