Overview of Industrial Process Automation

Overview of Industrial Process Automation

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Overview of Industrial Process Automation, Second Edition, introduces the basics of philosophy, technology, terminology, and practices of modern automation systems through the presentation of updated examples, illustrations, case studies, and images.

This updated edition adds new developments in the automation domain, and its reorganization of chapters and appendixes provides better continuity and seamless knowledge transfer. Manufacturing and chemical engineers involved in factory and process automation, and students studying industrial automation will find this book to be a great, comprehensive resource for further explanation and study.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 492 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 790g
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0128053542
  • 9780128053546

Table of contents

1. Why Automation?

2. Automation System Structure

3. Instrumentation Subsystems

4. Human Interface Subsystem

5. Control Subsystem

6. Automation Strategies

7. Programmable Control Subsystems

8. Data Acquisition and Control Unit: Hardware

9. Data Acquisition and Control Unit: Software

10. Advanced Human Interface

11. Types of Automation Systems

12. Special-Purpose Data Acquisition and Control Units

13. System Availability Enhancements

14. Common Configurations

15. Customization

16. Data Communication and Networking

17. Fieldbus Technology

18. Safety Systems

19. Management of Industrial Processes

20. Information Technology-Operation Technology Convergence

21. Concluding Remarks
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About Sharma

Dr. Sharma is an industrial automation professional by education, qualification, and practice. He worked in the automation industry for over 33 years (25 years in ABB India) followed by academic institutions promoting automation education and training. He has totally dedicated himself to teach/train people in industry and academic institutions in current philosophy, technology, terminology, and practices in automation. He has several articles to his credit in automation education and training in automation magazines.
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