Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control: System Design and Application, 2nd Edition
NICE ONE - Jun 16, 2008
Reviewer: HISHAM SHAFEI
This book works really good to build a solid background for practical regulatory control.
Excellent Introductory Text - Jul 28, 2005
Reviewer: Navin Bora
Wade provides an excellent transitionary text for engineering co-op students as well in his newest edition. Topics are introduced in a manner that applies to an industrial situation as opposed to a purely academic one. Previous to reading this book, I had no exposure to the field of control engineering, but after its completion and discussion I feel that my awareness has been greatly enhanced and I will be better prepared for the course upon my return to the university.
However, certain chapters towards the end could benefit from clarification from an experienced professional, and I encourage students to discuss the book with their supervisors/sponsors.
Back to Basics - Mar 01, 2005
Reviewer: Nicholas Sands
This book is an excellent tour through practical process control, from the basics of process dynamics to the common implementations of PID algorithms to advance regulatory control strategies, including an introduction to some truly advanced control techniques. Wade covers the important concepts of process control in a readable and understandable fashion. He covers both external reset and relative gain array, a range few books can match. His stated goal is to promote intuitive understanding over mathematical rigor, and except for the sections on level control and model predictive control, he succeeds admirably.
For 10 years I have purchased copies of what I considered the best process control book ever, Regulatory and Advanced Regulatory Control: System Development. The first edition was an excellent reference for control technologists and engineers. The second edition is new and improved, with 50% more information for only one extra dollar.