Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Control Systems Engineer Technical Reference Handbook, by Chuck Cornell, PE, CAP®, PMP, has been published by the International Society of Automation (ISA).

This is a technical reference guide for the control systems professional, as well as a study aid for the Control Systems Engineering (CSE) Professional Engineer (PE) Exam. It provides a detailed, insightful view into the fields of:

measurement
final control elements
signals, transmission and networking
automation and control systems
relief devices
codes and standards such as NEC (National Electrical Code), NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency 70E)
hazardous areas
safety instrumented systems
basic electrical (motors and uninterruptible power supply [UPS] topologies)


It additionally includes sample problems and solutions for use in preparation for the CSE PE Exam.

Sample problems presented in this book are not meant to influence the reader on specific problems that may be on the exam, but rather to reinforce the technical material that has been presented to the reader.

Chuck Cornell is a senior process control systems engineering manager with more than 30 years of engineering experience in automation, instrumentation and electrical. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of North Carolina in both control systems and electrical power. He is also an ISA Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®), as well as a Project Management Institute® (PMI) certified Project Management Professional® (PMP)

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