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Instrumentation Reference Book

The discipline of instrumentation has grown appreciably in recent years because of advances in sensor technology and in the interconnectivity of sensors, computers and control systems. This 4e of the<I> Instrumentation Reference Book</I> embraces the equipment and systems used to detect, track and store data related to physical, chemical, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of materials, systems and operations. While traditionally a key area within mechanical and industrial engineering, understanding this greater and more complex use of sensing and monitoring controls and systems is essential for a wide variety of engineering areas--from manufacturing to chemical processing to aerospace operations to even the everyday automobile.

In turn, this has meant that the automation of manufacturing, process industries, and even building and infrastructure construction has been improved dramatically. And now with remote wireless instrumentation, heretofore inaccessible or widely dispersed operations and procedures can be automatically monitored and controlled. This already well-established reference work will reflect these dramatic changes with improved and expanded coverage of the traditional domains of instrumentation as well as the cutting-edge areas of digital integration of complex sensor/control systems.

Mechanical Engineers; Chemical Engineers; Electrical Engineers; Environmental Engineers; Civil Engineers; Biomedical Engineers; Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineers

Hardbound, 928 Pages

Published: December 2009

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-8308-1


  • "The book presents a huge range of techniques for measurement of mechanical and electrical properties, temperature, chemical composition, and radiation, and includes the theory and basic working knowledge required to apply the techniques…. Process, automation, and instrumentation engineers, technicians, and anyone working in the instrumentation or automation fields will find this book a useful one-stop source covering a wide variety of measurement techniques."--IEEE Electrical Insulation


  • PrefacesList of ContributorsIntroductionPart 1: The Automation Knowledge Base1. The Automation Practicum2. Basic Principles3. Measurement methods, reliability and asset management4. Training and Education5. Maintenance and repair Part 2: Mechanical Measurements1. Measurement of Flow2. Measurement of Viscosity3. Measurement of Length4. Measurement of Strain5. Measurement of Level and Volume6. Vibration7. Measurement of Force8. Measurement of Density9. Measurement of Pressure10. Measurement of Vacuum11. Particle Sizing12. Fiber optics in sensor instrumentation13. Nanotechnology for sensors14. Microprocessor-based and intelligent transmitters15. Wireless sensors and networksPart 3: Measurement of Temperature and Chemical Composition1. Temperature measurement2. Chemical Analysis- Introduction3. Chemical Analysis- Spectroscopy4. Chemical Analysis- Electrochemical techniques5. Chemical Analysis- Gas analysis6. Chemical Analysis- moisture measurement7. Chemical Analysis- online systems, NeSSI and sampling techniques8. PAT (Process Analyzer Technology initiative)Part 4: Electrical and Radiation Measurements1. Electrical measurements2. Optical measurements3. Nuclear instrumentation technology4. Measurements employing nuclear techniques5. Non Destructive Testing6. Positive Material Identification7. Noise measurementPart 5: Controllers, Actuators and Final Control Elements1. Field controllers, hardware and software2. Advanced Control for the Plant Floor3. Discrete and Sequential Control4. Motion control5. Cables and connectors6. Batch process control7. Valves, actuators and final control elementsPart 6: Automation and Control Systems1. Design principles and equipment selection for sequential and discrete automation2. Design and selection of field instruments and final control elements for continuous and batch process control3. Principles of industrial networking and fieldbuses4. SCADA and telemetry systems5. Using field controllers, PLCs and PACs6. Instrument installation and commissioning7. Design principles for control rooms and operator stations8. Selecting and specifying a control system9. Safety instrumented systems and plant floor safety10. Security for the industrial enterprisePart 7: Manufacturing Execution Systems1. Project planning and execution2. Modeling the plant floor and the enterprise3. Data analysis and connection4. Networking for MES5. MES-IT integration


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