Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Advanced temperature measurement & control

The International Society of Automation (ISA) has announced the publication of Advanced Temperature Measurement and Control, Second Edition, by Gregory K. McMillan.

Written by industry expert, McMillan, this second edition provides a comprehensive view of what is needed to take advantage of the latest developments in smart and wireless temperature measurements and control strategies.

 A fundamental understanding of the capabilities of temperature sensors and the advances in wireless technology are provided

The effect of sensor types and installation on measurement accuracy and speed is detailed
Guidance is provided for making the commonly faced choice between thermocouples versus resistance temperature detectors

The temperature control requirements for various types of equipment are discussed and control systems to meet specific objectives are provided

The appendices provide solutions to the exercises, data important for heat transfer, a unification of controller tuning methods, and equations to estimate process dynamics
McMillan brings more than 30 years of industry experience, education and research together in this second edition.

See also Modeling and Control the blog on Dynamic World of Process Control contributed to by Greg McMillan, Terry Blevins and Mark Nixon.

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