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Practical Process Control: Tuning and Troubleshooting

2009 Edition, January 1, 2009

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ISBN: 9780470381939
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  • Revision: 2009 Edition, January 1, 2009
  • Published Date: January 2009
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: John Wiley and Sons (WILEY)
  • Page Count: 444
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

Practical troubleshooting advice that's easy to understand and easy to implement Practical Process Control shows you how to analyze and troubleshoot process control systems in process manufacturing plants. Easy to read and understand, the book stresses practical solutions that don't require complex mathematics. This book offers several advantages that you won't find in comparable texts. For example, the presentation is totally in the time domainthe word "Laplace" is nowhere to be found. In addition, the focus of the book is troubleshooting, not tuning. The author effectively demonstrates why tuning difficulties are almost always symptoms of other problems. By showing you how to recognize the clues, identify the root causes of the problem, and make needed corrections, you'll learn how to effectively troubleshoot problems before they mushroom into disasters. Practical Process Control gives you even more support in troubleshooting process control systems by... Focusing on the relationship of process control to steady-state process characteristics rather than to dynamic process characteristics Demystifying PID control equations by explaining them in the time domain Helping you develop and analyze process and instrument (P&I) diagrams and demonstrating why they are critical to troubleshooting Filled with real-world examples, the book enables engineers to easily implement the author's troubleshooting guidelines in order to ensure that their plants operate safely, efficiently, and economically.