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Overview

The perennially bestselling third edition of Norman A. Anderson's Instrumentation for Process Measurement and Control provides an outstanding and practical reference for both students and practitioners. It introduces the fields of process measurement and feedback control and bridges the gap between basic technology and more sophisticated systems. Keeping mathematics to a minimum, the material meets the needs of the instrumentation engineer or technician who must learn how equipment operates. I t covers pneumatic and electronic control systems, actuators and valves, control loop adjustment, combination control systems, and process computers and simulation

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Introduces the fields of process measurement and feedback control, bridging the gap between basic technology and more sophisticated systems, for students and professionals. Mathematics is kept to a minimum throughout sections on feedback process control, pneumatic and electronic control systems, actuators and valves, control loop adjustment and analysis, combination control systems, and process computers and simulation. Includes multiple choice questions and answers, and a glossary. This third edition contains material on new equipment in the field. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849398711
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/22/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

FEEDBACK ON PROCESS CONTROL
Introduction to Process Control
Process/Pressure Measuring Instruments
Level and Density Measurements
Flow Measurement
Temperature and Humidity Measurements
Analytical Measurements
PNEUMATIC AND ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEMS
The Feedback Control Loop
Pneumatic Control Mechanisms
Electronic (Analog) Control Systems
ACTUATORS AND VALVES
Actuators
Control Valves
CONTROL LOOP ADJUSTMENT AND ANALYSIS
Controller Adjustments
Step-Analysis Method of Finding Time Constant
Frequency Response Analysis
COMBINATION CONTROL SYSTEMS
Split-Range, Auto-Selector, Ratio, and Cascade Systems
Feedforward Control
PROCESS COMPUTERS AND SIMULATION
Computer Interface and Hardware
Computer Software and Operation
Programmed Control Systems
Constructing and Instrumenting Real and Simulated Processes
APPENDIX
GLOSSARY
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2000

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    I have been working in Instrumentation for 22 years and this one of the best text books on the subject I have come accross, I am always using it as a reference. It covers just about every aspect of instrumentation and on a technicians level, 2 year degree.

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