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Performance Comparison Between Fieldbus System and Local Cloud Technology in Real-Time Control of the Industrial Process - January 2018 Abel Ekwonyeaso
Developing a Framework to Mitigate the Growing Incidents of Cyber-Security Threats on Process Control Networks (Pcn): A Case Study of the Petrochemical Industry - June 2017 Abimbola Adegoke Ogunlade
Optimisation of 2D Matrix Bar-Code Reading And Motion Control - April 2017 Bryan Crump
Causes and Mitigations of Soot in the Oil & Gas Process Plant - August 2017 Evans Obasohan Egharevba
Automatic Machine Vision-Based Quality Inspection of Plastic HDPE Bottle Closures in a Water Bottling Plant - September 2017 Mhene Givemore
Design and Construction of an Archimedes Turbine for Rural Electrification/Lighting in Zambia - September 2017 Godfrey Mwansa
Process Control Network Analysis - July 2017 James Crofts
Critical Analysis of Impact of Information Technology in Industrial Automation - September 2017 Joshy George
Feasibility Study of Installing Online Vibration Monitoring and Analysis System in an LNG Plant (GE SYSTEM1) - July 2017 Kannan Periyaiya
Process Control Networks Security - August 2017 Omar Salim Kidege
Nickel Smelter Converter Slag Skimming Based on Thermal Imaging - April 2017 Muhammad NAVEED-UL-HASSAN
Aquaponics – A Process Control Approach - September 2017 Noel Scattini
Enhanced Motor-Level Intelligence: Deploying Intelligent Motor Control in View of Industry 4.0 - September 2017 Sivwete Godspower
Wastewater Automation – The Development of a Low Cost Distributed Automation System - April 2017 Tom Daviews
Ergonomic Vulnerabilities In Mobility Of Industrial Automation - October 2017 Victor Ajayi
Optimization of Coagulant (Alum) Dosage Using an Advanced Process Control Strategy Based on Artificial Neural Network (ANN) - May 2018 Dunstan Sepala Amaratunga
Application of Dynamic Matrix Control to Interactive Multiloops: A Case Study of a Fischer-Tropsch Hydrocracking Reactor - January 2018 Obiezu Ifenna Amaoni
Best Approach to Upgrading a Distributed Control System Case Study: Kiira Power Station - May 2018 Mildred Nanono
Automated Tankhouse Crane Control vs. Human In The Loop Control – An Economic Comparison - January 2018 Nicholas D. Howard
Constraint Control of a Simulated Ore Crushing Circuit - June 2018 David Beeson
Optimization of a RFID Network Planning (RNP) Model Using a Multi-Objective Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithm, Non-dominated Differential Evolution Algorithm (NSDEA) - June 2018 Ian Doolun


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Chemical Engineering  Code Price Version Date
Practical Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering CE A v8 1215
Handling Chemicals and Chemical Processes - Tips, Tricks and Tools CH A v3 1215


Civil Engineering Code Price Version Date
Designing, Specifying and Constructing with Modern Concrete CT A v3 1215
Hazardous Waste Management and Pollution Prevention HW A v4 1215
Structural Design for non-structural Engineers SD A v9.1 1215
Best Practice in Sewage and Effluent Treatment Technologies SE A v5 1215
Transportation Planning and Management TN B v4 1215



