Instrumentation and Control Systems (2nd edition)

Instrumentation and Control Systems (2nd edition)

By: William Bolton (author)Paperback

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Instrumentation and Control Systems addresses the basic principles of modern instrumentation and control systems, including examples of the latest devices, techniques and applications in a clear and readable style. Unlike the majority of books in this field, only a minimal prior knowledge of mathematical methods is assumed. The book focuses on providing a comprehensive introduction to the subject, with Laplace presented in a simple and easily accessible form, complimented by an outline of the mathematics that would be required to progress to more advanced levels of study. Taking a highly practical approach, the author combines underpinning theory with numerous case studies and applications throughout, to enable the reader to apply the content directly to real-world engineering contexts. Coverage includes smart instrumentation, DAQ, crucial health and safety considerations, and practical issues such as noise reduction, maintenance and testing. PLCs and ladder programming is incorporated in the text, as well as new information introducing the various software programs used for simulation. The overall approach of this book makes it an ideal text for all introductory level undergraduate courses in control engineering and instrumentation. It is fully in line with latest syllabus requirements, and also covers, in full, the requirements of the Instrumentation & Control Principles and Control Systems & Automation units of the new Higher National Engineering syllabus from Edexcel.

About Author

Former Lecturer at Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK, and now retired, William Bolton has worked in industry and academia as a senior lecturer in a college of technology, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics team, an adviser to a British government aid project in Brazil on technical education, as a UNESCO consultant in Argentina and Thailand, and as Head of Research and Development at the Business and Technician Education Council. He has written many engineering textbooks, including Mechatronics, 4th ed., Engineering Science, 5th ed., Higher Engineering Science, 2nd ed., Mechanical Science, 3rd ed., and Instrumentation and Control Systems.

Contents

Preface 1. Measurement systems 2. Instrumentation systems elements 3. Instrumentation case studies 4. Control Systems 5. Process controllers 6. Correction elements 7. PLC systems 8. Systems 9. Transfer function 10. Systems response 11. Frequency response 12. Nyquist diagrams 13. Controllers Appendix A: Errors Appendix B: Differential equations Appendix C: Laplace transform Answers Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780081006139
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9780081006139
  • weight: 670
  • ISBN10: 0081006136
  • edition: 2nd edition

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