Overview of Industrial Process Automation book cover

Overview of Industrial Process Automation

Man-made or industrial processes, localised or geographically distributed, need be automated in order to ensure they produce quality, consistent, and cost-effective goods or services. Automation systems for these processes broadly consist of instrumentation, control, human interface, and communication subsystems.

This book introduces the basics of philosophy, technology, terminology, and practices of modern automation systems with simple illustrations and examples.


Students and lecturers in Information Technology and Instrumentation Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Hardbound, 320 Pages

Published: August 2011

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-415779-8


    1. Why automation?
    2. Automation system structure
    3. Instrumentation subsystem
    4. Control subsystem
    5. Human interface subsystem
    6. Automation strategies
    7. Programmable control subsystem
    8. Hardware structure of controller
    9. Software structure of controller
    10. Programming of controller
    11. Advanced human interface
    12. Types of automation systems
    13. Special purpose controllers
    14. System availability
    15. Common configurations
    16. Advanced Input/Output system
    17. Concluding remarks


    1. Appendix A - Hardwired control subsystem
    2. Appendix B- Processor
    3. Appendix C - Hardware-software interfacing
    4. Appendix D - Instruction set of processor
    5. Appendix E - Basics of programming
    6. Appendix F - Advanced control strategies
    7. Appendix G - Power supply system
    8. Appendix H - Further reading


advert image