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Process/industrial instruments and controls handbook
McMillan, Gregory K., 1946-
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw Hill, 1999.
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1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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The latest methods for increasing process efficiency, production rate, and quality. Award-winning editor Greg McMillan has loaded Process/Industrial Instruments and Controls Handbook, Fifth Edition, with advice from top technical experts to help you tackle process instrument and control assignments confidently and solve problems efficiently. This major revision of the bestselling on-the-job toolkit includes time-saving tables,selection ratings, key points, rules of thumb and hundreds of topic-defining illustrations. Updated to mirror the most common industry practices, it brings you up to speed on smart instrumentation and the latest advances sparked by increased power and miniaturization of the microprocessor. Thorough coverage of the Windows NT platform and Fieldbus... distributed control systems and field-based systems...knowledge-based operator training...instrument maintenance cost reduction and an overview of the ISA/IEC Fieldbus Standard help you get the most out of these major shifts in technology.

Table of Contents

Section 1. Introductory Reviewp. 1
Section 2. Control System Fundamentalsp. 1
Control Principlesp. 4
Techniques for Process Controlp. 30
Basic Control Algorithmsp. 57
Safety in Instrumentation and Control Systemsp. 83
Section 3. Controllersp. 1
Distributed Control Systemsp. 6
Programmable Controllersp. 32
Stand-Alone Controllersp. 50
Hydraulic Controllersp. 57
Batch Process Controlp. 70
Automatic Blending Systemsp. 85
Distributed Numerical Control and Networkingp. 91
Computers and Controlsp. 100
Manufacturing Message Specificationp. 134
Field-Based Systemsp. 162
Section 4. Process Variables--Field Instrumentationp. 1
Temperature Systemsp. 8
Fluid Pressure Systemsp. 47
Industrial Weighing and Density Systemsp. 188
Humidity and Moisture Systemsp. 194
Section 5. Geometric and Motion Sensorsp. 1
Metrology, Position, Displacement, Thickness and Surface Texture Measurementp. 5
Magnetostrictive Linear Position Sensorsp. 38
Object Detectors and Machine Visionp. 65
Flat Web (Sheet) Measurement and Controlp. 92
Speed, Velocity and Acceleration Instrumentationp. 96
Vibration Measurementp. 111
Section 6. Real-Time Analytical Composition Measurements for Input to Process Controlp. 1
Introductionp. 6
Concentration Measurement Technology and Devicesp. 10
pH Measurement: Theory and Realityp. 23
Optical Concentration Transducersp. 55
Ultraviolet/Visible Absorption Analysisp. 70
Sample Extraction, Conditioning, and Preparation for On-Line Analysis (Continuous Sample Flow versus Discrete Sampling)p. 83
System Control and Managing Datap. 104
Calibration and Validationp. 112
Application Examplesp. 130
Section 7. Control Communicationsp. 1
Data Signal Handling in Computerized Systemsp. 2
Noise and Wiring in Data Signal Handlingp. 27
Industrial Control Networksp. 34
Section 8. Operator Interfacep. 1
Operator Interface--Design Rationalep. 2
Cognitive Skills and Process Controlp. 11
Distributed Display Architecturep. 22
Knowledge-Based Operator Trainingp. 31
Intelligent Alarmsp. 37
Section 9. Valves, Servos, Motors, and Robotsp. 1
Process Control Valvesp. 5
Control Value Cavitation: An Overviewp. 63
Control Valve Noisep. 75
Servomotor Technology in Motion Control Systemsp. 82
Solid-State Variable Speed Drivesp. 107
Robotsp. 123
Current-to-Pressure Transducers for Control-Valve Actuationp. 139
Section 10. Process Control Improvementp. 1
World-Class Manufacturingp. 7
Plant Analysis, Design, and Tuning for Uniform Manufacturingp. 17
Control Valve Responsep. 61
Process Impactp. 70
Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques to Reduce the Maintenance Costs of Field Instrumentationp. 86
New Developments in Analytical Measurementsp. 107
Fundamentals of the Quantitative NMRp. 135
The Improvement of Advanced Regulatory Control Systemsp. 170
Multivariable Predictive Control and Real-time Optimizationp. 190
Neural Networksp. 222
Section 11. Standards Overviewp. 1
Safety Instrumented (Interlock) Systemsp. 3
An Overview of the ISA/IEC Fieldbusp. 14
Batch Control: Applying the S88.01 Standardp. 35
Indexp. 1