ISA Process Automation Boot Camp for Non-Maintenance Personnel (PABC)—which will make its 2014 debut during the week of Monday, 31 March 2014 at ISA headquarters in RTP, NC, USA—is specifically designed for:

  • Operations personnel with no instrument maintenance responsibilities, but who require a general knowledge of process automation equipment
  • Automation engineers who need a basic understanding of process automation equipment, signal transmissions and process measurements
  • Process control engineers who need to understand the operation of all equipment associated with the process control loop
  • Process control equipment sales staff needing to learn process measurement and control and the various applications of process instrumentation
  • Managers responsible for overseeing operations or maintenance personnel who need a general overview of the technology maintained by their staff

While more general in focus, this new ISA course delivers highly intensive instruction—combining select laboratory demonstrations (approximately 25% of course time) with expert-led, in-depth lecture and classroom discussion—over a full week. Considerable emphasis is placed on the physical measurement technologies, the communication signals, and the various applications of instrument equipment to achieve common process measurements and control.

Primary course objectives include:

  • Providing an overview of industrial measurement, automation equipment, and equipment installation to non-maintenance personnel so that they gain a basic knowledge of instrumentation, including terminology and operation
  • Outlining recommended installation practices for the most common process measurement and control equipment
  • Describing measurement technologies employed by different types of measurement instruments
  • Pinpointing the various communication signals and related pros and cons
  • Identifying basic troubleshooting techniques to verify proper field equipment operation

Upcoming offerings for this course:

Process Automation Boot Camp for Non-Maintenance Personnel (PABC)

31 March – 4 April 2014

ISA Headquarters

Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

Process Automation Boot Camp for Non-Maintenance Personnel (PABC)

18-22 August 2014

ISA Headquarters

Research Triangle Park, NC, USA

To learn more about, or register for, the PABC course, visit

One of three highly intensive, week-long courses that comprise the ISA Technician Boot Camp Series

ISA’s new Process Automation Boot Camp for Non-Maintenance Personnel (PABC) course is one of three in-depth technical training offerings within itsTechnician Boot Camp Series.

Other series offerings include:

ISA Technician Training Boot Camp (TTBC) - Starting with basic instrumentation fundamentals and ending with the advanced and ultimate in smart technology, this course focuses on the knowledge required by a control systems technician with five years of experience in performing maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting tasks typical in a plant floor environment. Click here for more information and an upcoming schedule of courses.

ISA Tactics for Advanced Troubleshooting Boot Camp (TATC) - Also new for 2014, this class details the techniques required to troubleshoot today’s instrument loops and equipment. From understanding loop fundamentals to employing built-in equipment diagnostics, this course provides students an advantage in problem identification via the latest in test equipment and communicators used in the process control industry. Click here for more information and an upcoming schedule of courses.

Click here for more information and an upcoming schedule of courses.

About ISA Training

ISA’s courses are known and respected worldwide for their unbiased, practical approach to technology application. All ISA courses are led by industry experts who offer in-depth, real-world coverage of topics critical to automation and control success. You will be able to immediately apply what you learn in the classroom when you return to work. Learn More

About ISA

Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation ( is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (

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