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.

part I|1 pages

Primary Devices and Measurements

chapter Chapter 1|28 pages

Flow Measurement

chapter Chapter 2|20 pages

Pressure Measurement

chapter Chapter 3|23 pages

Temperature Measurements

chapter Chapter 4|19 pages

Level Measurement

chapter Chapter 5|23 pages

Analytical Measurements

part II|2 pages

Process Control

chapter Chapter 6|12 pages


chapter Chapter 7|10 pages

Delays or “Lags”

chapter Chapter 8|14 pages

Control Actions

entry |1 pages

A Practical Three-Term Process Controller

entry |1 pages

Basic (Simpler) Controller Actions

entry |2 pages

Mathematical Functions Used In Automatic Process Controllers

entry |1 pages

Proportional Band of A Controller

entry |1 pages


chapter Chapter 9|13 pages

Control Equations

chapter Chapter 10|14 pages

Controller Tuning

part III|1 pages


chapter Chapter 11|10 pages

Flow, Pressure, and Level Control

chapter Chapter 12|8 pages

Control of a Stirred Reactor and Product Composition

chapter Chapter 13|27 pages

Surge Control of Centrifugal Compressors

chapter Chapter 14|30 pages

Control of Steam Generation Plant

chapter Chapter 15|20 pages

Process Dryers

part IV|2 pages

Final Control Devices

chapter Chapter 16|28 pages

Control Valves

chapter Chapter 17|20 pages

Power Cylinders and Control Drives

part V|18 pages

Installation of Instrumentation

chapter Chapter 18|16 pages

Considerations in Proper Installation

part VI|2 pages

Modern Control Systems

chapter Chapter 19|30 pages

Distributed Control Systems (DCS)

chapter Chapter 20|25 pages

Implementing Control Schemes with a DCS

chapter Chapter 21|26 pages

Communications, Signal Processing, and Data Handling

chapter Chapter 22|19 pages

Electrical Safety: Power and Grounding

chapter Chapter 23|63 pages

Process Alarm Systems

chapter Chapter 24|24 pages

Boolean Logic

chapter Chapter 25|20 pages

Sequential Logic