Instrumentation Reference Book

Author: Walt Boyes

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780080941882

Category: Computers

Page: 928

View: 9966

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: Walt Boyes

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080478530

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1062

View: 8884

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. * 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 Reference Book

Author: Walt Boyes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750671231

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1062

View: 1037

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. The latest edition of the Instrumentation Reference Book is a comprehensive and authoritative collection of technical information, which is of direct practical value to instrumentation and control engineers as well as all instrument technicians and users. It is also an indispensable addition to any academic library for the benefit of engineering and science students. Written by a collection of specialist contributors under the guidance of Walt Boyes, the third edition of this book (developed from the work originally published for more than 40 years as Jones Instrument Technology) has been 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. 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 Reference Book

Author: B. E. Noltingk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750620567

Category: Science

Page: 405

View: 4769

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

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: 5687

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: 2987

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.

Process Automation Handbook

A Guide to Theory and Practice

Author: Jonathan Love

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846282829

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1093

View: 8850

This book distils into a single coherent handbook all the essentials of process automation at a depth sufficient for most practical purposes. The handbook focuses on the knowledge needed to cope with the vast majority of process control and automation situations. In doing so, a number of sensible balances have been carefully struck between breadth and depth, theory and practice, classical and modern, technology and technique, information and understanding. A thorough grounding is provided for every topic. No other book covers the gap between the theory and practice of control systems so comprehensively and at a level suitable for practicing engineers.

Electrical Engineer's Reference Book

Author: M. A. Laughton,D.F. Warne

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780080523545

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1504

View: 5532

For ease of use, this edition has been divided into the following subject sections: general principles; materials and processes; control, power electronics and drives; environment; power generation; transmission and distribution; power systems; sectors of electricity use. New chapters and major revisions include: industrial instrumentation; digital control systems; programmable controllers; electronic power conversion; environmental control; hazardous area technology; electromagnetic compatibility; alternative energy sources; alternating current generators; electromagnetic transients; power system planning; reactive power plant and FACTS controllers; electricity economics and trading; power quality. *An essential source of techniques, data and principles for all practising electrical engineers *Written by an international team of experts from engineering companies and universities *Includes a major new section on control systems, PLCs and microprocessors

Modern Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers

Author: James A. Blackburn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461301033

Category: Science

Page: 319

View: 6063

This modern presentation comprehensively addresses the principal issues in modern instrumentation, but without attempting an encyclopaedic reference. It covers the most important topics in electronics, sensors, measurements and acquisition systems, and will be an indispensable reference for readers in a wide variety of disciplines.

Plant Engineer's Reference Book

Author: DENNIS A SNOW

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080497723

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 864

View: 2024

A plant engineer is responsible for a wide range of industrial activities, and may work in any industry. The Plant Engineer's Reference Book 2nd Edition is a reference work designed to provide a primary source of information for the plant engineer. Subjects include the selection of a suitable site for a factory and provision of basic facilities, including boilers, electrical systems, water, HVAC systems, pumping systems and floors and finishes. Detailed chapters deal with basic issues such as lubrication, corrosion, energy conservation, maintenance and materials handling as well as environmental considerations, insurance matters and financial concerns. The editor, Dennis Snow, has experience of a wide range of operations in the UK, Europe, the USA, and elsewhere in the world. Produced with the backing of the Institution of Plant Engineers, the Plant Engineer's Reference Book, 2nd Edition provides complete coverage of the information needed by plant engineers in any industry worldwide. Wide range of information will prove to be use to engineers in any industry Covers all the topics necessary to design and develop an engineering plant Will help engineers in industry deal with practical problems in a variety of situations

Instrumentation and Measurement in Electrical Engineering

Author: Roman Malaric

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1612335004

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

View: 8663

The inclusion of an electrical measurement course in the undergraduate curriculum of electrical engineering is important in forming the technical and scientific knowledge of future electrical engineers. This book explains the basic measurement techniques, instruments, and methods used in everyday practice. It covers in detail both analogue and digital instruments, measurements errors and uncertainty, instrument transformers, bridges, amplifiers, oscilloscopes, data acquisition, sensors, instrument controls and measurement systems. The reader will learn how to apply the most appropriate measurement method and instrument for a particular application, and how to assemble the measurement system from physical quantity to the digital data in a computer. The book is primarily intended to cover all necessary topics of instrumentation and measurement for students of electrical engineering, but can also serve as a reference for engineers and practitioners to expand or refresh their knowledge in this field.

