Publications (June 01, 2005)
Software for Automation explains OPC from a plant perspective. Several mines, pits, quarries and mills are already benefiting from advanced software, achieving tighter control, greater efficiency, regulatory compliance, lower maintenance costs, reduced energy consumption and more. Written for automation people, this implementation-oriented book shows readers how to fully apply software in automation. It provides “how-to” information for all phases of the automation system life-cycle from configuration, system integration, and engineering, to administration and troubleshooting. With over fifty review questions, the book is ideal for training courses and for self-paced study.
Software for Automation: Architecture, Integration, and Security by Jonas Berge
Published by ISA
339 pages, 175 illustrations
Price: US$98 (US$88 for ISA members)
Over a Barrel is a primer for the fundamentals of energy, oil, fuel alternatives and the consequences of the oil shortage crisis. As the book jacket says, “The oil that we take for granted was created over a period of 100 million years. And in little more than a century, mankind has burned approximately half of all the oil on the planet.” Author Tom Mast explains the many implications of the oil crisis, helping readers to understand that the currently designated alternative fuel sources are not ready to fill the large gap that will be created when oil is no longer readily available. Mast urges readers to “banish apathy and become more proactive” in working toward a solution to the coming oil shortage.
Over a Barrel: A Simple Guide to the Oil Shortage by Tom Mast
118 pages incl. index
Hardcover, small format