A reference guide for professionals or text for graduate and postgraduate students, this volume emphasizes practical designs and applications of distributed computer control systems. It demonstrates how to improve plant productivity, enhance product quality, and increase the safety, reliability, and
". . .serve[s] as a reference volume for a variety of engineers engaged in planning, design, and application of distributed computer control systems (DCCS) to new or existing chemical processes. . .also useful to chemists seeking to fully automate synthetic or analytical methods. . . . . .a good panorama of DCCS which will be useful to persons who are active in this area. "
---Journal of the American Chemical Society
Introduction and Overview System Architecture System Elements Data Communication Links Software Algorithms Reliability Applications State-of-the-Art and Future Trends Bibliography