Fundamentals of Automatic Process Control, Hardback Book


Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of process control is essential for plant practicing engineers and operators.

In addition being able to use control hardware and software appropriately, engineers must be able to select or write computer programs that interface the hardware and software required to run a plant effectively.

Designed to help readers understand control software and strategies that mimic human activities, Fundamentals of Automatic Process Control provides an integrated introduction to the hardware and software of automatic control systems.

Featured Topics Basic instruments, control systems, and symbolic representationsLaplacian mathematics for applications in control systemsVarious disturbances and their effects on uncontrolled processesFeedback control loops and traditional PID controllersLaplacian analysis of control loopsTuning methods for PID controllersAdvanced control systemsVirtual laboratory software (included on CD-ROM)Modern plants require operators and engineers to have thorough knowledge of instrumentation hardware as well as good operating skills.

This book explores the theoretical analysis of the process dynamics and control via a large number of problems and solutions spread throughout the text.

This balanced presentation, coupled with coverage of traditional and advanced systems provides an understanding of industrial realities that prepares readers for the future evolution of industrial operations.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 303 pages, 640; 31 Tables, black and white; 311 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Industrial chemistry
  • ISBN: 9781466514201



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