Data Communications & Networking Code Price Version Date
Setting Up, Understanding and Troubleshooting of Industrial Ethernet and Automation Networks AN A v1 1215
Advanced TCP/IP-based Industrial Networking for Engineers and Technicians AV B v2 1215
Best Practice in Industrial Data Communications BP A v6 1215
Practical Data Communications & Networking for Engineers and Technicians DC A v6 1215
Practical DNP3 & Modern SCADA Systems DN A v9 1215
Hands-on Data Communications, Networking and TCP/IP Troubleshooting DT A v2 1215
Practical Troubleshooting & Problem Solving of Ethernet Networks ET A v8 1215
Practical Fieldbus, DeviceNet and Ethernet for Industry FE A v5 1215
Practical Use and Understanding of Foundation FieldBus for Engineers and Technicians FF A v2 1215
Practical Fibre Optics for Engineers and Technicians FO A v4 1215
Practical Fibre Optics and Interfacing Techniques to Industrial Ethernet and Wireless FX A v2 1215
Data Communications, Networking and Protocols for Industry - Back to Basics IC B v2 1215
Practical Troubleshooting & Problem Solving of Industrial Data Communications ID A v6 1215
Practical Industrial Networking for Engineers & Technicians IN A v1 1215
Troubleshooting Industrial Ethernet & TCP/IP Networks IT A v4 1215
Practical Troubleshooting and Problem Solving of Modbus Protocols MB A v4 1215
Practical Radio Telemetry Systems for industry RM A v3 1215
Practical Routers & Switches (including TCP/IP and Ethernet) for Engineers & Technicians RS A v5 1215
Practical TCP/IP and Ethernet Networking for Industry TC A v6 1215
Practical Fundamentals of Telecommunications and Wireless Communications TE A v5 1215
Practical Troubleshooting of TCP/IP Networks TT B v3 1215
Practical Fundamentals of Voice over IP (VoIP) for Engineers and Technicians VO B v5 1215
Practical Industrial Wireless for Engineers and Technicians WC B v3 1215
Practical Wireless, Ethernet and TCP/IP Networking WE A v4 1215
WiMax- The Essentials for Engineers and Technicians WX B v1 1215



Electrical Code Price Version Date
Practical Arc Flash Protection for Electrical Safety Professionals AF B v4 1215
South African Standard SANS 10142- The Wiring of Premises AS B v2 1215
Practical Electrical Wiring Standards - AS 3000:2018 AW A v6 1215
Practical Maintenance & Troubleshooting of Battery Power Supplies BT B v3 1215
Standby Power and Energy Efficiency BY A v1 1215
Safe Operation & Maintenance of Circuit Breakers and Switchgear CB B v6 1215
Practical HV Cable Jointing and Terminations for Engineers and Technicians CJ A v3 1215
Critical Power Supply Options and Planning of High Availability Supplies CV B v1 1215
Operation and Maintenance of Diesel Power Generating Plants DG A v1 1215
Emergency Power Supplies Electrical Distribution Design, Installation and Commissioning EA B v3 1215
Troubleshooting, Maintenance & Protection of AC Electrical Motors and Drives ED A v6 1215
Practical Energy Efficiency, Design, Engineering and Auditing EE B v5 1215
Practical Electrical Safety Techniquies for Industry EF A v4 1215
Inspection, Testing and Commissioning of Electrical Switchboards, Circuit Breakers, Protective Relays, Cables and PLCs EK A v3 1215
Practical Troubleshooting of Electrical Equipment and Control Circuits EL A v11 1215
Practical Earthing, Bonding, Lightning & Surge Protection ER A v8 1215
Practical Distribution & Substation Automation (incl. Communications) for Electrical Power Systems EU A v5 1215
Practical Electrical Substation Safety EV A v3 1215
Electrical Drawings and Schematics EW A v3 1215
HV Circuit Breaker Operating Mechanisms - Hydraulic Systems HH A v8 1215
High Voltage Design and Installations Master Class HI B v5 1215
Practical HV and LV Switching Operations and Safety Rules HL A v2 1215
HV Circuit Breaker Operating Mechanisms - Pneumatic and Compressor Systems HP A v7 1215
High Voltage Safety Operating Procedures for Engineers and Technicians HV B v7 1215
Practical Electrical Wiring Standards - National Rules for Electrical Installations - ET 101:2008 IW A v3 1215
Lightning, Surge Protection and Earthing of Electrical & Electronic Systems in Industrial Networks LZ A v8 1215
Fundamentals of Smart Metering MF A v2 1215
Practical Electrical Metering, Measurement and Instrument Transformers MI A v2 1215
Practical Motor Protection, Control and Maintenance Technologies MP A v5 1215
Practical Power Cabling and Earthing OW A v4 1215
Practical Power Distribution PD A v5 1215
Practical Power System Harmonics, Earthing and Power Quality - Problems and Solutions PH A v6 1215
Power Cables: Operation, Maintenance, Location and Fault Detection PO B v3 1215
Practical Power Quality: Problems & Solutions PQ A v4 1215
Practical Power System Protection for Engineers and Technicians PS A v8.1 1215
Electrical Maintenance for Engineers and Technicians RC A v1 1215
Wind & Solar Power - Renewable Energy Technologies RE B v4 1215
Installing, Programming and Commissioning of Power System Protection Relays and Hardware RH B v1 1215
Switchgear and Distribution Systems SW B v1 1215
Practical Power Transformers: Operation, Maintenance & Testing TF A v7 1215
Installation, Testing and Troubleshooting of Transformers TG B v1 1215
Practical Medium & High Voltage Testing of Electrical Equipment for Engineers and Technicians TH A v4 1215
Understanding Electrical Engineering and Safety for non-electricians UE A v3 1215
Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems & Batteries UP A v6 1215
Earthing of Utility and Industrial Distribution Systems US A v2 1215
Medium Voltage AC Motors for the Power Industry- Principles, Installation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting VM A v1 1215
Practical Variable Speed Drives for Instrumentation and Control Systems VS A v5 1215
Practical Electrical Wiring Standards - IEE BS7671:2008+A1:2011 Edition WR B v7 1215
Electrical Power system Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers EN A V1 0318



