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Instrumentation Reference Book

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ISBN-10: 0750683082

ISBN-13: 9780750683081

Edition: 4th 2010

Authors: Walt Boyes

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Instrumentation embraces the equipment and systems used to detect, track and store data related to physical, chemical, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of materials, systems and operations. While traditionally a key area within mechanical and industrial engineering, it also has a strong presence in electrical, chemical, civil and environmental engineering, biomedical and aerospace engineering. The discipline of Instrumentation has grown appreciably in recent years because of advances in sensor technology and in the inter-connectivity of sensors, computers and control systems. In turn, this has meant that the automation of manufacturing, process industries, and even building and…    
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 12/23/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 928
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.598
Language: English

Walt Boyes serves as Director of Electronic Publications for ISA, the International Society for Measurement and Control and as Vice President of the Seattle Section, ISAas EPubs Director, he is responsible for overseeing of ISA Online, the online presence of the society, as well as all other electronic publishing endeavors of the Society. He also provides consulting services in the fields of sales management, marketing, and new product development through MP Consultants

List of Contributors
The Automation Knowledge Base
The Automation Practicum
Basic Principles
Measurement methods, reliability and asset management
Training and Education
Maintenance and repair
Mechanical Measurements
Measurement of Flow
Measurement of Viscosity
Measurement of Length
Measurement of Strain
Measurement of Level and Volume
Measurement of Force
Measurement of Density
Measurement of Pressure
Measurement of Vacuum
Particle Sizing
Fiber optics in sensor instrumentation
Nanotechnology for sensors
Microprocessor-based and intelligent transmitters
Wireless sensors and networks
Measurement of Temperature and Chemical Composition
Temperature measurement
Chemical Analysis- Introduction
Chemical Analysis- Spectroscopy
Chemical Analysis- Electrochemical techniques
Chemical Analysis- Gas analysis
Chemical Analysis- moisture measurement
Chemical Analysis- online systems, NeSSI and sampling techniques
PAT (Process Analyzer Technology initiative)
Electrical and Radiation Measurements
Electrical measurements
Optical measurements
Nuclear instrumentation technology
Measurements employing nuclear techniques
Non Destructive Testing
Positive Material Identification
Noise measurement
Controllers, Actuators and Final Control Elements
Field controllers, hardware and software
Advanced Control for the Plant Floor
Discrete and Sequential Control
Motion control
Cables and connectors
Batch process control
Valves, actuators and final control elements
Automation and Control Systems
Design principles and equipment selection for sequential and discrete automation
Design and selection of field instruments and final control elements for continuous and batch process control
Principles of industrial networking and fieldbuses
SCADA and telemetry systems
Using field controllers, PLCs and PACs
Instrument installation and commissioning
Design principles for control rooms and operator stations
Selecting and specifying a control system
Safety instrumented systems and plant floor safety
Security for the industrial enterprise
Manufacturing Execution Systems
Project planning and execution
Modeling the plant floor and the enterprise
Data analysis and connection
Networking for MES
MES-IT integration