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Instrumentation reference book
4th ed.
Publication Information:
Amsterdam, NE. ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann/Elsevier, c2010.
Physical Description:
xxii, 905 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
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30000010283815 QC53 I574 2010 f Open Access Book Book

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The discipline of instrumentation has grown appreciably in recent years because of advances in sensor technology and in the interconnectivity of sensors, computers and control systems. This 4e of the Instrumentation Reference Book 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, understanding this greater and more complex use of sensing and monitoring controls and systems is essential for a wide variety of engineering areas--from manufacturing to chemical processing to aerospace operations to even the everyday automobile.

In turn, this has meant that the automation of manufacturing, process industries, and even building and infrastructure construction has been improved dramatically. And now with remote wireless instrumentation, heretofore inaccessible or widely dispersed operations and procedures can be automatically monitored and controlled. This already well-established reference work will reflect these dramatic changes with improved and expanded coverage of the traditional domains of instrumentation as well as the cutting-edge areas of digital integration of complex sensor/control systems.

Author Notes

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

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Part 1 The Automation Knowledge Base
1 The Automation Practicum
2 Basic Principles
3 Measurement methods, reliability and asset management
4 Training and Education
5 Maintenance and repair
Part 2 Mechanical Measurements
1 Measurement of Flow
2 Measurement of Viscosity
3 Measurement of Length
4 Measurement of Strain
5 Measurement of Level and Volume
6 Vibration
7 Measurement of Force
8 Measurement of Density
9 Measurement of Pressure
10 Measurement of Vacuum
11 Particle Sizing
12 Fiber optics in sensor instrumentation
13 Nanotechnology for sensors
14 Microprocessor-based and intelligent transmitters
15 Wireless sensors and networks
Part 3 Measurement of Temperature and Chemical Composition
1 Temperature measurement
2 Chemical Analysis- Introduction
3 Chemical Analysis- Spectroscopy
4 Chemical Analysis- Electrochemical techniques
5 Chemical Analysis- Gas analysis
6 Chemical Analysis- moisture measurement
7 Chemical Analysis- online systems, NeSSI and sampling techniques
8 PAT (Process Analyzer Technology initiative)
Part 4 Electrical and Radiation Measurements
1 Electrical measurements
2 Optical measurements
3 Nuclear instrumentation technology
4 Measurements employing nuclear techniques
5 Non Destructive Testing
6 Positive Material Identification
7 Noise measurement
Part 5 Controllers, Actuators and Final Control Elements
1 Field controllers, hardware and software
2 Advanced Control for the Plant Floor
3 Discrete and Sequential Control
4 Motion control
5 Cables and connectors
6 Batch process control
7 Valves, actuators and final control elements
Part 6 Automation and Control Systems
1 Design principles and equipment selection for sequential and discrete automation
2 Design and selection of field instruments and final control elements for continuous and batch process control
3 Principles of industrial networking and fieldbuses
4 SCADA and telemetry systems
5 Using field controllers, PLCs and PACs
6 Instrument installation and commissioning
7 Design principles for control rooms and operator stations
8 Selecting and specifying a control system
9 Safety instrumented systems and plant floor safety
10 Security for the industrial enterprise
Part 7 Manufacturing Execution Systems
1 Project planning and execution
2 Modeling the plant floor and the enterprise
3 Data analysis and connection
4 Networking for MES
5 MES-IT integration