Titel: Process Automation Handbook
Autor/en: Jonathan Love
A Guide to Theory and Practice.
23. August 2007 - gebunden - XLVIII
This book distils into a single coherent handbook all the essentials of process automation at a depth sufficient for most practical purposes. The handbook focuses on the knowledge needed to cope with the vast majority of process control and automation situations. In doing so, a number of sensible balances have been carefully struck between breadth and depth, theory and practice, classical and modern, technology and technique, information and understanding. A thorough grounding is provided for every topic. No other book covers the gap between the theory and practice of control systems so comprehensively and at a level suitable for practicing engineers.
Chapters are organised into the following sections:
Part I: Technology and Practice
Control Loop Elements
Conventional Control Strategies
Process Control Schemes
Digital Control Systems
Management of Automation Projects
Part II: Theory and Technique
Plant and Process Dynamics
Advanced Process Automation
Advanced Process Control
Jonathan Love has been a lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials at the University of Newcastle since 2002 where he is Director of Integrated Graduate Development Scheme (IGDS) in Process Automation. Over his career he has also lectured at the universities of Sheffield, Leeds and Huddersfield. Mr Love's industrial experience includes working as a Control Engineer at Honeywell Hi-Spec and as a Commissioning Engineer at Courtaulds Ltd.
His research interests include: dynamics of mass transfer processes, design of pH control systems for effluent treatment plants, structure of application software for batch process control, use of genetic algorithms for scheduling batch plants and, control and operability studies. Mr Love has published around 60 articles in journals, conference proceedings and industrial reports.
From the reviews:
"Jonathan Love's tour-de-force single volume Process Automation Handbook is a necessary reference, right beside Liptak's Instrument Engineer's Handbook, and if I can be pardoned, my own Instrumentation Reference Book, that should be on every process automation professional's desk or bookshelf.
"In the other two works, Liptak and I concentrate on the automation components, systems and devices that make automation work, while Love concentrates on the processes and systems that those devices make up.
"This book cannot be rated too highly. Dr. Love is a remarkably good writer, too, and his book is anything but dry and scholarly. Scholarship is there, yes, and exceptionally good, too, but the book is written in an extremely accessible voice.
"Since we are seeing people entering the profession who haven't any experience and don't have a clue how to make these systems work, it is essential for books like this to be written simply, yet deeply, because it is books like the Process Automation Handbook that will be the substitute for the experience and expertise that is retiring and walking away from the process industries daily as our work force ages.
"If you are in the field of process automation, suck it up and buy this book! It is one of the best investments in your career you can make." (Walt Boyes, Editor, ControlGlobal.com, April 2010)
"The objective of Process Automation Handbook has been to distill into a single coherent handbook all the essentials of process automation at a depth sufficient for most practical purposes. ... will be of value to any engineer actively concerned with process control and automation in the chemical and process industries and final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students studying process control. Written for: Control engineers in bulk chemicals, speciality chemicals, biochemicals, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, oil and gas, power water treatment, minerals processing, food and drink ... ." (Automatisierungstechnische Praxis, Vol. 50 (2), 2008)
"The book opens with basic process control ... . A practical, sound basis is given for each topic, making the material accessible to the practitioner. ... An excellent handbook and a rich sourcebook for the practicing engineer, it includes most topics pertinent to modern process control. The book is well referenced and indexed and includes an excellent acronym table. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (K. I. Mumme, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (9), 2008)
"... the Handbook of process automation deserves a 'must-buy' place on the bookshelves of anyone involved in applying process automation for profit in the process industries." (Paul Sawyer, secretary of IChemE's Process Management and Control Subject Group, TCE Today, July 2008)