Dr KLS Sharma, an Advisor for Automation education & training and Principal Consultant in the Advanced Engineering Group, Infosys, has recently authored a book titled, 'Overview of Industrial Process Automation', the second edition in this series. The book was published by Elsevier Inc, USA. While the first edition was published in August 2011, the second edition presents further development in the automation domain subsequent to the publishing of the first.
The book provides a comprehensive, systematic, and completely illustrated treatment of the basic concepts, methods, and techniques of industrial process automation systems. This edition has a foreword by Bela Liptak, who is considered the father of modern industrial automation and the views on future of industrial automation by Jim Pinto, a futurist in the field. This book is a guided tour for beginners in basics of automation and is also intended as a guide for teachers. It addresses the current philosophy, technology, terminology, and practices within the automation industry using simple industry-specific examples.