Instrumentation in Process Control - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408702935, 9781483163352

Instrumentation in Process Control

1st Edition

Authors: E. J. Wightman
eBook ISBN: 9781483163352
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 380
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST
× DRM-Free

Easy - Download and start reading immediately. There’s no activation process to access eBooks; all eBooks are fully searchable, and enabled for copying, pasting, and printing.

Flexible - Read on multiple operating systems and devices. Easily read eBooks on smart phones, computers, or any eBook readers, including Kindle.

Open - Buy once, receive and download all available eBook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (for Kindle).

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


Instrumentation in Process Control details the elements of transducers utilized in doing various measurements. The book also deals with the problems in data gathering from physical processes. The text also examines the different schemes of relaying or showing the data and compares the many ways by which data could be processed. The first chapter opens with an introduction to the study; it then proceeds to talk about primary measurements and notes the importance of selecting the transducer, having precision in measurements, and having a properly designed system. This chapter also presents various tips with regards to a better measurement and data handling. Chapter 2 is about interpreting a transducer's performance, while the next several chapters revolve around measurements. Measurements discussed include those for temperature, pressure, liquid density, displacement, and flow. The book highlights in Chapter 8 the tachometry and provides in Chapters 9 and 10 the lessons on analogue-to-digital conversions. The last three chapters are reserved for computing corrections, data transmission, and digital control techniques, including the fundamentals of these concepts. The text is a great reference and beneficial for students, teachers, researchers, and casual readers, as the book offers a wide information on instrumentation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Objectives Primary Measurements Computing Corrections Data Transmission and Recording System Applications Chapter 2 Transducer Performance Introduction Definitions of Terms Interpreting Performance Specification Graphical Interpretation of Transducer Performance Measurement Techniques Signal Interference Practical Methods of Minimizing Interference The Overall System Chapter 3 Temperature Measurement Introduction Thermocouples Resistance Thermometry Thermistors Advantages and Disadvantages Chapter 4 Pressure Measurement Introduction Calibration Standards Terminology Potentiometric-Type Transducers Differential Transducers and Variable-Reluctance Type Transducers Strain-Gauge Pressure Transducers Force-Balance Transducers Solid-State Pressure Transducers Transducer Selection Chapter 5 Liquid Density Measurement Introduction Application Problems Sperry Gravitymaster Solartron Vibrating Tube Densitometer Agar Vibrating Spool Densitometer Linearizing Problems Chapter 6 Displacement Measurement Introduction Potentiometric Displacement Transducers Linear Voltage Differential Transformers Synchro Transformers Digital Decoding Transducers Applications Chapter 7 Flow Measuring Systems Introduction Differential Pressure-Related Systems Turbine Meters Electromagnetic Flowmeters Positive Displacement Meters Mass Flow Measurement Advantages and Disadvantages Chapter 8 Tachometry Introduction D.C. Tachometry A.C. Tachometry Digital Tachometry Digital Counting Techniques Accuracy and Reliability of Tachometers Chapter 9 Analogue-to-Digital Conversion Introduction Signal Conditioning and Amplification Fundamentals of Electronic


No. of pages:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1972
eBook ISBN:

About the Author

E. J. Wightman

Ratings and Reviews