Introduction to Instrumentation, Sensors, and Process Control

  • 5h 59m
  • William C. Dunn
  • Artech House
  • 2006

This clear, easy-to-comprehend resource offers a state-of-art treatment of the instrumentation, sensors and process control used in modern manufacturing. The book covers a wide range of technologies and techniques, fully explaining important related terminology. You learn how to use microprocessors for both analog and digital process control, as well as signal conditioning. Additionally, you gain a thorough understanding of the various types of valves and actuators used for flow control.

Moreover, this cutting-edge reference provides in-depth discussions on analog digital circuits and controllers, and details microelectromechanical devices and smart sensors. You discover how to use Fieldbus protocols with smart sensors and programmable logic controllers. The book presents numerous worked examples using both English and SI (international system) units, which allows for easy conversion between the two systems. Nearly 250 illustrations and more than 150 equations support key topics throughout the book.

About the Author

William Dunn has a B.Sc. in physics from the University of London, graduating with honors; he also has a B.S.E.E. He has over 40 years of industrial experience in management, marketing support, customer interfacing, and advanced product development in systems, microelectronics, and micromachined sensor development. Most recently he taught industrial instrumentation and digital logic at Ouachita Technical College as an adjunct professor. Previously he was with Motorola Semiconductor Product Sector working in advanced product development, designing micromachined sensors and transducers. He holds 30 patents in electronics and sensor design and has presented 20 technical papers in sensor design and application.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Process Control
  • Units and Standards
  • Basic Electrical Components
  • Analog Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Microelectromechanical Devices and Smart Sensors
  • Pressure
  • Level
  • Flow
  • Temperature and Heat
  • Position, Force, and Light
  • Humidity and Other Sensors
  • Regulators, Valves, and Motors
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Signal Conditioning and Transmission
  • Process Control
  • Documentation and P&ID