Instrumentation Reference Book - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780750671231, 9780080478531

Instrumentation Reference Book

3rd Edition

Authors: Walt Boyes
eBook ISBN: 9780080478531
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750671231
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 19th November 2002
Page Count: 1062
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Instrumentation is not a clearly defined subject, having a 'fuzzy' boundary with a number of other disciplines. Often categorized as either 'techniques' or 'applications' this book addresses the various applications that may be needed with reference to the practical techniques that are available for the instrumentation or measurement of a specific physical quantity or quality. This makes it of direct interest to anyone working in the process, control and instrumentation fields where these measurements are essential.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive and authoritative collection of technical information

  • Written by a collection of specialist contributors

  • Updated to include chapters on the fieldbus standards, reliability, EMC, 'virtual instrumentation', fibre optics, smart and intelligent transmitters, analyzers, level and flow meters, and many more


Instrumentation Engineers; Industrial Engineers; Control Engineers

Table of Contents

Part 1 - Mechanical Measurements; Measurement of Flow; Measurement of Viscosity; Measurement of Length; Measurement of Strain; Measurement of Level and Volume; Vibration; Measurement of Force; Measurement of Density; Measurement of Pressure; Measurement of Vacuum; Particle Sizing; Fibre Optics in Sensor Instrumentation; Microprocessor based and Intelligent Transmitters; Part 2 - Measurement of Temperature and Chemical Composition; Temperature Measurement; Chemical Analysis—Introduction; Chemical Analysis—Spectroscopy; Chemical Analysis--Electrochemical Techniques; Chemical Analysis--Gas Analysis; Chemical Analysis--Moisture Measurement; Part 3 - Electrical and Radiation Measurements; Electrical Measurements; Optical Measurements; Nuclear Instrumentation Technology; Measurements Employing Nuclear Techniques; Non-Destructive Testing; Noise Measurement; Part 4 - Instrumentation Systems; Design and Construction of Instruments; Instrument Installation and Commissioning; Sampling; Telemetry; Display and Recording; Pneumatic Instrumentation; Reliability in Instrumentation and Control; Safety; History of Instrumentation; EMC; Part 5 - Further Scientific and Technical Information; Trigonometric Functions and General Formulae; Statistics; Quantities and Units; Electricity; Light; Radiation; Connectors; Noise and Communication; Appendices; General Instrumentation Books; Professional Societies and Associations; The Institute of Measurement and Control; The Instrument Society of America; Index


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About the Author

Walt Boyes

Walt Boyes serves as Director of Electronic Publications for ISA, the International Society for Measurement and Control and as Vice President of the Seattle Section, ISAas EPubs Director, he is responsible for overseeing of ISA Online, the online presence of the society, as well as all other electronic publishing endeavors of the Society. He also provides consulting services in the fields of sales management, marketing, and new product development through MP Consultants

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Principal in Spitzer and Boyes, LLC


...a solid analysis of measurement and instrumentation fundamentals...provides basic insights to a number of emerging areas. - Control Magazine, 2003

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