Instrumentation for Process Measurement and Control

Instrumentation for Process Measurement and Control


By (author) Norman A. Anderson

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  • Publisher: CRC Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 244mm x 30mm | 839g
  • Publication date: 22 October 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Bosa Roca
  • ISBN 10: 0849398711
  • ISBN 13: 9780849398711
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: glossary, bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 345,833

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The perennially bestselling third edition of Norman A. Anderson's Instrumentation for Process Measurement and Control provides an outstanding and practical reference for both students and practitioners. It introduces the fields of process measurement and feedback control and bridges the gap between basic technology and more sophisticated systems. Keeping mathematics to a minimum, the material meets the needs of the instrumentation engineer or technician who must learn how equipment operates. I t covers pneumatic and electronic control systems, actuators and valves, control loop adjustment, combination control systems, and process computers and simulation

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Table of contents

FEEDBACK ON PROCESS CONTROL Introduction to Process Control Process/Pressure Measuring Instruments Level and Density Measurements Flow Measurement Temperature and Humidity Measurements Analytical Measurements PNEUMATIC AND ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEMS The Feedback Control Loop Pneumatic Control Mechanisms Electronic (Analog) Control Systems ACTUATORS AND VALVES Actuators Control Valves CONTROL LOOP ADJUSTMENT AND ANALYSIS Controller Adjustments Step-Analysis Method of Finding Time Constant Frequency Response Analysis COMBINATION CONTROL SYSTEMS Split-Range, Auto-Selector, Ratio, and Cascade Systems Feedforward Control PROCESS COMPUTERS AND SIMULATION Computer Interface and Hardware Computer Software and Operation Programmed Control Systems Constructing and Instrumenting Real and Simulated Processes APPENDIX GLOSSARY ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX