A Real-Time Approach to Process Control

A Real-Time Approach to Process Control

by William Y. Svrcek, Donald P. Mahoney, Brent R. Young
     
 

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“Would appeal to practising engineers due to its ‘hands on’ feel for the subject matter. But more importantly, the authors present these concepts as fundamentals of chemical engineering, in a way that is consistent with how professors teach at the universities.” (Chemical Engineering Process (CEP), November

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Review of previous editions

“Would appeal to practising engineers due to its ‘hands on’ feel for the subject matter. But more importantly, the authors present these concepts as fundamentals of chemical engineering, in a way that is consistent with how professors teach at the universities.” (Chemical Engineering Process (CEP), November 2006, AIChE)

With resources at a premium and ecological concerns paramount, the need for clean, efficient and low-cost processes is one of the most critical challenges facing chemical engineers. The ability to control these processes, optimising one, two or several variables, has the potential to simultaneously drive substantial gains in throughput and quality, as well as reductions in resources, rework and scrap.

Building on the success of the previous editions, this new third edition of A Real-Time Approach to Process Control employs both real industry practice and process control education without the use of complex or highly mathematical techniques, providing a more practical and applied approach.

Updated throughout, this edition:

  • Includes a brand new chapter on Model Predictive Control (MPC)
  • Now includes wireless and web-based technologies
  • Has a substantially updated chapter on Hardware
  • Covers bio-related systems
  • Describes Fieldbus Technology
  • Details Virtual plant process control exercises using a state-of-the-art process simulator
  • Includes PowerPoint slides and solutions to Workshop problems on the accompanying website: http://www.wiley.com/go/svrcek-real-time-3e

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Booknews
This textbook for senior chemical engineering students provides a hands-on introduction to process control by using only time-based representations of the process and the associated instrumentation and control. The discussion covers process design versus controllability trade-offs, computer simulation, control loop configurations, tuning, and techniques for the control of vessels and distillation columns. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119993872
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/10/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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