1st Edition

Measurement Technology for Process Automation

By Anders Andersson Copyright 2017
    196 Pages 55 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    196 Pages 55 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Almost every industry that use liquids and gas in any form has a need to measure flow, temperature and pressure. This text is a practical guide on how to accurately use these measuring instruments to control processes in manufacturing industries for food, beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil, water and waste water, power, etc. With higher prices of raw materials and more severe requirements for safety and environmental issues, there is a growing demand to measure with higher precision. The book includes a number of practical examples from various industries. It discusses how to comply with safety standards regarding measurements and explains how legal control systems apply to measurements. The aim is to help any process industry reduce the risk of high costs and damage to both people and equipment.

    Chapter 1 Application examples

    Chapter 2 Flow

    Chapter 3 Pressure

    Chapter 4 Temperature

    Chapter 5 Level

    Chapter 6 In-line analysis

    Chapter 7 Electrical signals

    Chapter 8 Valves, pumps and pipes

    Chapter 9 Safety

    Chapter 10 Calibration and traceability

    Chapter 11 Measurement uncertainty

    Chapter 12 Foundations of metrology

    Chapter 13 World of metrology



    Anders Andersson is a metrologist for Gustaf Fagerberg AB, a process control company in Sweden. His everyday work includes design and review of measurement systems with focus on uncertainty, safety, and quality. Andersson is active in the Swedish instrumentation organisation ITF and the International Society of Automation (ISA) as President Elect in the Sweden section. He organises seminars and courses and holds lectures on measurement technology at various events and schools.

    After an education in electronics, Andersson started his career at SP Swedish National Testing Institute. His work in the fluid flow group has included research, standardisation, certification, and legal metrology. In 2003, Andersson published a book in measurement technology in Sweden: "Mätteknik för processindustrin." For a period of time Andersson ran his own consultancy company, but since 2012 he has been employed as senior advisor at a private company.

    "This book provides step by step approach of studying measurements from the practitioner’s viewpoint. It deals with an information for selecting of instrument and measuring the data from the sensing devices. It also covers not only the instruments but also the valve so that the trainee is able to understand the processes around the factory or plant. Lastly, upon the strengths above, this book will be utilized for the fundamental courses and industrial application and is worthwhile to teach to the student who needs to be refreshed."
    Jae Cheon Jung, KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School, Korea

    "The largest advantage of this book is that it describes the essential issues in the process measurement in a concise manner, which is easy to understand even for non-experts of measurement technology."
    Yoshiya Terao, National Metrology Institute of Japan, AIST