Automatic Control for Food Processing Systems / Edition 1

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Process control is a significant topic for all engineers responsible f or industrial processing operations. This book introduces the reader t o the range of process control techniques as applied to food and agric ultural systems. It begins with an introduction to process modeling an d control. Fundamental methods of process control are carefully explai ned in sections from dynamic modeling to control designing and impleme ntation. The different methods of process control are accompanied by e xamples of application specific to food and agricultural industries.

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Moreira (agricultural engineering, Texas A&M University) addresses control problems in the food industry, providing the food engineer and scientist background information and guidance with which to evaluate the potential of automatic control in food processing systems. The book offers basic concepts and describes food processing systems, including food extrusion systems, deep-fat frying, brew kettle operations, and pasteurization. Specific chapters discuss process dynamics modeling, multivariable systems, model predictive control, adaptive control, statistical process control, intelligent controllers, and instrumentation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834217812
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: Food Engineering Series
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Food Processing Systems. Background. Process Dynamics Modeling. Multivariate Systems. Model Predictive Control. Adaptive Control. Statistical Process Control and Intelligent Controllers. Instrumentation.

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