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Overview

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO AUTOMATED PROCESS CONTROL AND MEASURMENT SYSTEMS

Basic, clear, and concise, Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control provides students with the perfect bridge between the theories and principles found in most textbooks and the practical knowledge gained on the factory floor. Drawing upon years of experience as an engineer and educator, William Dunn offers a practical and easy- to-use guide that meets the needs of technicians and engineers working or training in any process control function.

The text provides a thorough exposition of electrical components -- both analog and digital -- pneumatics, actuators, and regulators and details their application to the industrial process. Each chapter is written in a clear, logically organized manner and contains an abundance of realistic problems, examples, and illustrations to challenge the students to think and encourage them to apply this fundamental body of knowledge to the solution of practical problems.

Fundamentals of Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control features:

  • Practical perspectives on pneumatics, electronic instruments, and digital logic devices
  • Fundamental electrical components and digital signaling and transmission
  • Inside-the-device explanations of all major types of sensors and actuators
  • Both English and metric units

THE COVERAGE NEEDED TO BECOME AN INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION TECHNOLOGIST:

Introduction and Review
• Basic Electrical Components
• AC Electricity
• Electronics
• Pressure
• Level
• Flow
• Temperature and Heat
• Humidity, Density, Viscosity, and pH
• Other Sensors
• Actuators and Control
• Signal Conditioning
• Signal Transmission
• Process Control
• P & ID (Pipe and Identification Diagrams)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071457354
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/31/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 423,418
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

William Dunn has B.Sc. in physics from the University of London, graduating with honors, he also has a B.S.E.E. He has over 40 years industrial experience in management, marketing support, customer interfacing, and advanced product development in systems and microelectronic and micromachined sensor development. Most recently he taught industrial instrumentation, and digital logic at Ouachita Technical College as an adjunct professor. Previously he was with Motorola Semiconductor Product Sector working in advanced product development, designing micromachined sensors and transducers. He holds some 15 patents in sensor design, and has presented some 20 technical papers in sensor design and application.
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Table of Contents

PREFACE

Chapter 1: Introduction and Review

Chapter 2: Basic Electrical Components

Chapter 3: AC Electricity

Chapter 4: Electronics

Chapter 5: Pressure

Chapter 6: Level

Chapter 7: Flow

Chapter 8: Temperature and Heat

Chapter 9: Humidity, Density, Viscosity, and pH

Chapter 10: Other Sensors

Chapter 11: Actuators and Control

Chapter 12: Signal Conditioning

Chapter 13: Signal Transmission

Chapter 14: Process Control

Chapter 15: Documentation and Symbols
APPENDIX A: ANSWERS TO ODD NUMBERED PROBLEMS
APPENDIX B: THERMOCOUPLE TABLES
APPENDIX C: REFERENCES AND INFORMATION RESOURCES
APPENDIX D: ABBREVIATIONS
GLOSSARY
ANSWERS TO ODD-NUMBERED QUESTIONS
INDEX
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