Modern Distributed Control Systems: A comprehensive coverage of DCS technologies and standards

Modern Distributed Control Systems: A comprehensive coverage of DCS technologies and standards

by Dr. Moustafa Elshafei


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The fast pace of the advancement of the technologies involved in the modern Distributed Control Systems demands from the control and instrumentation professionals and process engineers to be proficient in the highly complex and fast-moving areas of computer hardware and software, and to cope with the developments in their own field. This book is intended to be an up-to-date reference source for professionals or textbook for graduate and postgraduate students. It provides information to assist the designers, users and maintenance staff of DCS in understanding how these systems function, and addresses important issues in the design, implementation, and operation of DCS systems. The book updates the readers on the recent technological developments, future directions, and the recently established standards related to the engineering and operations of DCS.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781535103855
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/15/2016
Pages: 478
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

Dr. Moustafa Elshafei is a Professor of Control and Instrumentation Systems Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He received his Ph.D. (with Dean List) from McGill University, Canada, in Electrical Engineering in 1982. Since then, he has accumulated over 34 years of both academic and industrial experience. He is a sole inventor/coinventor of over 20 US and international patents. He has published 250 publications in international journals, conferences, and technical reports, in addition to three books and several book chapters. He initiated/participated in may funded projects by Saudi ARAMCO, SABIC, KACST, NSTIP, YOKOGAWA, and KFUPM.
Dr. Elshafei taught DCS systems at KFUPM at the graduate level, as well as senior undergraduate level during the last 8 years. He establishing a DCS teaching and training Lab. The lab includes Yokogawa Stardom PAC and CENTUM VP training simulator, Honeywell Experion 400 with 10 workstations and two servers, ABB AC800M with 10 workstations, and Siemens SIMATIC PCS7 training system for university education. He also helped in establishing a research lab for Networked Computer Control.
Dr. Elshafei research interest includes intelligent instrumentation, and process modeling, control, and optimization. Dr. Elshafei is a member of IEEE, SPE, and ISA.

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