Overview of Industrial Process Automation

  • ID: 1951603
  • Book
  • 320 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Man-made or industrial processes, localised or geographically distributed, need be automated in order to ensure they produce quality, consistent, and cost-effective goods or services. Automation systems for these processes broadly consist of instrumentation, control, human interface, and communication subsystems.

This book introduces the basics of philosophy, technology, terminology, and practices of modern automation systems with simple illustrations and examples.

  • Provides an introduction to automation
  • Explains the concepts through simple illustrations and examples
  • Describes how to understand technical documents
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- Why automation?

- Automation system structure

- Instrumentation subsystem

- Control subsystem

- Human interface subsystem

- Automation strategies

- Programmable control subsystem

- Hardware structure of controller

- Software structure of controller

- Programming of controller

- Advanced human interface

- Types of automation systems

- Special purpose controllers

- System availability

- Common configurations

- Advanced Input/Output system

- Concluding remarks

 Appendixes

- Appendix A
Hardwired control subsystem

- Appendix B- Processor

- Appendix C
Hardware-software interfacing

- Appendix D
Instruction set of processor

- Appendix E
Basics of programming

- Appendix F
Advanced control strategies

- Appendix G
Power supply system

- Appendix H
Further reading
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Sharma, K.L.S.
Dr. Sharma is an industrial automation professional by education, qualification, and practice. He worked in the automation industry for over 33 years (25 years in ABB India) followed by academic institutions promoting automation education and training. He has totally dedicated himself to teach/train people in industry and academic institutions in current philosophy, technology, terminology, and practices in automation. He has several articles to his credit in automation education and training in automation magazines.
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