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ISA publishes new book designed to eliminate or minimize common challenges during process analyzer engineering project management

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina USA (11 October 2017) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces it has published a new book designed to eliminate or minimize the difficulties, breakdowns and other obstacles that process analyzer system engineers often encounter during project development, engineering and design, procurement, construction, closeout, and sustain phases.

Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management by Gary Nichols, PE, CAP®, includes specific recommendations for defining hardware and documentation deliverables, adhering to procurement policy, working with team members in other disciplines and in the supply chain, and communicating among project teams.

"In my experience, process analyzers are the least understood of the petrochemical and refining disciplines and sub-disciplines," states Nichols, who possesses more than 40 years of experience in process analyzer systems engineering. "This book presents an opportunity for analyzer engineers and engineers in other areas of project engineering to understand each other better and produce higher-quality new and revamped plants and operating units where process analyzers are needed."

To purchase a copy of Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management, click here.  

For more details, read the informative author interview

For greater perspective on the value and significance of the new book as well a more detailed overview of its content, read the Q&A feature with author.

About ISA

The International Society of Automation ( is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA 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, a leading 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 (