Measurement and Instrumentation

Theory and Application

Author: Alan S Morris,Reza Langari

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128011327

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 726

View: 4746

Measurement and Instrumentation: Theory and Application, Second Edition, introduces undergraduate engineering students to measurement principles and the range of sensors and instruments used for measuring physical variables. This updated edition provides new coverage of the latest developments in measurement technologies, including smart sensors, intelligent instruments, microsensors, digital recorders, displays, and interfaces, also featuring chapters on data acquisition and signal processing with LabVIEW from Dr. Reza Langari. Written clearly and comprehensively, this text provides students and recently graduated engineers with the knowledge and tools to design and build measurement systems for virtually any engineering application. Provides early coverage of measurement system design to facilitate a better framework for understanding the importance of studying measurement and instrumentation Covers the latest developments in measurement technologies, including smart sensors, intelligent instruments, microsensors, digital recorders, displays, and interfaces Includes significant material on data acquisition and signal processing with LabVIEW Extensive coverage of measurement uncertainty aids students’ ability to determine the accuracy of instruments and measurement systems

Industrial Instrumentation

Author: K Krishnaswamy

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122414851

Category: Automatic control

Page: 264

View: 3629

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.

Instrumentation and Control

Author: American Water Works Association

Publisher: American Water Works Association

ISBN: 1613001746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

View: 2005

This manual describes the automatic control and instrumentation of water distribution, treatment, and storage systems.

Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry

Instrumentation and Applications in Biological Research

Author: Robert J. Cotter

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 326

View: 2592

This book presents the basic principles of time-of-flight (TOF) mass s pectrometry with a strong emphasis on applications in biological resea rch. It describes many innovative techniques, including orthogonal ext raction, post source decay, and delayed extraction, and surveys ioniza tion techniques used on TOF mass spectrometers such as electron impact, plasma desorption, SIMS, FAB, laser desorption, MALDI, and electrosp ray. The book features chapters on applications to peptides/proteins, oligonucleotides, and other biological macromolecules, and examines ho w techniques might be used in sequencing the human genome.

Instrumentation and Process Control

Author: Terry Bartelt

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1418041718

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 6286

This book provides comprehensive coverage of components, circuits, instruments, and control techniques used in today’s process control technology field. It is ideal for students and technicians who will be installing, troubleshooting, repairing, tuning, and calibrating devices in a process control facility. Following an overview of an industrial control loop, each element of the loop is explored in detail. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Maritime Engineering Reference Book

A Guide to Ship Design, Construction and Operation

Author: Anthony F. Molland

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080560090

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 920

View: 4687

The Maritime Engineering Reference Book is a one-stop source for engineers involved in marine engineering and naval architecture. In this essential reference, Anthony F. Molland has brought together the work of a number of the world's leading writers in the field to create an inclusive volume for a wide audience of marine engineers, naval architects and those involved in marine operations, insurance and other related fields. Coverage ranges from the basics to more advanced topics in ship design, construction and operation. All the key areas are covered, including ship flotation and stability, ship structures, propulsion, seakeeping and maneuvering. The marine environment and maritime safety are explored as well as new technologies, such as computer aided ship design and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Facts, figures and data from world-leading experts makes this an invaluable ready-reference for those involved in the field of maritime engineering. Professor A.F. Molland, BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, FRINA. is Emeritus Professor of Ship Design at the University of Southampton, UK. He has lectured ship design and operation for many years. He has carried out extensive research and published widely on ship design and various aspects of ship hydrodynamics. * A comprehensive overview from best-selling authors including Bryan Barrass, Rawson and Tupper, and David Eyres * Covers basic and advanced material on marine engineering and Naval Architecture topics * Have key facts, figures and data to hand in one complete reference book

Observational Astronomy

Techniques and Instrumentation

Author: Edmund C. Sutton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504924

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 9203

Astronomy is fundamentally an observational science and as such it is important for astronomers and astrophysicists to understand how their data are collected and analyzed. This book is a comprehensive review of current observational techniques and instruments. Featuring instruments such as Spitzer, Herschel, Fermi, ALMA, Super-Kamiokande, SNO, IceCube, the Auger Observatory, LIGO and LISA, the book discusses the capabilities and limitations of different types of instruments. It explores the sources and types of noise and provides statistical tools necessary for interpreting observational data. Due to the increasingly important role of statistical analysis, the techniques of Bayesian analysis are discussed, along with sampling techniques and model comparison. With topics ranging from fundamental subjects such as optics, photometry and spectroscopy, to neutrinos, cosmic rays and gravitational waves, this book is essential for graduate students in astronomy and physics. Electronic and colour versions of selected figures are available online at www. cambridge.org/9781107010468.

Electronic Imaging in Astronomy

Detectors and Instrumentation

Author: Ian S. McLean

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540765832

Category: Science

Page: 552

View: 8522

The second edition of Electronic Imaging in Astronomy: Detectors and Instrumentation describes the remarkable developments that have taken place in astronomical detectors and instrumentation in recent years – from the invention of the charge-coupled device (CCD) in 1970 to the current era of very large telescopes, such as the Keck 10-meter telescopes in Hawaii with their laser guide-star adaptive optics which rival the image quality of the Hubble Space Telescope. Authored by one of the world’s foremost experts on the design and development of electronic imaging systems for astronomy, this book has been written on several levels to appeal to a broad readership. Mathematical expositions are designed to encourage a wider audience, especially among the growing community of amateur astronomers with small telescopes with CCD cameras. The book can be used at the college level for an introductory course on modern astronomical detectors and instruments, and as a supplement for a practical or laboratory class.