Electronics Code Price Version Date
Practical Digital Signal Processing for Engineers and Technicians DS A v2 1215
Practical Embedded Controllers: Troubleshooting and Design EB B v2 1215
Practical Troubleshooting of Electronic Circuits for Engineers and Technicians EI A v5 1215
Practical Industrial Electronics for Engineers and Technicians IE B v3 1215
Power Electronics and Switch Mode Power Supply PE A v3 1215
Practical Shielding, EMC/EMI, Noise Reduction, Earthing and Circuit Board Layout SG A v5 1215



Information Technology Code Price Version Date
Industrial Network Security for SCADA, Automation, Process Control and PLC Systems NS A v5 1215
SNMP Network Management: The Essentials SN B v5 1215



Instrumentation, Automation & Process Control Code Price Version Date
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and SCADA Systems AD A v2 1215
Practical Analytical Instrumentation in On-Line Applications AI B v5 1215
Practical Advanced Process Control for Engineers and Technicians AP B v4 1215
Practical Alarm Management for Engineers and Technicians AT A v5 1215
Practical Programmable Logic Controller's (PLCs) for Automation and Process Control AU A v4 1215
Practical Batch Management & Control (Including S88) for Industry BA A v5 1215
Practical Boiler Control and Instrumentation for Engineers and Technicians BI A v5 1215
Fundamentals of Practical Building Automation Systems BS A v3 1215
Installation, Calibration and Maintenance of Electronic Instruments CD A v3 1215
Practical Distributed Control Systems (DCS) for Engineers & Technicians DD A v6 1215
Practical Data Acquisition using Personal Computers and Standalone Systems DQ A v3 1215
Best Practice in Process, Electrical & Instrumentation Drawings and Documentation DR B v7 1215
Introduction to the Selection, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Fiscal Flow and Metering Equipment FA B v3 1215
Design of Industrial Automation Functional Specifications for PLCs, DCSs and SCADA systems FC A v5 1215
Practical Industrial Flow Measurement for Engineers and Technicians FL B v1 1215
Practical Hazops, Trips and Alarms HO A v4 1215
Practical Hazops for Engineers and Technicians HT B v4 1215
Practical Hazardous Areas for Engineers and Technicians HZ A v8.2 1215
Fundamentals of Industrial Automation IB A v2 1215
Practical Instrumentation for Automation and Process Control IP A v9 1215
Practical Intrinsic Safety for Engineers and Technicians IS A v4 1215
Practical Drives, Motors and PLCs for Engineers and Technicians LC A v2 1215
Practical Tuning of Industrial Control Loops LT A v8 1215
Practical Motion Control for Engineers and Technicians MC A v7 1215
Practical Machine Vision Applications in Industry MV A v3 1215
Measurement and Control for Non-Instrument Personnel NI B v1 1215
Practical Fundamentals of OPC OP A v7 1215
Practical Process Control for Engineers and Technicians PC A v10 1215
Practical Process Control & Tuning of Industrial Control Loops PL A v3 1215
Practical Industrial Programming using 61131-3 for PLCs PR A v2 1215
RFID Tagging - Features and Applications RF A v1 1215
Practical SCADA & Telemetry Systems for Industry SC A v3 1215
Practical Industrial Safety, Risk Assessment and Shutdown Systems for Industry SI B v4 1215
Practical Troubleshooting and Problem Solving of PLCs and SCADA Systems SK A v5 1215
Practical Fundamentals of E-Manufacturing, MES and Supply Chain Management SO A v9 1215
Fundamentals of Instrumentation, Process Control, PLCs and SCADA for Plant Operators and Other Non-Instrument Personnel SQ A v5 1215
Practical Safety Instrumentation & Emergency Shutdown Systems for Process Industries SS A v9 1215
Practical SCADA Systems for Industry SX A v3 1215
Practical IEC 61850 for Substation Automation for Engineers and Technicians SZ A v2 1215
Practical Troubleshooting of Instrumentation, Electrical and Process Control TI A v1 1215
Practical Control Valve Sizing, Selection and Maintenance VL B v6 1215



