The objective of this textbook is to introduce control technology with application examples. It also introduces the simulation platform PCSA (Process Control System Analyzer) to include worked out examples such as multi-loop control of exothermic reactor and distillation column. It includes discussions on state variable techniques and analysis MIMO systems, and techniques of non-linear systems treatment with extensive examples. A chapter has been included to discuss the industrial practice of instrumentation systems for important unit operation and processes. The two state-of-the-art tools of computer based control, Micro-controllers and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), are discussed with practical examples. A number of demonstration programmes have been offered for basic conception development on the accompanying CD. It familiarizes students with simulation by means of simple computer programming procedure with graphic support, and helps to develop capability in handling complex dynamic systems. This book is primarily intended for the postgraduate students of chemical engineering and instrumentation and control engineering.
It will also be of interest to professionals engaged in handling process plant automation systems. Key features: Worked out examples and exercise problems are chosen from practical process applications. Complete coverage of controller synthesis in frequency domain provides a better grasp of controller tuning. Advanced control strategies and adaptive control are covered with worked out examples.
Prabir Kumar Sarkar has been Reader, Chemical Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He has more than three decades of teaching experience, and has also conducted training programmes for teachers and technical personnel in several institutes and industries. He has served as a technical consultant in a number of process industries. An Associate Life Member of Institution of Engineers (India), Mr. Sarkar has published several research papers in the areas of process analysis and control, and high polymer technology.
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