Student Textbooks

The North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) offers textbooks for use in community colleges, technical colleges, universities and corporate settings. Educators in many disciplines will find these materials a complete reference for both theory and practical application. Students will find these textbooks to be valuable resources throughout their process and/or instrumentation technology careers.

The following is a list of all the NAPTA textbooks. These textbooks are available for purchase through Pearson Publishing.

TITLE: Introduction to Process Technology, Second edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-480824-6 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-480863-5
DESCRIPTION: National standard for process technology basics. Introduction to Process Technology is part of the NAPTA Series for Process Technology. Developed in partnership with Industry and Education, this unprecedented collection supports a consistent curriculum and exit competencies for process technology graduates. Introduction to Process Technology provides learning material for the first course of a process technology program. The updated 2nd edition aligns with the new NAPTA curriculum. It focuses on safety, explores the industry’s modern-day processes and legislative influences, and includes new critical-thinking exercises, graphics, and instructor resources.

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TITLE: Process Technology Equipment
NUMBER OF PAGES: 464 plus a color section
DESCRIPTION: Process Equipment is designed to teach students about equipment used in the process industries. This text includes a variety of topics including, valves, tanks, pumps, turbines, motors, heat exchangers, cooling towers, furnaces, boilers, separation equipment, reactors, filters, dryers and solids handling equipment. Each chapter contains objectives, key terms, a summary, review questions and activities to enhance the learning experience. Students will find this textbook to be a valuable resource throughout their process technology career.

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TITLE: Instrumentation
ISBN-10: 0137004133 | ISBN-13: 9780137004133
NUMBER OF PAGES: 384 plus a color section.
DESCRIPTION: Process Technology Instrumentation is designed to teach students about various instrumentations used in the process industries. This text includes a variety of topics including, control loops, symbology, troubleshooting and safety systems. Each chapter contains objectives, key terms, a summary, review questions and activities to enhance the learning experience. Students will find this textbook to be a valuable resource throughout their process technology career.

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TITLE: Process Operations
ISBN-10: 0137004109 | ISBN-13: 9780137004102
NUMBER OF PAGES: 264
DESCRIPTION: Process Operations provides the capstone learning experience for process technology education. This text includes a variety of topics which bring together the fundamental concepts of process chemistry and physics, along with process equipment, and the integration of that equipment into functional operating systems. Process unit start up, normal and upset operations, and unit shutdown activities are learned from a "safety first" perspective. Each chapter contains objectives, key terms, a summary, review questions and activities to enhance the learning experience. This text is appropriate for high schools, community colleges, technical colleges, and universities that offer process operations courses

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TITLE: Process Quality
NUMBER OF PAGES: 288
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of Process Quality is to provide the learner with a full understanding of quality as it relates to health, safety, environment, and costs. In clear, precise language, this book illustrates topics such as the history of quality, the use of statistics, possible improvement strategies, and root cause analysis, as well as dealing with customers, management systems, and costs. To maximize the reader's understanding of the concepts, each chapter contains learning objectives, key topics and terms, review questions, and activities. This textbook is ideal for use in community colleges, technical colleges, universities, and corporate settings. It is also an indispensible reference for anyone seeking an understanding of both theory and practical applications of process quality.

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TITLE: Safety Health and Environment
ISBN-10: 013700401X | ISBN-13: 9780137004010
NUMBER OF PAGES: 416 plus a color section.
DESCRIPTION: Safety, Health and Environment is designed to teach students about the various safety, health and environmental issues associated with the process industries. This text includes a variety of topics including, hazard recognition, types of hazards, cyber security, engineering controls, administrative controls, personal protective equipment, safety-related equipment, first aid, and governmental regulations. Each chapter contains objectives, key terms, a summary, review questions and activities to enhance the learning experience. This text is appropriate for high schools, community colleges, technical colleges, and universities that offer safety, health and environment courses.

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