Industrial control groups exist principally in three business areas: facilities that manufacture industrial control equipment, engineering organizations that implement control systems in plants, and plants that use control systems to operate efficiently. This handy reference book is written as a guide to help train industrial control managers and future managers on how to manage control system projects and industrial control groups.
This book describes the ideal design package and delves into the business of design engineering. It provides you with a roadmap to understanding the design process, the elements of a successful project, the specific issues to address in a well-designed I&C system.
The fourth edition of Foundation Fieldbus significantly expands the subject matter of the earlier editions of this popular book not only to help you stay current with this evolving technology but to also enhance your understanding of Fieldbus.
This book is an excellent technical reference guide for the control systems professional, as well as a study aid for the CSE Professional Engineer Exam.
Every practicing instrument, process control, and process engineer will want to have this practical and to-the-point pocket guide on good tuning. This Forth Edition is a portable, concise summary of all the practical considerations for tuning loops.
In today's economy, organizations must perform faster, better, and cheaper. Projects have to conform to ever-tightening schedules and budgets. Because this edition focuses specifically on techniques proven to be effective in industry, it is the ideal reference for both new and experienced project managers.
Building on the first edition, authors Tom Kerlin and Mitch Johnson have updated the second edition of Practical Thermocouple Thermometry to include the latest in thermocouple technology.
The book is written for the process or control engineer that is familiar with traditional control but has little or no experience in designing, installing, commissioning and maintaining advanced control applications.
So much of the automation field depends upon experience. However, with this book, we invite you to take full advantage of two lifetimes of hard-fought lessons learned and avoid many of the technical and career pitfalls made by the authors.
The purpose of this book is to help the reader make informed decisions about which energy production technologies to support and which energy use technologies and lifestyle options to implement in his/her personal life.
The book breaks the motor sizing process into its elementary topics and covers each in depth. It then brings it all back together with detailed examples. Topics include kinematics, duty cycles, inertia, friction, and mechanics.
The PROMISE technologies are a new type of "Closed-Loop Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) using Smart Embedded Systems," which allow tracking of product information at all times and in any location around the world. This book provides industrial users with an understanding of the principles behind the PROMISE technologies, implementation, and benefits.
This book explores and explains the crucial role a technician plays in the start-up process of a newly built or substantially changed manufacturing plant or control system.
IEC 61499 is the standard for distributed control systems that follows on from the IEC 61131 standard for programmable logic controllers (PLC). This book is a practical guide for component-based development of distributed embedded and control systems as proposed by this international standard.
Book 2.0 explains how to implement ISA-95 workflow applications in Mfg 2.0 to execute operation tasks through the MOM and physical process levels while coordinating them to streamline plant operations and align those operations with ever-changing supply chain processes.
After completing these 15 self-study units, readers should be conversant with SCADA nomenclature and architecture, understand the basic technology of the system’s building blocks, understand its limitations, understand how it can benefit particular operations, and have a basis for selecting appropriate SCADA technology for their operational requirements.
This revised best-seller addresses the increased realization that today’s engineering systems - and the computers used to control them - are capable of large-scale destruction. This book is a practical how-to text on the analysis, design, application and installation of safety instrumented systems.
This text explores project management from a technician’s perspective. Subjects include documentation requirements, communication requirements, planning & resource coordination, monitoring & control, administration, and closeout.
The author of this practical reference introduces engineering concepts of motors and drives in a way that can be easily understood by both engineers unfamiliar with the technology and technicians who are technically literate but not accustomed to complex theory and mathematics.
This book provides the reader with knowledge needed to understand and apply the symbols and documents used to define a modern industrial instrumentation and control system.