RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - The International Society of Automation (ISA) has released the fourth edition of The Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control by Nabil (Bill) E. Battikha, PE.
 
Battikha, a highly recognized professional engineer and award-winning author in the field of process instrumentation and control, says an updated edition of his popular book was needed in light of recent advances in process instrumentation and control implementation.
 
“The many changes in technology over the last 10 years or so - particularly relating to control equipment symbology, sensors, and safety instrumented systems as well as some other areas - necessitated development of an updated handbook,” said Battikha. “The new edition features a significant amount of new and enhanced content, including a new chapter, a new appendix, and noteworthy updates to 20 current chapters and nine appendices.”
 
The revised edition is designed to make it easier to select and implement measurement and control devices for process automation applications. Readers will gain practical, knowledge-based answers to questions pertaining to ISA symbology, instrument and control valve selection criteria, conversion guidelines, maintenance, calibration, decision-making, and consulting.
 
The handbook has long been one of ISA’s most successful publications. Battikha has twice received ISA’s Raymond D. Molloy Award - once for the initial edition of the book and once for the third edition. The award is presented annually to the author whose book outsold all others in a given year.
 
Founded in 1945, ISA is a nonprofit professional association that develops widely used global standards, certifies industry professionals, provides education and training, publishes books and technical articles, hosts conferences and exhibits, and provides networking and career development programs for its 40,000 members and 400,000 customers around the world.
 
ISA owns Automation.com, an online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation, an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute.

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