A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge

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Vernon L. Trevathan
ISA, The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 506 pages
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A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, 2nd Edition, has been updated and additional topics added covering custom software, control equipment structure, and continuous emissions monitoring systems to better provide the reader with comprehensive information about all major topics in the broad field of automation. Edited by Vernon L. Trevathan with contributions from over thirty-five leading experts from all aspects of automation, this book defines the most important automation concepts and processes, while also describing the technical skills professionals require to implement them in today's industrial environment. Whether you are an engineer, manager, control systems integrator, student, or educator, you will turn to this book again and again as the ultimate source on what is encompassed by automation.



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Contents

Basic Continuous Control
1
Analytical Instrumentation
19
Continuous Control
29
Control Valves
49
Analog Communications
61
Control System Documentation
75
Control Equipment
89
Basic Discrete Sequencing and Manufacturing Control
101
Integration and Software
297
Industrial Networks
313
Manufacturing Execution Systems Business Integration
333
System and Network Security
341
Operator Interface
351
Data Management
363
Software
373
Custom Software
383

Discrete and Sequencing Control
117
Motion Control
153
Advanced Control Topics
163
Advanced Process Control
175
Environmental
203
Building Automation
217
Reliability Safety and Electrical
227
Process Safety and Safety Instrumented Systems
251
Electrical Installations
263
Safe Use and Application of Electrical Apparatus
283
Deployment and Maintenance
389
Checkout System Testing and Startup
397
Troubleshooting
409
Maintenance LongTerm Support and System Management
421
Work Structure
439
Project Management and Execution
455
Interpersonal Skills
473
Control Equipment Structure
483
Index
497
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