Instrumentation Reference Book

Author: Walt Boyes

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780080941882

Category: Computers

Page: 928

View: 5729

The discipline of instrumentation has grown appreciably in recent years because of advances in sensor technology and in the interconnectivity of sensors, computers and control systems. This 4e of the Instrumentation Reference Book embraces the equipment and systems used to detect, track and store data related to physical, chemical, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of materials, systems and operations. While traditionally a key area within mechanical and industrial engineering, understanding this greater and more complex use of sensing and monitoring controls and systems is essential for a wide variety of engineering areas--from manufacturing to chemical processing to aerospace operations to even the everyday automobile. In turn, this has meant that the automation of manufacturing, process industries, and even building and infrastructure construction has been improved dramatically. And now with remote wireless instrumentation, heretofore inaccessible or widely dispersed operations and procedures can be automatically monitored and controlled. This already well-established reference work will reflect these dramatic changes with improved and expanded coverage of the traditional domains of instrumentation as well as the cutting-edge areas of digital integration of complex sensor/control systems. Thoroughly revised, with up-to-date coverage of wireless sensors and systems, as well as nanotechnologies role in the evolution of sensor technology Latest information on new sensor equipment, new measurement standards, and new software for embedded control systems, networking and automated control Three entirely new sections on Controllers, Actuators and Final Control Elements; Manufacturing Execution Systems; and Automation Knowledge Base Up-dated and expanded references and critical standards

Instrumentation Reference Book

Author: B. E. Noltingk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750620567

Category: Science

Page: 405

View: 8034

A source of technical information which should be of direct practical value to instrumentation engineers, instrument users and students. This second edition includes new chapters on reliability, EMC, "virtual instrumentation", fibre optics and smart and in

Industrial Instrumentation

Author: K Krishnaswamy

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122414851

Category: Automatic control

Page: 264

View: 5896

This Book Has Been Designed As A Textbook For The Students Of Electronics And Instrumentation Engineering And Instrumentation And Control Engineering With The Type Of Instruments Available For The Measurements And Control Of Process Variables In Various Industries Keeping The Syllabi Of Various Technical Universities In Mind.The Book Is An Outcome Of Author'S Vast Industrial Experience And His Academic Eminence. It Contains 4 Chapters. Chapter 1 Describes The Basic Concepts Of Temperature And Temperature-Measuring Instruments. Chapter 2 Covers All Possible Types Of Pressure Detectors, Chapter 3 Gives Fundamentals Of Force, Torque And Velocity Including Various Types Of Measuring Devices; Chapter 4 Is Devoted For Acceleration Vibration And Density Measurements. At The End Of Each Chapter, A Number Of Problems Are Worked Out And A Set Of Thought- Provoking Questions Are Given.The Book Would Serve As An Extremely Useful Text For Instrumentation Students And As A Reference For The Students Of Other Branches. In Addition, It Will Also Serve As A Reference Book For The Professionals In Instrumentation Engineering Field In Various Industries.

Reference for Modern Instrumentation, Techniques, and Technology: Ultrasonic Instruments and Devices I

Ultrasonic Instruments and Devices I

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080538907

Category: Science

Page: 482

View: 7108

While research on ultrasonics has been covered in earlier volumes of the Physical Acoustics series, Volumes 23 and 24 demonstrate the successful commercialization of devices and instruments arising from research in this area. These volumes will assist in the process of bringing research output into the marketplace to the benefit of customers. The chapters are liberally illustrated with pictures of actual commercial objects which have been or are in use. Included are Medical Ultrasonic Diagnostics, Nondestructive Testing (NDT), Acoustic Emission, Process Control, Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) Devices, Frequency Control Devices, Research Instruments, Transducers, and Ultrasonic Microscopes. Also contained in the text are six essays covering technology transfer and commercialization.

Laboratory Instrumentation

Author: Mary C. Haven,Gregory A. Tetrault,Jerald R. Schenken

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471285724

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 9927

An exhuastive guide to modern medical diagnostic and testing equipment, this completely updated book features coverage of every major type of instrumentation found in the clinical lab, vital information on more than 50 instrument manufacturers, plus high-quality illustrations that clearly display instrument components. 190 illustrations.