Mechanical Engineering Code Price Version Date
Practical Fundamentals of Heating, Ventilation & Airconditioning (HVAC) AC A v12 1215
Practical Boiler Plant Operation and Management for Engineers and Technicians BL A v4 1215
Best Practice Design, Maintenance and Troubleshooting of Conveyors and Chutes CC A v5 1215
Practical Pumps and Compressors: Control, Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting CM A v4 1215
Practical Process Compressors CO A v4 1215
Practical Cleanroom Technology and Facilities for Engineers and Technicians CR B v3 1215
Practical Operation and Maintenance of Industrial Fans and Blowers FN B v1 1215
Gas Turbines: Fundamentals, Maintenance & Troubleshooting GT A v9 1215
Rigid and Flexible Hose Connections HS B v1 1215
Practical Hydraulic & Pneumatic Systems: Operations and Troubleshooting HY A v1 1215
Practical Lubrication Engineering for Engineers and Technicians LB B v2 1215
Practical Safe Lifting Practice and Maintenance LF B v5 1215
Practical Mechanical Drives (Belts, Chains and Gears) for Engineers & Technicians MD A v3 1215
Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering ME A v5 1215
Practical Balancing, Alignment and Condition Monitoring of Rotating Equipment MM A v1 1215
Mechanical Design Concepts for Non-Mechanical Engineers MW A v2 1215
Practical Corrosion Management MY B v2 1215
Pipeline Systems - Design, Construction, Maintenance and Asset Management PA B v4 1215
Practical Fundamentals of Pneumatics: Operation and Troubleshooting for Engineers & Technicians PN B v1 1215
Practical Pumps: Design, Operation and Maintenance for Centrifugal and Positive Displacement Pumps PP A v15 1215
Fundamentals of Process Plant Layout and Piping Design PT B v5 1215
Performance Monitoring of Pumps and Compressors PU A v2 1215
Fundamentals of Pipe Stress Analysis with Introduction to CAESAR II SA B v3 1215
Practical Machinery and Automation Safety for Industry SF A v10 1215
Practical Mechanical Sealing with Rotary, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Seal Types plus Gaskets SR A v2 1215
Reliability Centered Maintenance TY B v3 1215
Practical Machinery Vibration Analysis and Predictive Maintenance VB A v5 1215



Project and Financial Management Code Price Version Date
The Practical Business Engineer BE B v1 1215
Practical Financial Fundamentals and Project Investment Decision Making FM A v7 1215
From Engineer to Leader LA B v2 1215
Leading Your Engineering Team to Top Performance LE A v3 1215
Marketing for Engineers and Technical Personnel MK A v2 1215
People Management Skills for Technical Professionals PJ A v1 1215
Practical Project Management for Engineers and Technicians PM A v6 1215
Practical Shutdown & Turnaround Management for Engineers and Managers SH B v6 1215
Train the Trainer - Presentation and Instructing Skills for Engineers and Technical Professionals TR A v3 1215
Practical Specification and Technical Writing for Engineers & Other Technical People TW A v5 1215



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