Description

Engineering control systems are systems used to maintain or obtain a desired result, e.g. thermostat control used with central heating to maintain temperature. Instrumentation systems are the systems used to determine the value required within the control system. If set incorrectly, control systems can be extremely dangerous, and as such, this is an essential area of study for engineering students, especially in relation to the process control, automation, production and manufacturing sectors. Bill Bolton provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of modern instrumentation and control, including examples of the latest devices, techniques and applications. Coverage includes crucial health and safety considerations, and practical issues such as noise reduction, maintenance and testing. An ideal text for all introductory level undergraduate courses, the book is fully in line with latest syllabus requirements, and covers, in full, the two Instrumentation & Control units of the new Higher National Engineering syllabus from Edexcel.

Details

No. of pages:
352
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
eBook ISBN:
9780080470399
Print ISBN:
9780750664325

About the authors

William Bolton

Former Lecturer at Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK, and now retired, William Bolton has worked in industry and academia as a senior lecturer in a college of technology, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics team, an adviser to a British government aid project in Brazil on technical education, as a UNESCO consultant in Argentina and Thailand, and as Head of Research and Development at the Business and Technician Education Council. He has written many engineering textbooks, including Mechatronics, 4th ed., Engineering Science, 5th ed., Higher Engineering Science, 2nd ed., Mechanical Science, 3rd ed., and Instrumentation and Control Systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Lecturer, Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK

William Bolton

Former Lecturer at Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK, and now retired, William Bolton has worked in industry and academia as a senior lecturer in a college of technology, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics team, an adviser to a British government aid project in Brazil on technical education, as a UNESCO consultant in Argentina and Thailand, and as Head of Research and Development at the Business and Technician Education Council. He has written many engineering textbooks, including Mechatronics, 4th ed., Engineering Science, 5th ed., Higher Engineering Science, 2nd ed., Mechanical Science, 3rd ed., and Instrumentation and Control Systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Lecturer, Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK

Reviews

“The author has done a great job in condensing fundamental control theory into a practical text suitable for undergraduate studies in engineering…The book is interesting because the author not only details the fundamentals behind the operation but also shows how these devices are used in real applications.” – IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Dec. 2005