Process Control Instrumentation Technology

ISBN-10: 0131194577
ISBN-13: 9780131194571
Edition: 8th 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $225.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

This manual is designed to provide users with an understanding and appreciation of some of the theoretical concepts behind control system elements and operations, without the need of advanced math and theory. It also presents some of the practical details of how elements of a control system are designed and operated, such as would be gained from on-the-job experience. This middle ground of knowledge enables users to design the elements of a control system from a practical, working perspective, and comprehend how these elements affect overall system operation and tuning. This edition includes treatment of modern fieldbus approaches to networked and distributed control systems. Generally, this guidebook provides an introduction to process control, and covers analog and digital signal conditioning, thermal, mechanical and optical sensors, final control, discrete-state process control, controller principles, analog controllers, digital control and control loop characteristics. For those working in measurement and instrumentation and with control systems and PLCs.

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with an Instructional Objectives and Introduction section and concludes with a Summary and Problems section.)
Introduction to Process Control
Control Systems
Process-Control Principles
Servomechanisms
Discrete-State Control Systems
Process-Control Block Diagram
Identification of Elements
Block Diagram
Control System Evaluation
Stability
Steady-State Regulation
Transient Regulation
Evaluation Criteria
Analog and Digital Processing
Data Representation
ON/OFF Control
Analog Control
Digital Control
Programmable Logic Controllers
Units, Standards, and Definitions
Units
Analog Data Representation
Definitions
Process-Control Drawings
Sensor Time Response
First-Order Response
Second-Order Response
Significance and Statistics
Significant Figures
Statistics
Analog Signal Conditioning
Principles of Analog Signal Conditioning
Signal-Level and Bias Changes
Linearization
Conversions
Filtering and Impedance Matching
Concept of Loading
Passive Circuits
Divider Circuits
Bridge Circuits
RC Filters
Operational Amplifiers
Op Amp Characteristics
Op Amp Specifications
Op Amp Circuits in Instrumentation
Voltage Follower
Inverting Amplifier
Noninverting Amplifier
Differential Instrumentation Amplifier
Voltage-to-Current Converter
Current-to-Voltage Converter
Integrator
Differentiator
Linearization
Design Guidelines
Digital Signal Conditioning
Review of Digital Fundamentals
Digital Information
Fractional Binary Numbers
Boolean Algebra
Digital Electronics
Programmable Logic Controllers
Computer Interface
Converters
Comparators
Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs)
Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs)
Frequency-Based Converters
Data-Acquisition Systems
DAS Hardware
DAS Software
Characteristics of Digital Data
Digitized Value
Sampled Data Systems
Linearization
Thermal Sensors
Definition of Temperature
Thermal Energy
Temperature
Metal Resistance versus Temperature Devices
Metal Resistance versus Temperature
Resistance versus Temperature Approximations
Resistance-Temperature Detectors
Thermistors
Semiconductor Resistance versus Temperature
Thermistor Characteristics
Thermocouples
Thermoelectric Effects
Thermocouple Characteristics
Thermocouple Sensors
Other Thermal Sensors
Bimetal Strips
Gas Thermometers
Vapor-Pressure Thermometers
Liquid-Expansion Thermometers
Solid-State Temperature Sensors
Design Considerations
Mechanical Sensors
Displacement, Location, or Position Sensors
Potentiometric Sensors
Capacitive and Inductive Sensors
Variable-Reluctance Sensors
Level Sensors
Strain Sensors
Strain and Stress
Strain Gauge Principles
Metal Strain Gauges
Semiconductor Strain Gauges (SGs)
Load Cells
Motion Sensors
Types of Motion
Accelerometer Principles
Types of Accelerometers
Applications
Pressure Sensors
Pressure Principles
Pressure Sensors (p > 1 atmosphere)
Pressure Sensors (p < 1 atmosphere)
Flow Sensors
Solid-Flow Measurement
Liquid Flow
Optical Sensors

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