This varied collection provides basic and advanced information on a wide range of subjects applicable to most industries. These titles focus on checking and maintaining product output and the equipment producing it.
Calibration: A Technician's Guide Mike Cable
This comprehensive review of calibration provides an excellent foundation for understanding principles and applications of the most frequently performed tasks of a technician. Topics addressed include terminology, bench vs. field calibration, loop vs. individual instrument calibration, instrument classification systems, documentation, and specific calibration techniques for temperature, pressure, level, flow, final control, and analytical instrumentation. The book is designed as a structured learning tool with questions and answers in each chapter. An extensive appendix containing sample P&IDs, loop diagrams, spec sheets, sample calibration procedures, and conversion and reference tables serves as a very useful reference. If you calibrate instruments or supervise someone that does, then you need this book.
Troubleshooting: A Technician's Guide, 2nd Edition William L. Mostia, Jr., P.E.
Troubleshooting loops and systems is something all technicians must do, but that few truly master. This newly revised edition draws on the author’s long experience as an instrument and electrical engineer and his maintenance expertise to provide a detailed look at the skills and knowledge required for troubleshooting. Interspersed with a wealth of practical detail and real-world examples are Mostia’s no-nonsense discussions of what a good troubleshooter needs to know. He provides an in-depth discussion of the basic logical framework that underlies all troubleshooting as well as advanced troubleshooting techniques. He also explores the causes of failures and the techniques that engineers and technicians use to trace them down. This new edition covers troubleshooting methods, both basic and advanced, hints and troubleshooting aids, troubleshooting safety, basic maintenance concepts, information about training, and the developing troubleshooting skills. It also includes numerous examples of troubleshooting problems in mechanical systems, process connections, pneumatic systems, electrical systems, electronic systems, and valves. Mostia also explores test equipment, programmable electronic systems, communication circuits, transient problems, and software.
Advanced pH Measurement and Control, 3rd Edition Gregory K. McMillan and Robert A. Cameron
This best-selling book is now expanded and updated, providing a clear, concise, and comprehensive view of how to select, install, and maintain electrodes, control valves, and control strategies for pH applications critical for product and water quality in the process industry. The book covers every aspect of system design including the mixing and reagent piping requirements that are important for a successful application. The essential concepts are summarized as key insights and the best practices are presented as rules of thumb throughout the book. The emerging capability of dynamic online pH estimators is explored to make existing pH measurements faster and more reliable. The latest developments in advanced batch control, adaptive control, linear reagent demand control, and model predictive control are presented to reduce reagent consumption and variability. A Microsoft Excel workbook file is included that lets users generate titration curves and analyze pH control system performance. A virtual plant is also offered to prototype and study pH control systems. The dynamic process models and control system modules for the virtual plant require the use of DeltaV SimulatePro and HYSYS Plant licenses.
New Directions in Bioprocess Modeling and Control: Maximizing Process Analytical Technology Benefits Michael A. Boudreau, Gregory K. McMillan
Models offer benefits even before they are put on line. Based on years of experience, the authors reveal that significant improvements can result from the process knowledge and insight that are gained when building experimental and first-principle models for process monitoring and control. Doing modeling in the process development and early commercialization phases is advantageous because it increases process efficiency and provides ongoing opportunities for improving process control. This technology is important for maximizing benefits from analyzers and control tool investments.
If you are a process design, quality control, information systems, or automation engineer in the biopharmaceutical, brewing, or bio-fuel industry, this handy resource will help you define, develop, and apply a virtual plant, model predictive control, first-principle models, neural networks, and multivariate statistical process control. The synergistic knowledge discovery on bench top or pilot plant scale can be ported to industrial scale processes. This learning process is consistent with the intent in the Process Analyzer and Process Control Tools sections of the FDA’s Guidance for Industry PAT – A Framework for Innovative Pharmaceutical Development, Manufacturing and Quality Assurance.
Variable Speed Drives: Principles and Applications for Energy Cost Savings, 3rd Edition David W. Spitzer
Many applications of variable speed drive technology fall in the cracks between traditional engineering disciplines. This new edition of a venerable classic incorporates the additional insights of the author over the past decade and helps practicing engineers learn about the technical and economic potential of this technology. It presents the electrical, hydraulic, chemical, and instrumentation information necessary to technically evaluate and economically justify variable speed drive applications.