The Instrument and Automation Engineers’ Handbook (IAEH) is the #1 process automation handbook in the world. Volume two of the Fifth Edition, Analysis and Analyzers, describes the measurement of such analytical properties as composition.
Analysis and Analyzers is an invaluable resource that describes the availability, features, capabilities, and selection of analyzers used for determining the quality and compositions of liquid, gas, and solid products in many processing industries. It is the first time that a separate volume is devoted to analyzers in the IAEH. This is because, by converting the handbook into an international one, the coverage of analyzers has almost doubled since the last edition.
Analysis and Analyzers:
- Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various process analyzer designs
- Offers application- and method-specific guidance for choosing the best analyzer
- Provides tables of analyzer capabilities and other practical information at a glance
- Contains detailed descriptions of domestic and overseas products, their features, capabilities, and suppliers, including suppliers’ web addresses
Complete with 82 alphabetized chapters and a thorough index for quick access to specific information, Analysis and Analyzers is a must-have reference for instrument and automation engineers working in the chemical, oil/gas, pharmaceutical, pollution, energy, plastics, paper, wastewater, food, etc. industries.
About the eBook
The most important new feature of the IAEH, Fifth Edition is its availability as an eBook. The eBook provides the same content as the print edition, with the addition of thousands of web addresses so that readers can reach suppliers or reference books and articles on the hundreds of topics covered in the handbook. This feature includes a complete bidders' list that allows readers to issue their specifications for competitive bids from any or all potential product suppliers.
Table of Contents
Analyzer Selection and Application
Analyzer Sampling: Air Monitoring
Analyzer Sampling: Stack Particulates
Analyzer Sampling: General Process
Biometers to Quantify Microorganisms
Combustible Gas or Vapor Sensors
Cyanide (CNWAD) Analyzers
Differential Vapor Pressure
Dioxin, PCB, and Furan Analysis
Flame, Fire, and Smoke Detectors
Hazardous and Toxic Gas Monitoring
Heating Value Calorimeters
Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN) Detectors
Infrared and Near-Infrared Analyzers
Mercury in Ambient Air
Mercury in Water
Moisture in Air: Humidity and Dew Point
Moisture in Gases and Liquids
Moisture in Solids
Molecular Weight of Liquids
Natural Gas Measurements
Nitrate, Ammonia, and Total Nitrogen
Nitrogen Oxide Analyzers
Oil in or on Water
Oxygen Demands (BOD, COD, TOD)
Oxygen in Gases
Oxygen in Liquids (Dissolved Oxygen)
Ozone in Gas
Ozone in Water
Particle Size and Distribution Monitors
Particulates, Opacity, Smoke Detection, and Sampling
Physical Properties Analyzers: ASTM Methods
Sand Concentration and Subsea Pipeline Erosion Detectors
Spectrophotometers, Open Path
Streaming Current Particle Charge Analyzer
Sulfur Dioxide and Trioxide
Sulfur in Oil and Gas
Thermal Conductivity Detectors
Total Carbon and Total Organic Carbon Analyzers
Turbidity, Sludge, and Suspended Solids
Ultraviolet and Visible Analyzers
Viscometers: Application and Selection
Water Quality Monitoring
Wet Chemistry and Autotitrator Analyzers
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Organization Name Abbreviations
Flowsheet and Functional Diagrams Symbols
Conversion among Engineering Units
Chemical Resistance of Materials
Composition of Materials
Béla Lipták was born in 1936 in Hungary. As a technical university student, he participated in the revolution against the Soviet occupation, escaped, and entered the United States as a refugee in 1956. In 1959, he received an engineering degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology. In 1962, he received a master’s degree from the City College of New York. He later studied computers at the graduate level at the Pratt Institute. In 1960, he became the chief instrument engineer of Crawford and Russell, where he led the automation of dozens of industrial plants for more than a decade. In 1969, he published the multi-volume Instrument Engineers’ Handbook, which today is in its fifth edition. In 1975, he received his professional engineering license and founded his consulting firm, Béla Lipták Associates PC, which provides design and consulting services in the fields of automation and industrial safety. Over the years, he has lectured on automation at many universities around the world, including Yale University, where he taught automation as an adjunct professor in 1987. His inventions include the transportation and storage of solar energy and the design of safe nuclear reactors. His 50+ years of professional experience include the automation of several dozen industrial plants and the publication of more than 300 technical articles (http://www.controlglobal.com/voices/liptak/) and 20+ books on various aspects of automation, safety, and energy technologies. (http://www.amazon.com/B%C3%A9la-G.-Lipt%C3%A1k/e/B001K8B0U0). In 1973, he was elected as a fellow of the International Society of Automation (ISA). In 1995, he received the Technical Achievement Award. In 2001, he received the Control Hall of Fame Award. He was the keynote speaker at the 2002 and 2011 ISA conventions. In 2012, he received the ISA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Praise for the Previous Editions
"The editor of this masterpiece, Béla Lipták, is a longtime engineering consultant, a teacher at Yale, and a fellow of the ISA. He is clearly devoted to producing a useful reference. … The book is replete with simple explicatory figures and diagrams; well-organized summaries with information on the costs, suppliers, ranges, and inaccuracies of the instruments covered; and practical tips on related subjects such as good instrument maintenance practices. … Comprehensive, practical, and well-organized, this book is highly recommended for academic libraries and engineering company libraries. It can best serve as a teaching aid for students or as a reference manual for both new and experienced practicing engineers."
"Those [contributors] eventually selected are without doubt among the best. … Whether used as a textbook by inexperienced engineers or as a quick reference book for the experienced engineer, this book is set to continue to be the main reference to the instrument engineer for the next decade."
—Alan Reese, Control & Instrumentation
"I have seen nothing with the scope of this handbook."
—Roy V. Hughson, Chemical Engineering
"In our smaller universe of process control, Béla Lipták is a towering presence."
—Terrence K. McMahon, Control