"Instrumentation is the basic process control in industry. In industrial control an extensive number of variables temperature, flow, level, pressure, and distance can be detected separately. All of these can be interdependent variables in a single processing need a complex microprocessor system for total control. Due to more advancement in technology and the efficient measurement techniques instruments that we are using today may be obsolete in future. Instrumentation and process control can be traced back many eras. Some of the prompt examples are the process of making fire and instruments using the sun and stars, such as Stonehenge. Instrumentation and process control involve a wide range of technologies and sciences, and they are used in an unprecedented number of applications. Examples range from the control of heating, cooling, and hot water systems in homes and offices to chemical and automotive instrumentation and process control. Sensors to measure process conditions and valves to influence process operations are essential for all aspects of engineering practice. Engineers want to design and operate processes that remain in safe conditions, produce the desired amounts of high quality products and are profitable. Since successful process control requires appropriate instrumentation, engineers should understand the principles of common instruments introduced in this work. The descriptions in this work cover the basic principles and information on the performance for standard, commercially available instruments. The evolution of instrumentation and process control has undergone several industrial revolutions leading to the complexities of modern day microprocessor-controlled processing. Today’s technological evolution has made it possible to measure parameters deemed impossible only a few years ago. Improvements in accuracy, tighter control, and waste reduction have also been achieved.
‘Brig’s Handbook of Methods & Research in Industrial Instrumentation & Control’ is designed to cover all aspects of industrial instrumentation, such as sensing a wide range of variables, the transmission and recording of the sensed signal, controllers for signal evaluation, and the control of the manufacturing process for a quality and uniform product.
Two-Volume ‘Brig’s Handbook of Methods & Research in Industrial Instrumentation & Control’ focuses on all technical and practical aspects of Industrial Instrumentation Engineering and Control Systems. This handbook brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on advanced instrumentation engineering, control systems and automation concepts and establishing new collaborations in these areas. This book is specifically designed as a reference guide for managers, engineers, and technicians working in the field of instrumentation and process control."