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Pearson Publishing and the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT) have partnered to publish a series of books designed to aid in the education and development of technicians in the field of Process Technology. These books, which are based on a set of nationally identified objectives, are designed to address the core needs of both industry and education. Process Technology Instrumentation is a 24 chapter book intended for use in community colleges, technical colleges, universities and corporate settings in which process instrumentation is taught. This book includes a variety of topics including control loops, symbology, troubleshooting, and safety systems. Educators in many disciplines will find these materials a complete reference for both theory and practical application. Readers will find this book to be a valuable resource throughout their process technology career.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137004133
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 5/5/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 148,482
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Instrumentation

Chapter 2: Process Variables, Elements and Instruments: PRESSURE

Chapter 3: Process Variables, Elements and Instruments: TEMPERATURE

Chapter 4: Process Variables, Elements and Instruments: LEVEL

Chapter 5: Process Variables, Elements and Instruments: FLOW

Chapter 6: Process Variables, Elements and Instruments: ANALYTICAL

Chapter 7: Miscellaneous Measuring Devices

Chapter 8: Introduction to Control Loops: Simple Loop Theory

Chapter 9: Control Loops: Primary Sensors, Transmitters, and Transducers

Chapter 10: Control Loops: Controllers and Final Control Element Overview

Chapter 11: Control Loops: Control Valves and Regulators

Chapter 12: Symbology: Process Diagrams and Instrument Sketching

Chapter 13: Instrumentation Troubleshooting

Chapter 14: Switches, Relays and Annunciators

Chapter 15: Signal Transmission and Conversion

Chapter 16: Controllers

Chapter 17: Control Schemes

Chapter 18: Advanced Control Schemes

Chapter 19: Introduction to Digital Control

Chapter 20: Programmable Logic Control (PLC)

Chapter 21: Distributed Control System (DCS)

Chapter 22: Instrument Power Supply

Chapter 23: Emergency Shutdown (ESD), Interlocks, and Protective Devices

Chapter 24: Instrumentation Malfunctions

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