Author: Carlos A. Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Technology & Engineering
A practical guide for understanding and implementing industrial control strategies. Highly practical and applied, this Third Edition of Smith and Corripio's Principles and Practice of Automatic Process Control continues to present all the necessary theory for the successful practice of automatic process control. The authors discuss both introductory and advanced control strategies, and show how to apply those strategies in industrial examples drawn from their own professional practice. Now revised, this Third Edition features: * Expanded coverage of the development of dynamic balances (Chapter 3) * A new chapter on modeling and simulation (Chapter 13) * More extensive discussion of distributive control systems * New tuning exercises (Appendix D) * Guidelines for plant-wide control and two new design case studies (Appendix B) * New operating case studies (Appendix E) * Book Website containing simulations to practice the tuning of feedback controllers, cascade controllers, and feedforward controllers, and the MATLAB(r) files for simulation examples and problem With this text, you can: * Learn the mathematical tools used in the analysis and design of process control systems. * Gain a complete understanding of the steady state behavior of processes. * Develop dynamic mathematical process models that will help you in the analysis, design, and operation of control systems. * Understand how the basic components of control systems work. * Design and tune feedback controllers. * Apply a variety of techniques that enhance feedback control, including cascade control, ratio control, override control, selective control, feedforward control, multivariable control, and loop interaction. * Master the fundamentals of dynamic simulation of process control systems using MATLAB.
The third edition of the book on Industrial Instrumentation and Control is thoroughly revised and reorganized to address the changed curriculum and present needs of students and practicing engineers in the field of instrumentation and control. It now offers a comprehensive coverage of instrumentation and its practical implementation with an excellent balance of theoretical concepts and engineering practice. New to this edition Details the working principles, advantages, disadvantages and applications of each instrument. Extensive coverage of topics such as Electronic measurements and Automatic process control systems for industrial processes. Incorporates computer-aided measurement and control by providing coverage on microprocessor-based control such as programmable logic controllers (PLC's) and distributed digital control (DDC) systems. Orientation tables have been provided to help reader select right instruments for specific application. Three New chapters on Power and Energy Measurements, Sensors and Transducers, and Application of Control Systems have been added to cover entire gamut of industrial measurement. Topical organization has been done to make it easy for the students to visualize the logical flow of topics. The mathematics of the subject are minimized, and more emphasis is placed on examples that illustrate principles and concepts of great practical importance. Bridges the gap between theoretical learning and practical implementation of instrumentation and control concepts for process industries by means case studies. New to the edition : Three new chapters: Power and Energy Measurements (Chapter 4) Sensors and Transducers (Chapter 15) Application of Control Systems (Chapter 20) Detailed coverage of Microprocessor-based controls (Chapter 17) Three other chapters: Units and Standards of Measurements ; Electronic Measurements; Automatic Process Control Systems and Controllers have been thoroughly revised and updated Case studies have been discussed for bridging the gap between theoretical learning and practical implementation. This will help students to revisit the concepts and refresh their overall understanding. New sections on Transfer function, Differential equation and Laplace transform (Chapter 14). Topical organization has been done to make it easy for the students to visualize the logical flow of topics. Pedagogy: An extensive set of review questions (exercises, self check quizzes such as True/False, choosing appropriate answers, and fill-in the blanks) accompanies each chapter and reinforces student's ability to apply the concepts to real problems. Pedagogy includes: Examples : 58 Short Answer Questions: 218 MCQ's : 196 True False : 218 Fill in the blanks : 173 Total : 863
Author: Paul W. Murrill
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Do you know why repeatability is more important than accuracy? Do you know what makes a closed-tank system simpler than an open tank? What determines the rate of flow through a control valve? How might 'dead time' affect a paper mill machine? How would you evaluate a vendor's online adaptive-tuning system? After reading Paul Murrill's Fundamentals of Process Control Theory, 3rd Edition, you'll know how to find the answer to questions like these, and many more advanced concepts you can apply to your day-to-day work. ISA's all-time best-selling book is now updated and expanded, offering a time-tested way for you to teach yourself the complexities of process control theory. Fundamentals of Process Control Theory has long been praised for its clear, stylish presentation of the basic principles of process automation and its excellent overview of advanced control techniques. More than just a reference book, it's a complete course in the subject, with exercises and answers to work through.Now, not only has the author updated it to reflect the most recent changes in technology, he has also incorporated material from his much-praised ISA book on putting the theory into practice: Application Concepts of Process Control. Both theoretical and practical, this guide allows readers to teach themselves the fundamental scientific principles that govern process control, particularly feedback control. Its 17 self-study units provide a solid foundation in theory, as well as a discussion of recent technologies such as computer-integrated manufacturing, statistical process control and expert systems. New chapters focus on the conceptual framework for an application, offering a practical understanding of the theory, along with specific illustrations on how concepts are implemented.Contents: Introduction and Overview Basic Control Concepts Functional Structure of Feedback Control Sensors and Transmission Systems Typical Measurements Controllers Control Valves Process Dynamics Tuning Control Systems Cascade Control Feedforward and Multivariable Control Special Purpose Concepts Dead Time Control Nonlinear Compensation and Adaptive Control Sequential Control Modern Control System Architecture New Directions for Process Control Glossary Index.
Author: Mikell P. Groover
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2008
For advanced undergraduate/ graduate-level courses in Automation, Production Systems, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. This exploration of the technical and engineering aspects of automated production systems provides the most advanced, comprehensive, and balanced coverage of the subject of any text on the market. It covers all the major cutting-edge technologies of production automation and material handling, and how these technologies are used to construct modern manufacturing systems.