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Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Volume 3
Process Software and Digital Networks, Fourth Edition

ISBN 9781439817766
Published August 19, 2011 by CRC Press
1139 Pages 815 B/W Illustrations

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Instrument Engineers' Handbook – Volume 3: Process Software and Digital Networks, Fourth Edition is the latest addition to an enduring collection that industrial automation (AT) professionals often refer to as the "bible." First published in 1970, the entire handbook is approximately 5,000 pages, designed as standalone volumes that cover the measurement (Volume 1), control (Volume 2), and software (Volume 3) aspects of automation.

This fourth edition of the third volume provides an in-depth, state-of-the-art review of control software packages used in plant optimization, control, maintenance, and safety. Each updated volume of this renowned reference requires about ten years to prepare, so revised installments have been issued every decade, taking into account the numerous developments that occur from one publication to the next.

Assessing the rapid evolution of automation and optimization in control systems used in all types of industrial plants, this book details the wired/wireless communications and software used. This includes the ever-increasing number of applications for intelligent instruments, enhanced networks, Internet use, virtual private networks, and integration of control systems with the main networks used by management, all of which operate in a linked global environment.

Topics covered include:

  • Advances in new displays, which help operators to more quickly assess and respond to plant conditions
  • Software and networks that help monitor, control, and optimize industrial processes, to determine the efficiency, energy consumption, and profitability of operations
  • Strategies to counteract changes in market conditions and energy and raw material costs
  • Techniques to fortify the safety of plant operations and the security of digital communications systems

This volume explores why the holistic approach to integrating process and enterprise networks is convenient and efficient, despite associated problems involving cyber and local network security, energy conservation, and other issues. It shows how firewalls must separate the business (IT) and the operation (automation technology, or AT) domains to guarantee the safe function of all industrial plants. This book illustrates how these concerns must be addressed using effective technical solutions and proper management policies and practices. Reinforcing the fact that all industrial control systems are, in general, critically interdependent, this handbook provides a wide range of software application examples from industries including: automotive, mining, renewable energy, steel, dairy, pharmaceutical, mineral processing, oil, gas, electric power, utility, and nuclear power.

Table of Contents







Process Control and Automation

Distributed Control Systems and Process Plants; Mark Nixon

Networks in Process Automation: Hardware Structures and Integration of Process Variables into Networks; Peter G. Berrie and Klaus-Peter Lindner

Instrumentation in Processes and Automation; Donald Chmielewski and Miguel J. Bagajewicz

Programmable Logic Controllers; Sujata S. Agashe and Sudhir D. Agashe

SCADA—Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System and an Example; Hiten A. Dalal

Intelligent Instruments and Sensors: Architecture, Software, Networks, Protocols, and Standards; Deniz Gurkan and Halit Eren

Calibrations in Process Control; Halit Eren

Standards in Process Control and Automation; Halit Eren

Automation and Robotics in Processes; Arif Sirinterlikci, Arzu Karaman, and Oksan Imamoglu

Process-Control Methods

Batch-Process Automation; Asish Ghosh

Plant-Wide Controller Performance Monitoring; Chris McNabb

Plant Optimization; Michael Ruel

Neural Networks in Process and Automation; R. Russell Rhinehart

Fuzzy Logic Control in Processes and Automation; R. Russell Rhinehart

Internet in Automation and Process Control Systems; Babu Joseph and Deepak Srinivasagupta

Telemetry Systems: Phone, Radio, Cellular, and Satellite; Curt W. Wendt

Digital Techniques and Data Handling

Digital Technology Fundamentals, Microcontrollers, Microcomputers, and FPGAs in Processes; Cesar Ortega-Sanchez

Signal Processing in Process Control and Automation; Emre Deniz Eren and Halit Eren

Data Acquisition Fundamentals; David Potter and Halit Eren

Analog and Digital Signal Transmission in Processes: Protocols and Standards; Ian H. Gibson

Data Acquisition: Buses, Networks, Software, and Data Handling; David Potter

Data Reconciliation and Software Methods for Bias Detection; Miguel J. Bagajewicz and SR Derrick K. Rollins

