Instrument Engineers' Handbook, Volume Two: Process Control and Optimization

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Bela G. Liptak
CRC Press, Oct 8, 2018 - Technology & Engineering - 2464 pages
The latest update to Bela Liptak's acclaimed "bible" of instrument engineering is now available. Retaining the format that made the previous editions bestsellers in their own right, the fourth edition of Process Control and Optimization continues the tradition of providing quick and easy access to highly practical information. The authors are practicing engineers, not theoretical people from academia, and their from-the-trenches advice has been repeatedly tested in real-life applications. Expanded coverage includes descriptions of overseas manufacturer's products and concepts, model-based optimization in control theory, new major inventions and innovations in control valves, and a full chapter devoted to safety. With more than 2000 graphs, figures, and tables, this all-inclusive encyclopedic volume replaces an entire library with one authoritative reference. The fourth edition brings the content of the previous editions completely up to date, incorporates the developments of the last decade, and broadens the horizons of the work from an American to a global perspective.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
xix
DEFINITIONS
xxix
SOCIETIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
li
ABBREVIATIONS NOMENCLATURE ACRONYMS AND SYMBOLS
liii
Chapter 1 General
1
Chapter 2 Control Theory
89
Chapter 3 Transmitters and Local Controls
457
Chapter 4 Control Room Equipment
575
A1 International System of Units
2210
A2 Engineering Conversion Factors
2220
A3 Chemical Resistance of Materials
2242
A4 Composition of Metallic and Other Materials
2251
A5 Steam and Water Tables
2254
A6 Friction Loss in Pipes
2262
A7 Tank Volumes
2266
A8 Partial List of Suppliers
2269

Chapter 5 PLCs and Other Logic Devices
877
Chapter 6 Control Valve Selection and Sizing
1045
Chapter 7 Regulators and Final Control Elements
1359
Chapter 8 Control and Optimization of Unit Operations
1473
Appendix
2209
A9 Direction of Lost Companies
2295
A10 ISA Standards
2302
Index
2305
Back cover
2389
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Page 57 - Cn indicates the total time of exposure at a specified noise level, and Tn indicates the total time of exposure permitted at that level.
Page 57 - When the daily noise exposure is composed of two or more periods of noise exposure of different levels, their combined effect should be considered, rather than the individual effect of each. If the sum of the following fractions: C1/T1+C2/T2 * ' ' Cn/Tn exceeds unity, then, the mixed exposure should be considered to exceed the limit value.
Page xxxiv - Code, will not permit arcs, sparks or heat otherwise generated or liberated inside of the enclosure, to cause ignition of exterior accumulations or atmospheric suspensions of a specified dust on or in the vicinity of the enclosure.
Page xxxvi - The lowest temperature at which a liquid gives off sufficient vapor to form an ignitable mixture with air near the surface of the liquid or within the vessel used.

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