Power Plant Instrumentation and Control Handbook

A Guide to Thermal Power Plants

Author: Swapan Basu,Ajay Debnath

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128011734

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 942

View: 5590

The book discusses instrumentation and control in modern fossil fuel power plants, with an emphasis on selecting the most appropriate systems subject to constraints engineers have for their projects. It provides all the plant process and design details, including specification sheets and standards currently followed in the plant. Among the unique features of the book are the inclusion of control loop strategies and BMS/FSSS step by step logic, coverage of analytical instruments and technologies for pollution and energy savings, and coverage of the trends toward filed bus systems and integration of subsystems into one network with the help of embedded controllers and OPC interfaces. The book includes comprehensive listings of operating values and ranges of parameters for temperature, pressure, flow, level, etc of a typical 250/500 MW thermal power plant. Appropriate for project engineers as well as instrumentation/control engineers, the book also includes tables, charts, and figures from real-life projects around the world. Covers systems in use in a wide range of power plants: conventional thermal power plants, combined/cogen plants, supercritical plants, and once through boilers Presents practical design aspects and current trends in instrumentation Discusses why and how to change control strategies when systems are updated/changed Provides instrumentation selection techniques based on operating parameters. Spec sheets are included for each type of instrument. Consistent with current professional practice in North America, Europe, and India

Industrial Instrumentation

Author: N.A

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 8122416691

Category: Automatic control

Page: 455

View: 4708

This Book Has Been Designed As A Textbook For The Students Of Electronics Instrumentation And Control Engineering Courses Offered In Technical Universities All Over India And In Particular The Anna University, Chennai. The Topics Mainly Cover The Type Of Instruments For The Measurements And Control Of Process Variables In Various Industries.The Book Is An Outcome Of One Of The Authors' Vast Industrial Experience And His Academic Eminence. The Book Contains 7 Chapters In All. Chapter 1 Describes The Basic Concepts Of Temperature And Temperature Measuring Instruments. Chapter 2 Covers All Possible Types Of Pressure Detectors. Chapter 3 Gives Fundamentals Of Force, Torque And Velocity Whereas The Chapter 4 Is Devoted For Acceleration, Vibration And Density Measurements. While Chapter 5 Dealing With Complete Range Of Flow Meters. Chapter 6 Covers All Types Of Level Measurements. The Last Chapter 7 Describes The Basic Concepts With Reference To Measurements Of Viscosity, Humidity And Moisture.The Book Would Serve As An Extremely Useful Text For Electronics And Instrumentation Students And As A Reference For The Students Of Other Branches. In Addition, It Will Serve As A Reference Book For The Professionals In Instrumentation Field In Various Industries.

Instrumentation Fundamentals for Process Control

Author: Douglas O de Sa

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781560329015

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 4740

A practical introductory guide to the principles of process measurement and control. Written for those beginning a career in the instrumentation and control industry or those who need a refresher, the book will serve as a text or to supercede the mathematical treatment of control theory that will continue to be essential for a well-rounded understanding. The book will provide the reader with the ability to recognize problems concealed among a mass of data and provide minimal cost solutions, using available technology.

Power station instrumentation

Author: Max Jervis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750611961

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 750

View: 4145

Few industries understand the importance of accurate and appropriate instrumentation as much as the power industry. Safety-critical control systems rely on the data provided so it is vital that instruments and sensors are installed and used correctly. This comprehensive volume examines, in detail, the types of instrumentation system that are available for all kinds of power station. Fossil fired, nuclear and hydroelectric plant are among those considered. Associated issues such as control rooms,computers, systems and management are also covered. The author has over forty years of experience in the electricity supply industry, and is well placed to describe the latest developments in this fast moving area. '..a valuable reference work for allengaged in power station practice.' Eur Ing F John Bindon - Energy World, November 1994 'To summarise, the book is well laid out and full of detailed references. Indexing and editing is of a high standard. It is an excellent book for basics...' -Control & Instrumentation, February 1994 'The highest recommendation for this book stems from the fact that information on instrumentation applications in all types of power stations, previously only found in numerous technical papers, is now availablein this single volume.' G. Moutrey, The Nuclear Engineer Vol.35,No.3 6/1994 - The Nuclear Engineer, June 1994

