ISA Publishes New Edition on Boiler Control Systems Engineering
Research Triangle Park, NC (23 July 2010) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the publication of Boiler Control Systems Engineering, Second Edition, by G.F. (Jerry) Gilman.
Covering engineering details on control systems and the setup of the various control functions, this updated second edition is for anyone who works with boilers: utilities managers, power plant managers, control systems engineers, and maintenance technicians or operators. The information deals primarily with water tube boilers with Induced Draft (ID) and Forced Draft (FD) fan(s) or boilers containing only FD fans. It can also apply to any fuel-fired steam generator.
Gilman provides specific examples of boiler control including configuration and tuning, valve sizing, and transmitter specifications. This expanded and updated second edition includes drum level compensation equations, additional P&ID drawings and examples of permissive startup and tripping logic for gas, oil, and coal fired boilers. It also covers different control schemes for furnace draft control. NFPA 85 Code 2007 control system requirements are included, with illustrated examples of coal fired boilers, as well as information on the latest ISA-77 series of standards.
Jerry Gilman’s career has spanned more than 37 years with Proctor and Gamble (P&G) and its subsidiaries. His expertise has been with boiler control systems engineering: improving efficiency, conserving energy, and working as a primary troubleshooter on boilers and other combustion systems. Gilman’s first edition of Boiler Control Systems Engineering was published in 2005.
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