Software, Programming, and Simulations

Software Fundamentals; Halit Eren

Virtual Plants: Process Simulation and Emulation; Hironori Hibino

Virtual Reality Tools for Testing Control Room Concepts; Asgeir Droivoldsmo and Michael Louka

Model-Free Adaptive Control Software; George S. Cheng and Steven L. Mulkey

Operation Optimization with Sequential Empirical Optimization and Software Implementation; Carlos W. Moreno

Data Historian; Irena Yee and Halit Eren

Networks, Security, and Protection

Computer Networks: LANs, MANs, WANs, and Wireless; Hura Gurdeep

Internet Fundamentals and Cyber Security Management; Hura Gurdeep

Network Security, Threats, Authentication, Authorization, and Securing Devices; Wenbin Luo

VPN, CCN, and IT Support; Burhan Basaran and Cengiz Burnaz

Fiber-Optic Network Components; Jin Wei Tioh, Mani Mina, Robert J. Weber, and Arun K. Somani

Fiber-Optic Communications and Networks; Martin Maier

Network Access Protection; Dinesh C. Verma

Comments on Cyber Security in Industrial Control Systems and Automation; Jacob Brodsky and Joseph Weiss

Fieldbus Networks

Fieldbuses; Lucia Seno and Stefano Vitturi

HART Networks; David S. Nyce

Foundation Fieldbus: Features and Software Support; Salvatore Cavalieri

PROFIBUS Networks; Peter G. Berrie and Jochen Müller

Industrial Ethernet and TCP/IP-Based Systems; Gianluca Cena, Stefano Scanzio, Stefano Vitturi, and Claudio Zunino

Niche Fieldbus Networks; Lucia Seno and Stefano Vitturi

Process Management, Maintenance, Safety, and Reliability

Network Security Awareness, Management, and Risk Analysis; Helen Armstrong

Manufacturing Execution Systems; Zameer Patel

Auditing and Upgrading Plants, Control Rooms, and Networks; Bridget A. Fitzpatrick

Hazardous Areas: Classifications, Equipment, Purging, and Management; David S. Nyce

Safety in Processes: Rules, Standards, Certification, Culture, and Management; Asish Ghosh

Reliability, Redundancy, and Voting Systems; William Goble

Computerized Maintenance and Maintenance Management; Pete Peter W. Ralph

Process Control and Automation Applications

Manufacturing, Plant, and Production Management: Applied in Automobile Industry; Paulina Golinska and Marek Fertsch

Control Systems and Automation in Steel Thixoforming Production; Ahmed Rassili and Dirk Fischer

Processes and Automation in Dairy Industry; Sudhir D. Agashe and Sujata S. Agashe

Software for Pharmaceutical Automation; George C. Buckbee

Process Automation in the Automotive Industry; Vivek Hajarnavis

Mine-Wide SCADA System; Erik Bartsch

Application of Artificial Intelligence and Fuzzy Logic in Mineral Processing: Hydrocyclones; Kok Wai Wong and Halit Eren

Computer Control in Mining and Extractive Metallurgy; Greg Baiden and Sirkka-Liisa Jämsä-Jounela

Telemetry Control and Management of Water Treatment Plants; Curt W. Wendt

Design and Implementation of a Safe and Reliable Instrumentation and Control System in Oil and Gas Industry; Harvindar S. Gambhir

Power Network Security; Nian Liu

Nuclear Plant Instrumentation and Control System Performance Monitoring; Hashem M. Hashemian

Alternative Energy I: Control Software Needs of Renewable Energy Processes; Béla Lipták

Alternative Energy II—SCADA System for Thermal Power Plant; Mihai Iacob, Gheorghe-Daniel Andreescu, and Nicolae Muntean

Alternative Energy III—Wind Energy; Gordon Smith


International System of Units

Engineering Conversion Factors

Chemical Resistance of Materials

Composition of Metallic and Other Materials

Steam and Water Tables

Friction Loss in Pipes

Tank Volumes

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