Instrumentation for Process Measurement and Control, Third Editon

Author: Norman A. Anderson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849398711

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 6887

The perennially bestselling third edition of Norman A. Anderson's Instrumentation for Process Measurement and Control provides an outstanding and practical reference for both students and practitioners. It introduces the fields of process measurement and feedback control and bridges the gap between basic technology and more sophisticated systems. Keeping mathematics to a minimum, the material meets the needs of the instrumentation engineer or technician who must learn how equipment operates. I t covers pneumatic and electronic control systems, actuators and valves, control loop adjustment, combination control systems, and process computers and simulation

Electronics Engineer's Reference Book

Author: L. W. Turner

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 1483161277

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1200

View: 2117

Electronics Engineer’s Reference Book, 4th Edition is a reference book for electronic engineers that reviews the knowledge and techniques in electronics engineering and covers topics ranging from basics to materials and components, devices, circuits, measurements, and applications. This edition is comprised of 27 chapters; the first of which presents general information on electronics engineering, including terminology, mathematical equations, mathematical signs and symbols, and Greek alphabet and symbols. Attention then turns to the history of electronics; electromagnetic and nuclear radiation; the influence of the ionosphere and the troposphere on the propagation of radio waves; and basic electronic circuits. The reader is also introduced to devices such as electron valves and tubes, integrated circuits, and solid-state devices. The remaining chapters focus on other areas of electronics engineering, including sound and video recording; electronic music and radio astronomy; and applications of electronics in weather forecasting, space exploration, and education. This book will be of value to electronics engineers and professionals in other engineering disciplines, as well as to scientists, students, management personnel, educators, and readers with a general interest in electronics and their applications.

Electrical Engineer's Reference Book

Author: G R Jones

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483292037

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1376

View: 477

A long established reference book: radical revision for the fifteenth edition includes complete rearrangement to take in chapters on new topics and regroup the subjects covered for easy access to information. The Electrical Engineer's Reference Book, first published in 1945, maintains its original aims: to reflect the state of the art in electrical science and technology and cater for the needs of practising engineers. Most chapters have been revised and many augmented so as to deal properly with both fundamental developments and new technology and applications that have come to the fore since the fourteenth edition was published (1985). Topics covered by new chapters or radically updated sections include: * digital and programmable electronic systems * reliability analysis * EMC * power electronics * fundamental properties of materials * optical fibres * maintenance in power systems * electroheat and welding * agriculture and horticulture * aeronautic transportation * health and safety * procurement and purchasing * engineering economics

Industrial Instrumentation

Principles and Design

Author: Tattamangalam R. Padmanabhan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852332082

Category: Science

Page: 643

View: 8184

Pneumatic, hydraulic and allied instrumentation schemes have given way to electronic schemes in recent years thanks to the rapid strides in electronics and allied areas. Principles, design and applications of such state-of-the-art instrumentation schemes form the subject matter of this book. Through representative examples, the basic building blocks of instrumentation schemes are identified and each of these building blocks discussed in terms of its design and interface characteristics. The common generic schemes synthesized with such building blocks are dealt with subsequently. This forms the scope of Part I. The focus in Part II is on application. Displacement and allied instrumentation, force and allied instrumentation and process instrumentation in terms of temperature, flow, pressure level and other common process variables are dealt with separately and exhaustively. Despite the diversity in the sensor principles and characteristics and the variety in the applications and their environments, it is possible judiciously to carve out broad areas of application for each type of sensor and the instrumentation built around it. The last chapter categorises instrumentation schemes according to their different levels of complexity. Specific practical examples - especially at involved complexity levels - are discussed in detail.

Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology

Author: Robert Splinter

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 142007525X

Category: Science

Page: 548

View: 5329

In considering ways that physics has helped advance biology and medicine, what typically comes to mind are the various tools used by researchers and clinicians. We think of the optics put to work in microscopes, endoscopes, and lasers; the advanced diagnostics permitted through magnetic, x-ray, and ultrasound imaging; and even the nanotools, that allow us to tinker with molecules. We build these instruments in accordance with the closest thing to absolute truths we know, the laws of physics, but seldom do we apply those same constants of physics to the study of our own carbon-based beings, such as fluidics applied to the flow of blood, or the laws of motion and energy applied to working muscle. Instead of considering one aspect or the other, Handbook of Physics in Medicine and Biology explores the full gamut of physics’ relationship to biology and medicine in more than 40 chapters, written by experts from the lab to the clinic. The book begins with a basic description of specific biological features and delves into the physics of explicit anatomical structures starting with the cell. Later chapters look at the body's senses, organs, and systems, continuing to explain biological functions in the language of physics. The text then details various analytical modalities such as imaging and diagnostic methods. A final section turns to future perspectives related to tissue engineering, including the biophysics of prostheses and regenerative medicine. The editor’s approach throughout is to address the major healthcare challenges, including tissue engineering and reproductive medicine, as well as development of artificial organs and prosthetic devices. The contents are organized by organ type and biological function, which is given a clear description in terms of electric, mechanical, thermodynamic, and hydrodynamic properties. In addition to the physical descriptions, each chapter discusses principles of related clinical diagnostic methods and technological aspects of therapeutic applications. The final section on regenerative engineering, emphasizes biochemical and physiochemical factors that are important to improving or replacing biological functions. Chapters cover materials used for a broad range of applications associated with the replacement or repair of tissues or entire tissue structures.

Calibration

A Technician's Guide

Author: Mike Cable

Publisher: ISA

ISBN: 9781556179129

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 273

View: 768

This comprehensive review of calibration provides an excellent foundation for understanding principles and applications of the most frequently performed tasks of a technician. Topics addressed include terminology, bench vs. field calibration, loop vs. individual instrument calibration, instrument classification systems, documentation, and specific calibration techniques for temperature, pressure, level, flow, final control, and analytical instrumentation. The book is designed as a structured learning tool with questions and answers in each chapter. An extensive appendix containing sample P&IDs, loop diagrams, spec sheets, sample calibration procedures, and conversion and reference tables serves as very useful reference. If you calibrate instruments or supervise someone that does, then you need this book.

Vibration Monitoring, Testing, and Instrumentation

Author: Clarence W. de Silva

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420053203

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 696

View: 9178

Controlling a system's vibrational behavior, whether for reducing harmful vibrations or for enhancing useful types, is critical to ensure safe and economical operation as well as longer structural and equipment lifetimes. A related issue is the effect of vibration on humans and their environment. Achieving control of vibration requires thorough understanding of system behavior, and Vibration Monitoring, Testing, and Instrumentation provides a convenient, thorough, and up-to-date source of tools, techniques, and data for instrumenting, experimenting, monitoring, measuring, and analyzing vibration in a variety of mechanical and structural systems and environments. Drawn from the immensely popular Vibration and Shock Handbook, each expertly crafted chapter of this book includes convenient summary windows, tables, graphs, and lists to provide ready access to the important concepts and results. The authors give equal emphasis to the theoretical and practical aspects, supplying methodologies for analyzing shock, vibration, and seismic behavior. They thoroughly review instrumentation and testing methods such as exciters, sensors, and LabVIEW® tools for virtual instrumentation as well as signal acquisition, conditioning, and recording. Illustrative examples and case studies accompany a wide array of industrial and experimental techniques, analytical formulations, and design approaches. The book also includes a chapter on human response to vibration. Vibration Monitoring, Testing, and Instrumentation supplies a thorough understanding of the concepts, tools, instruments, and techniques you need to know before the design process begins.