Table of Contents

Dedication

Foreword

About the Author

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Why Automation?

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Physical Process

1.3. Types of Industrial Processes

1.4. Industry Classification

1.5. Process Automation System

1.6. Needs Met by Automation

1.7. Benefits of Automation

1.8. Automation Steps

1.9. Process Signals

1.10. Summary

2. Automation System Structure

2.1. Introduction

2.2. Subsystems

2.3. Instrumentation Subsystem

2.4. Human Interface Subsystem

2.5. Control Subsystem

2.6. Summary

3. Instrumentation Subsystem

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Structure

3.3. Special Instrumentation Devices

3.4. Interfacing Standards

3.5. Information Reliability

3.6. Isolation and Protection

3.7. Summary

4. Control Subsystem

4.1. Introduction

4.2. Structure

4.3. Interfacing

4.4. Summary

5. Human Interface Subsystem

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Operator Panel

5.3. Construction

5.4. Interfacing with Control Subsystem

5.5. Types of Mimic Panels

5.6. Summary

6. Automation Strategies

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Basic Strategies

6.3. Discrete Control

6.4. Continuous Control

6.5. Hybrid Control

6.6. Summary

7. Programmable Control Subsystem

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Discrete Control

7.3. Continuous Control

7.4. Hybrid Control

7.5. Controller with Additional Features

7.6. Upward Compatibility

7.7. Summary

8. Hardware Structure of Controller

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Major Modules of Controller

8.3. Data Exchange on Bus

8.4. Functional Subsystems

8.5. Controller Capacity Expansio

Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Electronic ISBN:
9780124157903
Print ISBN:
9780124157798
Print ISBN:
9780323165389

About the author

K.L.S. Sharma

Dr. Sharma is an industrial automation professional by education, qualification, and practice. He worked in the automation industry for over 33 years (25 years in ABB India) followed by academic institutions promoting automation education and training. He has totally dedicated himself to teach/train people in industry and academic institutions in current philosophy, technology, terminology, and practices in automation. He has several articles to his credit in automation education and training in automation magazines.