Practical process control / A.M. Seal
- Seal, A. M.
- Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Butterworth Heinemann, 1998.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Front Cover; Practical Process Control; Copyright Page; Contents; The Author; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1. What type of process -- what type of control?; 1.1 Process flow sheet; 1.2 Loop diagram; 1.3 Different applications; 1.4 Operator and management; 1.5 Modern trends; 1.6 Special considerations and planning; 1.7 Existing plant controls; 1.8 Summary; Chapter 2. Measurement devices (transmitters); 2.1 Transmitter specification sheet; 2.2 Process details; 2.3 Environment details; 2.4 Transmitter details; 2.5 Which transmitter?; 2.6 Special service measurements and transmitters, 2.7 Installation of transmitters2.8 Process connection to transmitters; 2.9 How NOT to install transmitters; Chapter 3. Control devices (final control element); 3.1 Control valves; 3.2 Variable speed drives; 3.3 Directly coupled actuators; 3.4 Other types of control device; Chapter 4. Cyclic (on/off) control; 4.1 Measurement devices used for cyclic control; 4.2 What type of controller?; 4.3 Systems houses; 4.4 Process control specification; 4.5 Control devices for cyclic control; Chapter 5. Programmable logic control (PLC) systems; 5.1 Operator interface; 5.2 Programming; 5.3 Stand-alone PLCs, 5.4 Large and network PLCs5.5 Hazardous areas; 5.6 Assessing requirements and proposals; 5.7 PLCs and continuous control; 5.8 Other systems to do the same job; Chapter 6. Continuous control; 6.1 Measurement device for continuous control; 6.2 Control device for continuous control; 6.3 Controller to suit the application; Chapter 7. Distributed control systems (DCS); 7.1 Integrated control; 7.2 Batch control; 7.3 Configuration; 7.4 Graphics; 7.5 New communication standards; 7.6 Working environment; 7.7 Site controls development; 7.8 Specifying what is required; 7.9 Future DCS functionality, 7.10 Intelligent motor control centres7.11 Systems development; Chapter 8. Operator interfaces, displays and graphics; 8.1 Single-loop controllers; 8.2 Multi-loop controllers; 8.3 DCS displays; 8.4 SCADA and software licences; 8.5 Disk drives; 8.6 PLC displays; 8.7 PLC (or DCS) and SCADA performance guarantees; 8.8 DCS programming/configuration of operator terminals and graphics; 8.9 Graphic colours; 8.10 Mimic diagrams; 8.11 Specification; 8.12 Trending and alarms; 8.13 Non-disclosure agreements; Chapter 9. Compressed air; 9.1 Air compression; 9.2 Oil-flee air; 9.3 Air receivers, and 9.4 Air distribution9.5 Compressed air cost; 9.6 Dirty air; 9.7 Air cylinders; 9.8 Solenoid valves; 9.9 Summary; 9.10 Hydraulics; Chapter 10. Choice of system and installation; 10.1 Totally new system; 10.2 Interfacing 'new' with 'old'; 10.3 Compatibility of control equipment- systems integrator; 10.4 Update and action speed; 10.5 System specification; 10.6 Assessing a system to suit the application; 10.7 Future requirements; 10.8 Terms of supply and delivery of equipment; 10.9 Enquiry information; 10.10 Organising the installation; 10.11 Communication/data highways; 10.12 I/O cabling
- This book introduces process control to engineers and technicians unfamiliar with control techniques, providing an understanding of how to actually apply control in a real industrial environment. It avoids analytical treatment of the numerous statistical process control techniques to concentrate on the practical problems involved. A practical approach is taken, making it relevant in virtually all manufacturing and process industries. There is currently no information readily available to practising engineers or students that discusses the real problems and such material is long overdue.
- 9780080539393 (electronic bk.)
0080539394 (electronic bk.)
- Title from PDF title page (viewed October 30, 2007).
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